30+ days ago


As part of our continued growth and success we are looking for an Architectural Designer to join our busy Rydon Homes Design and Planning team. Rydon Homes is our specialist residential development company and has a long history of designing and building high specification homes particularly in the South-East of England. This is an exciting opportunity to join our experienced team and assist with the development of new residential projects and future business growth plans along with an excellent opportunity for personal future development.

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You will work as an integral part of our Design and Planning team based in Forest Row, East Sussex. This team is responsible for optimising land development opportunities and undertaking the full architectural design process for our new-build residential schemes. We convert these opportunities into quality places where people choose to live.

As Architectural Designer you will be involved in producing layouts and house design drawings using CAD software and manual drawing techniques. You will have the creativity to shape innovative and unique designs whilst ensuring that all layouts and drawings are compliant with industry codes and legal standards. You will be communicating with external consultants who support the application design process, prepare technical reports and Design and Access Statements (DAS) to support planning applications. Together, with the preparation of presentation material to Parish Councils and other Stakeholder organisations for public exhibitions and pre application meetings. You will be seeing the design development process through to the compilation of packages for submission of residential development application proposals to Local Planning Authorities.

You will work closely with all members of the Design and Planning team and you will be involved with all stages of the design process from pre planning through to the submission of applications and ultimate decision by the Local Planning Authority. Working closely with our In house Architect you will develop presentation material, drawing by hand and in electronic media, for layouts, house designs, street scenes and brochures amongst other documents.

This is a varied and challenging role that will provide the successful candidate with excellent opportunities for onward development/progression

The preferred candidate will ideally hold an architectural degree and have previous residential design post qualification experience, although candidates with demonstrable experience in a similar role without a professional qualification or currently studying towards one will also be strongly considered. You will be a highly creative individual with good spatial design awareness with previous experience working with a residential developer (housebuilder) and/or architectural team. You will have the ability to prepare architectural drawings, by hand and electronically in AutoCAD and Photoshop and/or InDesign. Some 3D modelling experience would also be beneficial however is not essential. In addition, you will have excellent knowledge of planning policy including supplementary planning documents (SPD), such as inclusive design and access, along with a good understanding of building regulations and other regulatory requirements.

As a well established, progressive company we are committed to attracting and retaining individuals by offering an excellent benefits package that includes a wide range of core and voluntary benefits.

Rydon is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in employment. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post.  

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