19.01.2022

We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for an experienced Architect and/or a Senior Architectural Technologist to join our expanding design led practice in Dundee.

The Mews, Tay Street Lane, Dundee

Project Architect

Salary – Dependent on experience, but competitive

We are seeking an architect to work on a diverse range of commercial and residential projects, including the new Dundee Museum of Transport and several bespoke houses. The Architect candidate should have a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience in all aspects of project running. Good technical and contract knowledge important, but design skills will be a priority. Consideration would be given to more experienced candidates looking for a new opportunity.

The successful candidate will contribute to the future development of the practice and the opportunity exists for advancement to management level. You would be joining a friendly team of designers and technicians, housed in our bespoke office in the heart of the Dundee cultural quarter.

Senior Architectural Technologist

Salary – Dependent on experience, but competitive

We are seeking an experienced technologist to work on a diverse range of commercial and high end residential projects, including the new Dundee Museum of Transport and several bespoke houses. The candidate should have a minimum of 5 years post-qualification experience in all aspects of project running. Good technical and contract knowledge important, with a preference for site experience. Consideration would be given to more experienced candidates looking for a new opportunity.

The successful candidate will contribute to the future development of the practice and the opportunity exists for advancement to management level. You would be joining a friendly team of designers and technologists, housed in our bespoke office in the heart of the Dundee cultural quarter.

Closing Date for both posts – 4th February 2022

Please submit a written CV with sample portfolio to:

[email protected]  F.A.O Alison Niven, Practice Manager

23.12.2021

Merry Christmas

We would like to wish all our clients, contractors and consultants a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

 

Our office is now closed for the Festive Period.

We will return to work on Wednesday 5th January 2022 and look forward to seeing you then.  We have some very exciting projects coming up!  More will be revealed in the new year, but until then we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

04.11.2021

We are recruiting!

We are currently looking for an experienced Architect and also a Part 2 Architectural Assistant to join our expanding design led practice in Dundee.

The Mews, Tay Street Lane, Dundee

Project Architect

Salary – Dependent on experience

We are seeking an architect to work on a diverse range of commercial and residential projects, including the new Dundee Museum of Transport and several bespoke houses. The Architect candidate should have a minimum of 3 years post-qualification experience in all aspects of project running. Good technical and contract knowledge important, but design skills will be a priority. Consideration would be given to more experienced candidates looking for a new opportunity.

The successful candidate will contribute to the future development of the practice and the opportunity exists for advancement to management level. You would be joining a friendly team of designers and technicians, housed in our bespoke office in the heart of the Dundee cultural quarter.

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

Salary – Dependent on experience

We are seeking a graduate to work on a diverse range of commercial and residential projects, including the new Dundee Museum of Transport and several bespoke houses. The candidate should have excellent design and presentation skills.

The successful candidate will contribute to the future development of the practice and the opportunity exists for advancement and support will be given towards Part 3 qualification. You would be joining a friendly team of designers and technicians, housed in our bespoke office in the heart of the Dundee cultural quarter.

Closing Date for both posts – 30th November 2021

Please submit a written CV with sample portfolio to:

[email protected]  F.A.O Alison Niven, Practice Manager.

 

 

05.08.2021

We are recruiting!

We are looking to recruit a talented, enthusiastic and committed Apprentice Architectural Technologist

The Mews, Tay Street Lane, Dundee

A fantastic opportunity to join the architecture profession, without the financial burden of the traditional, full time education route. 

You would be joining a team of Architects and Technologists within an award winning Architects practice, based in the heart of Dundee. 

The preferred candidate will study part time at further education college on a day release basis, working towards a HND. Committed candidates will have the opportunity to move on to university to complete an honours degree, also part time. 

Responsibilities for the successful candidates will include:

• Supporting the preparation of building warrant drawings and planning applications. 

• Assisting building surveys. 

• Attending project/client meetings, which will initially involve taking minutes. 

• Assisting with basic office administration tasks. 

 

Qualifications

Nat 5 English or above is the only minimum qualification. Further qualifications will be preferred, but not essential. Candidates without formal qualifications should demonstrate their suitability through their cv, covering letter and supporting information. 

 

Requirements:

• Experience using Word, Outlook & other Office 365 packages. Knowledge of a CAD and graphic design package would be helpful, but not essential. 

• Ability to adapt, working independently or as part of a team.

• Good written and verbal communication skills. 

• Aptitude to learn and have a strong desire to become a fully qualified Architectural Technologist in the future. 

• A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, outgoing, polite, patient, diplomatic, personable, respectful and flexible. 

• Proactive in your approach to learning and working at the same time. 

 

Although the position would suit a school leaver, we would consider candidates already in the further education system or following a different career path. 

Candidates should send a covering letter and CV, for the attention of the Practice Manager, to [email protected] by 31st August. The letter and CV should seek to represent your skills and suitability for the role, based on the requirements above. A copy of supporting information demonstrating your skills/interest in graphics, architecture, art, writing etc. would be preferred. 

Salary will be dependent on age, but will be at least the appropriate minimum wage level, rather than the national apprentice rate, during the initial year. 

Candidates will be paid normally while attending college. 

Our current Architectural Technologist Allanah Ogilvie, started this path 5 years ago and is now a fully qualified Architectural Technologist and plays a key role in the practice.  The time is right for the practice to start this journey again. 

Planning Permission success

We are really pleased that our proposal for 12 affordable live-work eco-homes in Tomintoul received planning permission by the Cairngorms National Park Authority on Friday.

The proposed houses are modern, but they have traditional proportions and replace an unsightly 1960 school which left a gap in the distinctive streetscape of Tomintoul.  The houses will have Photovoltaic panels, air-source heat-pumps and Sunamp thermal energy stores.  Each house will have an electric vehicle charging point, and the proposed landscaping scheme will enhance the bio-diversity on the site. Some houses are designed to as live work units to encourage home working and provide opportunities for new rural businesses. None of this would have been possible without the efforts of our clients the #Tomintoul and Glenlivet Development Trust and at #Alpha Projects. We are also grateful for the particularly positive and co-operative attitude of the local planning authority and the local community generally.

Affordable Housing, Tomintoul

24.12.2019

It’s Christmas!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

Our office will be closed from Tuesday 24th December. We will reopen on Monday 6th January 2020.

We wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas time!

The Andrew Black Design team