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Job Introduction

We are currently recruiting for an Architect to join our busy team delivering creative and cost effective architectural services to our internal and end clients. This is an extremely varied role, you will support all our segments, you could be working on one of our prestige sports & leisure venues one day, a corporate client’s office the next, to then working in one of our private schools refurbing the restaurant. You will provide clients with innovative and informative designs, construction and as-built drawing records of facilities, to assist with their business, workplace strategy and real estate requirements. You will also provide assistance and expert Architectural conceptual design and advice to Commercial Bid / Operations in order to win new projects / contract tenders.

We are flexible on location as you will be expected to travel around the UK, however you would need to live close to our offices in either Aberdeen, Leeds, Manchester or Stevenage as you will be expected to come into the office when not on site. This role would suit a Chartered Architect with very strong design and presentation skills, in return it offers a competitive salary, annual bonus and excellent benefits.


Role Responsibility

  • Effectively organise and control all architectural activities within projects at various stages (feasibility, concept, construction) and develop service growth commercially in line with Service Operations business plan
  • Legislative requirements – ensure that all architectural activities and outcomes comply with current statutory legislation and liaise with local authorities for submission of planning applications and building warrants.
  • Engineering – to ensure that all related building engineering such as mechanical and electrical services and IT are identified, coordinated and professionally delivered (designed and implemented).
  • Specification – work alongside in-house estimators and project managers to ensure delivery of quality and cost effective solutions.
  • Construction – to ensure that all related construction work is scoped, specified and managed as per the agreed brief by the client and ensure that a professional service is maintained to meet client expectations
  • Information Management – ensure that all customer/asset information is kept up to date and is available readily at customer request, operational/project files, drawings, schedules etc.
  • Contract Management – to advise and administer the agreed contracting strategy and deliver on Contract Plan as laid down in Sodexo/customer standard contracting procedures.




The Ideal Candidate

  • Chartered Architect (or relevant degree) with membership to registered body – i.e. RIBA, RIAS etc
  • Strong knowledge of UK Building Regulations
  • Very strong design skills, proficient in architectural drawing packages such as AutoCAD, Revit, Sketch-up etc
  • Ability to undertake 3D visualisations and rendering
  • Knowledge of building technology and capability, including IT systems
  • Experience of being lead project architect
  • Robust contracting and procurement skills
  • Proficient IT skills including all Microsoft systems and presentation software such as Photoshop/In-design
  • Experience / knowledge of BIM
  • Strong knowledge of current Health & Safety guidelines – i.e. CDM Regulations
  • Driving licence with the ability to travel throughout UK


  • Experience of large interior fit-out projects

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors. With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.



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