Architectural Technologist/Trainee Architectural Technologist

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
£20,000 - £30,000
23 Apr 2019
23 May 2019
Contract Type

Job Purpose:

  • To assist the Directors and Senior Staff in the preparation of design, presentation and technical material in support of the Practice’s portfolio of planning casework and architectural projects

Key areas of Responsibility:

Architectural and planning support

  • Delivery of architectural and planning support services in association with appointments from RIBA Plan of Work stages 0 - 7

In particular but not exclusively:

  • Research of site details including measured and photographic site and building surveys
  • Preparation of presentation material for client submissions 
  • Preparation of designs for planning applications and appeal documentation
  • Preparation supporting documentation for planning applications and appeals
  • Monitoring of the process and progress of planning applications and correspondence with LPA
  • Preparation of technical details for architectural projects 
  • Drafting fee invoices
  • Keeping clients informed of progress
  • Preparation of technical information for building regulations approvals and tender documentation
  • Assisting in the supervision of building contracts.
  • Maintenance and development of office drawing protocols and standard drawing/document formats

General office duties

  • Assisting in maintaining records including job filing and electronic records
  • Assisting in answering telephone calls and taking messages when administrative staff are unavailable
  • Assist the general running and administration of the practice by carrying out administrative and support tasks as requested by the Directors and Senior Management



  • GCSE Maths and English grade C or above or equivalent
  • A levels in relevant subjects 
  • HNC or Degree  from a CIAT accredited course


  • Chartered Membership of CIAT 



  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to write clear technical English
  • Good telephone manner
  • Effective team working


  • Experience of the planning system

Required Knowledge:


  • Computer literacy (MS Office applications)
  • CAD literacy 
  • Building technology


  • Knowledge of planning theory and processes
  • Proficient in ArchiCAD


  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Able to handle and prioritise a busy and diverse workload
  • An effective team player
  • Meticulous approach to dealing with data

Additional details:

The post is full time. There may be some out of hours working with time off in lieu

Use of a car and a full driving licence are required

The practice is committed to supporting the training and professional development of staff members through accredited courses and post-qualification CPD 

Working hours are 9.00 to 5.30 with one hour for lunch

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