Architect / Senior Technician

Preston, Lancashire
£31,288 - £36,019 a year.
10 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Architect / Senior Technician x 4
Ref: LANCS06353
£31,288 - £36,019 a year.
37 hours a week. 
Based at Design and Construction Service,
County Hall, Preston PR1 0LD.

Lancashire County Council has an exciting and challenging building programme, ranging from new-build projects through to extensions and alterations for schools, offices, libraries, children's homes, respite centres and outdoor education centres. We are looking for enthusiastic experienced Architects and Senior Technicians to join our team of Architects, Technicians and Interior Designers delivering a wide variety of schemes, working closely in a with our in-house multi-disciplinary team of Structural Engineers, M&E Engineers, QSs and Building Surveyors.

The post is a permanent full-time role based at County Hall within the Design and Construction Service.

The post holder will carry out a senior role in the design and management of a range of new buildings and refurbishment projects. You will have a record of delivering complex projects from inception to completion on site, within programme and budget.

The post holder will require excellent communications skills and a customer focused approach to service delivery.

The post holder will need a thorough knowledge of current standards relating to building including a thorough understanding of health and safety requirements. Experience of school projects will be particularly relevant. The post holder will be expected to provide the technical lead for the design team of staff engaged on common projects.

Most design is undertaken using computer packages for design and specification and the post holder will be expected to have familiarity with these systems.

This is an essential car user post. However, in certain circumstances consideration may be given to applicants who as a consequence of disability are unable to drive. Other benefits include a local government pension scheme, a generous holiday entitlement and flexible working hours.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Team managers Andrew Howorth on 01772 539770 or Nick Dale on 01772 533146.

Please apply by going to and searching vacancies within Environmental Services. Please also refer to the Grade Profile and Person Specification for the post.

Closing date: 13 November 2016.

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