LSI has long been recognised as one of the best employers in the construction industry.
We’ve been a Sunday Times Best Company To Work For since 2015, are gold accredited by Investors In People, and have been a finalist for the AJ100 Employer of the Year Award in 3 of the last 4 years.
We want our people to be happy, healthy, highly trained and highly motivated to deliver the quality design and committed service our clients expect from us. Increasing these four things in equal measure, for every one of our team, allows us to become stronger, achieve our ambitions and generate design opportunities that challenge, and allow us to explore our potential.
And so, we really look after our people, not just because of our legal obligations, but because we believe that they are our greatest investment.
Training and Development
Your training and development at LSI will start with induction and continue throughout your career with us. In fact more than 50% of our leadership team is made up of people who have come through the ranks at the Practice. To support you in your career development, you’ll have regular 1 to 1’s with an assigned mentor who’ll have the skills and experience relevant to your career path and a Wellbeing Action Plan, reviewed twice annually.
You’ll also be given an annual training budget, in terms of both cost and study leave, as well as the opportunity to attend regularly held CPD events, and our monthly Forum sessions covering topics such as Design, Technical, Digital and Sustainability.
We also place great emphasis as a business on the mental health and wellbeing of our teams, working alongside mental health charity Mind to provide our team with strategies and mechanisms to keep us well and resilient.
Regular team events include our Pitch&Putt tournament and our annual study trip, which in the last four years has taken us across to Stuttgart, Amsterdam, Glasgow and Budapest.
Why do we do it?
The benefits to us are clear, our clients tell us that they value our professional, collaborative, friendly and creative approach to projects and that our team is great to work with, and around 80% of our work comes from repeat business.
Employee retention and wellbeing statistics suggest we’re doing things right. In the last 12 months, LSI’s employee turnover stood at less than 10%, significantly below the industry average. In the 2018 Workplace Wellbeing Index, run by mental health charity Mind, 92% of employees said LSI supported their mental health, and we were one of nine organisations nationally to be accredited ‘Gold – Achieving Excellence’.
How to apply
We are always looking for talented and enthusiastic people, who share our values, to join our team. Details of any current vacancies we have at the Practice will be shown below, but if we don’t have any we’d still love to hear from you. For all applications and enquiries, please send your CV with a covering letter to HR@LSIarchitects.co.uk.
Due to the volume of enquiries we receive about working with LSI, we are unfortunately not able to reply to every one or return hard copy materials.
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LSI Architects is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
Part 1 Architectural Assistant – London
We currently have a fantastic career opportunity for an exceptional Part I Architectural Assistant in our London Office.
You’ll need to demonstrate the following:
- Excellent design and visualisation skills
- Great communication and interpersonal skills
- Competence in 3D CAD
- Willingness to learn and develop
Applications can be made by sending a CV and examples of your work to email@example.com
Project Architect – Healthcare – London
We have a fantastic career opportunity available for a talented and ambitious 1-3 years PQE Project Architect with healthcare experience in our London Office.
LSI is recognised as one of the leading healthcare architectural practices operating in the UK. We work across the acute, primary and private sectors with projects ranging from major projects for hospitals to medical centres, dementia care and hospices.
An experienced project runner, you will be delivering projects from inception to completion. Experience in dealing with projects on site and development of information packages to a working drawing level of detail is essential. The successful candidate will be expected to keep track of workload, fee forecasting and resourcing for their projects and assist Part I and Part II staff in developing their abilities, while working collaboratively within the practice to develop and share their own skills. Dealing face to face with clients, contractors and consultants will also form a significant part of the role where a very high level of communication and professionalism will be expected.
You will need to demonstrate the following:
• RIBA Part III qualified with 1-3 years PQE
• Demonstrable experience of leading projects from feasibility through planning and to delivery
• Experience of working on both primary and acute healthcare projects
• Strong design, technical, graphic and 3D modelling skills
• Experience of running design and technical reviews
• Commercial awareness
• Excellent understanding of current UK Planning and Building Regulations
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to plan and strong organisational skills
Competitive remuneration will be supplemented by a generous benefits package.
How to apply:
To apply, please send in a CV with your portfolio and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
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