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Architectural Designer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Loxley House, Canal Street, Nottingham, Notts, NG2 3NG 


Closing date:24 May 2019 at midnight 

The starting salary is £32,878 (level 1) rising to £34,788 (level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period (pro rata for part time workers).
We’ve got an exciting opportunity available for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for? Read on to find out more…

There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council. Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefits Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham’s citizens, visitors and investors. 
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce. 
Join an organisation that gives you extra – we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free! 
Nottingham City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of Children and Vulnerable Adults and we expect all workers to share in this commitment.
The Role....
An exciting opportunity to join our expanding Design Services team and make a real contribution to the growth and development of our Commercial & Operations Department.
You will play a key role in leading a multi-disciplinary team in the design, refurbishment and onsite delivery of projects across a wide ranging property portfolio.
Key Duties & Responsibilities:
Deliver a professional design and consultancy service; demonstrating technical competence and proficiency in all aspects of design, project management, contract administration and emerging construction related technologies and processes, within a commercially focussed environment.
Take lead responsibility for the successful delivery of projects on time, within budget, and achieving set project outcomes within a highly focused commercial environment.
Act as a main point of contact between the service area and clients, setting and managing expectations and facilitating clear and open lines of communication.
Provide project and team leadership, assisting in the establishment of an environment necessary to encourage the effective and efficient performance of all staff and, in particular, the team in the execution of their duties in achieving project outcomes.
Supporting team members in their roles under CDM 2015, as necessary.
• Degree or equivalent qualification within a related discipline. A high level of knowledge and experience across a range of specialist disciplines, including; Architecture/Structural/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering/Landscape Design/Asbestos and Fire regulatory requirements
• Experience in the successful delivery of construction related projects within a complex operating environment, including responsibilities for CDM and all Health and Safety issues.
• Experience in the application of project management techniques to enable monitoring and control of multiple programmes and projects.
• Experience of strategic business planning, finance and budgets - including fee management and monitoring, performance management, procurement procedures, construction contracts, tendering and commissioning processes.
• Positive leadership skills – with an ability to develop and manage high performing teams, and communicate and implement positive service change in a rapidly evolving environment.
• Experience in the development and effective implementation of quality management systems and good practice.
• Excellent communication – oral/written/numeric and computer skills, with an ability to skilfully negotiate in a range of circumstances. A high level of self-motivation. 
• Experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders and partners, including consultant management, to efficiently deliver a range of projects that successfully meet customer needs.
For more information, please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries please contact Sam Simons Tel: 0115 876 3031 Email: 
Useful information for Applicants
This post is subject to a Standard DBS check.
References may be sought prior to interview for safeguarding purposes. You will be advised once the application closing date has passed if this is required.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve. We particularly welcome applicants from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce. 

Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
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