Architectural Designer - Ref 5209

  • Closing Date: 31 January 2019
  • Location: CALA Group Limited (England)

CALA Management Ltd are looking for two Architectural Designers to join the Central Design team based in Wooburn Green, Bucks. 

CALA is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder, a leading developer of premium homes and sustainable communities in affluent areas of southern England, the Midlands and Scotland. The CALA brand is highly regarded within the industry and aspirational for many homebuyers. With a customer-led focus, we design places and build homes for purchasers who value a premium product, and we have a strong heritage in the market for detached family homes. The homes we build are characterised by exceptional design, sector-leading build quality, and work is regularly recognised in many coveted industry awards – CALA collected Silver for ‘Large Housebuilder of the Year’ at the 2017 WhatHouse? Awards, and achieved the award for ‘Customer Service Excellence’ at the Scottish Home Awards 2018. CALA has also achieved Five Star Quality Customer Service from the HBF Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Reporting to the Architectural Design Managers the successful candidates will prepare Construction packages, details and specifications whilst working alongside external consultants and suppliers to complete a full tender package for the Commercial, Construction, Sales and Marketing teams to work with. You must have an excellent knowledge of AutoCAD Architectural skills and REVIT would also be of benefit.

You will liaise directly with NHBC Building Control Department as well as ensure Consultants are working to deadlines in line with CALA standards. Therefore you should have a good foundation of building regulation knowledge. You will prepare marketing material and specification to aid the project team, and continually develop packages and investigate new products/ build methods within the industry. Additionally, you will attend project team meetings, and liaise with site based staff when you visit sites to assess our packages and identify improvements.

You will have a passion for Architectural Technology as this role sits in the Technical side of the Design team. An HNC/D or Architectural related degree is essential for this position, and you will  have a creative flair and innovative approach to development layouts. You will assist in the upkeep of CALA Homes Standard House Type range, specifications and details.

As this is a varied and deadline driven position, you must be reliable and flexible and able to act on your own initiative. You should be self-motivated and pro-active in your approach to your work. You must have demonstrable planning and organisational skills with excellent attention to detail.

You will contribute to a strong culture which strives to achieve 100% customer satisfaction and design excellence. We are committed to investing in and developing our people, delivering business excellence and adding value for our customers. In exchange for your commitment to our fundamental values of Passion, Quality, Respect and Delivery, we offer a competitive package including generous annual leave entitlement, discretionary bonus scheme, professional development opportunities and more.

To apply, please click the button below and attach your CV and covering letter detailing your current or expected remuneration package.  Please note if these are two separate documents you will need to attach them as a zip file.  For more information you can contact the HR team by emailing careers@cala.co.uk using the subject heading ‘AD Management – Ref 5209’ by 31 January 2019.

Closing date is 31 January 2019

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