Architect – Chelmsford, Essex

Scene Architects is a RIBA Chartered Architectural Practice based in London, Chelmsford and York who pride themselves on top quality consultancy, design, and service. Our Practice is well experienced in a variety of backgrounds ranging from housing, commercial, education, leisure, mixed-use developments, listed buildings and conservation, and major urban design schemes.  

As a Part III Architect you will work alongside other Architects and Technologists and be expected to create detailed drawings, working drawings and produce planning applications for several projects as well as producing 3D technical drawings, assisting other colleagues and attending site visits.  

We require an enthusiastic and motivated Part III Architect to join our expanding Chelmsford office, who will work directly under the supervision of one of our Associate Architects. You would be required to work on a wide range of projects from one-off housing to major residential/mixed-use developments from concept to technical design. 

Job Role Summary: 

Performs all stages of architectural work including planning, designing, and overseeing the construction. They will be involved in new building designs, alterations, restorations, and conservations from the earliest stages right through to completion. The goal is to match client’s needs and to produce sustainable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing designs. 

Day to day duties:

  • Manage project from start to finish to ensure high quality, innovative and functional design. 
  • Identify the surveys (g. land surveys) and input from external consultants required before work can commence, ensuring they’re undertaken and their results are fed into the project
  • Evaluate and advise on environmental, legal, and regulatory issues.
  • Take the “brief” to identify clients’ needs and put together feasibility reports and design proposals.
  • Develop ideas and concept design, keeping in mind the client’s needs, building’s usage and environmental impact.
  • Produce detailed drawings / documentation sufficient for the submission of planning applications.
  • Compile project specifications
  • Keep within budgets and timelines.
  • Ensure that all works are carried out to specific standards, building regulations, guidelines, and regulations.
  • Carry out site visits to check on project progress and report on project.
  • Cooperate and liaise with construction professionals.
  • Follow architectural trends and advancements.
  • Lead the detailed design process and coordinate design information.
  • Advise clients on procuring the best and most appropriate contracts for the work they are undertaking.
  • Liaise with appropriate authorities (g. local authorities planning departments and building inspectors) when producing documentation for statutory approval
  • Produce, analyse, and advise on detailed specifications for suitable materials or processes to be used.
  • Carry out design-stage risk assessments.
  • Administer contracts and project certifications.
  • Manage the work of architectural assistants/technologists and contribute to the overall running of the Practice.
  • Obtain feedback from clients and building end users, reporting on the performance of the contractors once construction is completed.
  • Participate in internal design reviews to improve the standard of the Practices work.  
  • Offer guidance and mentorship to junior colleagues as and when required. 


  • Will hold a recognized Part I, Part II and Part III Qualification in Architecture 
  • A proven knowledge and understanding of AutoCAD are essential and some prior experience of Revit preferable.
  • Evidenced proficiency of Adobe Creative suite including Photoshop and InDesign.
  • Proficiency of Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency with SketchUp useful but not required. 
  • Good drawing, design and presentation skills.
  • Good communication and organisational skills.
  • Willingness to collaborate, innovate and to learn.
  • Knowledge of UK Planning Policy and Building Regulations essential
  • Understands the implications of time on cost; able to compromise where necessary
  • Attention to detail
  • Driving license preferred but not essential
  • Proactivity/takes initiative
  • Integrity/honesty
  • Strategic thinking 

Scene Architects is a vibrant and social office full of freethinking, conscientious, self-motivated and hardworking people. We seek to collaboratively design, distinct and high-quality buildings and environments that inspire and embrace future communities.  

If you have a positive attitude, excellent attention to detail and a willingness to contribute as a dedicated team then please send through your CV as we are looking for individuals with the same disposition to join us. 

 *You must have the right to work in the UK.  

Scene Values:  

We are Creative & Imaginative  

We are Continually Developing 

We Exceed Expectations  

​​We are Collaborative