KTP Associate - John Gilbert Architects

2.5 years fixed term
Location: Glasgow
Excellent package: Salary from £24k p.a, plus £5k training budget
John Gilbert Architects in Partnership with the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art.  

John Gilbert Architects (JGA) is a Scottish design studio, passionate about designing places for people and the planet. We deliver beautiful, ecological, low carbon development designed with users, residents and the community, we undertake design work from a strategic level to detailed architecture with creativity, enthusiasm and knowledge.  Our work includes Sustainable architecture, Conservation & Retrofit and Masterplanning. We work for public sector, community and commercial clients across Scotland.  


The aim of the project is to develop a series of Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) studies for Housing Associations and Local Councils on behalf of JGA. This will principally focus on existing buildings to assist with strategies to retrofit them. Results of this will be used to feedback information on performance to the client groups, to help JGA develop knowledge that can be applied in design about building performance, and to identify marketing and income opportunities through the development of BPE services by JGA.  

The project will be supported by expertise from the Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit at the Glasgow School of Art. This support includes an individual development plan, personal training, and support towards a higher level qualification if appropriate.  

This 2.5 year post is based at John Gilbert Architects in Glasgow. It is an exciting and challenging position which will provide an ambitious and committed candidate with valuable experience and steps are in place to continue the work beyond the project  


Candidates should possess a minimum of a 2.1 degree or higher in architecture or related discipline, Masters level desirable. Experience in architecture, housing design, energy and environmental analysis is desirable, as is the ability to work with end users and clients. Candidates should be very self motivated with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Candidates must possess excellent project management, numerical, research, CAD, graphical and communications skills.  


KTP is one of Europe’s leading graduate recruitment programmes. High calibre graduates are employed to work on specific projects of strategic importance to companies, whilst being supported by a dedicated University or College. All graduates spend around 10% of their time in training and development. You will be employed by Glasgow School of Art however your role will be based at John Gilbert Architects. For more information, visit www.ktponline.org.uk/greatcareeroptions.  

Download: Job Description


For informal enquiries or if you would like further information please contact Dr Tim Sharpe at the Glasgow School of Art, T: 0141 353 4658/ E: t.sharpe@gsa.ac.uk.

For full details and to apply online, please visit www.gsa.ac.uk/jobs      

Closing date for submission of completed applications is Monday 2 March 2015.
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