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Post Graduate Architectural Assistants


Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Job Summary
We enjoy what we do in bringing projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work. We are driven by a design ethos, a set of values and a common purpose to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and community we serve. We enjoy an exceptional team approach and our architectural staff work closely with in-house engineers and other professionals to develop award winning integrated projects which address urban and climate changes.

As part of AECOM’s Resources and Industry business, the Industry division is a multi-disciplinary consultancy focusing on the design of innovative industrial projects worldwide, which incorporate processes at the cutting edge of emergent technology. It operates primarily in the power generation, energy efficiency, automotive, aerospace, pharmaceutical, data processing, manufacturing, distribution and warehousing sectors. Clients include Amazon, BMW, DHL, GE, Jaguar Land Rover, Manchester Airport Group, Rolls Royce, Shell and UPS.

The Architecture Practice is a key, lead design function within Industry with growing teams to support its workload. However about half of the Practice’s work is with other AECOM businesses, designing offices, local authority projects, schools, emergency services buildings, airport facilities, prisons, railway stations and depots.

The Practice is proud of its high quality work, is fully BIM enabled and produces high quality 4D visualizations.

Forward workload is very buoyant and growing with several large frameworks and projects recently won. The Practice is therefore recruiting exceptional and ambitious Post Graduate Architectural Assistants to join its busy design studios in Bristol & Edinburgh.


As a Post Graduate Architectural Assistant you will work with senior members of our teams on a wide range of projects at all stages of the design and construction process. From day one, you will be involved in important and challenging projects. Every day will be different, and you will be required to use your skills and knowledge to solve problems and provide key input into our projects. You will work in a team to provide technical solutions, and your day could involve anything from producing designs, specifications and calculations, to assisting in technical reports, travelling to construction sites or participating in client meetings.

Core responsibilities:
Assisting in the preparation of conceptual design work and the presentation of projects.
Supporting the design development of project proposals and feasibility studies
Supporting the technical delivery and implementation of projects including preparing working drawings, specifications and contract documentation.

Minimum Requirements
Studying for or having attained an MA, M.Arch or equivalent post graduate architectural qualification.
Pursuing RIBA Part 3 / Registered Architect status either during or after placement.
Strong spatial and technical ability with strong analytical and organizational skills.
Strong hand drawing and computer graphic skills.
Sound knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe and the MS suite of programmes.
Training in Revit
Eligible to work in the UK

Please note that when applying to this role you musts provide the following:

Written CV
Portfolio with pictorial examples of their work
Evidence of detailed design in b) (eg this might be detailing up parts of a building that you have designed conceptually)
Details of work experience that you may have had in an architect’s office (eg prior to or during university –e.g summer or year out placements)
Proof of Revit training at University

Preferred Qualifications
Good 3D computer skills will be an advantage.
Experience of BIM, Revit, In-Design will be an advantage.
Interest in all aspects of architecture and construction technology from concept to detail design.
Ambitious, energetic and hard-working. Highly motivated with excellent communication skills.
At least 1 years relevant experience of working in a recognized architectural practice.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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