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Senior Architectural Technician

Posted 14 May by Focus Resourcing
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Salary icon £40,000 - £50,000 per annum
Location icon Slough , Berkshire

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Excellent opportunity to join a highly established architectural practice established over 40 years ago. You will supervise a team of 6 and lead the team through relevant work stages, managing a client portfolio and take responsibility for client liaison and project output to agreed programmes. Our client is seeking someone with a minimum 10 years continuous experience in architectural practice.

Your role:

  • Assist the business in the role out of new software
  • Assist the business with the BIM Strategy Plan Project Planning
  • Meet with other professionals and clients at an early stage to agree on the project brief
  • Evaluate and advise on environmental, legal and regulatory issues
  • Develop project briefs and design programmes
  • Advise clients on methods of project procurement and forms of contract
  • Manage health and safety responsibilities
  • Liaise with and produce documentation for statutory approval authorities
  • Contribute to planning applications and other regulatory application procedures
  • Assess what surveys (e.g. land surveys) are required before work can commence and ensure such surveys are undertaken and their results fed into the project
  • Train junior members to understand how the design aspects of a construction project
  • Prepare and present design proposals using computer-aided design (CAD) and traditional methods
  • Advise on choosing materials
  • Liaise with and produce documentation for statutory and local approval authorities
  • Prepare tender information
  • Carry out detailed design stage risk assessments and liaison with the Principle Designer and Principle Contractor
  • Promote working standards within the office including checking of drawings and site inspections across all projects

Project management

  • Visit all projects on site to ensure a consistent message is being delivered to the construction team
  • Manage or co-ordinate professionals working on a project
  • Ensure that all work is carried out in accordance with the Quality Management System
  • Obtain and evaluate tenders and contracts + Ensure compliance with design, legal, statutory and professional requirements
  • Liaise with local planning, building control department and other statutory bodies and outside organisations
  • Attend regular meetings with clients, contractors and other specialists
  • Obtain feedback from clients and people using the building
  • Appraise the performance of buildings which are in use and produce maintenance management information
  • Evaluate and advise on refurbishment, re-use, recycling and deconstruction

The person:

  • Minimum 10 years continuous experience in architectural practice, with experience of direct client liaison and responsibility for project delivery
  • Able to demonstrate the standards defined by CIAT, either through membership or experience
  • Excellent presentation skills generally with good freehand drawing ability
  • Experience within the care sector (desirable)
  • Experience in managing a team, programming of resource, with responsibility for team delivery
  • Exposure to internal financial management of a project + 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
  • Have a good knowledge of the CDM regulations
  • Experience and understanding of building regulations, robust details, BREEAM, CDM and other guidance and regulations that may be imposed upon a project
  • Be a Chartered Architectural Technologists (MCIAT) (desirable)


  • AutoCAD
  • Revit - (Essential 5+ Plus)
  • NBS Specification manager - (preferred)
  • Sketch Up - (Knowledge of)

Our client offers 2 days working from home after 6-month probation. If this role appeals, please apply and attach your portfolio.

Application question

Are you based in the UK with full right to work?

Reference: 52651714

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