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Part 1 / Part 2 Architect





Employment type

Full time

Contract type



37.5 Hours

We have a brand-new opportunity for an architectural student to join Hydrock, now Stantec within their MEP team in London. This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious architect looking to broaden their skills and gain insight into different engineering design disciplines as part of your training. We welcome applications from candidates seeking fixed term contracts as part of their degree or permanent contracts for someone looking for a change.

Its an exciting time to join our MEP team! We have a proven track record working within London, with exciting plans to double the size of our team over the next 12 months. Our team benefit from a brand-new central location (near Borough Market and the Shard) and enjoy working on a variety of projects including defence, healthcare, data centres and residential.  

Your role will include:

We are looking to work with an architect who can bring our visual material to life, providing graphics support and making sure we stand out from the crowd. You will have a wide-ranging remit to work with the engineers and our CAD team to set up and develop models, assist in the coordinating between disciplines and make our documentation more attractive, impactful and improve our brand. This will also include:

  • Working alongside our engineering team to help enhance our visual material to give clarity of message and greater visual impact to our deliverables including bids & submissions, reports, and pamphlets & brochures.
  • Whilst this role sits within our MEP team, you can expect to work alongside several engineering disciplines to help with the development of our engineering schemes, communicating concepts through illustrations, diagrams, and models to our clients (including other architects).

Why join an Engineering Consultancy?

Working with a building services consultancy, you can expect to gain a unique insight into the engineering design discipline, enhancing your training as an architect and providing you with excellent career progression long term. Other benefits include:

  • Establish good working relationships with a number of prestigious architectural practices, improving your own professional brand.
  • Gain a first hand understanding of the engineering design and coordination processes.
  • Gain an excellent understanding of multi-disciplinary working.
  • Work on a range of projects across multiple sectors.
  • This is a unique opportunity that will provide you with a well-rounded insight into the construction industry and a unique perspective – both of which will provide an excellent backdrop to project leadership.

Our Mechanical, Electrical & Public Health (MEP) division:

Our MEP team are specialists in energy, sustainability, and engineering design. We bring buildings to life and create award winning, high-performance environments that enhance the built environment – working across all sectors including commercial, industrial, leisure, retail, manufacturing, logistics, heritage and residential.

Our work includes:

  • Building performance modelling
  • Building performance optimisation
  • Carbon verification and validation strategies
  • Daylight and sunlight studies
  • Net-Zero strategy
  • Sustainability benchmarking and environmental assessments
  • Sustainable master planning
  • Strategic utility management services

We offer a fresh approach to MEP, getting involved early, working collaboratively with the design team, highlighting options, guiding design development, and using our expertise to help clients make key decisions.

Most importantly, you’ll find us a lively, good-spirited team, passionate about what we’re doing and enjoying each other’s company – we’ll be sure to give you a warm welcome too! Check out our MEP project portfolio here.

To succeed in this role, you’ll need:

  • Relevant qualification within architecture, either as a Part 1 or Part 2 architect.
  • Confident with freehand sketching, CAD, and BIM software.  
  • The passion to have new ideas, think outside the box and bring our designs/drawings to life.

What’s great about Hydrock, now Stantec

We are a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy of over 900 staff in 21 offices across the UK. Our driving motivation is to be a ‘Force for Good’, as it is our aim to improve the quality of people’s lives from our employees to our clients, through to the communities we work in and our planet as a whole through the work we do.  

From the buildings that surround you, the roads and bridges you cross, all related to the infrastructure that we create, we aim to offer the most sustainable possibilities to shape the places, communities and society that we live in through meeting our client’s needs. Through the path we are on to delivering a green future, the result is something that everyone can be proud of. 

Named as Building’s Engineering Consultant of the Year in 2023, we’re known for delivering outstanding sustainable projects for our communities, planet, and society.

Some of these projects have recently received industry accolades, including Cleveland Pools winning the Conservation and Regeneration category at the Construction Excellence South West Awards 2023; Bay Technology Centre named Commercial Project of the Year at the British Construction Industry Awards 2022; YGG Tan-y-Lan picked out in the Integration and Collaborative Working category at Construction Excellence Wales Awards 2022; The Deaf Academy singled out for its Universal Design at the Civic Trust Awards 2022; and Bristol’s iconic waterfront Wapping Wharf Living sweeping up at the Bristol Property Awards.

Take a look at our 2023 end of year film and get a feel for what we’re all about. 

What we can offer you: 

  • Inspiring and supportive colleagues 
  • Reward for progression and hard work 
  • An opportunity to develop your soft skills, as well your technical skills
  • Competitive starting salary 
  • Excellent health benefits 25 days of holiday (buy/sell up to five days), accrue 1 day extra every 2 years, with bonus holidays too!
  • An earlier finish on Friday (4pm!) 
  • An opportunity to give back: “Day off for good cause” (on a workday) 
  • A huge range of flexible benefits, including climate perks and an EV car leasing scheme

A place to feel included

We champion diversity, equity and inclusion. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we commit to supporting our employees and ensure we create a safe environment that nurtures you to perform at your best. Offering our people flexibility is an important factor in achieving this aim.  

We consider all application individually with the required qualifications and knowledge without regard to any of the protected characteristics. We would like to provide everyone with a fair selection, assessment and employment experience so we ask with are made aware of any physical or neurodiverse condition within your application for which appropriate reasonable adjustments can be made by us. 

Looking for the next steps?

Once you have completed your application through our careers site, we aim to review and respond to you as soon as your application’s been reviewed.

If shortlisted, a member of our Talent Acquisition Team will call you for an initial pre-screen by phone (typically 30 minutes) to help us assess your motivations and interest in the position and Hydrock, now Stantec. 

If you progress following this telephone pre-screen, you will be invited to attend a formal interview by video conference (Microsoft Teams) or in our offices. 

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