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Whether you’re fresh out of university or an experienced professional looking for your next role, Woods Hardwick is the best career move you will ever make!

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Featured Role

Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist – Residential / Development Consultancy

BIRMINGHAM or BEDFORD

This role is part of the successful and established residential architecture team, helping to deliver large scale multi-unit residential developments from inception through to planning determination.

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Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist - Residential / Development Consultancy
We are looking for a Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist (Residential) to join our expanding practice. This role will be based in our Bedford or Birmingham office. 

Woods Hardwick are a UK-leading independent and employee-owned multi-disciplinary built environment practice integrating residential and commercial architecture, engineering, planning and surveying for all development needs.

This role is part of the successful and established residential (development consultancy) team, helping to deliver large scale multi-unit residential developments from inception through to planning determination (as guided by the project designer). Our UK-wide projects range from small private developers to national house builders and masterplanning schemes.

You will be responsible for drafting the necessary planning drawings, in particular house types and multi-unit planning layouts, and assisting in producing all supporting documentation.  With a good working knowledge of the planning systems that affect design, you will also be able to adapt designs to specific local authority design guidance.

About you:

  • 5 years + experience in the residential sector
  • Confident in drafting/ hand sketching (experience in residential layout design is preferable)
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating proven design ability and exceptional presentation skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop is essential
  • Experience with Revit, Sketchup and Rendering software’s is desirable
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Software (Publisher in particular)
  • Knowledge and understanding of current UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Working well as part of a team as well as individual creative thinking
  • Confident, personable and proactive
  • Strong communication with a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Experience in writing Design and Access Statements
  • Experience with client interaction

This is a great career move for someone passionate about design and the built environment, and looking to secure their next role in one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary practices for the built environment.

The salary is £28,000 to £38,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. We also offer a competitive and extensive benefits package including profit share bonus and pension.

Download the job specification here.

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Senior (Civil) Engineering CAD Technician
We are looking for a Senior (Civil) Engineering CAD Technician to join our expanding practice. This role will be based in our Bedford office.

Woods Hardwick are a UK-leading independent and employee-owned built environment practice integrating residential and commercial architecture, engineering, planning and surveying for all development needs.

This role is part of the successful and established engineering team, helping to deliver large scale projects.

Due to continued, strong workload in the civil engineering team, we have the need for a CAD Technician .

You will be responsible for drawings to support planning applications, s38, s104, and s278 applications and the detailed design of sites.

About you:

  • Excellent knowledge of AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of MicroStation
  • Excellent presentation skills and drawing set-up
  • Previous experience of civil engineering (particularly roads and drainage and
    within the residential sector).
  • Proactive
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Adaptable to rapidly changing projects
  • Proven ability to work well within teams and willingness to take
    accountability for own wok.
  • Be able to liaise with clients in a professional manner.

This is a great career move for someone passionate about engineering and the built environment, and looking to secure their next role in one of the UK’s leading practices.

The salary is £25,000 to £35,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. We also offer a competitive and extensive benefits package including profit share bonus and pension.

Download the job specification here.

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Transport / Flood Risk / Drainage Engineer (Associate/Associate Director)
We are looking for a degree-qualified (ideally Chartered) Infrastructure Engineer to join our Engineering team in Bedford.

You will have at least 5 years experience, specifically in the preparation of Transport Statements, Transport Assessments, Travel Plans, Flood Risk Assessments and Drainage Strategies to support Planning Applications for both residential and non-residential development.

You will have a high level of technical expertise as well as excellent communication and management skills. You will be able to manage colleagues and deadlines with minimal input. Work will include Due Diligence Site Appraisals/Feasibility Studies through to preparation of Planning Application documentation.

You will be competent in the use of the following software programmes:

  • Junctions 9
  • LINSIG
  • Tempro
  • Ideally experienced in MicroDrainage

Experience of Flood Modelling software is preferable but not essential.

This is a great career move for someone looking to secure their next role in one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary practices for the built environment.

We offer a competitive salary and extensive benefits package including Pension, with salary negotiable for the right candidate dependent on experience and qualifications.

Email your CV to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist - Residential / Development Consultancy
We are looking for a Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist (Residential) to join our expanding practice. This role will be based in our Bedford or Birmingham office.

Woods Hardwick are a UK-leading independent and employee-owned multi-disciplinary built environment practice integrating residential and commercial architecture, engineering, planning and surveying for all development needs.

This role is part of the successful and established residential (development consultancy) team, helping to deliver large scale multi-unit residential developments from inception through to planning determination (as guided by the project designer). Our UK-wide projects range from small private developers to national house builders and masterplanning schemes.

You will be responsible for drafting the necessary planning drawings, in particular house types and multi-unit planning layouts, and assisting in producing all supporting documentation.  With a good working knowledge of the planning systems that affect design, you will also be able to adapt designs to specific local authority design guidance.

About you:

  • 5 years + experience in the residential sector
  • Confident in drafting/ hand sketching (experience in residential layout design is preferable)
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating proven design ability and exceptional presentation skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop is essential
  • Experience with Revit, Sketchup and Rendering software’s is desirable
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Software (Publisher in particular)
  • Knowledge and understanding of current UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Working well as part of a team as well as individual creative thinking
  • Confident, personable and proactive
  • Strong communication with a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Experience in writing Design and Access Statements
  • Experience with client interaction

This is a great career move for someone passionate about design and the built environment, and looking to secure their next role in one of the UK’s leading multidisciplinary practices for the built environment.

The salary is £28,000 to £38,000 dependent on experience and qualifications. We also offer a competitive and extensive benefits package including profit share bonus and pension.

Download the job specification here.

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

We are always looking for great people to join our growing team. While there are no current vacancies in our London office, send your CV to hr@woodshardwick.com and we will let you know about future opportunities.
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