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Architectural Technician - not just another CAD job

  • Location

    Manchester

  • Sector:

    Architecture

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £30k - £40k (possibly more) depending upon Experience

  • Contact:

    Matt Kirk

  • Contact email:

    Matt@aspirantcareers.com

  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-03-07

  • Consultant:

    Matt Kirk

You turn up, you log on and open up your project in AutoCAD. You do layouts, or details, or schedules... whatever is required of you at your desk that day. Occasionally you'll get out to site, meet the rest of the design team and work on getting your building built. 

There's a bit of variety in there for you. But there could be much more. It's usually at small or medium businesses, but there are Technicians out there that regularly do the job of several disciplines and break up their time fairly evenly. They get out of the office more, they have more contact with clients, they use the full extent of their knowledge and technical experience on the whole build process. 

What if you could get out regularly on surveys? What if you were advising the client on Health and Safety (CDM)? What if you could get truly involved in condition surveys and schedule of works in a more initiative driven, manage your own time, look after your own clients in your own way kind of situation?

A range of sectors won't even bore you. You could be working on a big NHS building, you could be looking at the condition of half a dozen houses for a Housing Association, you could be working with a Commercial client or a big retailer. It could be traditional brick, it could be steel frame, it could be in a conservation area...

If you weren't safely employed by a long-existing Multi-Disciplinary (but mainly Architectural) Practice, it would almost feel like you were completely in charge of your own schedule, running your own bit of the business. 

Support will be there of course. There's a range of experience within the practice to support you in a new role and environment. It's a friendly place. 

You don't need to be an expert in Principal Design (CDM), Surveying or even the best AutoCAD whizz. A bit of experience in any / all of these areas will certainly help you in a new role like this but a willingness to throw yourself into these areas will do the trick. 

They're so busy they need multiple people in this position. The practice doesn't want to grow massively (they might have to if they carry on), but they certainly aren't averse to making you a Director depending on the level you're at, possibly straight away possibly within a few years. 

If you've ever found yourself bored, or jealous of those people who find themselves out and about more and keep busy with a bigger better variety of work then this could make you happy in a safe environment for quite some time.