Careers

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Architect as well as an experienced Technician/Technologist to join our expanding team to work on a diverse range of projects many of which involve historic buildings. Conservation accreditation or experience is therefore preferable.

Senior Architect

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day delivery of projects, reporting to a partner or associate partner.

The role would suit a motivated individual who has good technical and management abilities as well as design flair, report writing and research skills. Good communication skills are essential. There will be an opportunity for development of both knowledge and career in a challenging yet friendly and supportive environment.

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Experience in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D software packages and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Practical experience including contract administration within a UK practice for a minimum of 5 years.
  • Good design and presentation skills
  • Excellent drawing and document management skills
  • Experience in technical detailing and the preparation of tender documents including specifications
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, with a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Confidence to liaise with clients, consultants, local authorities and contractors
  • Willingness to take on responsibilities
Technician/technologist

The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the day-to-day delivery of projects, reporting to a project architect or partner.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A relevant architectural qualification.
  • Experience in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D software packages and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Practical experience within a UK practice with a minimum of 5 years
  • Excellent drawing and document management skills
  • Experience in technical detailing and the preparation of tender documents
  • Knowledge and understanding of UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Excellent communication skills, with a good standard of written and spoken English
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team

To apply

Please send a covering letter, together with your CV and portfolio demonstrating the above skills to: recruitment@njarchitects.co.uk

NJ Architects

Established for 25 years, we are a design led RIBA Chartered practice, based in the county town of Ipswich, Suffolk, working in the East of England and London. Our experience and current workload is extensive and covers both commercial and residential projects, these include:

  • Community Based Projects: museums, theatres and halls
  • Private Houses: new build including one off and specialist design solutions, refurbishment, conversions, together with landscape and interior design
  • Commercial residential developments: new build and conversion, large and small scale
  • Historic Building Conservation: covering buildings of all ages; listed or scheduled ancient monuments, quinquennial inspections, conservation plans, heritage statements, impact assessments, heritage lottery applications and grant advice
  • Ecclesiastical Buildings: conservation, repair, re-ordering and extensions to churches and church halls
  • Housing Associations: new build and refurbishment, family and sheltered housing.
  • Schools: new build, extensions and maintenance repairs

Please note that we are operating a Covid-secure office but there can be some flexibility regarding remote home-working where necessary. This will be reviewed in line with Government guidelines. We are an equal opportunities employer and support career growth and development.