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Architectural Assistant

(Part II or Equivalent)

Location: London

Salary Band: Competitive Salary

Hours: 37.5 hours Monday to Friday (Full-time)

Job Description

You will be working in a small team on multiple projects, ranging from small to large scale residential developments. You will have an active role in all stages of the design, from concept modelling, planning deliverables, technical drawing, and site work.

All ZED PODs projects are Net Zero Carbon by design, and as such you will be requested to undertake environmental modelling, carbon calculations, and sustainability strategies.

As ZED PODs are a joint architectural and construction office, you will be exposed to construction methodologies and strategies, you will take an active role in construction matters such as planning construction phases, costing, specifying, and overseeing site progress.

This role is ideal for someone who takes an active interest in the construction and delivery of projects, and/or has previous experience with post-planning duties.

Desired Software Experience

  • SketchUp — massing and concept design in residential projects

  • SketchUp Plugins — Previous experience with energy and daylight modelling in SketchUp desired

  • Revit — Minimum of Stage 3 proficiency, technical experience and BIM Level 2 also desired

  • Adobe Suite — Photoshop and InDesign skills

Key Experience Required

  • Previous work in residential development (not individual houses) at the planning or technical stages

  • Revit and Sketchup Experience

  • Previous experience with sustainable design and construction

  • Minimum Part 2 UK Qualification


  • To prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design.

  • To lead the creation of design and access statements

  • To produce architectural drawings and models for planning and technical use

  • To develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team

  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with UK regulations and standards in residential design.

  • Evidence of a good design understanding e.g. a good design portfolio

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team

  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project

  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working, independent working and WFH

  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instruction

  • Evidence of the ability to understand design decisions taken by others

Note: This job description reflects the core activities of the role although there will be changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time.

Equal Opportunities Statement


ZED PODS is an equal opportunities employer ensuring that all applicants are treated equally and fairly throughout our recruitment process. We are determined that no applicant experiences discrimination on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, age, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, veteran status, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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