Senior Architect

North Ayrshire Council

  • Location: Irvine
  • £36,394 to £38,659.60 per annum, Grade 11
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: NAY04197


To provide a design and project management service that supports the delivery of the Council's housing capital and revenue construction programme of work. 


Corporate Responsibilities

To manage/deliver the Service in accordance with the Council’s corporate policies and procedures and relevant strategy provision. To manage/deliver the service outcomes, in the most efficient and effective way, that delivers the Council’s Strategic Priorities within the Council Plan and contributes to the production of Directorate Plans. To manage and monitor Capital and Revenue budgets as assigned and contribute to budget development. To lead, or contribute to, the preparation of cross-service business development plans, as required. To ensure the effective management and leadership of employees, where appropriate. To prepare and co-ordinate reports for the Council, its Committees or working parties and to attend these meetings as required. To undertake any other reasonably required duties as instructed by Management or someone acting on their behalf, in addition to the role specific tasks & responsibilities detailed below.

Role Specific Tasks & Responsibilities

Prepare project requirements and produce project briefing documents, including undertaking feasibility studies, option appraisals and stakeholder consultation. Undertake research and produce design solutions to client work requests including production of computer based drawings and specifications. The attainment of statutory approvals, ensuring compliance with legislation associated with building developments. Undertake the role of Principal Designer as defined by the CDM regulations. Project management and contract administration of construction projects; including the settling of contractual claims. The appointment and management of external design team consultants. Project allocation and day to day supervision of architectural staff; including absence management, training and development. Preparation of monthly project update reports to inform the Council's senior management team; utilising recognised project management methodology. Contribute to the services delivery of the capital works programme and other projects. Deputise for the Team Manager or Senior Manager at meetings and provide ad hoc advice on building matters.






Education and Qualifications

Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline Registration with the Architect's Registration Board Membership of RIBA or RIAS Application Form Interview


Demonstrable experience of design and project management of construction projects Experience of staff supervision Experience of housing new build projects Experience of service provision for an institutional property based owner, eg. Public Bodies, Banks, etc Application Form References Interview

Specialist Knowledge

Competent in electronic drafting, including Autocad Sound knowledge of contracts / legislation relating to building construction Interest in inprovement and practice development Experience in 3d computer modelling Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Skills and Abilities

Ability to lead a design team (internal and/or external) Efficient in Microsoft Office software including MS Project Strong emphasis on customer focus Competent in use of NBS Building specification software Knowledge of BIM Application Form References Interview


Possesses sufficient resolve to drive through projects and initiatives to their conclusion Effective written and oral communication skills Ability to travel throughout North Ayrshire Flexible attitude to meeting deadlines Application Form Interview Pre/Post-Interview Check (if appropriate)

Staff Values & Behaviours

North Ayrshire Council uses behavioural based approach throughout the recruitment process. Our staff values of Focus, Passion & Inspiration will be explored for this vacancy.

Further information on how to complete behaviour based application form questions is available on the Council’s website.




We put our customers first

We understand the bigger picture


Provide excellent customer services Meet and where possible exceed the expectations of internal and external customers. Understand the performance levels and standards required within our own role and strive to achieve and where possible exceed these. Know how the work we do fits into the overall performance of the Council.


We take pride in the jobs we do

We are ambitious for our community

Take ownership of our own actions and performance. Reflect on the work we do and consider how it could be improved. Have a positive impact on the lives of our customers and their communities. Push the boundaries to help our customers and communities realise their potential.


We all look for better ways to deliver our services

We achieve the best results together

Find new ways to deliver improvements, efficiencies and value for money. Embrace change with enthusiasm and creative ideas. Work together and creatively produce the best outcomes for our customers and communities. Plan all activities with the end goal in mind. Role Profile


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