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Layout Designer

Full Time

Avant Homes

Layout Designer Wakefield

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Here at Avant Homes, we look to constantly challenge the status quo in our relentless pursuit of new, better and different ways to be amazing!

We are looking for people who share our passion and want to stand out from the crowd, take pride in what we do and be part of an energetic, values-driven and diverse team.

Avant Homes are a HBF Five Star Rated housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with six regional offices employing over 700 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and the commitment to achieve them. Our mission is to become the housebuilder of choice in the North by making aspirational homes attainable. 

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Layout Designer to join our team based from our Yorkshire head office in Wakefield.

The Role

Are you organised, analytical and have a good attention to detail?

Are you a confident AutoCAD user within the housebuilding industry?

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an ever-growing business?

If yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

The role of Group Layout Designer will put you at the forefront of the design process at Avant Homes, working closely with the Group Head of Architectural Design and the Regional Layout Managers.

Key duties and requirements

Joining our team as Group Layout Designer your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Management of the proposed Site Layouts for the Group and providing support to the businesses at varying stages of the development process including concept layouts for Land appraisal and bids, feasibility studies for Land Viability works and proposed Layouts for
  • Providing support to the Technical, Land and Planning teams across the regional businesses.
  • Planning Permission in accordance with the constraints of local planning authorities as provided by the Regional Planning Manager.
  • Producing and managing layout designs throughout the Pre-Development process, working closely with the Regional Planning Managers and Regional Technical Managers.
  • Working alongside internal teams to determine site specific requirements by preparing constraints plans and proofing layouts.
  • Preparation of presentation drawings including coloured plans, CGI’s and consultation boards.
  • Understanding all technical aspects of development schemes.
  • Assisting the Group Head of Architectural Design in maintaining the Group plotting standards and house type portfolio.
  • Ensure all layouts are designed to meet the Avant design standard, working closely with the development teams to ensure house types and layouts maximise the demands of the local housing market.
  • Liaison with internal and external consultants to deliver a comprehensive design proposal.
  • Ensure that all designs are value-driven and are commercially optimal for the region to achieve its business strategy plan.

Essential Skills

Who are we looking for?

To be successful as our Group Layout Designer, you will either hold a qualification in an Architectural discipline or be able to demonstrate your ability and skillset through working within a similar role previously.

Previous experience working on residential housing schemes, either in an Architectural practice or a residential developer is also desirable.

To be considered for this role you will also possess:

  • Excellent communication, innovation and time management skills.
  • A problem-solving mindset in order to develop design strategies.
  • Working experience of AutoCAD and its latest versions is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and Photoshop is essential, working knowledge of Revit is desirable.
  • The ability to sketch by hand.
  • Excellent report writing skills to prepare Design Statements, and other associated planning documentation.
  • Project management and organisational skills are also key to success within this role.

About Company

What will you get in return? 

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/ cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, dare to be different, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!

Essential Requirements

Who are we looking for?

To be successful as our Group Layout Designer, you will either hold a qualification in an Architectural discipline or be able to demonstrate your ability and skillset through working within a similar role previously.

Previous experience working on residential housing schemes, either in an Architectural practice or a residential developer is also desirable.

To be considered for this role you will also possess:

  • Excellent communication, innovation and time management skills.
  • A problem-solving mindset in order to develop design strategies.
  • Working experience of AutoCAD and its latest versions is essential.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of Microsoft Office, (Word, Excel & PowerPoint) and Photoshop is essential, working knowledge of Revit is desirable.
  • The ability to sketch by hand.
  • Excellent report writing skills to prepare Design Statements, and other associated planning documentation.
  • Project management and organisational skills are also key to success within this role.

COVID-19 Layout Designer Wakefield

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