Senior Architectural Technologist

We are a successful and expanding multi-disciplinary consultancy based in Kent. Established for over 30 years, we have a varied client and project base from all sectors of the construction industry including education, housing, leisure, commercial and transport.

We are currently looking for a Senior Architectural Technologist to join our growing team based in Oxford.


Job Content 

Work constructively and productively as one team both within Frankham and externally towards a common goal.

Assist the Group Director of Architecture and Architectural Associates; work with other Senior Architects and Senior Technologists; and lead Project Architects and Project Technologists to develop your own talented architectural teams and:

  • Ensure that our projects meet all relevant technical and professional standards on a regular and consistent basis.
  • Be accountable to external and internal clients for the project management of our Team’s work.
  • Manage the delivery of our architectural and multi discipline work to meet and generally exceed our clients’ expectations in terms of brief, service innovation, overall quality of work, value for money and delivery to planned timescales.
  • Drive our architectural teams to achieve continuous improvement in technical quality and innovation in all work produced.
  • Plan & manage architectural and multi discipline resources on projects and proactively identify & resolve resourcing issues.
  • Determine when Supply Chain sub-consultants will be required on our projects and, with the support of the Group Director of Architecture and Architectural Associates, manage and obtain agreement to project briefs, commercial and legal contracts with third parties.
  • With the Group Director of Architecture and Senior Management Team, recruit, train and appraise staff and ensure that our architectural team has the correct volume and blend of technical, project management skills and experience to deliver current and future workloads.
  • Develop and implement training and recruitment plans to achieve and maintain a required blend of professionals, as agreed with the Group Director of Architecture and Architectural Associates.
  • Be part of a wider Management Team, with responsibility for developing, owning, communicating and putting into practice ideas to improve the performance of the architectural team, the Architectural Profit Centre, the Architectural Division, and the Frankham Group.
  • Participate in and, as required, hold regular and formal team management meetings.
  • Actively participate in architectural team meetings.
  • Manage individual Client’s workloads, Partnering Agreements and Framework Agreements, as required.
  • Control and monitor work, to ensure quality of service and service innovation are achieved.
  • Control and monitor work, to ensure our clients’ briefs and delivery programmes are achieved.
  • Have a working knowledge and utilise our Business Management System, QMS System, Industrial Relations Framework and HR policies.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Frankham Consultancy Group policies, procedures and working practices.

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

Assisting with:

  • 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

Assisting with:

  • The progression of the Group CAD systems.
  • Providing professional guidance and decision making to clients, users and design/construction teams.
  • Undertaking structured Continuing Professional Development.
  • Working to deadlines & fee scales determined by others.
  • Working such hours as may be required to achieve deadlines.
  • You will also be expected to develop individual skills within the parameters of the Group CAD software, including 3D visualisations as required.

Technical Competence

Working closely with architectural teams, the Group Director of Architecture, Group Managing Director, other members of the Design Leadership Team and other Group managers and business development team to ensure technical competence in relation to projects, you will:

  • Ensure the technical and design requirements of projects and attain compliance with the relevant technical and health, safety and environmental standards.
  • Be active in assisting with the scoping of briefs with clients and delivering a brief.
  • Assist in ensuring that client briefs are fully understood and confirmed before acceptance.
  • Have a working knowledge of the Frankham Consultancy Group policies, procedures and working practices.
  • Deliver individual projects to the reasonable satisfaction of clients, profit targets and agreed standards.
  • Ensure that all work is delivered in such a manner that deadlines are met; end to end processes are managed and continually improved; and delivery is technically good, well presented and
  • complies with current standards and legislation, to meet the operational, financial and commercial targets of the Business Plan – particularly with respect to safety, quality and environment,
  • operational delivery, productivity, customer service and profit.

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