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Architectural Technician


The Role – We are seeking a talented, detail orientated graduate architectural technician who is excited to work on one-off low energy residential projects.

The job will be to work with our design team and help deliver our clients’ dream homes. You will work on the detailed design stages of the project, taking an initial design and making it work. You will prepare drawings in line with the Building Regulations (Scotland & England). You will then take the drawings to a construction stage so that a contractor can build each element of the project.

We don’t expect you to know how to do all of this (yet), so we will give you some amazing on the job training. You will be mentored by Allan, but also (and more importantly) our Senior Technician David Macfarlane.

Over a period of 24 months David will work closely with you to achieve agreed development milestones, which on completion will mean that you will become a CAD software (ArchiCAD) expert and will be able to complete the design on your own, helping our clients realise their dreams.

About You – We are looking for candidates who have studied hard, have applied themselves, and made the most of the opportunities during their studies. We expect you to have qualified (or are about to) with a high grading, and to have some practical experience.

We use ArchiCAD 3d modelling software and it would be good if you had some experience in using this or other similar software.

We are a close team and you would need to fit in. You must be fun, like a laugh and be sociable – we like socialising together!

Your role won’t solely be designing and drawing, you will be allowed away from your desk! You will meet with clients, visit sites and deal with local authorities and other consultants.

About Us – ACA was founded in 2009 and we have completed an array of one-off eco homes throughout the UK. We are specialists in eco house design and assisting clients with their ‘Self Build’ projects across the UK.

ACA are regularly featured in Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine, a variety of TV programmes, and have been shortlisted for a number of awards.

What ACA Offers – We pride ourselves on having a happy working team environment. We have a culture of sharing knowledge and learning together. We offer career and personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package. This includes competitive salary, flexible working hours, pension allowance and contribution towards professional subscriptions.

You will be offered a starting salary of between £18,000 – £22,000 gross per annum (dependant on the candidate), which will be reviewed every 12 months.

As we are committing a huge amount of resource into your on the job training, you will be committing to a minimum 24 months of employment.

If you think that you are the right person for this rewarding role, please send your CV to