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People grow with us and we grow with them. We are committed to opening up the profession of architecture to a world of talent and developing long-term RSHP careers.

Architectural Design Supervisor

RSHP is an award-winning international architectural practice headquartered in the City of London. We work across multiple sectors on a variety of exciting projects ranging from small, innovative housing developments through to very large-scale international infrastructure projects.

RSHP is looking for an experienced Architectural Design Supervisor (Foreign Construction Supervisor Role) to work in the Taiwan office. You will be part of a dynamic team working on site of the Taipei Airport T3 development.

Main Responsibilities

To work within this role, you must:

  • Have experience of working on airports and/or transportation facilities.
  • Have extensive experience in Architecture and a good knowledge of Concept, Scheme Design Detail Design and Construction stages.
  • Have experience of working on-site.
  • Have strong design credentials alongside awareness of and attention to detail and materiality (evident through a portfolio of work).
  • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal, written and visual.
  • Can work both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Be able, with guidance, to represent RSHP with contractors, clients and consultants and to liaise with RSHP’s London and Shanghai offices.
  • A can-do attitude and willingness to take on to new tasks and responsibilities.

Skills and Qualities

  • The client requires at least 10-15 years’ experience post-Part III (or equivalent) within the UK and/or elsewhere in the world.
  • The ideal candidate will be professional in their approach and conduct. The successful candidate will:
  • Hold a non-Taiwanese Passport (due to this being a Foreign Construction Supervision Role).
  • Have experience of using Revit and BIM and be competent at hand-sketching.
  • You must be resilient, a good communicator, highly organised and understand how to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines.
  • Chinese language not essential but beneficial.

Hours: 8-hour day with some flexibility regarding timing (Monday to Friday)

Salary
: On application

Benefits: RSHP offers a range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • A profit share programme (according to contract terms), 
  • Private healthcare plan paid for by RSHP

If you think this role is for you, please post a cover letter, CV and portfolio to:

The Recruitment Team (Taiwan Architect)
RSHP
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

Alternatively, please submit your cover letter, CV and portfolio to: recruitment@rshp.com with the words 'Taiwan Architect' in the subject line of the email.

Application deadline: Wednesday 14 September 2022

Legal Advisor

RSHP is an international architectural practice who has designed some of world’s most iconic buildings. Our portfolio of projects ranges from the renowned Lloyd’s of London building, a new distillery and visitor centre for The Macallan in Speyside, to The Leadenhall Building, an office tower which is home to the practice’s studio. Currently, we are working on a range of high-profile projects, including our first residential project in New York; an E-Sports arena outside Paris; a new distillery for Horse Soldier Bourbon in the United States, as well as innovative net zero housing using modern methods of construction in the UK.

We are looking for a Legal Advisor with previous experience or a qualified solicitor, with construction industry experience.

RSHP Legal and Commercial Arrangements

RSHP Legal and Commercial activities are overseen by Commercial Partners with the day-to-day management and coordination undertaken by a Senior Legal Advisor and an Associate Partner/Company Secretary.

RSHP retain the ‘Virtual In-House Counsel’ services of a London based legal firm and instruct external lawyers / QCs on specialist and international advice / claims / litigation as required.

Overview of the Role

We require a competent legal advisor with previous experience or a qualified solicitor with construction industry knowledge, with experience in English contract law and in the drafting of contracts to join the Legal Team and assist the team and the Partners in reviewing and drafting architectural and sub-consultant’s appointments as well as providing support on other legal matters.

Assisting the Partners and Legal Team on various legal aspects of operations with particular responsibility for drafting and reviewing the Practice’s architectural appointments and sub-consultant appointments. The right candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the progress of high-profile architectural projects around the world.

Role will include maintaining up to date legal templates of contracts, letters, frameworks to reflect applicable commercial practice and current market position and regional context.

Excellent communication skills and an ability to work well as part of a multi-disciplinary team is essential.

There is scope for the role to expand as the candidate’s knowledge of the practice and of the working culture evolves.

Key Responsibilities

  • Draft contracts / maintain template letters and contracts / maintain standard clauses
  • Undertake initial review of contracts received and report to the Partners and Legal Team
  • Assist in contract negotiations
  • Assist the commercial Partners and Legal Team as part of overall commercial risk management of practice
  • Support the Legal Team in drafting and maintaining templates of commercial sub-consultants’ appointments
  • Assist the Legal Team to draft text on matters with legal implications
  • Together with the Legal Team, advise architects on contract-related issues as they arise on their projects and provide drafting as necessary
  • Assist the Legal Team with CDM regulations and site safety matters
  • Maintain schedules of sub-consultants / collateral warranties / framework agreements
  • Liaise with Accounts on invoicing / debtors
  • Assist the Legal Team and Partners in assessing the legal implications of working in jurisdictions around the world

Hours: 0930 – 1800 Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive salary according to experience

Benefits: RSHP offers a great benefits package including health care, profit share, a generous holiday allowance and a company weekend retreat available to all staff.

If you think this role is for you, please apply by sending a covering letter with your CV to HR@rshp.com

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. This job description will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with the post holder.

Application deadline: Wednesday 14 September 2022

RSHP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Senior 3D Visualiser

RSHP is looking for a Senior 3D Visualiser to join our London office.

RSHP is an award-winning international architectural practice headquartered in the City of London. We work on a variety of exciting projects ranging from small, innovative housing developments through to very large-scale international infrastructure projects.

The Role

Working with the Head of Visual Communications you will support the architectural design teams to generate designs, develop and produce concepts and graphics to communicate projects to clients through designs and presentations.

Main Responsibilities

  • Create digital 2D/3D images for the different stages of our projects
  • Create digital 3D animation
  • Create 360/VR images
  • Create 2D/3D diagrams for competitions where required
  • Assist in the day-to-day running of the studio’s projects, in close collaboration with the Project Architect/Team Coordinator.
  • To utilise strong artistic and project management skills to take on multiple projects as required, from the receiving of information through to completion, in collaboration Project Architect/Team Coordinator.
  • Creating realistic materials in order to enhance the architecture and setting up a natural lighting.
  • Taking that final step to make the view/environment come together in order to achieve an high result and being responsible for post-production of digital images to enhance and colour grade
  • To interpret and understand architectural documents, plans and drafts, such as floor plans, elevations and sections.
  • To create bespoke 3D-models as requested
  • Conception and creation of appealing interior and exterior designs.
  • Setting up of cameras and point of views for photographic composition.
  • Ensure all files and folders are stored and/or referenced according to our standards.
  • Convert 3D data designed by the teams into 3D Max files for visualisation purposes
  • Site photography for the production of CGI and photo matches
  • Collaborate with the CAD and graphic design teams in order to develop standards and assisting in the production of presentation materials and competition submissions
  • Testing new software/plugins on the market related to CGI

Skills and Qualities

  • A keen eye with incredible attention to detail, colour, lighting, composition and design.
  • Reliable, highly self-motivated, organised, able to effectively prioritise and manage your time, both as part of the team and on your own.
  • A creative curiosity for new technologies and follow industry trends which have the potential to become game changers for the architectural industry.
  • Happy to share ideas and concepts with the rest of the team and enjoy working in an open studio environment.
  • An excellent communicator with good verbal and written English skills.

How to apply

Please submit your CV, your portfolio and a covering letter in PDF format to viz-recruitment@rshp.com.

We welcome links to personal websites or other online portfolios.

Alternatively, you can post your application to:

Luca D’Amico
RSHP
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

Please include in your portfolio selected relevant examples of your best work, which should include architectural renderings and animations. We would encourage you to also include any personal work or projects you are especially proud of – we love to see what inspires people and what else you might bring to our team!

In addition to a highly competitive salary for the right candidate, RSHP offers one of the best employee benefits packages in the industry, including 25 days of annual leave in addition to bank holidays and Christmas time off, comprehensive annual health checks, private medical insurance and a profit sharing scheme, amongst many others.

Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 14 September 2022
No agencies please.

Archives Assistant

RSHP is an award-winning international architectural practice headquartered in the City of London. We work across multiple sectors on a variety of exciting projects ranging from small, innovative housing developments to very large-scale international infrastructure projects.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Archives Assistant to join our Archivist for a fixed term contract based at our Leadenhall Building office. This role requires that you take a crucial supporting role in the archive which documents over 40 years of design projects and business records created by the Practice.

The primary focus of the post is to assist in the consolidation of the archive inventory and catalogue, following the relocation of the physical repository last year. The candidate will also assist with the cataloguing and transfer of recent accessions within the office.

You will be self-motivated, organised, and methodical, and comfortable working to deadlines. Experience of cataloguing records within an archive or design and architecture industries would be an advantage.

Responsibilities:

The nature of the work will be varied and will primarily involve:

  • Consolidation and cross referencing of the archive inventory and catalogue across multiple databases and spreadsheets
  • Assist with the cataloguing and transfer of recent accessions within the office
  • Work with the Archivist to determine the appropriate level of description for items
  • Inputting data into the archives and records management database (Adlib/Axiell Collections)
  • Helping with day-to-day administration of the archives
  • Assist with the ongoing preservation of the archive material

Essential:

  • Excellent attention to detail and data entry, with good IT, verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Able to maintain accurate records for progress and reporting
  • Experience of working with archives and experience of handling paper-based archival materials
  • Familiarity with current archival descriptive, authority and process standards
  • Understanding of the principles for long-term information retrieval and retention

Desirable:

  • Experience of cataloguing using Axiell or similar
  • Interest / experience within a business, design or architectural archive
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation and GDPR in relation to archives and collections management
  • Experience digitising archival materials and / or digital preservation

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop their archives/records management skills in a supportive environment. Training will be given in all aspects of the role, as required.

Immediate start with a contract term of six months, with the possibility of an extension.

Hours and Benefits:

0930 – 1800, Monday to Friday

Salary: Competitive salary according to experience

Benefits: RSHP offers a great benefits package including health care, profit share, a generous holiday allowance and a company weekend retreat available to all staff.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a covering letter, with Archives Assistant in the subject line, to: 

HR@rshp.com

Closing date for applications:

Wednesday 14 September 2022

No agencies please

RSHP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Year Out Placements

RSHP offers year out placements for students who have finished their third year at university. The students are assigned individual mentors and have the chance to work in various areas within the office.

The first three weeks in the office include a training period in the Digital Resources team and induction to the procedures of the office. Students then start working with one of the architectural teams. Throughout the year, students learn about the various functions of the office. Applicants for year out placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please address all applications to:
The Recruitment Team
RSHP
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

 

Summer Placements

RSHP offers summer placement positions for the academic vacation period between June and September. They are for students studying architecture who are between 4th and 5th year at university.

Applicants for summer placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project and 4th year.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please address all applications to:
The Recruitment Team
RSHP
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

 

Work Experience

Our work experience programme runs during July and August. Students aged 14-18 years can apply to spend a week with the practice where they will be given a specific brief to work to and gain an understanding of the various stages of the design process. The final product is a model and coloured sketches.

All places for work experience in Summer 2022 are now taken.

To apply for Summer 2023 please submit a CV and cover letter to workexp@rsh-p.com after 1st November 2022. We regret that we cannot accept any applications submitted before this date.

 

Employee Benefits

RSHP are the industry leaders for employee benefits within architecture.

Office Weekend Trips

Every year, all staff are taken on an annual weekend trip. Previous trips have included Washington D.C., to view 300 New Jersey Avenue, as well as a weekend of glamping, fishing and fun on Osea Island in Essex.

BUPA Health check

Considered as a “Health M.O.T.”, this thorough health check would cost an individual anything up to £500 but the practice pay for this for all UK staff once a year.

Charitable Distribution

A percentage of all profits are donated to charitable causes every year. Each partner and employee directs their share of the charitable distribution to a charity of their own choice. Over the years, substantial sums of money have been paid to charitable causes.

Group Life Assurance

This death-in-service insurance policy pays out three times an employee’s annual salary in a lump sum. This is typically the type of policy that individuals would be expected to pay for themselves when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Group Income Protection Scheme

This is an exceptional benefit. Paying out 80% of salary to the employee should they become sick long term. Only 8% of UK employers currently provide this and it is typically expected when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Holly Frindle

RSHP bought and restored the Berthold Lubetkin designed house “Holly Frindle” in Whipsnade, UK. All employees are free to use the house and grounds every weekend for parties or just to relax and unwind.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

The Partnership operates a maternity and paternity pay scheme which is more favourable than the statutory minimums.

Private Healthcare

After six months service all employees are eligible for private healthcare.

Profit Share

After two and a half years with the practice, employees are eligible for a generous profit share in the financial successes of RSHP.