Architectural / CAD Technician

We are currently looking for a positive and dynamic Architectural / CAD Technician with a minimum 5 years’ experience in AutoCAD/Revit in the building fabric sector.

Job Specification

Title: Architectural / CAD Technician
Location: Sidcup/London
Team: Building Surveying

Job Summary

As a Technologist or Technician you will specialise in the application of building science and technology to construction projects. You are recognised as having specialist skills enabling you to work within a managed design process and develop technical knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions. You will also recognise the significance of the post construction aspects of the project.

The main job purpose

Through all stages of a project you will be part of an Design Team in conjunction with a lead designer and your role will include:

Project inception

  • Recognise the significance of the design stage and how it underpins the construction project
  • Assessing survey requirements and producing surveys

Project planning

  • Contributing to project briefs and design programmes
  • Liaising with and producing documentation for statutory approval authorities

Design process

  • Preparing and presenting design proposals using CAD techniques and traditional methods
  • Working within a team to produce the detailed design process and co-ordinating detailed design information
  • Developing the project design, researching problems and producing, developing and advising upon innovative solutions
  • Liaising with and producing documentation for statutory approval authorities
  • Producing, managing, controlling and integrating design and production information

Contract management

  • Ensuring continual compliance with design, statutory and professional requirements
  • Gaining feedback from and de-briefing client and user

Professional practice

  • Assist design team in providing professional guidance and decision making to clients, users and design/construction teams
  • Undertaking structured Continuing Professional Development

CAD/Revit Duties

  • To prepare and compile CAD/Revit files to surveyors requirements, including plans, sections, details and all associated information in accordance with the Company CAD/Revit manuals, BS1192, PAS 1192-2 etc.
  • Be expected to develop individual skills within the parameters of the Group CAD software, including 3D visualisations as required.
  • To file all CAD/Revit related information in accordance with the Company CAD/BIM manuals. To issue drawings as requested by drawing Building Surveyors/Project Managers.
  • To be able to work under own initiative within a multi-discipline environment, and to manage a variable and changeable workload. To be able to plan workload and ensure information is produced within parameters set out by the project lead.
  • To maintain and develop CAD/Revit library of standard information required for all projects including, CAD block, Revit families, standard details etc.
  • To assist with updating and maintaining quality control and CAD/BIM standards to the Building Surveying drawing office managers’ requirements.
  • To attend CAD/Revit user group meetings to advise issues, problem solving tools that can use by other users for delivery of CAD/Revit files etc.


  • Will report to the designated Line Manager on a weekly basis, as to resource availability, progress of projects.
  • To manage the flow of workload within the CAD team and assist in the management of available resource for the preparation and delivery of CAD / Revit deliverables, document control and quality checking of all information.
  • Working to deadlines & Fee scales determined by others.
  • Able to use MS Word, Excel, Project and NBS specification manager to aid the management and administration of projects.
  • Any other duties reasonably required of the post-holder following consultation.

Your previous experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in AutoCAD/Revit in the building fabric sector.
  • Experience in CAD capability in a recognised Industry Standard Format including 3D graphics and presentation relevant basic software (training will be given as required).

About you

  • A positive working attitude with good communication skills and flexibility in a dynamic role within an established Building Surveying team.
  • You will report directly to the dedicated Line Manager.
  • Commercial awareness and a flexible attitude to both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility accepted.
  • The ability to work under own initiative, and to work under pressure.
  • The ability to follow instructions and to direct others.
  • Understanding of building fabric design and principles.

Your qualifications

  • Autodesk AutoCAD/ Revit competency

How to apply

To apply, please forward your CV together with salary requirement and availability to