Project architect

Ashman Architects
Location: Peterborough, UK
Added on: 4 Jan 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 May 2024

Ashman Architects has an opportunity for a proactive and experienced project architect to join its studio in Peterborough, UK.

The working hours are Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 17:30, 37.5 hours per week. The salary is £40,000 to £50,000 per annum, subject to experience and ability.

The role

In a key position within our expanding studio, you will be working closely with the director to lead and deliver a range of projects with the support of our talented design team. Amongst others, you will have the opportunity to work on bespoke one-off homes in beautiful countryside locations, rural diversification projects for discerning landowners and mixed-use developments.

The right person should be enthusiastic and diligent with experience preparing and submitting a range of planning applications for both new-build and listed properties in the UK with excellent writing skills and the ability to prepare strong and considered design and access statements. You should have a good understanding of UK building regulations and experience compiling tender and construction packages. This position will see you lead projects from initial feasibility and concept design, to planning, tender and construction. As such, previous experience across all RIBA stages of work is important.


  • a passion for architecture with a strong design sensibility
  • experience leading projects from inception to completion across all RIBA work stages
  • experience preparing design-led, pre-applications and planning applications including compiling design and access statements
  • must have knowledge and experience working with local planning authorities with a good understanding of UK policy
  • good technical capability
  • ability to communicate effectively with clients, consultants, contractors, suppliers and the internal design team
  • ability to work autonomously
  • willingness to take responsibility, accountability and coordinate a small design team
  • excellent organisation and presentation skills
  • proficiency in Vectorworks or willingness to learn to a basic standard independently; additional office training will be provided if required
  • proficiency in SketchUp or Rhino
  • proficiency in the Adobe Suite
  • strong attention to detail
  • proactive and enthusiastic attitude
  • work from our Peterborough Studio
  • fluent in English (verbally and written)
  • ARB registration
  • right to work in the UK

What we can offer:

  • opportunity to work at a vibrant and expanding practice on exciting and varied projects
  • explore sustainable design both through strategic planning and detailed materiality
  • ability to be involved in all RIBA stages and be responsible for design projects
  • competitive salary and performance-based bonuses
  • career progression and development
  • free parking
  • strong team culture, enjoying monthly social excursions and CPD events
  • annual summer trip abroad, for example, Venice Biennale 2023
  • working with a warm and friendly team in a newly refurbished and secure office

About the studio

Our vision is to inspire awe and joy through sustainable architectural projects. We are a friendly, collaborative practice that works with a wide range of clients from ambitious private homeowners, to family trusts and commercial landowners. Each project is unique and rooted in site-inspired design with consideration for the immediate and wider context. This leads to sympathetic and intuitive interventions that celebrate and add richness to each project. Our mission is to create exceptional architecture that positively contributes to the wider environment and the people our buildings serve – ensuring our buildings invoke a true sense of place, meaning and purpose.

The successful candidate will be part of our expanding studio and become an integral part of our team with plenty of opportunity for professional development and career progression. We have a strong team culture to galvanise creativity and provide hands-on support to our team.​

To apply for this role, please submit your cover letter, CV and sample portfolio via the apply for job button below.

We very much welcome physical and creative applications and can be posted to: Ashman Architects, 32B Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SR.

We hope to hear from you soon! Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applicants, we regret that we are not able to respond to all applicants.

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