Architectural & Town Planning Technicians
Architectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.
- Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use
- Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors
- Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect
- Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority
- Issues development permits as authorised
- Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.
Entrants possess a variety of qualifications including GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III or a degree. Professional qualifications are available and membership to professional institutions may be required for some posts.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £28,000 per annum and can progress up to £44,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 2,881 employed Architectural & Town Planning Technicians in the region.