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Design Technician


The Design Technician will support and contribute on various construction projects to produce a full set of technical drawings that can be issued to contractors for construction. From mechanical and electrical layouts to detailed joinery packages. You will be responsible for and working closely with the lead designer to ensure compliance with health and safety, producing detailed design risk assessments as well as compliance with building regulations.

Client Details

Our client are a Building and Construction Business based in Bristol.


The Design technician will be based in Bristol, main duties are:

To continually update and maintain designs and working drawings throughout project lifecycles and on to project completion drawings “As Built”
Take ownership for the management of drawing packages and the drawing issue register
To understand project objectives and client brief, liaising and working closely with the lead designer, Project Managers and Directors for instruction and guidance
Set and maintain high standards of quality, accuracy and speed of delivery on all project designs and drawings
To actively respond to clients in a timely manner and ensure expectations are met where appropriate
Identify opportunities to improve designs
Be conversant with all current legislation, especially in relation to health and safety, CDM and Building Regulations and ensure compliance on all projects
To take ownership for technical design, visiting sites, carrying out accurate site surveys and working with project managers to see the project through from a design perspective
Be able to work in line with the responsibilities of the acting role of a principal designer and principal contractor
Whilst the role is primarily for technical site drawings, a level of knowledge in commercial office space planning regulations would be required and flexibility for other tasks such as drawing buildings from site surveys
Produce accurate designers risk assessments
Maximise sales opportunities throughout projects
This role will be office based along with site visitsSoftware packages:

AutoCAD; experience in working with it either during university or in employment
Revit; same as above. Plus 3D modelling, scheduling
Ideally someone who can already use both of these programmes, but at least one of them proficiently
Photoshop; at least some basic use of this would be a plus
Office; the usual Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Adobe Creative suite- Optional but preferredProfile

The Design Technician will have a proven track record in:

Construction knowledge; how things are built / put together
Experience in producing construction quality working drawing packages and tender packages.
Knowledge of Building regulations
knowledge of CDM
The ability to at least be able to effectively use these documents as reference guides, while knowing the basics of things like fire regs and DDA compliance
Freehand sketching
Site surveying / taking accurate measurements
Ideally previous exposure in the office fit-out or Laboratory sector, and any experience in design within larger companies will be desirableQualifications:
Ideally degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject

Job Offer

Design Technician:

Base Salary will between £25,000 – £30,000

Statutory benefits

Great working environment

On going training and progression as the business continues to grow

Company Description

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