We currently have opportunities in our Manchester studio for Part I Architectural Assistants to contribute to the delivery of our diverse portfolio of high-profile projects in the Residential, Education, Retail, Workplace and Healthcare sectors.

About us

BDP is a continuous collective of architects, engineers, designers and urbanists. We design at every scale from city masterplans, neighbourhoods, parks, streets and buildings to specialist, bespoke light and acoustic installations.

We are placemakers who work at every stage of the design process from visioning to briefing to design, delivery and operation. We respond to the demands of our dynamic and ever-changing planet with cross-discipline design thinking that spans all of life’s activities, protects the environment and enhances social value.

Harnessing our collective ethos, the spirit of BDP is about making places for people. Our structure and governance as a global network of federated city studios creates design hubs that are connected to the cities, regions and communities they serve.

As part of the Nippon Koei Group, we fuse our passion for architecture and engineering with user-centred design and large-scale infrastructure projects to deliver world-class solutions for better, more prosperous places.

About the role

You will be working closely with multi-disciplinary design teams assisting in the creation of conceptual design proposals and in the production of presentation-style images, using a variety software media.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Concept design production from area schedule briefing information
  • Creation of concept model options in a variety of software platforms
  • Development of preferred concept option into presentation standard models
  • Creation of Revit models from concept through to production of information stages
  • Rendering of model images in specialist software (Primarily Revit based)
  • Development of masterplan and building plans using 2D CAD software
  • Development of elevational and sectional models using 2D CAD software
  • Creation of CGI views using Sketchup base model
  • Post production work in Photoshop to Sketchup generated CGI views

About you

You will be a RIBA (Pt I) graduate or international equivalent along with:

  • Excellent design and presentation skills using a variety of media
  • Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • The ability to communicate ideas compellingly through drawings
  • Enthusiasm for team working

BDP offers

In return, BDP can offer you a wide range of learning opportunities to encourage personal and professional career development. From sponsorship to profession-led events, we also offer annual appraisals and a mentoring program which is supported by our online internal learning platform.

We are committed to being an employer of choice and offer a competitive remuneration and benefits package as well as interesting work, a rewarding and friendly environment, excellent office space, and a respect for the work-life balance of our people through hybrid working.

All permanent employees can participate in BDP’s stakeholder pension arrangement to which the company contributes, the BDP Profit Share Scheme and taxefficient Smart Benefits, Life Insurance, Long Term Sickness Insurance, Private Medical insurance and health screening, interest-free season ticket loans and enhanced maternity and paternity provision, plus many more.

We offer regular international and studio-based social, sporting, and charitable activities. Some recent events include themed month-end socials, a hiking club, weekly complimentary yoga, wellbeing webinars, and toolbox talks. Our variety of employee forums drives the development of new ideas, giving everyone the platform to have a voice and be heard. To find out in more detail about what BDP can offer you, please follow: https://www.bdp.com/en/careers-at-bdp/why-join-bdp.

To apply

To apply for the role please click on the ‘Apply’ button below the vacancy. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach an up-to-date CV with a cover letter (<400 words) outlining how your skills and experience match the requirements for the above job description. Please also include a small portfolio (up to 10MB) of work and state your personal contributions to the projects in your portfolio.

BDP is actively fostering an inclusive organisation where people can be themselves and everyone has a sense of belonging. We want our teams to be diverse at every level, reflecting the communities we design for. As designers, we will create spaces for all that promote equity, wellbeing and participation within the built environment. We actively encourage people from a variety of backgrounds with different skills, professional and life experiences, to join us and help us to achieve our aspirations. We also welcome applications from candidates who wish to work flexibly. BDP also operates a hybrid working policy.