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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 importance. 

Work Environment: 

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 Regions.

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 supervision.

  • Updating monument Fire Action and Grounds Maintenance Plans.

  • Assist in the preparation of documentation for monument SIGMA surveys.

  • Undertake ad-hoc tasks as required by the Team and assist in providing support services to other Directorates in the organisation. 

  • 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.

Closing Date:

Friday 2 June.