Senior Architectural Technologist

We are currently looking for a Senior Architect Technologist to join our growing team. This position is based in our Haywards Heath office.


Job Summary

As a Senior Architectural Technologist you will be specialising in the application of building science and technology to architectural and construction projects. You are recognised as having specialist skills enabling you to manage the design process and use your technical knowledge and expertise to provide innovative solutions. In addition you will also have experience at negotiating and managing the development of a construction project. You will be negotiating and managing all aspects of architectural and construction contracts, whether it is using traditional, partnering or other methods. You will also recognise the significance of the post construction aspects of the project. As an architectural professional you will adhere to your Code of Conduct.

Job content

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

Project inception

  • Assessing the needs of clients and users and agreeing the project brief.
  • Recognising the significance of the design stage and how it underpins the construction project.
  • Evaluating and advising upon environmental and regulatory legal requirements affecting the project and obtaining initial approvals.
  • Producing and evaluating feasibility studies.
  • Assessing and managing survey requirements and producing surveys.

Project planning

  • Developing project briefs and design programmes.
  • Managing health and safety.
  • 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.
  • Producing, analysing and advising upon specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria.
  • 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, legal, statutory and professional requirements.
  • Programming schedules and undertaking stage inspections.
  • Administering contracts and project certification.
  • Managing project handover.
  • Gaining feedback from and de-briefing client and user.
  • Appraisal of building performance in use and producing, developing and maintaining maintenance management information systems.
  • Evaluating and advising upon refurbishment, repair, reuse, recycling and deconstruction of buildings.

Professional practice

  • EProviding professional guidance and decision making to clients, users and design/construction teams.
  • Undertaking structured Continuing Professional Development.

You will report to the designated Line Manager and Regional Director of Architecture on a weekly basis, as to resource availability, progress of projects and job profitability.

You will be expected to develop individual skills within the parameters of the Group CAD software, including 3D visualisations as required. Assist with the progression of the Group CAD systems.

Working to deadlines & Fee scales determined by others. Working such hours as required to achieve deadlines.

Previous Experience

A minimum of 2 years experience or comparable work experience within the building / construction environment both off and on site.  A detailed understanding and thorough business knowledge of the Architectural field.

Technical Knowledge and Skill

Experience in CAD capability in a recognised Industry Standard Format including 3D graphics and presentation relevant basic software (training will be given as required). An established skill of maintaining excellent client relationships, becoming competent in key client management as a tool towards developing future business.

Educational Requirements and Professional Qualifications

Suitable technical based qualifications, or equivalent by experience. Working towards or registered with MCIAT, TCIAT or similar.

Personal Qualities

A positive working attitude with good communication skills and flexibility in a dynamic role within an established Architectural team. You will report directly to the dedicated Line Manager and Regional Director of Architecture. Commercial awareness and a flexible attitude to both the type of work undertaken and the level of responsibility accepted.

This job description will be agreed between the job holder and Line Manager.

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