Responsibilities
  • Creating building designs and highly detailed drawings both by hand and by using specialist computer-aided design (CAD) applications
  • Liaising with construction professionals about the feasibility of potential projects
  • Working around constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget
  • Working closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists
  • Applying for planning permission and advice from governmental new build and legal departments
  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts
  • Specifying the requirements for the project
  • Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any problems that may arise during construction
  • Playing a part in project and team management
  • Travelling regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings
Requirement
  • Have strong visual awareness and an eye for detail
  • Have good drawing skills, with the ability to work in three dimensions (3D)
  • Be inventive and imaginative
  • Be passionate about buildings and the built environment
  • Care about people and the environment
Skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • High levels of creativity and imagination
  • A keen interest in the built environment and the dedication to see projects through to their conclusion
  • Willingness to work long hours, under time and budget pressure
  • Excellent design and drafting skills and proficiency with computer-aided design (CAD)
  • A keen eye for detail, as well as the ability to see the bigger picture of a project
  • Organizational, project management and planning skills, including the ability to juggle multiple tasks