Design Focused Technologist

London (Greater)
Competitive with bonus and paid overtime
06 Apr 2018
06 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time



2-5 Years Experienced Architectural Technician / Technologist (Residential Experience)


Concept 8 Architects Ltd are an award winning, vibrant practice dedicated to the creation of innovative residential buildings, from smaller-scale design focused householder extensions to apartment schemes for developers.  Their work has featured in industry publications and the national press. We are 11 strong and have grown steadily over the past few years.  We pride ourselves on offering varied opportunities to all staff, aiding their professional develop and remunerating them well with a combination of a competitive salary and annual bonus’.  We operate out of a design studio in an open and friendly work environment.  We are a very social bunch and we pride ourselves in ensuring work can also be fun. We pride ourselves in designing tangible projects with almost all being built out.  We have a strong local presence, and are well respected in delivering a quality product with a professional service.

The practice is expert at working in high value dwelling houses and conversions as well as apartment schemes. Our emphasis is on knowledge and research, combined with excellent architecture. More information on the practice’s work is available on our website: Our studio is based in Weybridge with the majority of our projects across Surrey, South West and Central London.

In order to deal with a number of high profile new commissions, we are now looking to add up a further team members.  We are looking for an appropriately experienced and committed Architectural Technician / Technologist who has a thorough knowledge of the construction detailing, specification, building regulations and co-ordination management, and is proficient in AutoCAD and Sketchup.



The practice has a growing workload of projects both in Central London and Surrey. The candidate will be responsible for the delivery of technical packages for one or more of these projects. Typical duties are set out below, but will vary from project to project.

Project delivery includes:

  • Detailed AutoCAD construction drawings as part of a Stage 4 Technical Design and/ or Stage 5 Construction submission
  • Development of NBS/ Specification (or similar)
  • Co-ordination of external consultants information; typically structural and building services
  • Preparation and submission of building regulations submissions and other third party submissions requiring consent
  • Review and update Health and Safety (CDM) documentation
  • Incorporation of sustainable design principles
  • On-site progress reviews and documentation


This section sets out the requirements, competencies, skills and qualities that are sought:

Basic requirements

  • At least 2 years relevant Architectural Technician experience in residential projects in the UK
  • An enthusiasm for quality design solutions
  • Having worked on projects which have been completed or been on site
  • Having dealt with technical queries from contractors
  • An excellent command of English, both written and spoken
  • Willing to work to tight deadlines on the odd occasion
  • Must have good communication skills



IT and other competencies

  • An excellent command of CAD (Concept 8 Architects work in AutoCAD)
  • An excellent command of SketchUP
  • Good command of office systems (Word, Excel) - essential
  • Proficiency in presentation skills would be welcomed but not essential (Photoshop & Indesign desirable)
  • Able to work with NBS secification



Professional practice skills

The candidate must be able to demonstrate competence in most, if not all, of the following areas:

  • Excellent specification writing capabilities. Knowledge and experience of NBS/Specification writing essential
  • Excellent construction detailing skills, with sound knowledge of building technologies, materials and how they are assembled
  • Excellent understanding of building regulations/ approved documents and other UK standards and codes
  • Sound knowledge of technical standards, regulatory frameworks and CDM / H&S requirements
  • Excellent technical knowledge of relevant project types/scales
  • Knowledge of sustainable design principles in practice
  • Practice experience in high quality architectural or interiors detailing
  • On-site experience an advantage
  • Project experience in design led commercial projects an advantage
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD essential Revit/BIM experience an advantage

Office requirements

  • We run an open plan office and we encourage all team members to offer opinion and review other persons work
  • From time to time you would be encouraged to assist others on their project
  • Present your ideas to the team for them to review your designs
  • Arrange relevant CPD’s and suggest technical engagement for the team
  • Get involved in non-work team activities
  • Day to day tasks shared by all team members in the office

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