BM3 is a friendly company with a team approach to work. With offices located in Birmingham and London, the practice work load is largely residential and we have extensive experience in delivering mixed tenure urban regeneration developments. We cover all RIBA stages and pride ourselves on producing contextual, contemporary and sustainable architecture.

We are always on the lookout for talented staff so please send your CV to design@bm3.co.uk.

Positions

Planning Consultant

We are looking to expand our professional team in our Birmingham office by recruiting a Planning Consultant to work on a full time, permanent basis. The salary is negotiable, dependent on experience.

Core Requirements

  • Lead on co-ordinating and submitting planning applications where the Client requires this to be done by the Planning Consultant (under a specific appointment separate to the architectural commission).
  • Assist on other planning applications as required where the Architect is the lead.
  • Write/Assist with Planning Statements to accompany all planning applications where required.
  • Lead/Assist with discharging planning conditions as required.
  • Lead/Assist in preparing S73 & non material amendments.
  • Speak at planning committee when required.
  • Lead on planning appeals and public inquiries.
  • Assist at consultation events where required.
  • Liaise with the planning authority and other stake holders.
  • Have a good knowledge of local and national planning policy, and keep up to date with current legislation.
  • Liaison with external planning consultants if required.
  • Where required, co-ordination / commissioning of planning reports to be done by third parties inc Heritage Statements, Transport Assessments…

There may be opportunities to take the role in other directions, over and above the core requirements, and potentially for the successful candidate to establish a new team within the practice.

If you have suitable experience and would like to join us please send your CV to johnj@bm3.co.uk.

No agencies please.

Location:

Birmingham

Apply:

If you have suitable experience and would like to join us please send your CV to johnj@bm3.co.uk.

Working at BM3

BM3 has offices in Birmingham and London. Both offices are centrally located within vibrant areas and are within walking distance of train and tube stations. At the heart of BM3 are the people. The practice has always strived to provide an environment that nurtures creativity. Each member of our team is recognised and valued for the individual qualities that they bring, making BM3 a stimulating and enjoyable place to work. Both offices work in open plan studios which enable excellent communication, which certainly benefits the collaborative process of design.

Benefits and Rewards

We offer competitive salaries and bonuses (dependant on year end profits) along with a wide variety of rewards and benefits, such as sport and social events, excellent office space, friendly environment, a childcare voucher and pension scheme.

We provide to all of our staff learning and development programmes so that they are able to progress within the company.

BM3 encourage growth from within the practice and have recently promoted a number of staff. We like to recognise people’s efforts and contribution to the practice. These well deserved promotions are a reflection of the outstanding contribution all have made to the continuing growth of BM3.

We have a ‘Food Friday’ every month when we enjoy a meal together.

BM3’s team consists of over 80 people and is now the biggest it has ever been.

Social

We like to think that working at BM3 is an enjoyable experience. We’ve achieved this by creating an inclusive, friendly and social environment. Whether you’re into sport, film, food or walking up mountains, there will be something for you to get involved in after work and at weekends.

From its inception in 1989, BM3 has always been a very social practice with its summer and Christmas parties being an essential part of the social calendar, along with the study trips, Macmillan coffee mornings and frequent informal gatherings in local hostelries.

Our Birmingham office provides break-out areas where colleagues can meet or have a game of ping pong, including a garden in our yard, which was built by our landscape team. This is open for discussions, post-work events, staff meetings, and barbeques or just to have a cup of coffee. It also includes a gymnasium with shower facilities.

Our London office has a lunchtime gym club, tennis club, and the team make regular visits to the local park for games of football and softball. Located in Islington, there is always a great restaurant or bar to visit.

BM3 actively gets involved in RIBA initiatives and has recently hosted an event on using colour to create sustainable and creative environments. We were very excited by people’s participation on the night, guests took part in the 'colour a canvas' outlining a Digbeth landmark and were able to try their hand at graffiting the Birmingham skyline.

Study Trips

Whenever possible, BM3 will take all staff on a study trip, to research approaches to public/private housing overseas. We previously visited Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague and Rotterdam and will be visiting Freiburg in 2018. We have found this to be a very beneficial experience as it provides the opportunity to visit cutting edge housing developments in other parts of Europe and we also have lots of fun.

Training and CPD

BM3 has always recognised that facilitating training and work experience within the company is important for company growth and to help develop a strong skilled workforce.

We provide support for professional subscriptions and qualifications to further people’s careers.

We can offer assistance in gaining RIBA Part 2 and 3, or CIAT training and offer students up to £1,000.00 per year towards fees.

We run a structured program of CPD training sessions for all of our staff and attendance is recorded on everyone’s personal training record.