Senior Architect (Manchester)


We’re seeking a Senior Architect with at least 3 years post-qualification experience to join our Manchester team, supporting and taking direction from the Associate or Project Director in the delivery of architectural projects across all sectors.

Proficient in Revit, you will be a proactive team player with a collaborative mindset and a proven track record of delivering high-quality design. As well as an in-depth understanding of technical design standards and legislation, you will be a strong communicator both visually and verbally. The right applicant should be able to show experience of leading a project team on a successful project, liaising with a client, and successful project delivery across all RIBA work stages. The Practice will look to Senior Architects to take on a more involved role in guiding and mentoring junior staff.

A successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of good design skills - able to resolve design challenges with minimal input from others.
  • In-depth understanding of technical design, standards, and regulations, with an advanced grasp of relevant design standards and typical construction methods for a particular building typology.
  • Confidence in providing guidance and support to junior team members; able to effectively communicate and delegate tasks to ensure project deadlines are met by the team.
  • Aptitude in the use of software titles appropriate to the role, particularly Autodesk Revit.
  • Strong visualisation and graphic skills including hand-drawing and sketching.

Your duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Discharge the responsibilities assigned in the Responsibility Matrix for each project.
  • Where required, work as Project Architect under the direction of the Associate, Project Director and Directors
  • Prepare and develop drawings, models, images and other documents.
  • Take responsibility for specific areas of the design and project development where required by the Project Architect.
  • Maintain a full understanding of all regulatory hurdles to be satisfied such as planning permission and building control approval.
  • Liaise where appropriate with members of the external design team and other associated organisations and companies.
  • Contribute to and help produce specifications.
  • Assist in the coordination of the internal design team and discharge the responsibilities assigned in the Responsibility Matrix for each project.
  • Seek and record evidence of continuing professional development (CPD) as required in the CP Learning and Development Strategy.

We believe that good architecture comes from people whose creativity and ingenuity is appreciated. Across the practice, we’ve created an open, fair and friendly culture which allows our diverse team of talented individuals to flourish. We’ve held an Investors in People Silver accreditation since 2010 and we put a lot into the development and training of our staff. In return, we expect you to be at the top of your game, ambitious to learn and progress.

If you’d like to apply for this role, please send your CV, covering letter and no more than 10 pages of your work (maximum size 10MB) to quoting reference: CPASAMan.

Cartwright Pickard is an equal opportunities employer. We’re committed to making our practice and our industry a diverse, equal and inclusive place to work. We actively encourage applications from under-represented groups in architecture, including Black, Asian and minority ethnic people, people with disabilities and people who identify as being LGBTQ2IA+.

Please note that due to the high number of applications we receive, we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

    Senior Architect (Manchester)