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50 Degrees North – Richmond

July 1, 2024

Architectural Technician or Technical Architect

50 Degrees North Architects

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This is a job description for the position of technician or lead technical architect within a busy, small practice. It is a new key role that works across all other staff and reports directly to the senior team (senior architect and principle). The role does not have to be held by an architect or qualified technician, however, the role requires construction experience and a deep knowledge of the specification, drawing and research of construction relevant to our project types. The role calls for proactivity, efficiency, and clear communication. You will lead on all matters relating to specifications, technical design and technical coordination including liaison with relevant consultants, trades, and suppliers.

Ideally the candidate will have – 5+ years’ experience post qualification in the residential sector; full knowledge of current UK building regulations; a thorough working knowledge of UK residential building typologies including apartment and mansion blocks; a thorough understanding of construction processes using RIBA stage works as a guide; project management skills; a willingness to lead and take responsibility; excellent communication skills and ability to use email, virtual meetings, and telephone to progress the projects and carry out internal office functions; good design and aesthetic knowledge of contemporary architecture; hand drawing skills, with neat legible annotations; a strong imagination and the ability to think and create in 3D; excellent AutoCAD skills and the ability to organize files and maintain a thorough and well-structured set of details and drawings for use across all projects.

Soft skills should include: Positivity; Proactivity; Calm under pressure; Team player; Communicative – Written and verbal.

Project types include: Residential alterations, modernization, and extensions; new build homes; sports facilities; change of use; small scale commercial; community led projects.

Please get in touch if this is of interest to you, we’d love to hear from you.

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