Group Architectural Technician

Posted 3 July by Vistry Group PLC

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Role overview

  • ID: 2024-5460
  • Entity: Vistry Services
  • Region: Vistry Services
  • Department: Technical
  • Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract - Full Time
  • Job Location: Coleshill, West Midlands
  • Date Posted: 16.04.2024

We have a new opportunity for a Group Architectural Technician to join our team within Vistry Services, at our Coleshill office. As our Group Architectural Technician, you will be responsible for supporting the Group Design and Technical functions in its day-to-day duties by coordinating the flow of data and information with both internal colleagues and external stakeholders.

The main purpose of the Group Design and Technical team is to design and maintain Vistry’s standard product – its house types – whilst supporting the regional businesses in delivering the standard product.

The standard product must always be complimentary to the strategic growth of the business, compliant with national (English) regulatory requirements, economic to build, aesthetically pleasing to both local authorities and purchasers, assist in the creation of strong placemaking and respond to our customer’s needs.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

  • Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you...
    • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
    • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
    • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Private Healthcare
    • Competitive contributory pension scheme
    • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
    • Share incentive schemes
    • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits...
  • In return, what we would like from you...
    • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
    • Background in Architectural Technology.
    • Previous experience in Residential Housing sector.
    • Experience with Auto CAD and Revit is preferable.
    • Strong attention to detail.
    • Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels.
    • Proficient in MS Office programmes.
    • Analytical approach.
    • Positive attitude towards teamwork.
    • You have the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • You have excellent team working and feel comfortable with communicating at all levels.
    • You will need to demonstrate behaviours necessary to align with our corporate values.
    • Educated to HNC/HND in a construction related qualification.
  • More about the Group Architectural Technician role...
    • Assist with the collation, checking and approval of all ancillary specialist drawings, including:
    • Beam and block ground floors, precast upper floors, Hot and cold water supply, heating, System 3 ventilation. Kitchens, Stairs, Joists, Trusses, Lintels
    • Working with the Group Senior Architectural Technician to manage the delivery and maintenance of the Group standard house type portfolio.
    • Ensure all drawings, details and third-party information are accurate, commercially suitable, and compliant with current regulations.
    • Provide support in the creation and delivery of the new Group 2025 house type collection and then maintain them going forward.
    • Provide support in the delivery and maintenance of Group Standard Details.
    • Manage and review Consultants working on the standard product including, but not limited to, architects and structural engineers.
    • Manage warranty Type Approval process where required and review approval to ensure that the conditions are addressed.
    • Ensure that information is to the agreed Group construction and finishing specifications.
    • Liaise with regional business units and attend meetings to progress all relevant Technical matters. And assist in resolving technical related queries.
    • Provide support in the delivery and maintenance of the Group generic Temporary Works details.
    • Ensure cost effective design control and buildability.
    • Ensure that new regulation requirements are anticipated and incorporated as required.
    • Expect and encourage continued change and improvement within the Company.
    • Support and assist in the management of the Group Technical mailbox.
    • Manage the collation and checking of all ancillary specialist drawings, including hot water supply, heating, kitchen, stair, lintels, beam and block ground floors, precast upper floors.
    • Assist the business in achieving BIM Level 2 certification.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us...

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.


Agile Working

Offers a flexible way of working.

Annual Leave

Enjoy 28 days’ holiday plus all UK Bank Holidays. There are options to carry leave forwards and buy up to 5 days.

Pension with Legal & General

Eligible employees are auto-enrolled. You contribute 4%, we contribute 6%. Salary Sacrifice and options to increase contributions available.

Volunteer Days

With 2 paid volunteer days a year, you can give back to communities and charities.

Why Vistry

Joining Vistry is just the start of building your perfect career. In return for your passion and skills, we invest in your future, providing all the support and training you need to thrive in your career and realise your potential. Our work is rewarding in itself, but we also offer a range of financial, lifestyle, health and wellbeing benefits, plus plenty of recognition incentives. We value you and everything you help us build as we make Vistry together.

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