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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)

We are looking for an experienced Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist (Residential) to join our expanding multidisciplinary practice. This role will be based in our Bedford office.

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Current Vacancies

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

Woods Hardwick is a leading multidisciplinary practice of architects, engineers, planners and surveyors.

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

Download the job specification here

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com

Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist - Residential (Technical Drawings Team)
We are looking for an Senior Architectural Technician/Technologist (Residential) to join our expanding multidisciplinary practice. This role will be based in our Bedford office. 

Woods Hardwick is a leading multidisciplinary practice of architects, engineers, planners and surveyors. This role is for the residential team and as such a track record in residential architecture is a requirement. You will have 3 years + post graduate experience and a high level of technical expertise. The successful candidate will join a small team of technicians to work on developments of all sizes and should be competent in working independently and managing small workloads between themselves and a number of junior technicians.  The candidate should also be competent in dealing with statutory authorities with exemplary communication and time management skills. A high standard of REVIT experience is essential, specifically in housebuilder ranges.

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

Download the job specification here

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com    

Architectural Technician/Technologist - Commercial
We are looking for a Qualified Architectural Technologist/Technician to join our Commercial Architecture team in our Bedford office. You will be Part 2 RIBA Qualified or CIAT with minimum 5 years + post qualification practical experience.

This role is for the commercial architecture team and as such a track record in commercial architecture is a requirement. Applicants will need to have a focus, interest and experience in the retail, industrial and education sectors in particular.

Applicants will be required to have a high level of technical expertise as well as excellent communication skills, able to establish and maintain client relationships. In addition it would be beneficial to have experience running projects, as well as the ability to fit into a team, or work individually as the project requires.

We are looking for someone whose portfolio displays examples of their design strength as well as their experience in technical design resolution and detailing capability. 

Specific experience:

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and 3D modelling software is essential.
  • Experience and proficiency in writing NBS specifications would be useful
  • Knowledge of Revit, Sketch-up, Photoshop and supplementary presentation software packages would also be beneficial.
  • Full UK Driving Licence and the candidate must be willing to travel if the project requires.

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 negotiable.

Email your CV and portfolio to HR@WoodsHardwick.com    

Infrastructure Engineer - Bedford
We are looking for a degree qualified Infrastructure Engineer to join our team in Bedford to help deliver a strong and growing workload.

With a minimum of 2 years post-graduation work experience in the residential housing market, you will have a high level of technical skills as well as excellent communication and management expertise.

Relevant experience:

  • On-plot private engineering
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competency in Microdrainage and PDS

This will suit someone looking for the next challenge – it is varied and exciting work, from concept design, liaising with third parties and clients to produce detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets.

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

Associate / Associate Director - Infrastructure Engineer - Bedford

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

You will have at least 5 years experience working in the residential housing market, with particular knowledge of on-plot private engineering.

You will have a high level of technical expertise as well as excellent communication and management skills. The work will include concept design, liaising with third parties and clients, as well as producing detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets

Specific experience:
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competent in Microdrainage and PDS

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

Associate - Civil Engineer - Bedford

We are looking for a degree qualified Civil Engineer to join our Engineering team in Bedford to help deliver a strong and growing workload.

Experience of working with residential housing clients is essential, with particular knowledge of on-plot private engineering.

You will have a high level of technical expertise as well as excellent communication and management skills. The work will include concept design, liaising with third parties and clients, as well as producing detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets.

Specific experience:
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competent in Microdrainage and PDS

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

Associate Transport / Flood Risk / Drainage Engineer - Bedford
We are looking for a degree-qualified (ideally Chartered) Associate or Associate Director 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    

Infrastructure Engineer - Birmingham

We are looking for a degree qualified Infrastructure Engineer to join our team in Bedford to help deliver a strong and growing workload. With a minimum of 2 years post-graduation work experience in the residential housing market, you will have a high level of technical skills as well as excellent communication and management expertise.

Relevant experience:

  • On-plot private engineering
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competency in Microdrainage and PDS

This will suit someone looking for the next challenge – it is varied and exciting work, from concept design, liaising with third parties and clients to produce detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets.

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

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

You will have at least 5 years experience working in the residential housing market, with particular knowledge of on-plot private engineering.

You will have a high level of technical expertise as well as excellent communication and management skills. The work will include concept design, liaising with third parties and clients, as well as producing detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets

Specific experience:
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competent in Microdrainage and PDS

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

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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