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Architectural Design

Vacancies available

You can apply for any of the vacancies below by sending over your CV and any supporting portfolio work over to laura@blueprintdesign.org.uk

1. Architectural Assistant

The role offers a diverse workload including production of scheme and planning drawings, liaison with clients and attending site to carry out surveys along with our in house surveyors. Our close knit team work closely with senior members who will provide technical support to develop your skills.

The role requires you to:

  • Have a Part 1 Architecture degree, alternatively experience within an architectural practice.
  • Be highly motivated.
  • Have good knowledge of AutoCAD LT.
  • Be a team player with the ability to work individually.

As the role requires regular liaison with clients the candidates must have excellent spoken English with a good telephone manner.

Being a close team we enjoy a number of social get togethers when we can and always finish the year off with a big Christmas party!

Important Information:

  • We are situated down a single track road on the out skirts of Raunds so it is necessary for the applicant to own and drive their own vehicle.
  • 37.5 hours per week: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the calendar year, with 30 minutes lunch break each day.
  • Holiday: 28 days (incl bank holidays) annual leave.
  • Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience.
  • Statutory pension provided via Nest (age dependant)

2. Architectural Technician

The ideal candidate will work on a variety of projects and work stages from scheme and planning to technical drawings. Our projects are extremely varied working on residential extensions, through to commercial and housing developments. The position is perfect for someone that works well within a team but also can priortise and manage their work to a schedule independently.

The role requires you to be:

  • Proficient in AutoCAD LT.
  • Highly motivated and have an attention to detail.
  • Familiar with the current Building Regulations with a good understanding of construction.
  • HND lever or higher, alternatively experience in an architectural practice.

As the role requires regular liaison with clients the candidates must have excellent spoken English with a good telephone manner.

Being a close team we enjoy a number of social get togethers when we can and always finish the year off with a big Christmas party!

Important Information:

  • We are situated down a single track road on the out skirts of Raunds so it is necessary for the applicant to own and drive their own vehicle.
  • 37.5 hours per week: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the calendar year, with 30 minutes lunch break each day.
  • Holiday: 28 days (incl bank holidays) annual leave.
  • Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience.
  • Statutory pension provided via Nest (age dependant)

3. Senior Architectural Technician

We are looking for a Senior Architectural Technician to join our busy, vibrant, friendly practice in Raunds. Our close knit team work on residential schemes from extensions to new builds, through to small commercial projects. The design office is located in a beautiful rural location in Raunds with a free car park on site.

This full time position would be perfect for someone thats looking to be part of a team, who wishes to really take hold of the role and mould it to make it their own. Whilst predominently you will be based within the office heading up our team of technicians and guiding them through the technical design stage you will also be visiting client's periodically too. This varied role requires the applicant to have excellent knowledge of the Building Control Regulations as well as being proficient in AutoCAD LT in order to produce technical working drawings for issuing out to our clients.

Our office has a laid back, friendly approach. This of course does not deter from our work, we are a busy, hard working team who have worked to receive great customer reviews seen on our website and social pages. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service so the right applicant will need to maintain a positive telephone manner as they will need to speak regularly with clients and contractors on various projects.

The team get together regularly for socials, finishing with a big Christmas bash at the end of the year before a well earned break over the festive period.

So if you're looking for a long term work place, to finally be part of a team check out the requirements and information below.

  • Supporting and co-ordinating the work of the architectural technician team.

Responsibilities including:

  • Manage and co ordinate the work of the design team when needed to do so.
  • Reviewing and checking for errors in others’ work prior to issuing drawing packages.
  • Mentoring and sharing experience.
  • Overseeing part time architectural technologists work when in or out of the office.
  • Liaise with admin team on relevant CPD's to be held throughout the year (approximately 12 per year).
  • Attend technical seminars held by Building Control bodies (or similar) and relay information onto team.
  • Manage and delegate Building Control schedules.

Other duties:

  • Measure site surveys as required.
  • Production of CAD drawings, to Blueprint standard conventions through stages from existing to technician issue.
  • Client liaison as required, ensuring works are within original quotation.
  • Preparing applications for approval by regulatory bodies.
  • Liaising with Regulatory bodies/ clients to achieve acceptable scheme/ approval as required.
  • Obtain specialist quotes as required.
  • Solving problems that might occur during the building process.
  • Making site visits to check on progress of construction projects if required.
  • Attending meetings when required.
  • Provide general administrative support as required by the practice.
  • Monitor and keep within time deadlines.
  • Attend technical seminars to keep up to date with current building practises (at office during lunch times).
  • Undertaking any other tasks within your capabilities as requested by your line manager/ director.
  • Production of detailed technical proposal drawings, models and visuals using AutoCAD, Sketch-Up and other similar packages (where applicable).
  • Undertaking any other tasks within your capabilities as requested by your line manager/ director/ office manager.

Important information:

  • We are situated down a single track road on the out skirts of Raunds so it is necessary for the applicant to own and drive their own vehicle.
  • 37.5 hours per week: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday throughout the calendar year, with 30 minutes lunch break each day.
  • Holiday: 28 days (incl bank holidays) annual leave.
  • Salary: Competitive, depending on experience.
  • Statutory pension provided via Nest.