Architectural Technician 1

Full Time Fife Fife Council

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing 3 June 2024

Closing Date: Sunday 26 May 2024

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary FC8 £38,950.71  to £42,686.23  pro rata

Working Pattern:  36 Hours per week

Location: Bankhead Central, Glenrothes

Supporting Statement

As part of your application, you must provide us with a Supporting Statement which outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy. For more information, check out the How to Apply section of our Career Site. Without a Supporting Statement, your application will not be progressed. Please upload your Supporting Statement at the section marked ‘upload resumé.’ Your Supporting Statement must not be a CV. More information is available on our Career site at www.fife.gov.uk/jobs/supportingstatement

Blended Working

As a progressive employer, we offer the opportunity to work in this role as a “blended working” arrangement with home-working opportunities and occasional office-working as required. While the significant part of the role can and will be carried out remotely, candidates should be able to travel to and attend office locations in Fife as required.

Job Details

Reporting to a Chartered Architect and/or the Lead Professional Architects, Professional Services, the successful candidate will be required to work independently or as part of a design team producing technical designs on a variety of building projects from inception to completion.

The specific requirements of the job are:

  • Undertake duties including site surveying, site inspections, 3D modelling, design work, preparing working drawings, specifications, contract documents, technical and contract administrator’s duties as appropriate.
  • Liaise with clients as part of the development of the brief and prepare feasibility studies in conjunction with a Quantity Surveyor.
  • Liaise with statutory bodies as required.
  • Ensure compliance and have knowledge of statutory legislation, regulations and industry codes of practice and standards applying to the construction process. (e.g., Town Planning Acts, Building Standards Legislation, Eurocodes, etc).
  • Work as Contract Administrator or assist the Chartered Architect on contract administration duties.
  • Assist in controlling all contractual matters including design, specification, nomination of Subcontractors and Suppliers, certification, and expenditure of monies, working as part of a team.
  • Work as a Principal Designer or assist the Chartered Architect in the discharge of his/her Principal Designer responsibilities under the CDM Regulations.
  • Comply with the Council’s and Property Service’s policies on Health and Safety and codes of practice.
  • Carry out other tasks within the general scope of the post as may be allocated from time to time.
  • Comply with the Councils Scheme of Administration and Standing Orders. Contribute to the achievement of the Council’s corporate aims and values.
  • A link to the role profile is included below. You will find more information about the job and the type of person we are looking for.
  • We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time.

The Person 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive attitude who has at least 5 to 10 years’ experience as an Architectural Technician working on a range of projects.

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate that they have a broad knowledge of the architectural role and can work well with others or on their own to deliver results. They should also have an interest in keeping abreast of changes in legislation, regulation and practice which impact on their roles.

Applicants must be educated to SCQF level 7, which includes an HNC in an appropriate discipline, or equivalent. Qualification to SCQF level 9, which includes a Degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or holding Technician Membership of a relevant Institution is desirable.

Further Information 

  • Role Profile – When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters – Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See How We Work Matters  behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits – Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
  • Directorate Information – Council Department Information
  • Social Media – Search for more ‘Fife Council Jobs’ on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @FCJobsOfficial.

For further information please contact John Purves – John.purves@fife.gov.uk 

We are holding a Fife Council jobs fair on 15th May 10am – 2pm at Rothes Halls, Glenrothes. We will be on hand to talk about the vacancies we have on offer and what it’s like to work with the council. There will also be a chance to get support from our job clubs and employability teams and can offer help with the online application process. Please pop along on the day to find out more.

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