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Architectural Technician/ Technologist

  • Location: Cardiff
  • Salary: £28k - 40k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 2 months ago

  • Sector: Architecture, Construction
  • Contact: Lou Maskell
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01179221441
  • Expiry Date: 27 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 394400LML

Are you an experienced Senior Technologist, looking for your next challenge with a progressive and supportive employer with a triple bottom line? (People, Planet and Profit)

We are offering an opportunity for someone eager to join our Cardiff team.

A bit about us
We are the ninth largest architecture practice in the UK. We are the only practice in the AJ100 to become a certified B Corp and earlier this year officially became carbon neutral.

As an employee-owned and inclusive company, everybody has a say in what we do and how we work. We employ and develop the best diverse talent, giving our staff freedom to pursue their own career aspirations, whilst offering flexibility to ensure wellbeing. Together we create people focused places and spaces.

We create people-focused places. We pride ourselves on hiring the best and most creative talent and helping you develop your career in the direction you want it to go. As an employee-owned and inclusive practice, we are dedicated to increasing our diversity to represent the communities in which we live and work and you will have a real say in what we do and how we work.

Senior Technologist
We are looking for an experienced job running Senior Technician / Technologist with a proven track record of designing and delivering projects to join the our diverse Cardiff studio.

You will have significant experience and be able to run several on site projects at the same time, clearly delegating to less experienced team members. We are looking for someone with lateral thinking, clear communication and collaborative spirit.

Is this the job for you?
Our work ranges across public and private sector, from inception to completion and with values ranging from £1m – £50m+.

As Senior Technician/ Technologist you will lead project teams, write full specifications, and regularly lead or manage small teams internally. You will need to manage your own workload in addition to supervising others. There will also be a need for you to answer complex queries from a range of internal and external clients, this will include coordinating with other consultants.

You must be
Able to work and manage a small team, and work independently
Flexible in your approach to a project
Someone that cares about creating and delivering great buildings and places
Eager to work on a range of projects within a multi sector studio
Eager to share experience and knowledge with others working on projects across the company
Adept at managing multiple projects simultaneously
Reporting to the Regional director, you will manage a small team within the studio.
Managing client relationship is a key aspect of this role and will involve

Becoming involved at any stage of the process and being able to effectively input with minimal briefing
Running multiple or complex projects start to finish, to satisfaction of client, in profit and on time
Taking the lead role in taking a project brief, developing initial proposals detail design (in conjunction with a small team)
Demonstrating awareness of own impact on others within other teams or business areas
Managing fees and invoicing for projects (with administrative assistance)
Contributing to winning new work

Essential skills
Taking a brief and develop initial proposals
Managing and co-ordinating the design team and associated professional consultants
Producing, analysing and advising upon specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria
Producing, managing, controlling and integrating design and production information
Ensuring compliance with design, legal, statutory and professional requirements for large and complex projects, possibly multiple projects
Managing the design process or development of construction project
Monitoring the financial performance of projects
A good understanding of developing technical specifications to support work packages
Evaluating and advising upon refurbishment, repair, reuse, recycling and deconstruction of buildings
Working knowledge of Revit

Desirable Skills
Healthcare project experience
Assessing and prioritising the needs of clients and users and agreeing the project brief
Advising clients on methods of project procurement and forms of contract
Developing the project design, researching problems and producing, developing and advising upon innovative solutions
Appraising building performance in use and producing, developing and maintaining maintenance management information systems
Advanced use of Revit with knowledge of Dynamo scripting

What we can offer
Flexible work environment
A comprehensive benefit package
A contemporary working environment in an excellent location
A friendly, open and caring culture
Future opportunity to own the business with us through employee share ownership