According to the latest research from labour market information (LMI), 2,923 Architectural Technicians are currently employed in Scotland.

Architectural Technicians and Architectural Technologist Jobs combine design flair with a passion for computer-aided design (CAD) to produce conceptual designs and drawings to high standards.

Key building design jobs undertaken by the Architectural Technician include preparing measured drawings, presenting drawings for client submission and producing detailed designs and working drawings, plans and documents to gain statutory approvals and ensure construction is legally compliant.

You’ll be well versed in efficient production of design and construction drawings to exacting standards to move towards project milestones.

You’ll get to build up strong technical expertise through involvement on commercial projects in construction and develop a good knowledge of building regulations.

Expected salary for architectural technicians

Typically working for an architectural practice as part a team, the Architecture Technician’s job entails working on many projects alongside developers which requires an ability to communicate conceptual designs through stunning 3D visuals. Working on projects across sectors such as leisure, residential, commercial, education and healthcare. The role can cover exciting and diverse projects in the Scottish market with reputable practices.

As at 2020, salary is benchmarked somewhere between £24,000 and £33,000 for an Architectural Technician in Scotland.

Qualifications required for Architectural jobs in Scotland

As an Architectural Technician, you can't practice individually however can join CIAT (qualifying body) and undertake structured "Continuing Professional Development" which could possibly progress towards Chartered Membership of CIAT (MCIAT)  and a career as a Chartered Architectural Technologist.

We have a number of positions available within the architectural jobs market.

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