Architect - Manchester Architect - Full Time / Permanent (Hybrid Working)About UsAHR is a multi-award winning architecture and building consultancy practice. Based on our strong heritage and breadth of services, we provide imaginative solutions to make a positive contribution for our clients, society and the built environment. Our people make us who we are – we are a people business and want to create a welcoming and supportive environment where all can flourish. We see diversity as a strength which creates fresh perspectives and generates new ideas. We enjoy what we do and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people.We have an exciting opportunity for a newly qualified architect to join our creative and friendly team in Manchester.We enjoy what we do and are determined to do an outstanding job. We deliver best when working in teams. Our culture is a product of the combined mindsets and behaviours of our people.About YouA newly qualified architect who is keen to grow in a busy city centre studio. You will possess an innovative approach to design, with strong visualisation skills and an awareness of design style. Be capable of precisely communicating concepts to technical and non-technical audiences using 3D models, drawings, written text and oral presentations have both design and technical skills and a strong eye for detail. Required Skills & ExperienceRIBA Part III qualified and registered with the Architects Registration BoardCross sector experience is preferred ideally in residential, office, education and retailKnowledge of SketchUp, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other digital imaging toolsAlready utilising Revit on a daily basis is preferableGood levels of self-organisation, with the ability to plan, organise and manage workflowsJob RunnerAble to manage and deliver projects from inception to completion. Key Responsibilities Be an effective team member. Understand where your skillset fits within the team and collaborate o achieve best outcomes for the projectTake receipt of a brief from an AHR Manager and develop it into a design in line with the RIBA Plan of WorkContribute to and help co-ordinate the development of AHR's Pre-Construction Information in line with the RIBA Plan of Work and AHR's Deliverables and DRMAchieve efficient and effective design solutions using robust and sustainable design solutions.Prepare compliant designs by following UK Construction Law, British Standards and relevant CoPsChoose or advise on material selection. Respect the limited availability of natural resources when making design decisions. Take into account design life and durabilityAssist the Project Team with designing to a budget. On instruction, assist with value-engineeringParticipate in Project Reviews and coordination workshopsUndertake proper and sufficient checking of self-authored informationAssist in gathering and preparing information required to support statutory submissions, such as Planning, Building Regulations and Building Safety GatewaysNegotiate with statutory bodies, write reports and complete statutory submissions (planning applications / Gateway submissions / building regulations etc)Attend meetings and workshops with Clients, Designers, Contractors, and other SpecialistsSupport the Project Lead with the maintenance of the Design Risk RegistersUse Document Control on your project(s) in line with AHR ProtocolsBenefits Salary: Competitive City Centre salary based on experienceWorking hours: 37 hours per week (Hybrid Working)25 days holiday plus public holidays Support with career progression and educationPaid professional membershipsBUPA Health Cash PlanAnnual bonusPerk Box discount platformIn return we offer a competitive salary, flexible working hours and a hybrid working pattern of home/office in a great studio close to transport links.This is a great opportunity to join our highly creative and ambitious team and be part of a design-led progressive practice.If this sounds like it could be the role for you, please apply through our careers site. You will be asked to upload your CV and portfolio as part of your application.We welcome applications from all diversity groups and backgrounds. We do not discriminate on any grounds other than ability to carry out the job role. If you require any adjustments to make the recruitment process easier, please let us know.