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Job Vacancy: Architectural Technician

Taylor Wimpey

Dunfermline, Scotland | Permanent | Full-time

Our in-house Technical design team is responsible for establishing all the infrastructure that connects a new development and enables a sustainable community to thrive. They are also the people responsible for the layout of our sites, ensuring we are creating places that work for every aspect of our customers’ lives.

As our Architectural Technician you will prepare and submit detailed design and construction information, prepare technical viabilities, secure Planning and Building Regulation approvals, and provide technical support throughout the build process.

What you will do:

  • Oversee design & technical requirements for developments from site appraisal to site closure

  • Provide architectural support and technical guidance for regional site and office-based operations

  • To co-ordinate and manage the issue of all technical documentation

  • Maintain technical documentation for the standard product portfolio

  • Liaise with local authorities to obtain Planning & Building Warrant approvals

  • Produce site layouts and design packages for both Planning and Building Warrant approval processes

  • Coordination of affordable contract technical information

  • Tender, appoint and manage external consultants

  • Review and approve sub-contractor design elements for manufacture

  • Design efficiently and understand the commercial and programming impact of design decisions

  • Discharge the Designers responsibilities under CDM regulations

  • Liaise with engineers to ensure accurate technical solutions are produced and value engineering has been completed

  • Manage projects in-line with business forecasts and targets

  • Deliver sustainable design solutions and sustainable communities for our customers

  • Deliver the highest level of service to other business functions

  • Review and approval of Sales literature and brochures

  • Prepare and maintain Legal plans

  • Any other duties as required by the Design & Planning Manager and Technical Director

What you will have:

  • Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of AutoCAD

  • Experience or willingness to learn Revit, SketchUp and Photoshop

  • Experience producing housing and apartment working drawings and providing technical guidance and support

  • Understanding of Planning policy and processes desirable

  • Understanding of Building Standards regulations & NHBC technical guidance

  • Understanding of affordable home delivery & HFVN design requirements desirable

  • Understanding of Health and Safety/CDM regulations

  • Experience of planning and development within the housebuilding industry

  • A dynamic attitude towards delivering and promoting sustainable and environmentally considered design

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

For your application to be successful you must be able to verify your eligibility to work in the UK.

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following

  • Criminal records disclosure

  • Credit reference

  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role. If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us, and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more. Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do.

We build houses and communities for people from all backgrounds. And it’s no different on our sites or in our offices. Our diverse workforce is a definite advantage, helping us to see our world from different perspectives and viewpoints. We are truly committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community at work - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. To read more about what it’s like to work with us then have a look at our Glassdoor profile by clicking here.

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