• Full Time
  • London

HKS, Inc. London

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HKS London is searching for a Sr. Architect to join our Hospitality group.

A recognized leader and registered Architect who is responsible for envisioning, designing and delivering exceptional projects for clients. Possesses strong communication skills, a flexible attitude, ability to solve problems creatively and ability to foster and manage effective client relationships. Responsible for high-impact decisions. Provides design & technical leadership and acts as an advisor on projects. Endorses the firm’s values by personally influencing client service, innovation and communication. Acts as subject matter expert for technical solutions.

Responsibilities :
  • Leads team and other Project Architects in planning work and developing solutions to technical and design detail problems
  • Collaborates with PIC/APM in defining project work plans and developing and managing the production schedule, including effectively defining and meeting deadlines
  • Applies creative thinking to achieve innovative solutions
  • Leads the creation and modification of complex detailed implementation documents to incorporate the design intent, using diverse knowledge of architecture principles and practices and advanced techniques
  • Leads development of code analysis and confirms code and zoning requirements for assigned segment of project are met
  • Supervises the preparation of documents by architectural team, including verifying implementation documents conform to QA/QC and HKS standards, best practice and quality expectations
  • Manages the technical resolution and coordination for the project
  • Writes reports or specifications for assigned project
  • Prepares client presentations and presents design concepts and drawings
  • Maintains open communication with client and provides guidance through projects
  • Coordinates with PM, clients, public agencies, consultants and contractors to incorporate engineering systems, respond to requests for information, clarifications and modifications, and obtain approvals, negotiations and adjusting scope of services
  • Communicates with client representatives to verify design requirements and specifications, progress reviews and delivery of final presentation
  • Exercises skills of persuasion and negotiation on critical issues
  • Oversees consultant team work sessions
  • Oversees product research; assists project designers with material and system evaluation to make proper selections
  • Maintains awareness of risk management for potential project issues and involves PIC if needed
  • Participates in team meetings to discuss project issues, technical issues and coordination with other disciplines
  • Attends on-site visits, field reviews and project meetings and documents as needed
  • Responsible for preparing and/or reviewing meeting minutes for consultant coordination meetings
  • Manages conflict effectively and encourages a healthy team environment
  • Fosters and maintains a collaborative professional working relationship with the project team, including promoting communication and creating approachability
  • Responsible for delivering a project on defined budget requirements and maintaining accountability to project plan and planned utilisation rate
  • Supports and may lead the business development process by identifying new opportunities, marketing current clients for repeat business and assisting with proposals, budgets and schedules
  • Travel will be required
  • Accredited Master’s degree in Architecture (RIBA Part III or transferable equivalent)
  • ARB registration required
  • RIBA chartership required
  • Typically, 15+ years of experience
  • Sustainable design accreditation preferred
  • Proficiency in architectural software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Navisworks and 3D modeling software preferred
  • Experience with Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup and InDesign graphic software preferred
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of sustainability and integrated design guidelines
  • Advanced knowledge of architectural building systems, accessibility guidelines and QA/QC process
  • Advanced knowledge of building codes and ability to research and apply/incorporate into implementation documents
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills and the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to manage team with diplomatic leadership style which puts value on relationships and collaboration, both internal and external
  • Ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships
  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and professional manner both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to problem solve and apply innovative solutions
  • Ability to collaborate and encourage collaboration in a team environment
  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines at expected quality
If you currently work for HKS, please submit your application via the Internal Careers Portal.

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