Architectural Technician

Job details

Posted Tuesday 02 July 2024
Location London
Job type Permanent
Reference 1656
Recruiter Name Paul Chappell

Our design orientated client in central London is currently seeking an Architectural Technician to join their team working on public and private projects focusing on higher education and science schemes.

Main Duties

  • Meet with other professionals and clients at an early stage to agree on the project brief
  • Understand how the design aspects of a construction project influence and relate to performance and functional issues, so that practical questions can be addressed at the outset
  • Evaluate and advise on environmental, legal and regulatory issues
  • Contribute to planning applications and other regulatory application procedures
  • Identify the surveys (e.g. land surveys) required before work can commence, ensuring they're undertaken, and their results are fed into the project
  • Develop project briefs and work on these as the project progresses
  • Prepare and present design proposals using computer-aided design (CAD), Revit and other design software, as well as traditional drawing methods
  • Lead the detailed design process and coordinate design information
  • Advise clients on procuring the best and most appropriate contracts for the work they are undertaking
  • Liaise with appropriate authorities (e.g. planning enquiries and building inspectors) when producing documentation for statutory approval
  • Produce, analyse and advise on detailed specifications for suitable materials or processes to be used
  • Carry out design-stage risk assessments
  • Administer contracts and project certifications
  • Obtain feedback from clients and people using the building, reporting on the performance of the contractors once construction is completed
  • Evaluate and advise on refurbishment, re-use, recycling and deconstruction
  • Specialise in design, underpinned by building science, engineering and technology applied to architecture within projects, playing a pivotal role in project and design management
  • Design and manage all project types
  • Develops construction design programmes
  • Advise on environmental, regulatory and legal requirements and assesses environmental impact
  • Prepare and present design proposals

Qualification and Skills

  • Team player
  • Ability to work under own initiative
  • Ability to manage and appraise own working practices
  • Drawing and presentation skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of building technologies and environmental design and the ability to employ structural theories, construction techniques and processes
  • Experience working with labs or higher education projects
  • Knowledge of technical standards, regulatory frameworks and health and safety requirements
  • Understand the professional duty of care arising from the relationships between client and architects, employer and employee.
  • Advanced in Autocad
  • Advanced in Revit
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite

The role will be based in the office 3 days/week following probation.

If this role looks like it could be for you then please send your CV and portfolio to or click on the apply button below.