8th January 2020

Blue Forest are looking for a Design Team Leader

Architectural Design Team Leader

Multi-award winning luxury treehouse company based in East Sussex is looking for a creative and talented individual to lead our in-house design team.  We are seeking an experienced designer, architectural technologist or engineer with the appropriate qualifications.  You must have previous experience of leading a team, working with timber framed structures, a strong knowledge of building control, 2D construction detailing as well as 3D visualisation skills, ideally SketchUp, AutoCAD & Revit.  The ideal candidate must be passionate and dedicated as we are trying to build something special and are looking for someone who shares the same vision and dedication.

The successful applicant will coordinate the design programme and schedule of work for all projects in the design pipeline.  You will oversee our creative and talented in-house design team, working on a varied range of projects including commercial and private client schemes, creating designs taking into account budget, safety, building regulations and planning laws. 


Role overview

Oversee a small team of creative designers to ensure deadlines are met and relevant processes adhered to.

Produce detailed technical plans & drawings using AutoCAD and design projects using a range of design programs (including Adobe Suite and SketchUp).

Work closely with our construction teams on site, engineers, surveyors and planning departments.

Primarily office based but willing to undertake site visits and travel across the UK and Europe where necessary.


Key skills/requirements

Proven leadership skills/experience of leading a team.

Ability to thrive within a fast-paced dynamic environment in order to manage priorities across multiple projects and lead a team effectively, ensuring deadlines are consistently met.

Strong knowledge of timber frame construction is essential with excellent technical detailing, drawing, specifications and materials including bespoke joinery.  Fully conversant with Building Regulations and possess the ability to implement.

Creative and passionate about design with the ability to demonstrate innovation.

Practical understanding of construction methods and timber framing principles.

Strong communication and negotiating skills.

Previous engineering experience advantageous.

Be fluent in English and demonstrate you can legally work in the UK.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with your experience.


Closing date:                     mid January

Start date:                          Immediate start

Type of Contract:             Permanent Full Time

Please apply via email, including a copy of your current CV & portfolio (in PDF format, size less than 10MB, with clear indication of your role on every project listed), to info@blueforest.com Please indicate any notice period if applicable, and a brief description why you feel you should be a part of our team.

We try to get back to all applicants, however sometimes due to the number of applications received we are only able to contact suitable candidates.

UK based applicants only.  Must live locally to Tunbridge Wells and have own transport due to rural location. 


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