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REF: JO0000040563

Principal Architect

£40,000 - £45,000 per annum + Benefits (Permanent)

Leicester, Leicestershire

Conrad Consulting are delighted to be once again working with one of the UK's leading Architectural firms, seeking a Principal Architect to join their regional office in Leicester, Leicestershire.

The Company:

This Leicester based practice is a huge name within the Architectural industry with offices based throughout the Midlands, UK and internationally. Regularly appearing in the AJ100 list of practices, the practice prides itself on developing and nurturing their Architectural talent in the business, with incentives in place to encourage all staff members to excel and achieve their utmost potential in their career. The practice are now seeking an experienced Architect to join their ever growing team.

The Position:

This position as a Principal Architect will see you specialising in the "front-end" and development stages of the RIBA cycle. Due to the nature of the work and stages in which you will be involved in, this is very much an Architect role that requires a certain type of personality. Your role will be heavily client orientated, so an Architect that revels in client management and liaison, along with a bright and approachable manner would be ideal for this position.

It is likely that you will be the main point of contact for up to 5 clients at a time, so excellent organisational skills is a must for this role. Interview questions are likely to centre around scenarios such as: "If a client calls with an urgent matter that needs addressing by tomorrow, followed by a call from another client with a similar issue and time frame, how would you react and deal with this?". Your main duties will see you working on projects generally up to the Planning stage, and possibly to Tender, so very much a front-end role.

The Principal Architect for this position will mainly be working within the Logistics sector, however prior experience of this field is not essential when applying to this role. It may be advantageous if you have worked on large scale Commercial/Industrial schemes, but again, this is not essential.

Skills and Qualifications required:

* ARB/RIBA Chartered Architect with at least 4-5 years of post qualification experience.
* Exceptional client management and interpersonal skills.
* AutoCAD proficiency along with the added benefit of Revit software (desirable).

Salary, Benefits & Incentives:

The practice pride themselves on investing in their employees, and thus offer an attractive rewards/benefits package. They also encourage employees to constantly strive for the next step in their career, with promotions always attainable if you set your sights high. Salary reviews are held 3 times a year, which are based on targets set by you.

For this position as a Principal Architect, you will receive a salary and benefits package including the following:

* Salary in the region of £40,000-£45,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
* 25 days holiday + Christmas shut down
* Permanent Health Insurance (PHI), inclusive from your 1st day of work.
* Discretionary bonus scheme paid annually (generally around 5% of salary).
* Potential for flexible home/office based working (all staff currently working from home as per government guidelines).


If you are interested in applying to this excellent opportunity as a Principal Architect, please forward your up to date CV and portfolio through to Ashley Johnson at Conrad Consulting. Alternatively, contact Ashley on 0121 651 1510 for a confidential discussion.

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