Russian Speaking Architect

Foster + Partners Foster + Partners Employer:
London, GBLocation:
Thu, Jul 24 '14Posted on:

We are currently seeking a talented Russian speaking Architect based in our London offices.

The successful candidate must be fluent in English and Russian both written and spoken.

Foster + Partners is one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design practices in the world. Based in London, with offices worldwide, the practice has an international reputation, with buildings on six continents. Since its inception the have won hundreds of awards for excellence. 

This is a high profile role that reports into the Project Leader/Job Captain of the current project on a day to day basis and ultimately to the Senior Partner

Key Responsibilities:-

  • To understand the design project
  • To prepare, and develop where required, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design
  • To assist where required in the co-ordination of the internal design team
  • To take responsibility, where required by the project leader, for specific areas of the design and project development
  • To liaise, where appropriate, with members of the external design team and other associated organisations or companies
  • To seek, and record evidence of, continuing professional development (CPD) and an annual Personal Development Plan (PDP) in accordance with the requirements of the RIBA(or equivalent as applicable e.g. AIA)
  • To have thorough knowledge of and compliance with F+P procedures and standards
  • To contribute, or otherwise assist, as required

Qualities & skills required


  • Previous experience working in an architectural practice
  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • Fluent in English and Russian (written and spoken)
  • Ability to understand and formulate design decisions and present for discussion
  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Ability to take initiative in response to direction or instruction
  • Ability towork well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently
  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, life long learning


  • Understanding of the architects role in the co-ordination and integration of project information and management
  • Ability to assist with the management of junior assistant architects on the team
  • Understanding of financial aspects of running a design project on time and on budget
  • Ability to use some of the following: MicroStation, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
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