Careers

As a fast growing, multi-award-winning practice with a portfolio of diverse projects, we have a diverse and changeable workload. Our approach is design led and we deliver projects through our studios in Swansea and Cardiff, at project sites, and at co-working venues across the region. We have lots to offer our team with a great working atmosphere and opportunities for career progression.

We offer flexible/ hybrid working and, alongside statutory holidays, an industry-leading leave allowance over Christmas period when our studios are closed. On top of this, every staff member has an extra day off for their birthday.

Through discussions as a team, we have introduced Studio Nights Out, Christmas Parties, Charity Events, Sporting Events, Walking Club and Networking Events with clients.

Our aim is to make Starki a workplace which works for the exceptional people who ‘make the magic’. We have many attractive career opportunities for the right candidates and look forward to receiving your application.

We kindly ask recruiters not to contact us regarding our vacancies. Please see our Recruitment Policy for further details.

Graduate Architectural Technologist or Architectural Assistant

Swansea Studio | SA5

About Us:

Starki Architecture isn’t just another design firm. We’re a team of dedicated architecture professionals pushing the boundaries of design to create spaces that go beyond meeting expectations. Our signature approach is demonstrated throughout every single project, from social housing schemes to sports parks. As a CIAT Chartered Practice and Affiliate Group Body Corporate, we are held to the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics, ensuring our clients receive no less than the best.

Why Starki?

At Starki, we’re not just looking for employees—we’re seeking A-players. What does that mean? It means we foster and encourage an environment where high performing individuals can thrive – where success isn’t just a goal; it’s a mindset. If you’re driven by ambition, fuelled by passion, and possess the resilience to overcome any challenge, then you belong at Starki.

Breaking the Mould:

We’re not content with the status quo. We’re committed to breaking the mould in architecture, and we need like-minded individuals to join us on this journey. We believe that success isn’t just about the end result; it’s about the journey. That’s why we prioritise factors like commercial intellect and leadership, ensuring that every member of our team contributes to our collective success.

The Role:

As a Graduate Architectural Technologist or Architectural Assistant at Starki, you’ll play a pivotal role in our design process. From collaborating with our team to delivering innovative solutions, you’ll have the opportunity to make a real impact. We offer a supportive work environment with flexible hours and hybrid working arrangements, so you can achieve your full potential while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, and other professionals to develop architectural designs.
  • Assist in developing architectural designs that align with project requirements and objectives.
  • Ensure designs meet regulatory standards and comply with building codes.
  • Utilise software tools like AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Recap, and Revit to create and modify drawings.
  • Contribute to the creation of presentations, reports, and design documentation.
  • Maintain effective communication within the team to ensure project success.

Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of architectural design principles.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge and experience with Recap and Revit software.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisational skills.
  • Relevant qualification and at least one year of professional experience.
  • Means of travel between home, meetings, and site visits via your own form of transport.

What’s in it for you?:

You will begin your role earning an attractive and competitive salary, be entitled to an industry leading company pension scheme, and have immediate access to our ‘success factor incentives’ including performance-related bonuses.

Our professional development opportunities have been designed to aid your career as you progress at Starki, which is supported by our collaborative and creative working environment. The right candidate will find real career opportunities at our growing practice.

We offer generous holidays, including all Bank Holidays and a week off during Christmas and New Year. Our team organises regular social events where you can network and enjoy with the team and other industry professionals.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your CV, portfolio, and a cover letter to [email protected] by 12pm on Monday 10th June 2024. In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and explain why you believe you would be a valuable addition to the Starki team. Please type either “Graduate Application” in the subject line of your email.

Diversity and Equal Opportunities:

At Starki Architecture, we value diversity and promote equal opportunities. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Join Starki and be part of an architectural practice that values creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Become part of a professional family where we create exceptional spaces that inspire and enrich people and their communities.

Architectural Technologist or Architectural Assistant [CLOSED]

Our Swansea studio is currently seeking a talented and highly motivated individual to join our team as an Architectural Technologist or Architectural Assistant. We believe in providing a supportive and rewarding work environment, and as such, we offer incentives such as flexible hours and hybrid working arrangements. This is an ideal position for candidates looking for a rewarding role in architecture and a pathway for career progression. This is a full-time position offering a competitive starting salary which will be determined on an individual basis based on a candidate’s qualification and experience level.

About Starki:

Starki Limited is a leading architecture practice known for its commitment to excellence in design and its passion for creating functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. We are a CIAT Chartered Practice and Affiliate Group Body Corporate, demonstrating our commitment to the highest professional and ethical standards in professional architecture. Our portfolio includes a diverse range of projects, from residential and commercial buildings to public spaces and community developments. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs and exceed their expectations.

Role Description:

As an Architectural Technologist or Architectural Assistant at Starki, you will play a crucial role in our design process. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with our team through regular online team sessions and participate in in-person meetings in Swansea. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can quickly absorb project information and carry out architectural design work accurately, adhering to current local and national policies and regulations.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with architects, technologists, engineers, and other professionals to prepare architectural plans, elevations, and details.
  • Assist in developing architectural designs that align with project requirements and objectives.
  • Ensure that designs meet regulatory standards and comply with local and national building codes.
  • Utilise software tools such as AutoCAD, Sketchup, Photoshop, Recap, and
  • Revit to create and modify architectural drawings and visualisations.
  • Maintain effective communication and collaboration within the team to ensure project success.
  • Contribute to the creation of presentations, reports, and design documentation.

Requirements:

  • A strong understanding of architectural design principles and the ability to translate them into practical solutions.
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Sketchup, Lumion, and Photoshop.
  • Knowledge and experience with Recap and Revit software.
  • Familiarity with Autodesk’s AEC Collection would be advantageous.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work accurately within project constraints.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills.
  • A proactive and self-motivated approach, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Means of travel between home, meetings, and site visits via your own form of transport.
  • A relevant Certificate, Diploma, Degree or equivalent qualification
  • At least one year of demonstrable professional experience

Application Process:

To apply for this role, please submit your CV, portfolio, and a cover letter to [email protected] by 12pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024 (or sooner depending on candidate response).

In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and explain why you believe you would be a valuable addition to the Starki team. Please type either “Architectural Technologist Application” or “Architectural Assistant Application” in the subject line of your email.

At Starki Limited, we value diversity and promote equal opportunities. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, regardless of race, gender, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Join Starki and be part of an architectural practice that values creativity, innovation, and collaboration. Together, we will create exceptional spaces that inspire and enrich the lives of others.

Associate [CLOSED]

Our Swansea studio is currently seeking a qualified and experienced individual to join our team as an Associate.

If you are a professionally qualified Architect or Technologist with at least 3 years post-professional qualification with relevant experience, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

We believe in providing a supportive and rewarding work environment, and as such, we offer incentives such as flexible hours and hybrid working arrangements. This is an ideal position for candidates looking for the next step in their professional career, with opportunities for further progression. This is a full-time position offering a competitive starting salary which will be determined on an individual basis based on a candidate’s qualification and experience level.

 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage complex architectural projects from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to quality standards, budgets, and timelines.
  • Provide technical expertise, guidance, and mentorship to junior architects and project teams.
  • Collaborate with clients, consultants, and stakeholders to develop and refine project briefs, designs, and specifications.
  • Conduct site visits, inspections, and coordinate with contractors and construction teams to ensure smooth project execution.
  • Stay updated with the latest industry trends, regulations, and best practices, and integrate them into project designs and strategies.
  • Actively seek out and develop new client relationships and business opportunities to expand the practice’s project portfolio and drive growth.

Requirements:

  • Professional qualification as an Architectural Technologist.
  • At least 5 years of post-professional qualification with relevant experience.
  • Possession of FRIBA, ARIBA, FCIAT or MCIAT, or ability to work towards Chartered Status.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of architectural design principles, construction techniques, and building regulations.
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively with clients, team members, and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in architectural software and tools such as AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, Lumion, and Adobe Creative Suite.

About Starki Limited:

Starki Limited is a multi-award-winning chartered architecture practice renowned for delivering innovative and sustainable design solutions across various sectors, including residential, retail, hospitality, leisure, commercial, and public spaces. With a team of talented professionals and a commitment to excellence, we strive to create spaces that enhance people’s lives and positively impact communities.

We offer a stimulating work environment that fosters creativity, collaboration, and professional growth. As an Associate at Starki Limited, you will have the opportunity to work on prestigious projects, engage with diverse clients, and contribute to the advancement of architectural design.

How to Apply:

If you meet the qualifications and are eager to join our team, please submit your detailed CV, portfolio, and a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience to [email protected]. Please type “Associate” into the subject line of your email.

Application Deadline:

12pm on Tuesday 30th April 2024 (or sooner depending on candidate response).

Starki Limited is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply. We appreciate all applications, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Join Starki Limited and be a part of our commitment to architectural excellence and design innovation!