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Professional Architect
Cape Town

Category: Architecture
Reports to: Directors / Team Leaders

• Interpret and understand the design brief
• Produce all documentation relating to the design including;
– Drawings
– 3D models
– Images
– All other documentation relating to the design and according to the project brief.
• Assist the Team Leader and team with the co-ordination of the project team and Project program.
• To develop and be responsible for certain aspects of the project design and development (for output and programmed work (i.e. deadlines)
• Liaison with External Consultants, Contractor/Site, Architects of Record as well as with the Client.
• Ongoing desire to stay updated on latest architecture and design trends and technology.
• Thorough knowledge of, and compliance with, all SAOTA systems, standards and procedures.
• Able to work within a structured document management system and be accountable for upholding that system.
• To contribute, or otherwise assist as required to provide project teams with a full Architectural service covering both presentation and contractual material

• Registered as a Professional Architect
• Minimum 5 years work experience.
• Project experience: Minimum of three project types and completed a min. of 2 projects in last two years. Involvement in all stages of project scope
• Project experience in multi-disciplinary projects in SA / abroad for min 1 year
• Project Experience: Min. two years’ experience in financial management and profitability. Familiarity and intrinsic awareness of performance/profitability
• Ability to coordinate multinational project teams and clients
• Ability to work in a complex multi-cultural / language environment
• Identifies and shares innovative ways of improving current systems and processes
• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
• Displays above average leadership skills.
• Ability to manage a team of six core staff for a minimum of three years
• Ability to understand and formulate design concepts and present for discussion
• Ability to use a variety of media and software in the development and documentation of a design project
• Creative and produces world class designs
• Exceptional leader and collaborator in innovation, design and displays good design skills
• Design lead on 50 – 70% of sub-team projects
• Ability to accurately understand and interpret instructions.
• Understanding of the production process, including applications of different file formats
• The ability to learn and demonstrate creative problem-solving skills
• Able to set and achieve deadlines and give regular updates on progress
• Methodical, accurate and consistent attention to detail
• High levels of communication and easy to work with. Excellent clear and succinct thinker.
• High accuracy levels in decision making.
• Possesses good judgement.
• Leads SAOTA relationship with private / institutional clients.
• Clear Vision and Strategy (company and team)
• Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information
• Able to remain calm and work in pressurised environments
• Self-motivated and able to take responsibility
• Demonstrate initiative and be pro-active towards daily tasks
• Able to build good relationships at all levels both internally and externally
• Due to the nature of the position there will be a requirement to work additional hours as necessary, this may include weekends occasionally
• Enthusiastic and positive attitude towards personal growth and development in the company
• Directly involved in team selection and recruitment.
• Day to day operational management of teams
• Team player
• Empowers Team and mentor’s peers

For the full job specs and to submit your application form, please email

Recruitment Officer
Cape Town

Category: Human Resources
Reports to: HR Manager/Senior HR Officer/Finance Director

This position is an administrative level position within an HR department that acts as a shared department to 3 companies.

RESPONSIBILITIES including, but not limited to:

CORE STAFF (for all companies)
• Full Control of the Recruitment cycle.
• Developing Recruitment Strategies.
• Reviews Recruit Inboxes, sorting and filing of CV’s.
• Requesting Applications and Portfolios of Architectural candidates.
• Ensures 2 x weekly links are sent to hiring managers.
• Coordinates the annual Graduate Recruitment Program for FYO’s and Interns.
• Establish and maintain a relationship with the key players of all the relevant universities to boost company reputation to source top student/graduates.
• Liaise with the directors on graduate allocations
• Facilitate and manage the graduate recruitment process with the Interviewing Committee.
• Ensure communication with candidates is prompt and professional at all stages (from the moment they apply until they are on board or turned down)

SUPPORT STAFF (all Companies)
• Ensuring Job Description is in order with relevant manager prior to advertising.
• Placing online adverts.
• Shortlisting of CV’s for hiring managers.
• Coordinating Interviews with the hiring manager.
• Reference Checking prior to Interview and attending Interview with Manager.
• Maintaining and managing the recruitment database/folder.
• Ensure communication with candidates is prompt and professional at all stages (from the moment they apply until they are on board or turned down)

Offers/New Hires
• Issue Offer Letters and where accepted, arranged Contracts within 24 hours of acceptance.
• Provides weekly Recruitment Status report of all recruitment to Senior HR Officer/Manager and FD.
• Ensure that IT and Facilities are kept up to date on the new starts to ensure smooth onboarding.

• Updates monthly as per directors/senior manager’s instructions and staff movements.
• Obtains Sign off and publishes on MWS.

• Once a resignation has been acknowledged, liaise with the Hiring Manager for possible replacement.
• Ensure all job descriptions are kept up to date.
• Maintaining and managing the recruitment database/folder.
• Assists employees with providing employment letters, certificates of service, VISA letters and ad hoc request of HR information.
• Assist the HR Team with any adhoc requests as and when required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

• Minimum 5 Years prior experience working as either an internal recruiter or agency recruiter
• Must have bulk recruitment experience.
• Relevant HR Qualifications
• Works well under pressure
• Strong organizational skills
• Strong communication skills
• Ability to work accurately whilst ensuring deadlines are met
• Able to priorities work
• Assertive and Ambitious Nature
• Team Player
• MS Office with strong excel skills

You will need to behave professionally, fairly, ethically and responsibly always. The ability to work within a team is another essential pre-requisite.
You are a self-starter who enjoys being part of a team and you like to multi-task and be active.

Please email to submit your application form.