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Layout Designer / Architect

One of my busiest clients operating in the Midlands have made me aware of a new Layout Design opening they are trying to source suitable candidates for. This would suite a candidate from an architectural or house builder background. 


You will be working from their Leicester office, in which they can offer a very flexible working arrangement currently trialling 1 week in the office and 1 week at home (week you're in, only have to go in 2-3 days per week). 


Please see the key criteria below in which will make you're CV stand out and be considered for interview selection:- 


Personal Skills:

  • A residential design background with an architectural degree or similar experience.
  • 5 years professional experience working in a design focused practice or from a developer / housebuilder background.
  • A proven track record demonstrating ability to take a client brief from concept, through the testing layout and up to planning application
  • A working knowledge of current UK planning policy and the RIBA Work Stages.
  • A keen interest in residential led projects and be able to present your work in this context.
  • Experience of land promotion and strategic development planning.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in multi-disciplinary teams on a range of projects.
  • Ability to understand, communicate and present contextual issues from surrounding large areas.
  • Excellent drawing and presentation skills and the ability to explain a design idea and evolution of a concept.
  • A desire to keep up to date with developments in the field and to support the team in being at the leading edge of urban design.


Technical Skills:

  • Outstanding graphic skills including hand drawings and diagrams, plans and images using Photoshop / Illustrator, ready to publish.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Revit to prepare 2D and 3D work.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Good familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite.

Salary on offer will range between £40-45,000 PA with an additional very good reward system in place (which they offer 3 pay reviews a year, and the chance to boost up you're basic salary with pay increments for Good / Very Good & Excellent delivery of particular projects


Please get in touch with Jack if this position may sound of interest to you. Jack is a consultant at mustard with a specialist regional approach to architectural recruitment. He works with private practices, multidisciplinary consultancies, developers and contractors across the Midlands including numerous AJ100 firms.
mustard are a specialist creative recruitment consultancy with offices in Bristol, London and Hong Kong. Established  for over 11 years, they have a market-leading reputation for quality service and delivery across architecture, interior design and the creative industries.
Jack Perks | | +44 0)203 854 1100 | 

Layout Designer / Architect


Published on 19 Nov 2021

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