Job Opportunities

AUAR Ltd is looking for a full-time Maker-Builder for immediate hire to work with us on the manufacturing and delivery of our projects. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who wishes to develop their own skillset in a fast-growing company. Interested candidates can email a cover letter and CV to info@automatedarchitecture.io.

 

Job Description:
Maker-Builders at AUAR will work with our team of build managers, architects, and engineers to manufacture and deliver our prefabricated timber houses at our London-based factory and on sites across England. This involves a wide variety of tasks, from building with our proprietary timber cassette system to running a CNC machine and installing houses on site. AUAR provides technical upskilling in 3D software such as Rhino, CNC-fabrication, and the basics of robotics. We are looking for reliable and proactive candidates with experience in making and building and a keen interest in digital fabrication. This role is open to anyone who wishes to work with timber construction and digital fabrication, including applicants with a background in trades, the arts, woodworking, making, manufacturing, or architecture.


Tasks:
Manufacture our proprietary timber cassettes, window frames, and other building components assisted by digital fabrication equipment such as CNC machines and industrial robots
Installing finishes, cladding, and building envelopes, such as EPDM roof finish
Installing basic electrics
Installing prefabricated building segments on site
Checking design documents with the build manager, architects, surveyors, and engineers
Tinkering alongside our architects and engineers, developing solutions for our building systems, and contributing to company Research and Development
Assisting our build manager and architects in preparing building documentation, schedules, and procurement
Keeping our workshop and factory organised, safe and tidy
Adhering to health and safety requirements in our workshop and on building sites

 

Essential:

 Proven experience in one of the following: trades/construction, woodworking, making, manufacturing, industrial design, architecture, set design/building, or engineering
The ability to do physical labour
Ideally, you’ll have experience in timber construction, carpentry, and/or digital fabrication, know your way around a workshop, and know how to handle various machines and hand-tools
Degrees are not required, as long as you have proven practical experience with any area of work listed above
A valid driving license

 

 Nice to have but not essential:
If you know how to use 3D software, a CNC machine or other digital fabrication methods, great! If not, we will train you up and help you develop your skills
An interest in timber construction would be great, as that’s our primary building material


Language requirements:
Fluent in English


Location:
London based. You will need to travel regularly to various locations in the South of England. Many of our projects are in the South-West, where AUAR has a second base in Bristol.


Other information including benefits:
Salary commensurate to experience (£30,000 - £40,000)
Flexible working arrangements
● A healthy work environment with respect for work-life balance
Training opportunities and professional development
Growth opportunities
Employer pension scheme
Generous employer maternity and parental leave policy


Automated Architecture Ltd (AUAR) is a spinout company of AUAR Labs, a research laboratory at UCL. We are working at the intersection of design, technology, and community, developing a fully-integrated housing platform based on a modular timber building product and an automated design and fabrication toolkit. The platform facilitates the delivery of high-quality, affordable housing with local communities and people at the core of the process. We offer excellent benefits including flexible working, a social and friendly atmosphere, and significant growth opportunities. If it sounds like you could be the right fit, please get in touch with us at
info@automatedarchitecture.io!

AUAR Ltd is looking for a full-time Build Manager for immediate hire to work with us on the manufacturing and delivery of our projects. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual who wishes to develop their own skillset in a fast-growing company. Interested candidates can email a cover letter and CV to info@automatedarchitecture.io.


Job Description:
Build Managers at AUAR will work with our team of makers, architects, and engineers to manufacture and deliver our prefabricated timber houses at our London based factory and on sites across England. Managing the practical side of every stage of the build, you'll work closely with our architects and other building professionals in planning and delivery. You'll supervise and direct a range of operations in our factory and across our construction sites to ensure that our homes are delivered to an agreed plan, at the highest quality. You’ll feedback knowledge and expertise into AUAR’s automated building systems and research. Being part of a technology-led company, you will be open to working with new technical approaches, software tools
and manufacturing processes.


Tasks:
Plan and coordinate a project from start to finish, including organising the schedule of work, costings
and budget
Plan the work and oversee the buying of necessary materials and equipment
Manage factory prefabrication and construction sites on a day-to-day basis, including supervising the labour force, monitoring subcontractors, checking materials, inspecting work and overseeing quality control
Ensure the project is delivered on time and on budget by setting benchmarks, agreeing budgets and monitoring progress
Check design documents with our architects, surveyors and engineers
Promote and maintain health and safety, including site inspections to ensure safety rules are being followed
Produce status reports
Maintain regular communication and attend meetings with clients and their representatives to inform them of progress on the project, i.e. stakeholder management
Feedback knowledge and expertise into AUAR’s automated building system, contribute to company's Research and Development
Creative tinkering and proactive problem solving with our architects and engineers


Essential Skills:
Strong communication skills - for liaising with a range of clients, professionals and workers
Leadership skills and an ability to motivate your team to ensure a high standard of work
Excellent planning and organisational skills - for writing and monitoring project plans and schedules
and utilising time and resources effectively

Resilience and problem-solving skills - in order to overcome unexpected challenges during the
manufacturing and construction process
Awareness of health and safety procedures and legislation
Numerical and IT skills, including knowledge of relevant building methods and project management
software to manage information and finances during the project


Qualifications:
Degree in a relevant subject such as:
Construction management
Building management
Building studies
Project management
Architecture or engineering - including civil engineering


If you have extensive proven practical experience the listed degrees are not required.


Nice to have but not essential:
Experience with CNC-cutting or other digital fabrication methods
Experience with 3D-software
Experience in manufacturing, prefabrication, or modular construction
Experience with timber construction
Enthusiasm for technology and efficient ways of working


Language requirements:
Fluent in English


Location:
London based. You will need to travel regularly to various locations in the South of England. A lot of our projects are in the South-West, where AUAR has a second base in Bristol.


Other information including benefits:
Salary commensurate to experience ( £33,000-£55,000)
Flexible working arrangements, including remote working
● A healthy work environment with respect for work-life balance
Training opportunities and professional development
Growth opportunities
Employer pension scheme
Generous employer maternity and parental leave policy

Automated Architecture Ltd (AUAR) is a spinout company of AUAR Labs, a research laboratory at UCL. We are working at the intersection of design, technology, and community, developing a fully-integrated housing
platform based on a modular timber building product and an automated design and fabrication toolkit. The platform facilitates the delivery of high-quality, affordable housing with local communities and people at the core of the process. We offer excellent benefits including flexible and remote working, a social and friendly atmosphere, and significant growth opportunities. If it sounds like you could be the right fit, please get in touch with us at
info@automatedarchitecture.io!

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