Architectural Technician

  • Construction Jobs
  • Warrington, Cheshire
  • Feb 03, 2023
Permanent Construction Management Architect and Design

Job Description

Morris & Spottiswood are one of the leading providers of fitout, refurbishment, M&E, facilities management and construction services in the UK. A family firm, with a proud track record of excellence, we aim high, act responsibly and value our staff and customers. A vacancy has arisen within our architectural sector of the business; McLennan. The vacancy is for an Architectural Technician, this is a new post to support the growth of the business. Your job role will be within McLennan Architects (our in-house Architectural team) and you will be engaged during the detailed design stage and site delivery phase of the Company’s overall scope of design service working closely with the Architectural Director and the other design team staff. You will design and deliver new and renovated spaces within a variety of sectors including retail banking, commercial, residential, industrial and Higher Education. You will be expected to provide design and detailing support in all project phases from initial concept design, through the detailed development stage and assist the delivery teams during the site delivery phase. Key areas of responsibility * Supporting the Architectural Director in delivering all RIBA stages and on-site works from inception to completion. * Providing detailed design expertise into projects from bidding, procurement as well as manufacturing and on-site stages. * Design detailing for new build and interior spaces, including permanent architectural details and temporary elements. * Assess and meet client requirements and desires through regular meetings and communications. * Produces sketches, detail drawings, and general arrangement floor plans throughout the RIBA work stages using computer-aided design programs (CAD). * Draft and produce full written design specifications / NBS. * Adhere to national and local building and safety codes with every design element. * Works closely with various colleagues, including architects, engineers, contractors, acousticians, and building inspectors. * Research specifications, materials and finishes to support design team on technical issues influencing detailed design development. * Work within project time schedules to coordinate the completion of staged task through to final project completion * Conduct on-site visits (initially shadowing the Architectural Director) and site observations and provide recommendations to ensure alignment with design specifications. * Design and/or select furniture, materials, décor and finishes within project budgetary constraints. * Commercial awareness of project budgets to support overall profitability of the business unit * Providing advice and guidance to the department relating to any technical design and specification issues. * Liaise with clients (both internal and external) regarding technical design and specification to ensure their requirements are fully understood and met. * Provide tailor-made services to assist clients in developing and managing their projects * Offer Clients added value to provide quality, start-to-finish delivery * To develop project proposals and solutions to clients during detail design stages, tender stage, query meetings, and progress meetings. * Manage all departmental documentation and ensure that it is up to date. * To carry out other duties as required ensuring the business achieves its aims and objectives. * Undertaking learning and development activities to enable improvement in personal performance effectiveness * Offering a flexible a pro-active approach to support the overall delivery of the project * Continually seeking opportunities to enhance relationships and service provision to clients, both internal and external Skills and behaviours required 3+ years practical project and site experience required in a UK based Architectural practice. AutoCAD expertise required and working knowledge of Sketch-Up Pro/BIM/Revit desirable. BIM training will be provided. Strong knowledge of English Planning Legislation and Building Standards. Working knowledge of Scottish Building Standards also preferable. Degree level qualifications in Architectural Technology and ability to demonstrate the required experience and knowledge of working within the construction industry with 3+ years design experience since qualification. Standard hours of work: 8am-5pm Monday to Thursday, 8am-4pm on Friday’s (1 hour lunch each day) Candidates may split their working week between office and working from home. A fully remote option is also available to suit candidate preference. Travel may be required on occasion to meet role and business requirements. Renumeration Competitive Salary Car Allowance Couple Healthcare Cover 5% Employers Pension Contribution Holidays: 33 total annual days (including public holidays) Half a day paid holiday on your birthday Valuing People at Morris & Spottiswood Morris & Spottiswood is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. One of our core values is to ‘Value People’. We are passionate about investing in people and genuinely take care about what we do and how we do it. This ensures that the working environment, staff, suppliers and the communities we serve always remain at the front-of-mind. Put simply, a diverse and inclusive workforce opens our business up to a much wider talent pool and greater innovation and creativity through teams with different experiences, backgrounds and education. This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful team