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Part I Architectural Assistant - Manchester / Full time


Highly Competitive

Manchester, North West



Responsibility of the Architectural Assistant is to assist in the creation of conceptual design proposals and in the production of presentation style images, using a wide variety of software media and contribute to the design development of a number of projects.

Job Background/Context
A number of new projects have come into the Manchester office require a very high quality architectural response, produced to a tight programme. We are looking for individuals at Part I level who can work creatively, quickly and cooperatively within a team environment on our award winning projects of the highest quality.

Key responsibilities will include:
- Concept design production from area schedule briefing information
- Creation of concept model options in a variety of software platforms
- Development of preferred concept option into presentation standard models
- Creation of Revit models from concept through to production of information stages
- Rendering of model images in specialist software (Primarily Revit based)
- Development of masterplan and building plans using 2D CAD software
- Development of elevational and sectional models using 2D CAD software
- Creation of CGI views using Sketchup base model
- Post production work in Photoshop to Sketchup generated CGI views
- Post production work to elevations and sections created in Microstation
Knowledge, Skills and Personal qualities
- You will be qualified to degree level in relevant subject (RIBA part I)

Software Skills
- Sketchup
- Sketchup rendering packages of various types
- Microstation
- Revit
- Photoshop

Personal Skills
- have the confidence and ability to present and explain ideas
- be proficient in managing to tight deadlines
- be able to develop partnerships with the other professions within BDP recognising and understanding their differing requirements

BDP Offers
BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal and career development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, and contribution towards professional subscriptions.

BDP provides you with a dedicated mentor to provide day to day guidance to support your Year in Practice.  BDP supports your RIBA PEDR monitoring, and paid recall days in addition to holiday allowance and opportunities for personal development in a professional setting.  BDP offers the opportunity to work in design and across wider teams on high profile projects.

BDP has a Future Professionals Network (FPN) creating a place where everyone has the opportunity to learn, share ideas and push boundaries.

We have a Social Life committee which organises a wide range of social, sporting and charitable activities and a communication committee for improvement and development ideas. Our studio location by the waterside at Piccadilly Basin is near the vibrant northern quarter and close to Piccadilly station.

This is a Fixed Term Contract initially for twelve months

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