DAP Architecture is a growing, design led practice based in Chelmsford, Essex, with a satellite office in London’s Mayfair. 

Our studio is made up of experienced professionals from a range of disciplines. The culture of the practice is open and dynamic. The practice is well experienced in a variety of backgrounds ranging from housing, commercial, education, leisure, mixed-use developments, listed and conservation, and major residential schemes.

Due to an increasing workload and an exciting period of growth DAP is looking to expand its team and is looking for three talented and highly motivated individuals to fulfil the following roles:

-   Senior Architect

-   Senior Technical Architect / Senior Technologist

-   Urban Designer/Architect

The job descriptions are listed below.

To apply for the roles, please email: jobs@daparchitecture.co.uk and include a covering letter (quoting JOB REF: J-DAP), C.V. and portfolio. This should be in PDF format and no larger than 10MB in size. 

SENIOR ARCHITECT

LOCATION: CHELMSFORD ESSEX

The successful candidate will have strong and proven design capability, be an organised team player with an ability to operate well under pressure and have excellent communication and presentation skills.

Role & Responsibilities

Core responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Leading projects from inception to completion, but with particular emphasis on RIBA Work Stages 0-3;

  • Managing and coordinating a project team of both in-house staff and external consultants;

  • Forecasting and coordinating project resource and workflow;

  • Preparing and coordinating planning documentation;

  • Liaising closely with clients and local authorities to exceed expectations.

 

Required Skills & Experience

  • RIBA Chartered Architect or desire for chartership essential;

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD, plus 3D modelling software such as Revit or (preferably) ArchiCAD;

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating proven design ability and excellent presentation skills;

  • 5+ years’ experience in professional practice post-Part 3;

  • Residential experience essential, but experience across a range of sectors including Education, Mixed Use/Commercial and Assisted Living/Care Homes would be highly beneficial.

Salary & Package

The salary offered will be between £35,000 and £45,000 per annum depending on experience. Additional benefits include on-site car parking, payment of professional memberships and a generous holiday entitlement.

Soft Benefits

DAP Architecture promotes a culture of support and growth in every aspect of the business and regularly includes employees in key decision-making. The practice has a healthy social aspect, including a large annual Christmas event and variety of sporting and social activities held throughout the year.

SENIOR TECHNICAL ARCHITECT / SENIOR TECHNOLOGIST

LOCATION: CHELMSFORD ESSEX

The successful candidate will have strong and proven design ability with an emphasis on technical design, be an organised team player with an ability to operate well under pressure, possess a thorough knowledge of UK Building Regulations and proven contract administration/site experience.

Role & Responsibilities

Core responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Leading projects from inception to completion, but with particular emphasis on RIBA Work Stages 4-6;

  • Managing and coordinating a project team of both in-house staff and external consultants;

  • Forecasting and coordinating project resource and workflow;

  • Able to provide technical expertise across a variety of projects from inception to completion across all RIBA stages;

  • Preparing and coordinating technical design packages, building regulation submissions, tender and contract documentation;

  • Liaising closely with clients to ensure delivery on time, to required budget and quality standards;

  • Providing on-site technical support to clients and/or contractors.

Required Skills & Experience

  • RIBA Chartered Architect or desire for chartership ORMCIAT essential;

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, plus 3D modelling software such as Revit or (preferably) ArchiCAD;

  • Proven technical ability;

  • Specification writing;

  • Contract administration;

  • 5+ years’ post-qualification experience in professional practice;

  •  Residential experience essential; experience of working closely with design & build contractors and housebuilders would be highly beneficial.

Salary & Package

The salary offered will be between £35,000 and £45,000 per annum depending on experience. Additional benefits include on-site car parking, payment of professional memberships and a generous holiday entitlement.

Soft Benefits 

DAP Architecture promotes a culture of support and growth in every aspect of the business and regularly includes employees in key decision-making. The practice has a healthy social aspect, including a large annual Christmas event and variety of sporting and social activities held throughout the year.

URBAN DESIGNER OR ARCHITECT

LOCATION: CHELMSFORD, ESSEX

The successful candidate will have strong and proven design capability, be an organised team player with an ability to operate well under pressure and have excellent communication and presentation skills. 

Role & Responsibilities

Core responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

  • Working closely with housebuilder clients to design large scale residential projects with particular emphasis on RIBA Work Stages 0-3;

  • Managing and coordinating a project team of both in-house staff and external consultants; 

  • Forecasting and coordinating project resource and workflow; 

  • Preparing and coordinating planning documentation;

  • Liaising closely with clients and local authorities to exceed expectations.  

Required Skills & Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Urban Design or RIBA Chartership (or desire for chartership) essential;

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite and AutoCAD, plus 3D modelling software such as Revit or (preferably) ArchiCAD;

  • A strong portfolio demonstrating proven design ability and excellent presentation skills;

  • 5+ years’ experience in professional practice or post-Part 3

  • Experience in urban design/masterplanning and knowledge of good placemaking principles:

  • Experience of working on large scale residential projects for major housebuilders is essential

Salary & Package

A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate, dependent on experience. Additional benefits include on-site car parking, payment of professional memberships and a generous holiday entitlement.

Soft Benefits 

DAP Architecture promotes a culture of support and growth in every aspect of the business and regularly includes employees in key decision-making. The practice has a healthy social aspect, including a large annual Christmas event and variety of sporting and social activities held throughout the year.

Chelmsford Office

3 + 5 Hospital Approach

Chelmsford

Essex

Cm1 7fa

London Office

17 Hanover Square

Mayfair

London

Ws1 1hu

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