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Mandarin speaking Architect Full-Time Permanent

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSHP) is an award-winning international architectural practice headquartered in the City of London. We work across multiple sectors on a variety of exciting projects ranging from small, innovative housing developments through to very large-scale international infrastructure projects.

RSHP is looking for an experienced Architect to work in the London office within a dynamic team working on a growing portfolio of Asian projects. The ideal candidate must have Mandarin as their mother tongue.

Main Responsibilities


To work within this role, you must:

• Have experience of working in China and involvement in coordinating and liaising with Local Design Institutes (LDI’s).
• Have experience in Architecture and a good knowledge of Concept, Scheme Design and Detail design stages.
• Have strong design credentials alongside awareness of and attention to detail and materiality (evident through a portfolio of work).
• Have excellent communication skills, both verbal, written and visual. You must be fluent in Mandarin and English.
• Can work both autonomously and as part of a team.
• Be able, with guidance, to represent RSHP to clients and consultants and to liaise with RSHP’s Shanghai office and be flexible enough to do this on more than one project simultaneously.
• A can-do attitude and willingness to take on to new tasks and responsibilities.

Skills and Qualities

• The ideal candidate will be professional in their approach and conduct. The successful candidate will require:

• at least 3-4 years’ experience post-Part II (or equivalent) within the UK and/or in China.

• Have experience of using Microstation & Revit and be competent at hand-sketching.

• Experience of working with LDI’s and within the Chinese regulatory environment.

• You must be resilient, a good communicator, highly organised and understand how to prioritise your workload and meet deadlines

Hours: 0930 – 1800 Monday to FridaySalary: On application

Benefits: RSHP offers a range of benefits including:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and Christmas time off a profit share programme (according to contract terms)private healthcare plan paid for by RSHP

If you think this role is for you, please post a cover letter, CV and portfolio to:The Recruitment Team (Mandarin Speaking Architect)

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners

The Leadenhall Building

122 Leadenhall Street

London

EC3V 4AB

Alternatively, please submit your cover letter, CV and portfolio to: recruitment@rsh-p.com with the words 'Mandarin Speaking Architect' in the Subject line of the email.

Application deadline: Friday 16 April 2021

Year Out/Summer Placements

RSHP offers year out placements for students who have finished their third year at university. The students are assigned individual mentors and have the chance to work in various areas within the office.

The first three weeks in the office include a training period in the Digital Resources team and induction to the procedures of the office. Students then start working with one of the architectural teams. Throughout the year, students learn about the various functions of the office. Applicants for year out placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please address all applications to:

The Recruitment Team
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

RSHP offers summer placement positions for the academic vacation period between June and September. They are for students studying architecture who are between 4th and 5th year at university.

Applicants for summer placements should send a CV and some work samples showing a range of skills and abilities from freehand sketching to computer work. All applications should contain some material from the final degree project and 4th year.

Please note that while we welcome receiving CVs, portfolios and job applications through the post or via hand delivery, we will not accept or respond to CVs and applications sent via email.

Please apply by submitting your CV and a covering letter to:

The Recruitment Team
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
The Leadenhall Building
122 Leadenhall Street
London
EC3V 4AB

Work Experience

Our work experience programme runs during July and August. Students aged 14-18 years can apply to spend a week with the practice where they will be given a specific brief to work to and gain an understanding of the various stages of the design process. The final product is a model and coloured sketches.

All places for work experience in Summer 2020 are now taken.

To apply for Summer 2021 please submit a CV and cover letter to workexp@rsh-p.com after 1st November 2020. We regret that we cannot accept any applications submitted before this date.

Employee Benefits

RSHP are the industry leaders for employee benefits within architecture. We’ve highlighted the best of our benefits below.

Office Weekend Trips

Every year, all staff are taken on an annual weekend trip. Previous trips have included Washington D.C., to view 300 New Jersey Avenue, as well as a weekend of glamping, fishing and fun on Osea Island in Essex.

BUPA Health check

Considered as a “Health M.O.T.”, this thorough health check would cost an individual anything up to £500 but the practice pay for this for all UK staff once a year.

Charitable Distribution

A percentage of all profits are donated to charitable causes every year. Each partner and employee directs their share of the charitable distribution to a charity of their own choice. Over the years, substantial sums of money have been paid to charitable causes.

Group Life Assurance

This death-in-service insurance policy pays out three times an employee’s annual salary in a lump sum. This is typically the type of policy that individuals would be expected to pay for themselves when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Group Income Protection Scheme

This is an exceptional benefit. Paying out 80% of salary to the employee should they become sick long term. Only 8% of UK employers currently provide this and it is typically expected when applying for a mortgage or other large loan.

Holly Frindle

RSHP bought and restored the Berthold Lubetkin designed house “Holly Frindle” in Whipsnade, UK. All employees are free to use the house and grounds every weekend for parties or just to relax and unwind.

Maternity Leave

After one year’s service, RSHP will pay 100% of an employee’s salary for a full year off on maternity leave. Paternity leave is equally favourable at double the statutory obligation of 2 weeks paid leave; we will pay a month at 100% of pay.

Private Healthcare

After six months service all employees are eligible for private healthcare.

Profit Share

After two and a half years with the practice, employees are eligible for a generous profit share in the financial successes of RSHP.