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Architectural Technician


The Architectural Technician is an entry level, unlicensed architect who trains in all conventional aspects of architecture under the guidance of architects and project managers.

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Opportunity Details

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Works under the direction of the project manager and/or project architect in the preparation of design, presentation, bidding, construction documents, and related materials.
  • Supports the project manager/project architect in responding to requests from clients and contractors, including all tasks listed below.
  • Generates architectural drawings and 3D models using computer-assisted design software and equipment (AutoCAD & Revit) under the direction of the project manager or project architect.
  • Prepares documentation and presentation materials addressing design, specifications, material selections, color, equipment, estimated costs, and schedule.
  • Prepares scale drawings at all phases of design.
  • Communicates with client on project details, as directed by the project manager.
  • Coordinates with project team members to provide technical assistance and to resolve problems.
  • Tracks and manages time spent on different projects, working within established budgets and schedules.
  • With close supervision, interns (technicians)will collaborate with project teams to develop documents and drawings, responding to detailed instructions regarding tasks and expected results.
  • Performs architectural assignments as needed.
  • Defines problems, collects data, establishes facts, and draws valid conclusions.
  • Willingness and ability to balance working on multiple projects at one time.
  • Works overtime as required.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Zero (0) to four (4) years of experience is preferred but not required. This position is a path to Architectural Registration with little to no experience required.

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture or related field required.

Experience in architectural industry is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

This list contains knowledge, skills, and abilities that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive and may vary:

Required technical skills include the knowledge of:

  • CAD software review capability (e.g. Revit).
  • 3D Modeling skills (e.g. Revit, Rhino 3D, Sketchup, or Lumion)
  • Project Management & Financial (e.g. Deltek Vision)
  • Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Required mathematical skills and working knowledge:

  • Accounting, budgeting, and bookkeeping as it relates to projects proposals.

Must possess excellent communications skills:

  • Develop rapport and work well with clients, staff, and management.
  • Understand architectural and legal documents, technical procedures, and regulations.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to cultivate and maintain long-term relationships.
  • Effectively promote organization and services offered.
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Must have the following abilities:

  • Follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Analyze and solve problems.
  • Prioritize work.
  • Perform within deadlines.
  • Manage stress caused by workloads and deadlines.
  • Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
  • Memory for details.

Work Environment

The incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, bending, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing, and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions. May occasionally lift up to 15 lbs.