Architectural Technician

North East England

£35,000 - £40,000

£40,000 - £45,000


Our client is a highly respected regional House Builder based in the North East who build 3-5 bedrooms properties throughout the North East. They are seeking an Architectural Technician to join their team.


Full job description:

The Architectural Technician will be expected to use his/her skill in producing and/or obtaining from Head Office or instructing and procuring from external design consultants, and other providers all necessary drawings and information to a satisfactory standard, cost effective and delivered on time to meet the Company's programme and needs. To coordinate with the Technical Manager on all aspects of the above.

Key tasks:

  • Day to day activities Land Acquisition
  • Organise and prepare, as required and issue land plans identifying prospective ownership areas.
  • Visit prospective development sites, if considered appropriate, and discuss with department colleagues relevant technical, physical and /or other constraints.
  • Assist in the preparation of Consultants Design Briefs with the Divisional Development Director. Land under Contract
  • Provide the necessary level of information to accompany planning submissions, discharge of condition applications, and discuss with Local Planning Authorities.
  • Supervise and produce details within working drawings to accord with the agreed site specification.
  • Instruct and update regional variations to suit relevant Head Office house type revisions.
  • Liaise with external consultants concerning house types, spacing and street scenes requirements.
  • Liaise with members of the Development Department with regards site constraints i.e.Topography, Ecology, Arboriculture, Ground Investigation and Infrastructure.
  • Prepare land registry details in unison with Development Engineer. Land Acquired
  • Liaise with the Technical Manager in the management of external consultants / internal designers for the preparation of information required for Planning and Building Regulation submissions.
  • Assist in the briefing of Development Engineer / Development Coordinator / Development Technician and External Consultants regarding the production of external works drawings to include the necessary level of detail required for sub-contract and site construction issue.
  • Liaise with other members of staff to ensure specific site drawings and information corresponds to the site requirements and build programme.
  • Liaise with the Construction Department in the interpretation of issued construction details and plans.

General tasks:

  • Attend and chair, if required, meetings as agreed with the Technical Manager.
  • Review Planning Conditions Tracker and supervise the formal submission of information to obtain formal discharge of conditions.
  • Contribute to specification improvement discussions.
  • Maintain general awareness of Statutory Requirements, Relevant Planning Guidance, NHBC Requirements, Building Control Updates and Local Authority changes.

Skills & qualifications needed:

  • Use of Microsoft Office Software.
  • Proficient in the production of CAD information.
  • Driving, hold a full driving licence.
  • Attention to detail.

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