Interested in a career with DB3?

We are a fast growing organisation with the ambition to be one of the top Architecture led design practices in the UK and are thus always on a lookout for talented individuals to join our team. Creative people that are passionate about what they do, who are always looking to find new and better ways of doing things that will make a difference.


Reasons to work for us

DB3 provide a stimulating and interesting work environment for our professional teams. Social events, team building and inspirational visits are all part of our approach to engender a positive environment and a creative spirit.

Our commitment to staff development is underpinned by structured training and Continuous Professional Development programmes. In particular we welcome candidates who are interested in becoming Certified Passivhaus Designers and are willing to pay for the required training and Certification via a training agreement.

Our roles offer the opportunity for further advancement within the company.

DB3 is an equal opportunities employer, committed to eliminating discrimination and encourages a working environment which is inclusive to all; delivering exceptional service to our clients by practicing enhanced Diversity and Inclusion.

  • Hybrid working arrangement, working from home up to 2 days
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Birthday day off
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Private health insurance (Vitality)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Public transport season ticket loans
  • Death in service scheme
  • Professional membership subscriptions
  • Further education and training provisions
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) training


Looking for a change in career or to develop your current skills?

If you believe you are exceptional at what you do and have the commitment and motivation to be part of the DB3 team then please forward your CV and covering letter to recruitment@db3group.com.

As part of our continued growth, we’re actively looking to reinforce our technical delivery capacity in our Northern studios and are in search of a skilled Technical Architect to join our team.

We offer flexibility in terms of location, with this position open to our studios in Leeds, Manchester, and Glasgow. The right individual will have the opportunity to lead and work on a variety of technically challenging projects.

About you

You should demonstrate ambition and enthusiasm for success, along with a readiness to serve as an ambassador for the business. The role entails overseeing project delivery from RIBA Stage 3 onwards, requiring a strong technical aptitude and the ability to adapt to challenging situations.

The Role

  • You’ll be involved in a variety of projects across the Infrastructure, Industrial, and Sports, Leisure & Wellbeing sectors, supporting either the Associate or Technical Director in project delivery. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues to achieve optimal outcomes for both the business and clients
  • Receiving project briefs from Associates or Directors and independently developing technical solutions in accordance with the RIBA Plan of Work
  • Providing support and oversight for the technical delivery of projects
  • Managing and collaborating with clients and contractors
  • Participating in and contributing to project and client meetings
  • Engaging in project reviews and coordination workshops
  • Producing compliant designs by adhering to UK Construction Law and British Standards
  • Contributing to and assisting in the development of DB3’s technical expertise

Requirements

  • ARB registered Architect with no less than 5 years post-qualification experience
  • A strong technical mind
  • Sector experience in either Infrastructure, Industrial or Sports, Leisure & Wellbeing
  • Capable of independently leading projects while also collaborating effectively within a team
  • Proven track record of managing and successfully delivering projects to completion
  • Proficient in Revit

For full job description and to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@db3group.com

Competitive basic salary, dependant on experience. Direct applicants only please, no recruiters or agencies.

As part of our continued growth, we’re actively seeking an Architectural Technologist to join our team in London. On the doorstop of Clerkenwell, our London studio provides a vibrant environment for fostering creativity and innovation.

About you

You should demonstrate ambition and enthusiasm for success, along with a readiness to serve as an ambassador for the business. The role requires a strong technical aptitude and the ability to adapt to challenging situations.

Responsibilities:

  • You’ll be involved in a variety of projects across the Education, Industrial and Fit-out sectors, collaborating closely with a diverse team. Your responsibilities will include:
  • Collaborating effectively with colleagues to achieve optimal outcomes for both the business and clients
  • Engaging in project reviews and coordination workshops
  • Preparing detailed drawings, specifications, and technical documents using industry-standard software (e.g., AutoCAD, Revit)
  • Conducting site visits and surveys to gather necessary information for project development
  • Ensuring compliance with building codes, regulations, and zoning laws throughout the design process
  • Coordinating with engineers, contractors, and other professionals involved in project execution
  • Providing technical support and guidance to junior staff members as needed
  • Staying up to date on industry trends, advancements, and best practices to continually enhance design processes and outcomes
  • Contributing to and assisting in the development of DB3’s technical expertise

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Technology, Architecture, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an Architectural Technologist in a professional setting
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, and other relevant design software

Strong understanding of building materials, construction techniques, and building systems. Experience of shell construction and internal fit out detailing; fire strategy plans, wall/partition setting out plans, and coordinated reflected ceiling plan setting

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with multidisciplinary teams
  • Detail-oriented with a keen eye for accuracy and precision
  • Proven track record of managing and successfully delivering projects to completion
  • Knowledge of sustainable design principles and practices
  • Professional certification or licensure (e.g., Certified Architectural Technologist)

For full job description and to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@db3group.com

Competitive basic salary, dependant on experience. Direct applicants only please, no recruiters or agencies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Project Architects / Technicians / Technologists to join our Leeds team and lead/support projects within our specialist sports & leisure sector.

Although ideally working from our HQ in Leeds, the option to be based at our Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow studio would be considered for the right candidate.

Candidates should be ambitious with an excellent work ethic and be highly motivated. The successful individual must have a minimum of 5+ years’ post qualification experience in UK construction industry with a bias towards sports and leisure focused projects. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate strong capability in the use of Revit, AutoCAD and BIM Level II.

KEY REQUIREMENTS:

  • experience working traditionally on the client side of a contract
  • experience in producing tender and construction packages of drawing information accurately under very tight deadlines
  • worked in the UK construction / design industry for a minimum of 5+ years as a qualified architect / technician / technologist.
  • willing to run and project manage large projects, working both independently on drawing packages, and managing assistants where necessary to ensure quality control of issued information;
  • able to audit the design and identify inconsistencies, discrepancies and missing information and record, report and track the close-out of these items;
  • good knowledge of UK Building Regulations and the Planning / Building Regulations application process;
  • capable of robust UK construction detailing;
  • excellent communication skills: spoken and written;
  • client-facing experience;
  • experience in leading meetings on site with the client, design and contractor team;
  • delivered projects from conception to completion; ideally worked in all RIBA Stages;
  • very good Revit skills, and a good working knowledge of AutoCAD and BIM Level II;

For full job description and to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@db3group.com

Competitive basic salary, dependant on experience. Direct applicants only please, no recruiters or agencies.

We are seeking experienced Building Services Engineers to join our Manchester-based team. Our ideal candidates should be highly motivated and ambitious, with a strong work ethic. We are looking for passionate professionals who have proven expertise in MEP services and a track record of successfully managing large and complex projects.

As a member of our team, you will have the chance to work on diverse projects and collaborate with talented professionals.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Relevant qualification in Building Services Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience of MEP Services
  • Experience of managing a series of sizeable or complex projects
  • Experience and understanding of Health and Safety, Quality Management and CDM regulations
  • High level of computer literacy including competency in the use of Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Revit, TAS, Cymap, Hevacomp and NES software
  • Ability to work to tight timescales and budgets with no supervision
  • Design and construction processes appreciation and understanding
  • Ability to identify and resolve technical discipline issues
  • Broad sector experience is preferred but not essential
  • Good knowledge of UK Building Regulations and the Planning / Building Regulations application process
  • Experience in leading meetings on site with the client, design and contractor team
  • Excellent communication skills: spoken and written

For full job description and to apply for this role, please email your CV to recruitment@db3group.com

Competitive basic salary, dependant on experience. Direct applicants only please, no recruiters or agencies.

Attention to all recent graduates! Are you seeking an opportunity to contribute to a company’s success right from the beginning of your career?

DB3 is rapidly expanding and currently seeking suitable candidates to join our exclusive Graduate Scheme for Building Services Engineering. This program offers personalised training and development to individuals who are eager to grow and progress with us.

Benefits

  • Career fast track
  • Structure and stability in your role
  • The opportunity to make a tangible impact on a company
  • High earning potential and benefits,  starting at £28kpa
  • Great training opportunities and career development
  • Senior Management Mentoring
  • Core business training spending time in each department to understand the business support network
    • Architecture
    • Accounts & Payroll
    • Administration
    • Marketing
    • Business Development
    • IT
  • Design Software that will be utilised and training offered
    • AutoCAD / REVIT
    • MEP Worx
    • EDSL TAS
    • RELUX / Dialux
  • Experience of site work to accompany studio life
  • Opportunity to work from other studios around the UK
  • Hybrid working policy – two days working from home
  • Active support towards further professional accreditation including sponsorship
  • 25 days annual leave plus national holidays
  • Private medical scheme

The best days in this job are seeing newly completed facilities open to the public for the first time and seeing the enjoyment on their faces when they’re using a new classroom and playground, or jumping into a new swimming pool, providing pleasure to the end users is incredibly rewarding.

The best days in this job are seeing newly completed facilities open to the public for the first time and seeing the enjoyment on their faces when they’re using a new classroom and playground, or jumping into a new swimming pool, providing pleasure to the end users is incredibly rewarding.

Rob Prescott, DB3 Associate

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