RCKa – CAD/BIM Technician & HR/Comms Lead

Exciting opportunity for talented staff to join our friendly creative team 

RCKa is an expanding, people-focused practice of architects, urban designers and policy makers. Our ambition is to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, support the creation of cohesive communities, and help wider society meet its economic, social and environmental objectives.

We work across sectors and are specifically looking for support for some exciting new projects that include a new landscape-led SEND school for the Children’s Trust, a variety of specialist residential schemes including intergenerational and airspace developments, infill and larger-scale housing up to 150 new homes, rural masterplanning, public engagement, co-design and community centres. 

We are on the lookout for two new members of staff with specialist skills to join our growing team.

CAD / BIM Technician

Key responsibilities: 

  • Undertake daily model maintenance
  • Weekly handling of incoming and outgoing models between architects and project team, including preparation and issuance of architectural models
  • Document project-specific processes as required where this will aid the team
  • Handling of CAD information generated internally or by external sources to link into Revit – DWG and 3DM
  • Modelling and drawing production in both Revit and AutoCad to help the team meet deadlines in a time-efficient manner
  • Updating and maintaining Revit library including families and typical details
  • Testing plugins and other software
  • Set-up of project files – review and best advise how individual projects are to be set-up and arranged in Revit
  • Work with BIM strategist to improve RCKa internal systems
  • Offer day to day guidance to other staff on use of software – e.g. informal tutorials, “how to” guides and so on
  • Assist in preparation of BIM execution plans for individual projects

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Revit: minimum of three years’ experience. Must demonstrate the ability to build high quality content and working knowledge of how standards and processes impact team performance
  • AutoCAD/Microstation: basic level of competency essential. Sufficient knowledge required to support cleaning and linking of information with Revit
  • Sketchup: basic level of competency essential to translate models into Revit
  • Design coordination: experience with automated clash detection
  • Knowledge of UK building regulations and construction detailing
  • A degree in architectural technology or a related subject
  • Experience working on different RIBA work stage from concept to completion

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Portfolio

Salary commensurate with experience.

HR & Comms Lead

Key responsibilities:

  • A dual focus on HR matters and communications
  • An empathetic and independent first point of contact for HR matters
  • Management of our external HR support providers
  • Producing a range of creative writing from website/social media content to project pitches and bids
  • Manage and assist in securing PR opportunities including press articles, public speaking events etc.

Skills/knowledge required:

  • Interest / experience in HR matters
  • Excellent creative writing and verbal communication skills
  • Experienced in Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Creative Suite

Application Requirements:

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Provided the key responsibilities are delivered upon – we are open to shaping the role around an individual’s interests and skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please send application info in PDF format only to  jobs@rcka.co.uk.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed. Given the volume of emails we receive, we will strictly enforce these requirements.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately, we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter

RCKa – Part II Architectural Assistant

RCKa has an exciting opportunity for a recently-graduated Part II Architectural Assistant with experience of working in the UK.  

We are looking for the right person to join our friendly and collaborative London studio to help us design and deliver a wide range of innovative residential, education, healthcare and community schemes. Current projects include a new zero-carbon retirement village in Chester, two Community Land Trust housing projects in south London, a new school for the Children’s Trust in Surrey and a cultural co-location strategy and neighbourhood plan for Ebbsfleet Development Corporation.

Revit experience is desirable, as is some understanding of UK housing. Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of applications will also be a benefit.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only to jobs@rcka.co.uk.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer, and abides by the London Practice Forum Principles & Ethical Charter.

RCKa – Senior Architect

RCKa has an exciting opportunity for a project architect with a minimum of 3 years’ post Part III UK experience.  

We are looking for the right person to join our friendly and collaborative London studio to deliver a wide range of innovative residential and community schemes.

A track record of leading a team and delivering projects of £1m+ through all project stages, from inception to completion, is essential.

Revit competence is desirable.

How to Apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only to jobs@rcka.co.uk.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
16-24 Underwood Street
London N1 7JQ

Unfortunately we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer, and abides by the London Practice Forum Principles & Ethical Charter.

RCKa – Part 2 Assistants and Project Architects

We have a range of exciting new projects in the office and are looking for talented architects and post-part 2 architectural assistants to join our team.

Architects should have a year or two’s post-part 3 experience, and a good understanding of housing design would be useful.

For both positions knowledge of Autodesk Revit/Microstation and the Adobe Creative Suite would also be a significant advantage.

How to apply

Please send a brief CV and portfolio in PDF format only to jobs@rcka.co.uk.

Emails should be less than 5Mb in size. ZIP, RAR files and links to Dropbox etc. will not be assessed so please don’t send them. Given the volume of emails we receive, we will strictly enforce these requirements.

Alternatively, please send a hard copy of the above documents to:

RCKa architects
29-31 Cowper Street
London
EC2A 4AT

Unfortunately, we are unable to return hard copies of applications unless a stamped-addressed envelope is included.

We will not accept applications from agencies so please don’t try to call us.

RCKa is an equal opportunities employer and a signatory to the LPF Principles & Ethical Charter.