Architectural Technician

Job description


Dandara was established in 1988 from the desire to provide innovative homes and commercial properties, which would offer real value for money without compromising on design, durability or quality. Today Dandara is one of the UK’s largest independent property development companies, with over 10,000 happy customers and more than 100 industry awardsfor design and quality – and it’s all thanks to the vision and passion of our dedicated team.

We are looking for an experienced Architectural Technician to work on a number of prestigious projects in our highly successful and expanding South East region, based in our Tunbridge Wells office. The position involves constant communication with professionals of different in house disciplines including Engineers, Surveyors, Buyers and the Construction team.

Whilst we have a suite of standard house types you will be using your drawing skills on a daily basis and the intention for the successful candidate is to move into a more senior Technical Co-ordinator role so the ability to draw is essential in this pivotal role.

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Key Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Liaising, co-ordinating with other departments regarding development works including Engineers, Surveyors, Buyers and the Construction team.
  • General project co-ordination.
  • Organisation and preparation of detailed design drawings to Building Regulation / Tender and Construction status.
  • Site visits and inspections.
  • Updating computer based drawings.
  • Assisting other members of the Design Department in their day-to-day duties.
  • Co-ordination with external professional consultants.
  • Liaison with building control authority, fire authority and other regulatory bodies.
  • Liaison with local authorities and utility service provider.
  • Reference and keep up to date with current statutory requirements and liaise with technical manager and other drawing office work colleagues in respect of compliance with statutory requirements or advice on technical detailing.
  • Attendance at design coordination meetings and preparation of minutes for the meeting.
  • Attendance at construction / site meetings.

About You

You will be fully conversant with current Building Regulations, NHBC Standards and be extremely proficient in 2D AutoCAD, Microsoft Office packages and Adobe. Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience in residential developments in the UK from individual houses to large scale regeneration projects. You will be a strong communicator, with confidence to deal with professional consultants on a daily basis and be self-motivated, and be able to work on your own initiative. There is real opportunity to progress with the company so ambitious individuals are welcome.

Qualifications and training

You will possess a relevant architectural qualification, be preferably a member of CIAT.

Note for Recruitment Agencies

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