We’re hiring….

Architectural Technician/Technologist

We are ready!

Our work mix is changing and therefore we have an opportunity for an Architectural Technician or Technologist to develop within the team based in our office in Dunnington, York.

The GIA Approach

Established in 1973, GIA is a multidisciplinary practice who integrate architecture, interior design and project management.

Not only do we provide high quality conceptual design we are supported by an in-depth technical team ensuring full delivery of our projects.

Our purpose is to help clients reach their marketing and business goals through good design proficient detailing and proven knowledge.

The GIA Pedigree

GIA has grown and evolved as a result of successfully delivered projects.  Developing relationships that last with the team, clients, contractors and suppliers.

As an Architectural Technician/Technologist you would be:

  • Leading and giving support to the team in order to deliver projects
  • Contributing to planning applications and other regulatory application procedures
  • Assessing what surveys (e.g. land surveys) are required before work can commence and ensuring such surveys are undertaken and their results fed into the project
  • Developing project briefs and working on these as the project progresses
  • Preparing and presenting design proposals using computer aided design (CAD)
  • Contributing to the detailed design process and coordinating design information
  • Liaising with appropriate authorities (e.g. planning enquiries and building inspectors) when producing documentation for statutory approval
  • Producing, analysing and advising on detailed specifications for suitable materials or processes to be used
  • Carrying out design stage risk assessments
  • Administering contracts and project certifications
  • Developing other team members



We would like you to:

  • Be computer literate, particularly conversant with AutoCAD
  • Be qualified in either HNC/HND Building Studies. Membership of CIAT would be advantageous
  • Be driven by creativity
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have strong attention to detail
  • Have a logical approach to problem solving
  • Be able communicate well with individuals at all levels and work as part of a team
  • Be flexible and responsible for own workload
  • Be organised and self-motivated
  • Be quick and eager to learn, with a focus on continuous development
  • Be confident and have good personal presentation
  • Hold a full driving licence as our projects are near and far

What to expect:

Working hours are typically 8.30am to 5.00pm, although extra hours for travel and meetings can be required as deadlines approach

You may work alone or as part of a team. The majority of the work is office based, although site visits and other meetings are commonly required

To be part of our most valuable asset – our team

To have fun!

Check out our website at www.gia.co.uk to discover GIA

Your story matters

If this sounds like it’s for you send your CV and examples of your work to grahamcook@gia.co.uk