Senior Architect, Belfast

Job Details

DesignBuild Search are working with one of Irelands leading Architect practices. Due to exciting growth plans across the Pharma, DC and Industrial projects both domestically and internationally they have multiple openings for experienced Architects. Our client has offices in Belfast, Dublin, Waterford and Cork.

In this position you will run a project team and mentor junior staff. As a senior Architect you will ensure coordination of information from the Design Team and other project consultants. You will be responsible for managing project deliverables and reporting issues to the Associates and/or Directors. 

Project experience:
 Data centre, Industrial and Pharma.


  •  Bachelor or higher degree of Architecture or Architecture Technology or industry related equivalent.
  • Previous experience in Data centre, industrial or pharma sector
  •  Member of the RIAI, CIAT, or other national/international equivalent of registration for architects, interior designers or architectural technologists for a minimum of 8 years.


  • Actively promote the Company to potential clients and industry partners 
  • Develop their industry network 
  • Input to project targets and timelines 
  • Input to submission, bids and business opportunities 
  • Developing understanding of services provided 
  • A good understanding of the subject matter 
  • Inputs to appointments and contracts, developing understanding of the implications for and protecting the practice


  •  Responsible to lead and manage the delivery of a project working with an Associate and/or Director. 
  • Ensure projects are delivered effectively within the agreed scope and timeline. 
  • Skilled project level design knowledge and expertise. 
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of Architectural Design and the relevant parameters of performing same. 
  • Be familiar with and demonstrate an understanding of the contractual obligations of all parties, under various procurement routes. 
  • Engages with consultants and clients at a project level

Our clients benefits: 

  • Competitive annual leave scheme with service-related increments. 
  • Maternity Leave top up for 6 months.
  • Paternity Leave top up for 2 weeks. 
  • Excellent Pension Scheme 
  • Death in Service Life Cover Plan which is part of the pension scheme. 
  • Overseas opportunities to travel. 
  • Christmas Voucher Scheme. 
  • Bike to Work Scheme. 
  • TaxSaver Scheme. 
  • Access to VHI Insurance and Dental Scheme (available for all employee’s family). 
  • CPD Training provided for by the Company. 
  • Professional Subscriptions (Paid in full by the company (RIAI, RIBA, CIAT, ACA, CIMA) 
  • Tuition fees supported by our client 
  • Social Club. 
  • Paid Study Leave. 
  • Hybrid Working 
  • Flexible working hours – early Friday finish