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Architectural Technician


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Our technical and design teams are responsible for establishing all the infrastructure that connects a new development and putting in place all important things that enable a community to thrive. They are also the people responsible for the layout of our sites, ensuring we are creating places that work for every aspect of our customers’ lives.

The Architectural Technician is responsible for the preparation and submission of detailed design and construction information, preparation of technical viabilities, secure Planning and Building Regulation approvals and provide technical support throughout the build process.

What you will do:

Production Information

  • Provide architectural support and technical guidance for regional site and office-based operations
  • To co-ordinate and manage the issue of technical documentation
  • Maintain documentation for the standard product portfolio


  • Preparation of working drawings and ancillary details for site variation and bespoke units
  • Produce Site Layouts and Design Packages for both Planning and Building Warrant approval processes.
  • The commissioning, co-ordination and checking of various external suppliers designs and integrate their requirements into the working drawing packages
  • Liaise with site and NHBC to resolve technical and/or design issues
  • Liaise with local authorities to obtain relevant Technical Consents
  • Clearance of Planning and Building Standards Conditions
  • Understanding of HFVN requirements
  • Tender, appoint and manage external consultants
  • Understanding of current Building Regulations
  • Prepare and maintain Legal plans
  • Oversee technical requirements for developments from site appraisal to completion

Site Liaison

  • To register, resolve and monitor where appropriate site queries from production management to enable progressive product development
  • Provide Taylor Wimpey UK with feedback on standard product
  • Attend site-based progress meetings
  • Embrace innovative solutions to resolve technical and design issues


  • Design economically and understand the commercial and programming impact of design decisions
  • Understanding of Placemaking and Sustainable Design issues and principles
  • Understanding of National and Local Design Guidance
  • Liaise with local authorities to obtain relevant Planning Approvals
  • Produce designs in agreed timescales to ensure regional forecasts are achieved
  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels
  • Coordinate and attend Community Engagement Events
  • Should have a broad understanding of corporate vision and policies


  • Embrace and adhere to Health and Safety procedures
  • Ensure compliance with CDM process
  • Discharge the Designers responsibilities under CDM regulations
  • Contribute to CDM Process
  • Must undertake continuous professional development.


  • Ability to self-motivate, demonstrate ownership and problem solve is essential in fulfilling job role
  • Ensure prompt distribution of all technical information to other business disciplines
  • Carry out responsibilities in-line with Company’s Operating Framework
  • Attend all meetings required under the Company’s Operating Framework
  • Liaise with engineers to ensure accurate technical solutions are produced and value engineering has been completed
  • Manage projects in-line with business forecasts and targets
  • Any other duties as required by the Design & Planning Manager and Technical Director

What you will have:

  • Computer literate with an excellent knowledge of AutoCAD.
  • Competent site design, house type design and specific detailing
  • Good understanding of Building Regulations/NHBC Legislation
  • Health and Safety/CDM Regulations
  • Wide experience of planning and development within the housebuilding industry.
  • Preferably membership of professional body (CIAT etc.) but not essential.

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence. 

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

To all employment agencies

Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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