Architectural Technician/Technologist

An opportunity has arisen for an Architectural Technician/Technologist to work at our Studio in Watford as part of a fun, successful and dynamic Architects team. We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and experienced candidate with at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience in the UK of high-end residential and refurbishment of existing residential buildings.

In this role the successful candidate will support the Architect Director and the team on private residential and luxury developer client projects from post planning stage through the detailed design stages and to completion on some projects; all in accordance with the client’s brief and within the time scales given. As the position will be of key importance within the practice, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to effectively plan and organise the workload and produce production information to comprise Building Regulations and tender drawing packages in a timely manner. Good communication skills are a must and coupled with sounds technical knowledge of the construction processes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

To work on high-end residential projects working directly under and by the side of the Director

Drawing packages to comprise: GA’s plans sections and elevations with construction details etc. with full coordination of Architects drawings with the M&E, Structural and other consultants

Work and assist on multiple projects at one time

Thinking creatively to contribute/produce new ideas for projects alongside the team

Undertake client appointments and site visits

Ability to produce detailed architectural designs in AutoCAD and or Revit 

This description reflects the core activities of the role but is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties within the group/department may be required in addition to changes in the emphasis of duties as required from time to time. There is a requirement for the successful candidate to recognise this and adopt a flexible approach to work. Job descriptions will be reviewed regularly and where necessary revised in accordance with organisational needs. Any major changes will be discussed with successful candidate.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

UK qualified with at least 5 years UK experience with sound knowledge of drafting working drawing packages to comprise detailing drawings for building regulations, tender and construction purposes

Able to undertake the above responsibilities

Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in bespoke design, residential & refurbishment for high-end domestic projects in the UK

IT literate, proficient in Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook

Proficient in using Revit and AutoCAD is essential

Knowledge of Photoshop and Google SketchUp would be an advantage

Numerate, able to make accurate calculations with attention to detail

Well-presented and personable, with excellent communication and organisational skills

Team-spirited with a bright & confident personality

Able to work on own initiative, multi task and to juggle a changing workload

Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties, work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines

WHAT WE OFFER

A fast-paced, exciting and creative environment

Competitive salary subject to experience

Discretionary performance-related bonus of up to 5% salary

Opportunities to learn new skills on the job

Regular social and company events

Fantastic employee benefits such as staff discount scheme and company pension scheme 

23 days paid holiday, plus all public holidays 

NEXT STEPS

If this sounds like the ideal position for you then we would love to hear from you. Please send an up-to-date CV and samples of work to jas@micasagroup.co.uk or contact us on 020 3195 2373. Please note candidates will only be considered if samples of work are submitted together with a CV.