Principal Architect

City Hall

Job Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 26th January 2020

Salary: £38813 - £41675

Total salary package*: £56827

Job Reference: LCC01002

Hours: Full Time


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About the job

Leicester. It’s a place, a city, but there’s also something much more here. We’re a family and a community. When we work together to design and build here, we deliver more than projects or programmes - we’re providing a valuable platform to connect people to the deep history and rich culture within Leicester.

We are looking for professionals from all sectors, who can bring their depth and experience to the team as we take Leicester City forward together.

You’ll be a part of a brand-new specialist team, that will work together to deliver the most interesting and unique projects across Leicester. Join us, and you can be a part of a new chapter that will help shape the future of this great city

Using the latest technology, you’ll have access to your own Windows 10 laptop giving you the opportunity to work across our city offices and remotely.

Your role

As a confident Architect you’ll provide technical and expert professional advice to clients and senior management in relation to Architectural and allied construction issues, including advice on critical situations regarding the building and environmental works design, construction, FM and ICT provision, maintenance and usage. You’ll be responsible for the appraisal, review and/or evaluation of feasibility studies, designs, specifications, contract documentation, project management and supervision of projects to ensure that designs meet standards requested by briefs.

You’ll have time out to liaise with Project Managers, in-house and external Consultants, Customers i.e. School headteachers and Business Managers about project and service delivery by Consultants and Contractors, including attending Project and Programme Boards when required to provide progress reports, feedback, highlight risks etc. You’ll also manage, and co-ordinates allocated human, material, financial and other resources, provides high quality professional advice and expertise. Provides resource and financial planning and target setting, ensuring sufficient Architectural support to the Council’s portfolio of Capital projects

What you’ll need

You’ll be self-motivated with the ability to motivate, manage and lead service/teams. You’ll need experience of working in the Education sector in a design capacity, with the skills of managing and negotiating Contracts and Suppliers. You’ll have the ability to produce and present technical reports, including commercial options to Management, Elected Members CEO etc. You’ll need experience of risk management at a senior level and the ability to manage budgets efficiently. Registered or Chartered Architect qualification is also a must.

Additional information

If the above sounds like you and you would like to be involved in our exciting new technical team, then we would love to hear from you!

Please complete our online application form referring to the attached person specification for all the job requirements and ensure you tell us about your experience and knowledge, where this is being measured by application form.

Should you wish to attach your CV, please also ensure that this is tailored to reflect the job requirements which will give you the best possible chance of being shortlisted.

For an informal discussion, or further information regarding this job please contact Richard Sword by email to or call 0116 454 1628.

What we can offer you

As well as the satisfaction of helping to improve thousands of lives across Leicester, you can look forward to a work environment that encourages a healthy balance between you work life and your personal life. You’ll enjoy generous annual leave entitlement, membership of the excellent Local Government Pension Scheme and the option of flexible working. We’ll also give you the chance to develop your skills and expertise with a variety of training and development opportunities and career pathways. In addition, you can choose from a number of flexible benefits, including our fantastic salary sacrifice car scheme, big discounts at high-street outlets, childcare vouchers, discounts on city buses and trains, we may also be able help with relocation expenses if you are moving to the City, or need help with commuting costs.


* Please note that the total package number includes pension contribution and full holiday entitlement, including bank holidays.

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