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JOIN THE GIA TEAM

At GIA we are always on the look out for new talent.

GIA is a multi-disciplinary practice committed to the full integration of interior design, architecture and project management and we are always interested in speaking to talented Design Graduates, Technicians, Interior Designers and/or Architects.

Currently we are specifically interested in speaking to an Architectural Technician/ Senior Architectural Technician

Reporting to the Managing Director

Position Overview

The (Senior) Architectural Technician plays a key role in helping turn the concept into reality. They are concerned with the technical side of design and ensure that a functional building performs successfully. They make sure the right materials are used and that Building Regulations are met.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Giving support to the senior team members and clients in order to deliver projects
  • Producing information for planning applications and other regulatory application procedure
  • 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 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

Essential Qualities/ Experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literate, particularly conversant with AutoCAD
  • Ability to produce fitting out drawings
  • Construction knowledge
  • Knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Flexible and responsible for own work load
  • Organised and self motivated
  • Good personal presentation
  • Confident
  • Ability to manage clients and projects through the office

Other Attributes Required

  • Ability to be creative
  • Previous experience (Senior min. 10 years)
  • Suitable qualifications
  • Flexible in a changeable environment
  • Ability to be the client contact
  • Project management
  • Business Development

If you think you have what it takes please email your CV, examples of work and a cover letter to design@gia.co.uk