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Franklin Ellis Architects

Here at Franklin Ellis Architects, we currently employ around thirty-five staff. Our range of services include architecture, interior design, landscape design and visualisation.

We are engaged on a wide range of exciting projects across a variety of sectors with contract values ranging from £250,000 up to £50 million. Franklin Ellis are an award-winning practice who place a significant emphasis on delivering high quality design and client satisfaction.

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Our offices

We operate in a lively, modern, open-plan environment within a renovated Victorian pumping station, a short walking distance from the centre of Nottingham. All members of the team, from students to partners, inhabit the same space, encouraging a common bond and a shared learning experience. We have also recently opened a new office in the centre of Leicester and are looking forward to developing our presence in the city.

Meet our team
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Progressive workflows

Franklin Ellis is a digitally advanced practice, harnessing the latest in AEC workflows, BIM processes and visualisation techniques.

Our projects are entirely delivered using model based workflows thanks to utilising Revit as our principal design tool. This allows us to work in a 3D environment from feasibility through to construction. Alongside Revit, our workflows also employ Navisworks, Infraworks, Civil 3D, BIM360, Lumion, and 3DS Max. We offer a comprehensive digital training programme both for new starters and existing staff to ensure our workflows run smoothly.

We’re currently in the process of being certified for our ISO19650 BIM processes and expect to receive accreditation in the near future.

Progressive workflows

Franklin Ellis is a digitally advanced practice, harnessing the latest in AEC workflows, BIM processes and visualisation techniques.

Our projects are entirely delivered using model based workflows thanks to utilising Revit as our principal design tool. This allows us to work in a 3D environment from feasibility through to construction. Alongside Revit, our workflows also employ Navisworks, Infraworks, Civil 3D, BIM360, Lumion, and 3DS Max. We offer a comprehensive digital training programme both for new starters and existing staff to ensure our workflows run smoothly.

We’re currently in the process of being certified for our ISO19650 BIM processes and expect to receive accreditation in the near future.

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Employment benefits

Benefits include:

  • Holidays

    Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependent on length of service).

  • Flexible working

    Flexible work times and home working.

  • CPD

    Regular in-house CDP, covering the full RIBA curriculum.

  • Study tours

    Company study tours, including team visits to completed projects – recent weekend trips include Barcelona and Liverpool.

  • Mentoring

    A range of mentoring support for junior members of staff.

  • Social events

    A wide variety of social events.

  • Health insurance scheme

    Providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and counselling.

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • Life assurance policy

  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and sickness pay

    Beyond statutory.

  • Childcare voucher scheme

  • Cycle to Work scheme

Vacancies

We are currently seeking new staff for the positions below (click to expand):

4-7 Year Qualified Architect
The role

Franklin Ellis has a strong portfolio of work across the ‘housing sector’, encompassing apartment and student developments, estate design, sheltered housing, care homes, and smaller ‘bespoke’ housing schemes.

We have a number of new projects in the office, including major student accommodation schemes in Nottingham city centre as well as garden villages / sustainable urban extensions in both Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

We are therefore looking for a qualified architect to join our ‘early-stage’ housing team.

You will be working directly with and for one of our Associate architects and in collaboration with Partners, with the opportunity to work on a number of significant multi-million-pound developments.

Ideally you will have between four and seven years’ experience post-graduation, preferably in the housing sector.

Your profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Authentic

    We value honesty, reliability and integrity from our staff.

  • Passionate and Creative

    Demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge of the housing sector.

  • Collaborative

    You should be able to work in a team environment to meet tight deadlines. You will have strong communication skills, both within the design team and with clients.

  • Committed

    We will be looking for candidates who take ownership of their work, have considered a wide range of issues, and put together a reasoned, informed response.

And you will have the following key skills:

  • RIBA Part 3 qualification and ARB registration

  • Experienced in the use of Revit

  • Accomplished 3D visualisation skills

    Preferably using applications such as Lumion, Twinmotion, Enscape or 3DS Max.

  • Strong design skills

  • Sound knowledge of technical standards and regulations

  • An awareness of and enthusiasm for sustainable design and BREEAM

  • Experience in managing projects on site would be advantageous.

Post Part-II Student Architect
(Nottingham Office)
The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to join the team in our Nottingham office. They must demonstrate a willingness to learn, an ability to support the rest of the team, and are able to fully engage with and diligently complete tasks.

Your duties will include:

  • Working with, taking instructions from and reporting to project team members and management.

  • Supporting the wider project team.

  • Diligently completing tasks set.

  • Preparing information to a high standard of presentation and technical ability.

  • Complying with Franklin Ellis procedures and conventions for drawing and filing.

  • Working on all stages of project delivery.

  • Assisting in the overall running of the office.

Your profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Authentic

    We value honesty, reliability and integrity from our staff.

  • Committed

    We will be looking for a candidate who takes ownership of their work, and strives to deliver the best service possible for our clients.

  • Passionate and Creative

    Demonstrating creativity in your design approach and enthusiasm for architecture.

And you will have the following key skills:

  • RIBA Part 2 qualification

    RIBA Part 2 qualified with at least 12 months previous experience in UK practice.

  • Experienced in the use of CAD

    Proficiency in computing and file-based working – ideally including Revit, photoshop, InDesign.

  • Construction Knowledge

    Understanding of building terminology, construction methods and technical detailing.

  • Self-disciplined

    Good time and task management with the ability to check your own work.

  • Enthusiastic

    Enthusiastic with a positive approach to a diverse and varied workload

  • Communication Skills

    Personable and flexible with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Collaboration

    Being able to work as part of a design team.

Office Manager
The role

Franklin Ellis is a well-established Nottingham architectural and interior design practice of 35 staff with a track record in delivering award winning designs.

You will have an involvement in all aspects of the business, which will include the following:

We are looking to expand and redefine the way we operate, to make the most of an exciting range of new and prospective projects, by looking for someone to join our team in a management role to help us in this new stage of development.

The key aspects of the position will be to drive through and manage a new approach to office life where a lively environment for creativity, professionalism and wellbeing is successfully promoted and delivered. This will require a flexible approach to the job and, where appropriate, we will offer training to develop the specific skills required.

You will have an involvement in all aspects of the business, which will include the following:

  • Place

    • Property management, both at our Nottingham and Leicester offices
    • Implementation of our sustainability and well-being agendas
  • Business

    • Office management
    • ISO implementation and audit
    • CPD organisation and audit
    • Marketing and bid-writing
  • People

    • Human resources, employee management, recruitment
    • Health and safety
    • Social life of the team
Your profile

The successful candidate will be articulate, enthusiastic, inquisitive, disciplined and used to working with creative and professional people. Our ideal candidate would have a broad range of skills including:

  • An adeptness with digital information

  • An eye for simple and effective communication

  • A natural ease when dealing with our clients and colleagues

The opportunity is for full time position with flexible working arrangements. The salary range is in the range £25k plus, depending on experience.

The job is based in Nottingham, although you will also be expected to spend some time at our Leicester office.

If you think you have the skills, we are looking for and a can-do positive attitude we look forward to hearing from you.

Senior Architectural Technician
The role

We have a number of new projects in the office, including major student accommodation schemes in Nottingham city centre, housing developments and a number of new projects in the hospitality sector.

We are therefore looking for a senior architectural technician to join the team.

The role will be to provide the technical lead on significant multi-million-pound developments post-planning as well as technical support to colleagues on projects across the practice.

In addition, you will be involved in wider practice developments including the use of Revit and NBS Chorus, scheduling, standard details and specifications and our response to the changing regulatory framework.

Your profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Authentic

    We value honesty, reliability and integrity from our staff.

  • Passionate and Creative

    Demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge of the housing sector.

  • Collaborative

    You should be able to work in a team environment to meet tight deadlines. You will have strong communication skills, both within the design team and with clients.

  • Committed

    We will be looking for candidates who take ownership of their work, have considered a wide range of issues, and put together a reasoned, informed response.

And you will have the following key skills:

  • Experienced in the use of Revit

    To deliver production information including construction details and schedules.

  • Demonstrable skill and expertise in writing specifications

    Ideally using NBS Chorus.

  • Thorough knowledge of technical standards and regulations

    Ideally using NBS Chorus.

  • A background of working on large developments over a range of building types

    Ideally using NBS Chorus.

  • Experience as technical lead on large projects

    With potential job running capability.

  • Ability to work in a team environment

    Both within the office and with main contractors.

  • An awareness of and enthusiasm for sustainable design and BREEAM

Post Part-II Student Architect
(Leicester Office)
The role

We are looking for an enthusiastic student to join the team in our Leicester office. They must demonstrate a willingness to learn, an ability to support the rest of the team, and are able to fully engage with and diligently complete tasks.

Your duties will include:

  • Working with, taking instructions from and reporting to project team members and management.

  • Supporting the wider project team.

  • Diligently completing tasks set.

  • Preparing information to a high standard of presentation and technical ability.

  • Complying with Franklin Ellis procedures and conventions for drawing and filing.

  • Working on all stages of project delivery.

  • Assisting in the overall running of the office.

Your profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Authentic

    We value honesty, reliability and integrity from our staff.

  • Committed

    We will be looking for a candidate who takes ownership of their work, and strives to deliver the best service possible for our clients.

  • Passionate and Creative

    Demonstrating creativity in your design approach and enthusiasm for architecture.

And you will have the following key skills:

  • RIBA Part 2 qualification

    RIBA Part 2 qualified with at least 12 months previous experience in UK practice.

  • Experienced in the use of CAD

    Proficiency in computing and file-based working – ideally including Revit, photoshop, InDesign.

  • Construction Knowledge

    Understanding of building terminology, construction methods and technical detailing.

  • Self-disciplined

    Good time and task management with the ability to check your own work.

  • Enthusiastic

    Enthusiastic with a positive approach to a diverse and varied workload

  • Communication Skills

    Personable and flexible with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Collaboration

    Being able to work as part of a design team.

Prospective Applications

We always welcome enquiries from talented individuals who want to work for us. We review all applications and may contact you at a later time when we have vacancies.

Applications

Franklin Ellis Architects are an equal opportunities employer and consider all applications on merit in the strictest confidence. In the first instance, please email a copy of your current CV and portfolio in .pdf format demonstrating the scope of your work and experience to Elaine Gawronska:

elaine.gawronska@franklinellis.co.uk