Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Architectural Assistant Year Out Programme - 2020

Architecture

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Job summary

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at aecom.com and @AECOM.

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.

About AECOM’s Design Discipline and its Architecture Practice:

The Design Discipline provides a key lead, design focused, function within AECOM’s Buildings and Places business. The discipline includes architects and architectural technologists, interior designers, landscape architects and urban designers. It leads multi-disciplinary project work and focuses on the design of innovative projects worldwide, which incorporate systems and processes at the cutting edge of emergent technologies.

It’s Manchester team operates in the Local Government, Air, Rail, Industrial, Power generation, Energy efficiency, and Data centre sectors. Clients include Amazon, BMW, DHL, Dyson Technologies, GE, Manchester Airport Group, Rolls Royce, Salford University, Shell and UPS.

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

Forward workload is very buoyant and growing with several large frameworks and projects recently won. The Practice is therefore recruiting exceptional and ambitious Graduate Architectural Assistants to join its busy Manchester design studio.

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Job responsibilities

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

Requirements

Essential Criteria:

  • BA, B.Arch or equivalent graduate architectural qualification. Minimum 2:1 or equivalent.
  • Good spatial and technical ability with good analytical and organisational skills.
  • Good hand drawing and computer graphic skills.
  • Knowledge of Autodesk Revit, In-Design and the full MS suite of programmes.
  • Right to work in the UK.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Good 3D computer skills 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 good communication skills.
  • Previous work experience in an architectural practice.

Training

Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our GDP forms a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 750 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Ireland, from over 40 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including Chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK & Ireland. We will push you to achieve the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support & guide your development, and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job technical development and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects, with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Manchester
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
 

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