Senior Architect - refurbishment buildings

Carmody Groarke - London, United Kingdom

apply before April 17, 2023

Tasks: Administration, Management, Planning & Design, Research

Topics: Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

Carmody Groarke is a London-based architectural practice founded in 2006 by Kevin Carmody and Andy Groarke. The practice has developed a reputation for working internationally on a wide range of arts, cultural, heritage and residential projects.

As Senior Architect, you will be responsible for the design and technical development of projects, day-to-day design decisions, project management and coordination and ensuring compliance with best practice design standards and statutory regulations.

At various points you will either be responsible for leading a project, managing a complex package of work, or offering a specific area of skill or expertise across several projects.



  • Lead the design process from conception through to completion, working with the team to generate and explore design concepts in accordance with the project brief, with direction from directors.
  • Manage your project team’s day-to-day activities to meet required deadlines. Delegating tasks in accordance with individual skill sets, monitoring progress and providing advice and mentorship.
  • Maintain an understanding of up-to-date construction legislation to ensure each design is in alignment with best practice design standards.
  • Review opportunities for the practice to further research into project related fields, e.g., material development, such that it promotes a culture of innovation within the practice.

Project Management

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of a complete project, project stage or package of work.
  • Ensure adherence to the deliverables and scope identified within the brief and appointment, escalating any potential issues at the point at which it comes to your attention.
  • Lead design reviews with Directors, taking direction and progressing project design in accordance with statutory regulations and best practice.
  • Develop positive relationships with the client and wider design team, ensuring they are kept fully informed in relation to progress through regular reporting meetings, maintaining an awareness of the limitations of your own knowledge and expertise when providing advice, consulting with others in the senior team for guidance as required.
  • Ensure project information is kept up to date in CMAP (studio management software), reviewing fees and resource on a regular basis and monitoring project profitability.
  • Monitor project costs against the project budget with the professional team and ensure that risks are recorded with the relevant client representatives.
  • Liaise with consultants, incorporating design work and managing coordination when acting as lead consultant.


  • Positively represent the practice, upholding the studio’s ethos and values on a day-to-day basis and adhering to Carmody Groarke’s policies and procedures.
  • Mentor junior members of staff in the studio and members of your project team, maintaining awareness of individual concerns or problems, and flagging to the senior team as necessary.
  • Undertake other studio wide responsibilities in accordance with your individual skill and expertise, proactively offering support and guidance.
  • Participate in the recruitment process, interviewing potential candidates and providing feedback, as required.

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