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Assistant Layout Designer

Full Time

Avant Homes

Assistant Layout Designer Nottingham

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Here at Avant Homes, we look to constantly challenge the status quo in our relentless pursuit of new, better and different ways to be amazing!

We are looking for people who share our passion and want to stand out from the crowd, take pride in what we do and be part of an energetic, values-driven and diverse team.

Avant Homes are a HBF Five Star Rated housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with six regional offices employing over 700 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and the commitment to achieve them. Our mission is to become the housebuilder of choice in the North by making aspirational homes attainable. 

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Architectural Technician with layout experience to join our team based at our Midlands head office in Nottingham.

The Role

Are you organised, analytical and have a good attention to detail?

Are you a confident AutoCAD user within the housebuilding industry?

Are you looking for an opportunity to join an ever-growing business?

If yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us! 

This role will put you at the forefront of the Design Process at Avant. Working closely with the Group Head of Architectural Design and the Regional Layout Manager you will support the regional Technical, Land and Planning teams and contribute directly to the management and production of development site layouts/design packs as well as contributing to the wider design strategies that seek to deliver development in line with the business programmes.

Joining our team as Assistant Architectural Technician your responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting the Layout Manager in creating, amending and finalising plans, proofing layouts and providing detailed master plans & urban design concepts.
  • Providing support to Technical Manager, any external civil & structural engineering consultants and other stakeholders.
  • Ensuring all layouts are designed to meet Avant design standards and maximise density constraints, whilst providing a mix of house types that fulfil the requirements and demands of the local market as stipulated by the Regional Sales team.
  • Ensuring designs are in accordance with the constraints of each local planning authority as provided by the Regional Planning Manager.
  • Amending layouts as required during the pre-development & operational phases, arising from, or anticipation of, local changes or value engineering solutions, which may result in re-planning elements and full sections of the scheme/layout.
  • Under the direction of the Technical Manager provide support; prepare plans, sections, elevations, and other supporting graphics, for the inclusion in planning applications.
  • Work with the Regional Planning Manager to assist in the preparation of concise and well-presented Design & Access Statements for inclusion in planning applications.

Essential Skills

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Assistant Layout Designer/ Assistant Architectural Technician who evidences delivering results to a high standard. The successful candidate will also be fully conversant in the use of AutoCAD.

To be considered for this role you will also possess;

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop and SketchUp, with the potential to sketch by hand from red line plans.
  • A working understanding of planning legislation, construction design, management regulations, with a general understanding of current building regulations.
  • A passion for residential master planning, and understanding of good practice urban design principles
  • Good planning, project management, organisation and decision-making capability.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to differentiate between conflicting priorities/issues to identify underlying causes whilst also managing multiple tasks and assessing priorities effectively.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues and all regional and Group functions.

About Company

What will you get in return? 

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/ cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, dare to be different, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!

Essential Requirements

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable Assistant Layout Designer/ Assistant Architectural Technician who evidences delivering results to a high standard. The successful candidate will also be fully conversant in the use of AutoCAD.

To be considered for this role you will also possess;

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Photoshop and SketchUp, with the potential to sketch by hand from red line plans.
  • A working understanding of planning legislation, construction design, management regulations, with a general understanding of current building regulations.
  • A passion for residential master planning, and understanding of good practice urban design principles
  • Good planning, project management, organisation and decision-making capability.
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to differentiate between conflicting priorities/issues to identify underlying causes whilst also managing multiple tasks and assessing priorities effectively.
  • Ability to work closely with colleagues and all regional and Group functions.

COVID-19 Assistant Layout Designer Nottingham

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