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Whether a candidate has little or extensive experience, Linear Recruitment can assist them in securing a Project Architect role through their extensive partnerships in Architecture recruitment. Our trusted relationships with employers give us access to exclusive Project Architect job openings before they are advertised publicly.

Below, you'll find a selection of our current job openings. For more information about existing vacancies, please contact our recruitment consultants.

Project Architect Job FAQs

What is a Project Architect?

Project Architects oversee the design and construction of a specific project. This can include commercial, residential, institutional, or industrial buildings, as well as renovations, restorations, and additions to existing structures. The role of a project architect may vary depending on the size and scope of the project, but typical responsibilities may include:

  • Working with clients and stakeholders to understand their needs and requirements
  • Developing design concepts and sketches
  • Preparing detailed architectural plans and specifications
  • Managing and coordinating the work of other architects, engineers, and contractors
  • Ensuring that the project meets all relevant building codes, regulations, and environmental standards
  • Overseeing construction progress and quality control
  • Communicating with clients and stakeholders throughout the project.

What is the average salary of a Project Architect in the UK?

According to Glassdoor, the average salary in the UK is currently around £47,000 PA, but this will depend on your level of experience as well as other factors like location. Typically, Entry-level Project Architects with less than one year of experience can expect to earn an average of £24,000 to £30,000 per year, while Mid-career Project Architects can expect to earn somewhere between £35,000 - £45,000 per year, with salaries for senior roles rising to £45,000 - £55,000 per year.

What training/qualifications do I need?

Degree & Training 

Architecture roles require extensive training and qualifications. Many employers require a combination of five years' study (bachelor's and master's degree)with two years' practical work experience. You will need to complete a degree in architecture. Your degree should also be completed at an accredited institution recognised by the Architects Registration Board (ARB).

Architects Registration Board

To become a licensed architect in the UK, you must register with the Architects Registration Board (ARB). The ARB has specific requirements for registration, including academic qualifications, practical training, and a professional examination. Additionally, registration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is often required.

Ongoing Professional Development

Once registered, architects are required to undertake ongoing professional development to maintain their skills and knowledge. This can be accomplished through various means, including attending seminars, workshops, and conferences, as well as completing online courses or reading professional publications.

What skills do Project Architects need?

To be a successful project architect, you need to be well-versed in architectural design, have project management experience, and possess superior communication skills. A project architect of the highest caliber can bring a client's vision to life in a constructed design, within the given time and cost parameters.

Key skills include:

  • A  strong understanding of architecture and building design, including knowledge of building codes and regulations, construction materials and methods, and structural engineering.

  • Computer-aided design (CAD) skills

  • String project management skills, including organisation, budgeting, scheduling, and coordinating the work of contractors and other professionals

  • Written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate with colleagues at numerous levels, from clients and contractors to stakeholders

  • Leadership skills

  • Problem-solving skills

What career paths/progression opportunities are available?

Project Architect roles offer natural progression opportunities based on experience. Some of the most common career paths and progression opportunities for Project Architects include Senior Project Architect, Principal Architect, Architectural Designer, Technical Architect, and Project Manager roles.

Why use Linear Recruitment to find your next Project Architect job?

Linear Recruit has been a specialist in construction sector recruitment since our conception in 2001, and we’ve proudly recruited on behalf of clients working on large, high-profile construction projects across the UK. With a number of preferential agreements in place with clients in the Construction industry we often have exclusive access to vacancies before they reach the open market.

We recruit at multiple levels including both junior and senior roles and support all candidates with interview advice, CV preparation tips, and comprehensive career advice.

How do I apply for a job through Linear Recruitment?

Applying for a Project Architect job with Linear Recruitment is quick and easy. Just hit the ‘apply for role’ button and then fill out the contact form or email the recruitment consultant directly using the details at the bottom of the job description. Need additional help or information? Just get in touch.

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