9 May 2019

The London office is recruiting Part II architectural assistants; Part III architects; and a BIM Manager for projects in the UK and Germany.

Application instructions can be found at the end of the page. 

Part II architectural assistants

Required skills and qualities:

  • Honesty, dedication, openness and creativity
  • Excellent model-making and software skills 
  • Fluency in German 


  • Experience of ArchiCAD


Qualified Part III architects

Required skills and qualities:

  • Honesty, dedication, openness and creativity
  • Excellent software skills 
  • Experience of complex multi-disciplinary coordination
  • Experience of BIM 
  • Fluency in German


  • Experience of ArchiCAD
  • Experience of commercial or cultural projects above £10m
  • Experience of delegating and of managing a team
  • Experience of statutory processes in London
  • Capacity to support junior staff in their career development


BIM Manager

We are seeking an experienced German-speaking architect, who will be based in the London office, to take on the role of BIM Manager for projects in Germany and the UK.

Core activities: Project-specific

  • Together with the Project Architect, liaising with clients and consultants to define BIM requirements
  • Setting up initial project models and associated BIM support documents. Coordinating BIM documentation, including protocol and internal execution. Ensuring the level of detail is as per the contract requirements
  • Support project teams by creating and maintaining content library files and templates; creating and enforcing standards; and evaluating project models to ensure adherence to standards and good modelling techniques
  • Coordinating sub-contractors’ and consultants’ models. Integrating models and producing clash-detection reports. Chairing clash-detection meetings with the project team

Core activities: Practice-wide

  • Setting up a practice BIM strategy. Managing, implementing and auditing CAD and BIM office standards, templates and manuals
  • Liaising with counterparts in the Zurich office, to ensure CAD and BIM standards are aligned
  • Providing ArchiCAD inductions for new members of staff and top-up training for existing staff
  • Keeping up to date with BIM regulations in Germany and the UK and disseminating new information in office CPD sessions
  • Liaising with software vendors and support providers

Essential Requirements

  • Experience with BIM projects
  • Expert knowledge of ArchiCAD
  • Knowledge of current BIM requirements in Germany and (ideally) the UK
  • Awareness of German building contracts, procurement, construction methods and materials
  • Fluency in German and English
  • Experience of major commercial or cultural projects an advantage

Technical skills

  • Experience working with federated models and clash detection software
  • Technical detailing and construction administration skills
  • Design skills

Personal Qualities

  • Honesty, dedication, openness and creativity
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Confidence and ability to present BIM processes and concepts to diverse groups (project teams, clients, consultants)

This description is not exhaustive and may change from time to time to respond to the practice’s needs.


How to apply

Please apply with a hard copy of your CV and portfolio, addressed to:

Caruso St John Architects
1 Coate Street
London E2 9AG

Email applications will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to discuss applications over the phone and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We regret that we are unable to return any materials sent to us.

No agencies please.