Join Our Team

We are looking for a talented and motivated architect and/or an experienced Part III to join our award winning architecture practice and passivhaus consultancy in Newport on Tay, just outside Dundee, in a full or part time position, working as a mix of in studio and work from home.

You will be working with a small, close-knit team and you will have an active input into helping shape the practice as it develops further.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.

 Who we are

We are a small, friendly and supportive team who share a passion for environmental and socially responsible design. We specialise in low energy, eco and passivhaus design, with all of our work rooted in passivhaus design. We work with new build and retrofit, with projects across Scotland and some internationally. Any new team member must share our enthusiasm for responsible design, with an interest in and/or knowledge of passivhaus being essential. We have been leading this field in Scotland for over a decade and continue to develop expertise as the sector grows.

Projects are varied in scale and geographical range. Our core work is in housing and education – from one off high quality passivhaus homes, schools and education facilities and as far afield as a science visualisation gallery space in sub-Antarctica. Our work includes undertaking full architectural services and we provide specialist passivhaus consultancy to other design teams too. We are an active member of the friendly UK community of eco and passivhaus designers and are part of a team who train others in passivhaus and low energy design in the UK and further afield. You will be working primarily in the architecture side of the business at the outset.

We operate a 4 day week as a baseline and with flexible working hours although full time is also available. You will be working partly from home and partly office based with site visits as required.

You will:

  • Share our ethos and approach to environmental design
  • Be passionate about passivhaus, eco and low energy design. Additional qualifications in this area are a bonus but we will also provide training if required
  • Have experience working at all project stages including production information and construction (extent of experience will depend on which role you are applying for)
  • Have a good working knowledge of planning and building regulations
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Be keen to support and deliver practice administration and development
  • Have excellent time management and organisation including project programming and resource management
  • Be inquisitive, collaborative and enjoy exploring ideas to find solutions to design challenges
  • Enjoy ongoing learning – formally or informally – as part of your career development within the practice
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Be fluent in AutoCAD Lt and Microsoft Office
  • Your knowledge of Sketch-up and/or 3D rendering and/or DesignPH & PHPP would be a benefit although training will be provided if necessary
  • Enjoy working as an integral part of our team

You will be either:

An architect with min. 3-5 years experience post ARB registration who can run projects from start to finish and contribute actively to the development of the practice

 Or

An experienced architectural designer or part II/III who is a self starter and keen to develop your skills and start to run projects, working with a mentor. You will be supporting the delivery of projects at different stages, including researching and production of technical drawings.

Benefits:

  • Pay is dependent on experience and relates to RIBA payment scales
  • 28 days holiday annually pro rata increasing after more than 5 years employment
  • Personal CPD budget and a focus on your career development
  • Pension benefit
  • Flexible working hours
  • Mixed work from home and office based working
  • Our office based in a cosy, light and bright passivhaus building with great views over the Tay.
  • Please email us with the following:
  • A letter stating what you can offer and why you would be a good fit to join our team
  • PDF portfolio with examples of your work including design and technical details (max 5MB)
  • Your CV
  • Your experience working in eco and low energy design including passivhaus work
  • Please email us at hellodundee@kirstymaguire.com and put ‘Architect Application’ in the subject line as appropriate.

A mutually convenient start date will be agreed.

Please email us at hellodundee@kirstymaguire.com and put either ‘Architect Application’ or ‘Architectural Designer’ in the subject line as appropriate. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis as they are received.

 

  • Categories:

    PassivHaus, New Build, Renovation, International Development, Arts, Education, Consultancy, Passivhaus Certification

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