ARCHITECTURAL ASSISTANT (Londres, UK)
Foster + Partners is now seeking an Architectural Assistant (Part II or Equivalent) – Fluent Spanish, Mandarin & English speaking.
. Prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design
. Where appropriate, assisting with Client Liaison in conjunction with other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and potential landscaping requirements.
. Where necessary conducts potential studies on condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.
. If required -analysing the site survey in conjunction with project leader and advises client on development and construction details taking into account the surrounding areas.
. Where appropriate monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.
. Seek to understand the design project
. Develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team
. Record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the RIBA (or equivalent as applicable)
. Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Foster+Partners procedures and standards
. Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required by the Partner, Senior Partner or nominated Architect
Qualities & skills required:
. Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities
. Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
. Evidence of a good design understanding e.g. a good design portfolio
. Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project
. A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, life long learning
. Excellent organisational skills
. Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
. Self motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks and in response to direction or instruction
. Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members
. Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
. Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently and effectively budget
. Evidence of the ability to understand design decisions taken by others
. Ability to use some of the following: MicroStation, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer
Apply online at http://www.fosterandpartners.com/careers/