Architectural Technician

Eden Brown
£28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
04 Jan 2018
01 Feb 2018
Seema Rana
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time
Im looking for an architectural technician for a growing volume house builder based in Chesterfield.

They would prefer someone with house building experience, however this this is not essential, it is more important to get the right person who will fit in with the team and is enthusiastic, quick to learn and is self-motivated.

The purpose of the role is as follows:

- Ensure that the company complies with all relevant Technical and CDM legislation.
- Monitor and report progress of developments of house type construction to the Architectural Manager.
- Prepare any architectural drawings necessary to facilitate the construction of developments.
- Ensure that house types comply with building regulations.
- Ensure that all architectural information clear and is available/issued to all departments/external bodies as required.
- Ensure that all architectural information is correct and in line with planning approvals, building regulations and any other third party information relating to that development

Primary Tasks:

- Produce Title overlays
- Produce/assist in preparation of pre-exchange and pre-completion, pre-start packs.
- Use photoshop to colour sketch plans and produce street scenes.
- Use AutoCAD software to produce site plans, materials plans, phasing plans, conveyance plans, management plans, sales area plans, constraints plans, street scenes, house type drawings, standard details and any other architectural plans required.
- Produce Design and Access Statements
- Assist with preparation of information required for Planning applications and liaise and respond to Planning issues to obtain a satisfactory planning approval, including the clearance of Planning Conditions.
- Appoint and liaise with specialists and consultants for specific expertise, these include, Noise Survey, Energy assessment, Structural Calculations etc.
- Prepare information/drawings and submit Building Regulations application to local Building Control / NHBC.
- Liaise with Building Control Officer as required to secure approval.
- Prepare construction details as required to satisfy Building Control.
- Amend/update and monitor construction specification in line with current building regulations and company specification changes
- Prepare Design Risk Assessments for inclusion in Pre-tender and Health & Safety Plans as required.
- Provide/prepare any information/drawings required for production of sales brochures.
- Provide room dimension table for sales brochures where needed.
- Provide/prepare any information/drawings required for construction of the marketing suite.
- Prepare material and component specification for project.
- Attend meetings in the office and on site as and when necessary.
- Manage consultants as necessary. These include Structural Engineers, Consultant Architects and Services Engineer.
- Obtain management company costs and appoint as necessary.
- Apply for street names/postal addresses and produce Street Naming Plan
- Ensure proper distribution of all relevant drawings and production information both internally and externally.
- Prepare Conveyance Plan using AutoCAD

Skills/Person Specification:
- 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.
- Design and planning expertise & technical knowledge
- Sound working knowledge of AutoCAD.
- Sound working knowledge of Photoshop package.
- Sound working knowledge of Word and Excel.
- Understanding of CDM Regulations, NHBC / Building Regulation requirements, Codes of Practice and Code for Sustainable Homes.
- Good Communication and presentation skills.
- High degree of self-motivation and drive.
- Influence and persuasion.
- Problem solving skills.
- Team work.

The salary is expected to be between £28,000 - £35,000 depending on experience.

Your expert recruitment consultant is Seema Rana, call today on 0121 685 8700 or email

Eden Brown is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer.
Eden Brown Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

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