Architectural Technician

Origen Developments
Epsom, Surrey
Upto £40,000 pa
25 Jan 2023
25 Feb 2023
Job (Function)
Architectural Technician
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Architectural Technician

Salary: £35,000 to £40,000

Location: Epsom

Origen Developments are a dynamic design-led development company, with a strong commitment to providing design and quality. One of our greatest strengths is taking an under used property and provide a design-based solution for our clients, not apparent to others.

Together with our long established client Fennies nurseries, we work on bold contemporary designs and with both heritage and conservation schemes and looking to a stable long term workload of future work.

We are looking for an exceptionally talented Technician / Technologist with experience in working in fit-out projects and newbuilds with experience of working with historic buildings to join our internal design department in our Epsom studio.

This role will be to establish the design studio of Origen Developments and establish a team to manage a number of projects and develop skillset and knowledge within the construction industry.

Experience in the design and specification of repairs fit-out projects and newbuilds together with working with historic buildings is required.

We provide a strong culture of growth with many opportunities for training and development.

The successful Architectural Technician / Technologist will be working within an enthusiastic and growing team.

Daily responsibilities will include assisting in running projects throughout all RIBA stages, working directly with clients and co-ordinating between our consultants, Project Managers, QS department and sub-contractors.

You will be able to communicate well, demonstrate attention to detail and be knowledgeable about traditional building construction. We will wish to see evidence of detailing and procurement of work of past projects.


  • Learning, applying, and sharing the core expertise and specialisms of Origen Developments.
  • Working closely with our existing team for ongoing projects.
  • Directing internal and external consultant teams and clients, to project managers.
  • Assisting in 2D and 3D drawing and modelling production using AutoCAD and Sketchup
  • Investigating and offering technical advice on factors that affect building development, including user needs, site and building surveys, and regulatory requirements.
  • Monitoring designs for health and safety and contributing to risk assessments
  • Coordinating detailed technical information from RIBA Stage 3 onwards
  • Preparing specifications for construction work
  • Preparing drawings, plans, and documents for statutory approvals
  • Preparing applications for approval by regulatory bodies
  • Attending and sometimes leading site surveys and visits
  • Undertaking Contract Administrator responsibilities in conjunction with a senior team member
  • Contributing to and sometimes leading meetings and document preparation
  • Researching new repair and construction processes, building legislation and technology.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the Approved Documents as you will be expected to prepare information necessary for Building Control approval.


  • Contributing to the development of a competent project team.
  • Demonstrating and encouraging ‘One Family’ values.
  • Developing and enhancing our conservation and repairs reputation.
  • Adhering to current technical standards and the wider industry.
  • Focusing on Client satisfaction.
  • Contributing to project delivery and project profitability.
  • Bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant subject such as architecture, construction, or architectural technology.
  • Excellent or good proficiency in using CAD software (AutoCAD).
  • Excellent proficiency in 2D drafting using AutoCAD and 3D modelling SketchUp
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and/or other graphic presentation software.
  • Working alongside Architects and senior staff producing all documents associated with construction projects.
  • Self-checking capability to ensure all outputs are accurate and easy to interpret
  • Persistence and determination.
  • Initiative.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent team-focused communication skills
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility and openness to change.
  • Thorough understanding of computer systems and applications and desire to develop further.
  • Good presentation skills (Visual, written & spoken) and contribution to high quality documentation
  • Understanding of industry technical standards and statutory requirements
  • Proactive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to manage self, prioritise, work under pressure, and to meet deadlines
  • Personable, confident and with a strong sense of team spirit.

Whilst this job description is a general guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake, it is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Origen Developments.

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