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Job Ref:  204755863
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Industry:  Construction
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
City:  Brighton
Post Code:  BN2
Salary:  £35000 - £38000/annum Generous holidays and bonus
08/10/2016 03:25
Are you an Architectural Technician looking for a new opportunity?

Salary up to £38k

A thriving, award winning charted practice based near Brighton are keen to add an experienced Architectural Technician to their expanding team. This is a permanent role. Salary competitive and negotiable depending on skills and experience. The position has been created as the result of numerous projects being awarded.

This friendly practice specialises in sectors from affordable to high end residential, education, commercial and mixed use on values past £50 million. The directors encourage a good work / life balance for staff and are dedicated to promoting a healthy, creative and happy working environment. Events are regularly held including Architectural visits, seminars in addition to regular social evenings. The offices are situated within minutes of a mainline train station and offer a bright, modern and professional base for the 40+ staff based there. I have placed people previously with this practice and the feedback has been very positive. They have a well respected and valued name in the industry for being a solid, forward thinking and professional set up. Many people want to work for this company. If you are looking for a place to grow and develop your career then this is the role for you.

You will be working on a large variety of projects, from education and residential schemes of varying scales and complexity, to community and civic buildings and have 5+ years' experience within the industry. This would suit someone who is looking for opportunities to develop their skills as well as enhance their existing knowledge within Architecture. Career development is heavily embedded within this organisation and successful people will be given genuine opportunities to further their career and skills through promotions.

You will play a pivotal role in the construction process and be complementary to other Chartered disciplines in the built environment sector.

Project inception

Assessing the needs of clients and users and agreeing the project brief
Recognising the significance of the design stage and how it underpins the construction project
Evaluating and advising upon environmental and regulatory legal requirements affecting the project and obtaining initial approvals
Producing and evaluating feasibility studies
Evaluating resources and assessing environmental impact
Assessing and managing survey requirements and producing surveys

Project planning

Developing project briefs and design programmes
Advising clients on methods of project procurement and forms of contract
Managing health and safety
Liaising with and producing documentation for statutory approval authorities

Design process

Specialising in the application of building science and technology to architectural and construction projects. You will be able to manage the design process and use your technical knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions

Preparing and presenting design proposals using CAD techniques and traditional methods
Leading the detailed design process and co-ordinating detailed design information
Managing and co-ordinating the design team and associated professional consultants
Developing the project design, researching problems and producing, developing and advising upon innovative solutions
Producing, analysing and advising upon specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria
Liaising with and producing documentation for statutory approval authorities
Producing, managing, controlling and integrating design and production information
Carrying out design stage risk assessments

Contract management

Negotiate and manage all aspects of architectural and construction contracts, whether it is using traditional, partnering or other methods. Managing or co-ordinating associated professionals

Obtaining and evaluating tenders and agreeing contracts
Ensuring continual compliance with design, legal, statutory and professional requirements
Programming schedules and undertaking stage inspections
Administering contracts and project certification
Managing project handover
Gaining feedback from and de-briefing client and user
Appraisal of building performance in use and producing, developing and maintaining maintenance management information systems
Evaluating and advising upon refurbishment, repair, reuse, recycling and deconstruction of buildings

Professional practice

Providing professional guidance and decision making to clients, users and design/construction teams
Weighing up issues and making balanced judgements

Undertaking structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

If this is you then contact Paul Deery at Bear Architectural Recruitment on (Apply online only) or apply directly.

Equally if you know of someone who may be suitable then feel free to pass on my details. We offer a referral scheme for anyone placed into a role
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