Trainee Architectural Technician
19 May 2017
Fixed Term - 4 years
£16,400 - £17,514 per annum
Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body set up to
investigate, care for and promote Scotland's historic environment;
a charity dedicated to the advancement of heritage, culture,
education and environmental protection. We investigate and record
architectural and archaeological sites and landscapes across
Scotland and care for more than 300 properties of national
You will be part of Historic Environment Scotland
Conservation Directorate based in Longmore House, Salisbury Place,
Edinburgh. The post will serve the Estates Central Regional
team primarily, but you may be called to assist colleagues in other
What might a day in this job look like?
You will work to a Senior Architectural Technician and be part
of the multi-disciplinary team of professional and technical staff,
assisting them in their duties and provide some administrative
support. You will receive in-house training to enable you to work
alone and use your own initiative and will have good communication
and organisational skills.
The main duties of the post are:
Working with a Senior Architectural Technician or Architectural
Technician colleagues, carry out building and land survey tasks,
using a combination of modern and traditional survey techniques,
including use of Total Stations and Laser scanners.
Working under instruction, prepare drawings using traditional
draughting methods and computer aided applications (AutoCAD®).
Scan Estates paper drawing archive collection as part of
on-going digitisation programme.
Make copies of architectural drawings using in-house plan
printer, fold and issue Drawings; Photocopy documents as requested.
Archive, record and file drawings and site photographs, under
Updating monument Fire Action and Grounds Maintenance Plans.
Assist in the preparation of documentation for monument SIGMA
Undertake ad-hoc tasks as required by the Team and assist in
providing support services to other Directorates in the
Comply with and promote HES Health and Safety Policy.
Attend approved seminars and training courses as required.
What will I Learn?
You will be required to attend college on a day release basis
with the objective of obtaining a National Certificate in the Built
Environment (or equivalent) and subsequently a Higher National
Certificate in Architectural Technology. In addition to this, there
may be an opportunity to undertake a vocational qualification.
What Qualifications / Qualities are required?
- Four National 5s or equivalent to include English, Maths and a
Technical or Science related subject
- Ability to work at heights
- Computer literate.
Friday 2 June.