Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for an Architectural Technician to join our team within Vistry East Anglia, at our office in Peterborough. As our Architectural Technician you will be able to demonstrate a pro-active approach to design development, working within a team environment from the project’s inception through to its completion. The Architectural Technician is part of the Technical team with a focus on the delivery of Superstructure working drawing packages in line with Group product and/or bespoke house type design. This will involve ensuring the designs complies to all necessary legislation, associated standards and Vistry Group specification, policy, and procedures.

The role requires an excellent base level of Health & Safety, Environmental and Technical knowledge, including a good working knowledge of the Building Regulations, NHBC Standards, Planning, and Client/Affordable Housing.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • BTEC HND/HNC in Design, Construction related qualification
  • Background in Architectural Technology and experience working within role at a residential house builder.
  • Experience in both masonry and timber frame constructions.
  • Good level of IT literacy with proficient use of Auto Cad with experience of Revit, Outlook, MS Office.
  • Excellent organization and time management with ability to multitask.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Ability to make decisions within authority.
  • Positive attitude towards teamwork.
  • Analytical approach and experienced in problem solving.
  • Strong technical knowledge and attention to detail.
  • Professional aptitude and appearance at all times.
  • Quick and eager to learn, with a focus on continuous development.
  • Driven to achieve customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Positive attitude and excellent team working.
  • Ability to communicate well with individuals at all levels.
  • Be practical and methodical with good analytical skills.

More about the Architectural Technician role…

  • Manage superstructure elements on multiple sites as agreed with the Technical Director/Manager from design stage to post completion, in line with delivery programme and key dates.
  • Undertake the Principal Designer role as defined within the Construction Design & Management Regulation 2015 and completion of all necessary Health, Safety & Environmental documents, in line with Group Policy & procedures.
  • Review surveys & reports for the development and ensure associated requirements are incorporated into the design.
  • Manage the process of obtaining consultant fee proposals and formal appointment documents in accordance with Group procedures.
  • Monitor and liaise with Group Technical to ensure latest information and details being used in the Region and changes are effectively communicated.
  • Co-ordinate consultants to deliver site specific and variant house type working drawing packs to agreed finishing specification and including standard details together with the Construction Specification to the appropriate Building Regulation standards, site specific requirements and all details to comply to NHBC Standards.
  • Liaise with key suppliers to provide and approve ancillary designs and ensure these are accurate, commercially suitable, and compliant with current regulations.
  • Co-ordinate information and consult with architects, civil and structural engineers, and landscape architects, ensuring consistency between various designs.
  • Undertaking value engineering assessments and ensure buildability is considered.
  • Issue and link all information for tender, construction, and sales packs on Viewpoint and communicate effectively.
  • Submission of all information to NHBC and obtaining approval of same, obtaining SAP Assessments together with PEA’s and EPC’s, PV designs, Air testing, Robust Standard Details, and any other requirements.
  • Assist in production of Sales brochure, legal and sales handover meetings.
  • Production of Tenure plans, Management Plans and Conveyance drawings including internal and external approvals.
  • Provide information for Client/Housing Association contracts and attendance of progress meetings.
  • Assist the Land, Planning & Development teams with advice during the land acquisition stage and assist in the provision of information to discharge planning conditions.
  • To monitor and report technical & development fees.
  • Resolve all technical related queries including conducting site visits and site progress meetings as required.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do.

We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Ashurst, Southgate Park,Bakewell Road, Peterborough, PE2 6YS

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