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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.

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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

Employee Ownership

Since 2022, Franklin Ellis have been an Employee Owned Trust (EOT). Employee ownership is a philosophy – a philosophy of values, behaviours and intent. Our commitment to employee ownership underpins our supportive and empowering team approach. This approach if reflected in our four core values:

  • Collaborative

    We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback, and helping each other grow is fundamental to success. We foster a culture of trust, respect, and mutual learning, where everyone feels empowered to contribute to our shared vision and goals.

  • Forward Thinking

    We encourage ongoing education and professional development for our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices. We apply our knowledge to promote sustainability, accessibility, and social responsibility in our designs, reflecting our commitment to the well-being of all stakeholders.

  • Creative

    We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions, and to intelligently explore new possibilities.

  • Supportive

    Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns, and build relationships based on trust. This atmosphere fosters both individual success and collective achievement.

Vacancies
Project Architect

About Us

Franklin Ellis Architects is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary practice based in our award-winning office at The Old Pumphouse in Nottingham. We have a second office, located at the LCB Depot in Leicester, with a growing presence in London at The Building Society and also offer a flexible approach to home working.

We offer a broad range of design consultancy services including Architecture, Interiors and Conservation Design, with extensive experience across a diverse range of building sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality and Commercial.

We are a growing practice and pride ourselves on being staff-focussed, enthusiastic and sociable.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do, and this is recognised in the number of awards we have received for design excellence, sustainability, regeneration, build quality and historic restoration.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Project Architect with a proven track record of working on multiple projects across a variety of sectors to join our expanding team.

We have numerous new projects in the office, including major student accommodation, residential and hotel schemes and a number of other substantial housing developments. As a Project Architect you will be working alongside our Directors and Associates on the design and development of projects from conception stage through to completion.

Ideally you will have between four and seven years’ experience post-graduation with a knowledge across various sectors.

Your Profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Supportive we value honesty, reliability, and integrity from our staff. Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns and build relationships based on trust.
  • Creative demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge across multiple sectors. We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions and to intelligently explore new possibilities.
  • 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. We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback and helping each other grow is fundamental to success.
  • Forward Thinking – We encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices.
  • 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 Autodesk REVIT, excellent modelling skills and experience in the delivery BIM projects. Training will be provided.
  • Demonstrable detailing skills, experience in producing tender documents and specifications in NBS Chorus
  • Detailed knowledge of technical standards and regulations
  • 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
  • Experience in managing projects on site would be advantageous

Working at FEA

Alongside the opportunity to both work and lead on a variety of exciting projects, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, friendly and dynamic architectural practice which places great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and encourages a collaborative company culture. Our recent transition to an Employee Owned Trust puts employees at the heart of the decision-making processes within the practice.

Renumeration / Benefits

We aim to offer a competitive salary to reflect your skills, experience, and impact on the practice, together with the following benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependant on length of service)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health insurance – providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and mental wellbeing
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and Cycle to Work
  • Flexible home working
  • Company study tours including team visits to completed projects and cities
  • Regular in-house CPD. Staff are also encouraged to explore their own CPD opportunities outside the company
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Part of an Employee Owned Trust (EOT)

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV together with a link to your latest work to Lucy Perkins lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk

If you would like more information, please call Lucy on 0115 9418475

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

Franklin Ellis is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Senior Technician

About Us

Franklin Ellis Architects is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary practice based in our award-winning office at The Old Pumphouse in Nottingham. We have a second office, located at the LCB Depot in Leicester, with a growing presence in London at The Building Society and also offer a flexible approach to home working.

We offer a broad range of design consultancy services including Architecture, Interiors and Conservation Design, with extensive experience across a diverse range of building sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality and Commercial.

We are a growing practice and pride ourselves on being staff-focussed, enthusiastic and sociable.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do, and this is recognised in the number of awards we have received for design excellence, sustainability, regeneration, build quality and historic restoration.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Senior Technician with a proven track record of working on multiple projects across a variety of sectors to join our expanding team.

We have numerous new projects in the office, including major student accommodation, residential and hotel schemes and a number of other substantial housing developments. As a Senior Technician you will be working as the technical lead on significant multi-million-pound developments post planning, and be involved with providing technical support to colleagues on projects across the office. In addition, you will participate 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:

  • Supportive we value honesty, reliability, and integrity from our staff. Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns and build relationships based on trust.
  • Creative demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge across multiple sectors. We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions and to intelligently explore new possibilities.
  • 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. We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback and helping each other grow is fundamental to success.
  • Forward Thinking – We encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices.
  • 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:

  • CIAT accredited degree qualification
  • Experienced in the use of Autodesk REVIT to deliver production information including construction details and schedules
  • Excellent modelling skills and experience in the delivery of BIM projects
  • Demonstrable detailing skills, experience in producing tender documents and specifications in NBS Chorus
  • A thorough knowledge of technical standards and regulations
  • A background of working on large developments over a range of building types
  • Ability to work in a team environment, both within the office and with main contractors
  • Experience as a technical lead on large projects with the potential for job running
  • An awareness of, and enthusiasm for sustainable design and BREEAM
  • Experience in managing projects on site would be advantageous

Working at FEA

Alongside the opportunity to both work and lead on a variety of exciting projects, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, friendly and dynamic architectural practice which places great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and encourages a collaborative company culture. Our recent transition to an Employee Owned Trust puts employees at the heart of the decision-making processes within the practice.

Renumeration / Benefits

We aim to offer a competitive salary to reflect your skills, experience, and impact on the practice, together with the following benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependant on length of service)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health insurance – providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and mental wellbeing
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and Cycle to Work
  • Flexible home working
  • Company study tours including team visits to completed projects and cities
  • Regular in-house CPD. Staff are also encouraged to explore their own CPD opportunities outside the company
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Part of an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT)

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV together with a link to your latest work to Lucy Perkins lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk

If you would like more information, please call Lucy on 0115 9418475

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

Franklin Ellis is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Junior Technician

About Us

Franklin Ellis Architects is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary practice based in our award-winning office at The Old Pumphouse in Nottingham. We have a second office, located at the LCB Depot in Leicester, with a growing presence in London at the Building Society and also offer a flexible approach to home-working.

We offer a broad range of design consultancy services including Architecture, Interiors and Conservation Design, with extensive experience across a diverse range of building sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality and Commercial.

We are a growing practice and pride ourselves on being staff-focussed, enthusiastic and sociable.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do, and this is recognised in the number of awards we have received for design excellence, sustainability, regeneration, build quality and historic restoration.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Junior Technician with at least 12 months experience of working in practice to join our expanding team.

We have numerous new projects in the office, including major student accommodation, residential and hotel schemes and a number of other substantial housing developments. As a Junior Technician you will be working alongside our Project Architects and Senior Technicians on significant multi-million-pound developments post planning, and be involved with providing technical support to colleagues on projects across the office. In addition, you will participate 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:

  • Supportive we value honesty, reliability, and integrity from our staff. Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns and build relationships based on trust.
  • Creative demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge across multiple sectors. We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions and to intelligently explore new possibilities.
  • 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. We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback and helping each other grow is fundamental to success.
  • Forward Thinking – We encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices.
  • 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:

  • Minimum 12 months experience of working in a similar role in a UK based architectural practice.
  • Experience in the use of Autodesk REVIT to deliver production information including construction details and schedules
  • Excellent modelling skills and experience in the delivery of BIM projects
  • Demonstrable detailing skills, some experience in producing tender documents and specifications in NBS Chorus
  • A working knowledge of technical standards and regulations
  • Ability to work in a team environment, both within the office and with main contractors
  • Experience as a technical support on large projects
  • An awareness of, and enthusiasm for sustainable design and BREEAM

Working at FEA

Alongside the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, friendly and dynamic architectural practice which places great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and encourages a collaborative company culture. Our recent transition to an Employee-Owned Trust puts employees at the heart of the decision-making processes within the practice.

Renumeration / Benefits

We aim to offer a competitive salary to reflect your skills, experience, and impact on the practice, together with the following benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependant on length of service)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health insurance – providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and mental wellbeing
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and Cycle to Work
  • Flexible home working
  • Company study tours including team visits to completed projects and cities
  • Regular in-house CPD. Staff are also encouraged to explore their own CPD opportunities outside the company
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Part of an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT)

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV together with a link to your latest work to Lucy Perkins lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk

If you would like more information, please call Lucy on 0115 9418475

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

Franklin Ellis is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Part 2 Architectural Assistant

About Us

Franklin Ellis Architects is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary practice based in our award-winning office at The Old Pumphouse in Nottingham. We have a second office, located at the LCB Depot in Leicester, with a growing presence in London at The Building Society and also offer a flexible approach to home working.

We offer a broad range of design consultancy services including Architecture, Interiors and Conservation Design, with extensive experience across a diverse range of building sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality and Commercial.

We are a growing practice and pride ourselves on being staff-focussed, enthusiastic and sociable.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do, and this is recognised in the number of awards we have received for design excellence, sustainability, regeneration, build quality and historic restoration.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Part II Architecture Graduate to join our expanding team.

We have numerous new projects in the office, including major student accommodation, residential and hotel schemes and a number of other substantial housing developments. As an Architect’s Assistant you will be working alongside our Project Architects on the design and development of projects from conception stage through to completion. The practice would also look to support the right candidate through their Part 3 studies.

Your Profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Supportive we value honesty, reliability, and integrity from our staff. Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns and build relationships based on trust.
  • Creative demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge across multiple sectors. We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions and to intelligently explore new possibilities.
  • 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. We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback and helping each other grow is fundamental to success.
  • Forward Thinking – We encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices.
  • 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 2 qualification with at least 12 months previous experience in UK practice.
  • Experienced in the use of Autodesk REVIT, excellent modelling skills. Training will be provided.
  • Proficiency in computing and file-based working including Revit, Photoshop, InDesign and Twin Motion.
  • Understanding of building terminology, construction methods and technical detailing.
  • Working knowledge of UK Building Regulations and their application.
  • Good time and task management with the ability to self-check work.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive approach to a diverse and varied workload.
  • Personable and flexible with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Being able to work alone or as part of a wider team.

Working at FEA

Alongside the opportunity to both work and lead on a variety of exciting projects, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, friendly and dynamic architectural practice which places great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and encourages a collaborative company culture. Our recent transition to an Employee-Owned Trust puts employees at the heart of the decision-making processes within the practice.

Renumeration / Benefits

We aim to offer a competitive salary to reflect your skills, experience, and impact on the practice, together with the following benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependant on length of service)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health insurance – providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and mental wellbeing
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and Cycle to Work
  • Flexible home working
  • Company study tours including team visits to completed projects and cities
  • Regular in-house CPD. Staff are also encouraged to explore their own CPD opportunities outside the company
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Part of an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT)

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV together with a link to your latest work to Lucy Perkins lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk

If you would like more information, please call Lucy on 0115 9418475

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

Franklin Ellis is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Part 1 Architectural Assistant / Apprentice

About Us

Franklin Ellis Architects is an employee-owned, multidisciplinary practice based in our award-winning office at The Old Pumphouse in Nottingham. We have a second office, located at the LCB Depot in Leicester, with a growing presence in London at The Building Society and also offer a flexible approach to home working.

We offer a broad range of design consultancy services including Architecture, Interiors and Conservation Design, with extensive experience across a diverse range of building sectors including Residential, Education, Hospitality and Commercial.

We are a growing practice and pride ourselves on being staff-focussed, enthusiastic and sociable.

Design quality is at the heart of all that we do, and this is recognised in the number of awards we have received for design excellence, sustainability, regeneration, build quality and historic restoration.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious Part I (Year Out) Architecture Student with a degree in Architecture to join our expanding team.

We have numerous new projects in the office, including major student accommodation, residential and hotel schemes and a number of other substantial housing developments. As an Architect’s Assistant you will be working alongside our Project Architects on the design and development of projects from conception stage through to completion. This role would be suitable for someone looking to complete a year out in practice or follow the Level 7 apprenticeship pathway towards qualification as an architect.

Your Profile

The successful candidate will be:

  • Supportive we value honesty, reliability, and integrity from our staff. Our culture of support and openness empowers our team to freely express ideas, share concerns and build relationships based on trust.
  • Creative demonstrating creativity in your design approach, enthusiasm for and knowledge across multiple sectors. We are passionate about what we do, encouraging our employees to express their unique ideas, challenge assumptions and to intelligently explore new possibilities.
  • 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. We believe that working together as a team, sharing ideas and feedback and helping each other grow is fundamental to success.
  • Forward Thinking – We encourage the ongoing education and professional development of our team, ensuring that we remain at the cutting edge of design and construction practices.
  • 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 1 qualification in Architecture.
  • Basic experience in the use of Autodesk REVIT. Training will be provided.
  • Proficiency in computing and file-based working including Revit, Photoshop, InDesign and Twin Motion.
  • Excellent presentation skills, via hand drawing and visualisation software.
  • Basic understanding of building terminology, construction methods and technical detailing.
  • Good time and task management with the ability to self-check work.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive approach to a diverse and varied workload.
  • Personable and flexible with excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Being able to work alone or as part of a wider team.

Working at FEA

Alongside the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting projects, the successful candidate will join an enthusiastic, friendly and dynamic architectural practice which places great emphasis on a healthy work-life balance and encourages a collaborative company culture. Our recent transition to an Employee-Owned Trust puts employees at the heart of the decision-making processes within the practice.

Renumeration / Benefits

We aim to offer a competitive salary to reflect your skills, experience, and impact on the practice, together with the following benefits:

  • Holiday entitlement starting at 25 days per year (and with increments dependant on length of service)
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Health insurance – providing contributions for dental work, optical treatment, physiotherapy and mental wellbeing
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for childcare and Cycle to Work
  • Flexible home working
  • Company study tours including team visits to completed projects and cities
  • Regular in-house CPD. Staff are also encouraged to explore their own CPD opportunities outside the company
  • A wide variety of social events
  • Part of an Employee-Owned Trust (EOT)

To Apply

Please send a covering letter and your CV together with a link to your latest work to Lucy Perkins lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk

If you would like more information, please call Lucy on 0115 9418475

Closing date for applications is 8th March 2024.

Franklin Ellis is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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 to our administrative team:

lucy.perkins@franklinellis.co.uk