Design Coordinator

Experienced Architectural Technologist is required to undertake the role of Design Coordinator and take the lead in coordinating a multitude of large scale high value development projects on behalf of a growing Architectural Practice located in Harrogate.

This extremely busy Chartered Architectural Practice in Harrogate specialise in the design and delivery of projects within the commercial sectors, to include food retail, large new build retail parks and state of the art logistics sectors which supports the huge infrastructure and distribution demand for premier online retailers. Additionally, the practice have a growing Residential division which incorporates volume and bespoke housing designs.
The Practice have a welcoming and vibrant contemporary studio space which has recently been extensively refurbished, situated on the top floor of a high-rise commercial building with expansive views over Harrogate town and the surrounding countryside this really is a terrific environment to enjoy the very best of collaborative working.

The Design coordinator is a key hire, reporting to the practice Associate Director you will be accountable for the management of several key accounts, the role will be hands on with the client therefor someone with excellent client relationship building and the ability to build good rapport is fundamental, a wider support design team which will be responsible for developing both the technical and design coordination of large-scale projects within the Retail, logistics and Commercial sectors.

You will be joining a team that works solely within a Revit / BIM Level 2 environment providing you with a workstream that will be different and stimulating with some of the projects over £120m in value. A dynamic professional is required work closely with the Directors to ensure projects continue to be delivered to a high standard and will be capable of further developing the work stream. The role will be focused on managing projects and delivery teams from the early stages of developing concept ideas with the client, preparing feasibility studies and design proposals, producing & submitting planning applications, detailed working drawings and working closely with contractors in a client facing / job running capacity. Management wise you will be responsible for coordinating a busy project delivery team and ensuring work is produced to an exceptional standard with working drawing packages meticulous in their detailing. You will engage with the client in a job running / client lead role and be responsible to coordinating all aspects of the successful project delivery between, coordinating between the studio and various construction sites as they advance through the project stages.

To succeed as the Design Coordinator, you will be required to possess the following attributes –

Well-rounded designers who are good communicators, ambitious and thrive on fast-paced teamwork.
Strong Building Regulation knowledge and be able to demonstrate examples of project delivery on site.
Excellent REVIT and BIM knowledge, being a fully a 100% REVIT based practice this is crucial but for an exceptional candidate REVIT training can be provided.
They are looking for someone who has a genuine keen eye for Technical design with much of their experience at RIBA stages 3-7.
You will be expected to take projects through the planning stage, through to delivering meticulous packages of working drawings.
Previous team leadership / management experience - either in a mentorship capacity or a wider project deliver function.
Finally, our client have a prerequisite to hire someone with natural client facing abilities and who is capable of running site meetings and engaging with contractors.


Requirements for the Design Coordinator are as follows

* A degree in Architectural Technology or RIBA / ARB affiliated Project Architect with circa 7-10 years' experience.
* Have an extensive Architectural background ideally within a busy Architectural Practice or consultancy Environment.
* Demonstrable Job Running and site coordination / Design Coordination & project delivery experience
* Experience in dealing with the demands of key clients and tight deadlines.
* Varied sector experience including Commercial, Logistics and/or Retail
* Experience in producing and managing the coordination of complex construction working drawings packages.
* Well-rounded designer who is a good communicator, ambitious and thrive on fast-paced teamwork
* Good working knowledge of current Building Regulations and NBS Create
* Proficient in REVIT software & good understanding of BIM methodologies
* CDM 2015 knowledge - advantageous
* Excellent communication and organisation skills

Salary offered depending on experience is between £40,000 - £48,000 per annum plus 7% bonus, private healthcare for individual and dependents, Mobile Phone, Pension, flexible working hours.
If you are a season Senior level Architectural Professional with management experience who enjoys the client facing aspects of their job, forward your up to date CV and portfolio through to James Jackson at Conrad Consulting.