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Architectural Technician

A very exciting position has become available, now that my client has widened their brief and are now interested in reviewing prospective candidates that can work from either their Shrewsbury or central Birmingham offices (Headquartered in Shrewsbury). They are a nationwide practice, that are towards the top of the AJ100 list and work across a wide variety of different sectors. They take on Education, Residential, Commercial, Leisure, Transport and Logistical schemes.

They are a team of 50 strong in Shrewsbury and have 4 of their staff based in Birmingham, but with extra capacity to accommodate either a Part II or Architectural Technician - ideally with a strong Revit proficiency.

My client has opened up their brief to include their Birmingham office, in the hope they will widen the pool of candidates coming through as they have struggled to find the right calibre of talent in around the Shrewsbury area. If you are located nearer their central Birmingham office, then there will be the expectation of you visiting their Shrewsbury team at least once a week for design team meetings.

The brief below is focused on the Technical person they are looking to hire:-

Key Responsibilities:

Advise on environment and regulatory legal requirements affecting the project
Advise on materials
Assess the needs of clients and users and agree the project brief
Carry out Designer Risk Assessments (CDM)
Co-ordinate with other consultants/colleagues, disseminate information to team members and negotiate with statutory bodies
Ensure compliance with design, legal, statutory and professional requirements
Lead the design process and co-ordinate detailed design information
Advise on environmental and regulatory legal requirements affecting the project
Obtain and evaluate tenders and contracts
Prepare and present design proposals, working drawings and schedules, specifications using 2D, 3D Autodesk and 3D rendering packages
Prepare tender bids and submissions
Programme work schedules and carry out inspections at various stages
Lead the design process and co-ordinate detailed design information

Job Knowledge, Skills & Experience

At least 5 years’ experience working in a Technician role(s), or equivalent, preferably obtained by working in a UK architectural practice
Able to competently use 2D, 3D Autodesk and 3D rendering packages and Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook
Sound drawing skills and detail design
Sound people management skills including coaching, mentoring and performance management
Good level of visualisation skills and an awareness of design style
Structured approach to problem solving and decision making
Able to work with minimum supervision
Good level of organisation, planning and management skills in order to effectively lead projects
Good understanding of QA procedures and H&S requirements
Able to prepare detailed design and working drawings and schedules and prepare specifications
Able to communicate effectively in verbal, written and drawn formats using appropriate media for different audiences both internally and externally
Able to work as part of a team and on own initiative with minimum supervision, when required
Competent to prepare and deliver presentations and manage meetings effectively

Salary on offer will range from £37 - 42,000 PA, as well as a very competitive benefits package they also have on offer. The salary will be weighed up against individual ability and experience.


Please get in touch with Jack if this position may sound of interest to you. Jack is a consultant at mustard with a specialist regional approach to architectural recruitment. He works with private practices, multidisciplinary consultancies, developers and contractors across the Midlands including numerous AJ100 firms.

mustard are a specialist creative recruitment consultancy with offices in Bristol, London and Hong Kong. Established for over 11 years, they have a market-leading reputation for quality service and delivery across architecture, interior design and the creative industries.

Jack Perks | | +44 (0)203 854 1100 |

Architectural Technician

Birmingham, UK

Published on 3 Aug 2021

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