Lead Designer

Up to £40000 per annum
11 Jun 2021
09 Jul 2021
Urban Design and Consult Ltd
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Lead Architectural Technician / Technologist

Location: Glossop

Salary: £40,000.00 PA

Job type: Full time. 40 Hours per week or otherwise as necessary.

About the company:

UDC are a unique and forward-thinking dynamic property consultancy and construction group. We pride ourselves on doing things differently and on nurturing our client’s visions, shaping them and delivering them efficiently, effectively and with a minimum stress and hassle. We leave nothing to chance and deliver ‘end-to-end’ to ensure satisfaction upon delivery of the finished product. We do so in a flexible manner aligned to our client’s needs and often unique to each individual project. Our clients want to work with us and us with them because we mutually recognise the benefit of strong /collaborative relationships and because our unique offering is valued and desirable.

We work nationwide and across all sectors, delivering property solutions for all.

The Role:

To lead design and be instrumental in supporting the operations team in developing unique, dynamic, compliant and innovative solutions to design challenges.

To support the implementation of design solutions through production of clear / well-communicated construction drawings and details.

To be instrumental in supporting the specification of design solutions in collaboration with our Commercial Team.

To provide design & detailing solutions to problems encountered during construction.

To document completed projects through production of clear and accurate as fitted information.

Required Skills:

1 Knowledge of construction and construction detailing
2 High level of proficiency in the use of AutoCAD & REVIT to prepare constructional solutions and details
3 Proficiency in Photoshop / 3D modelling and rendering to create presentation drawings
4 Knowledge of planning policy and UK building regulations and the ability to design compliant solutions
5 Attention to detail & problem-solving skills
6 Ability to manage own time & workload within a flexible environment to deliver on deadlines
7 Ability to work as part of a team and to support colleagues
8 Effective communication skills both written & verbal
9 Competency in the use of Microsoft Office
10 Good numeracy skills

Desirable Skills:

1 Ability to drive in UK / own
2 Related degree / higher education qualification


1 Production of high quality and well-presented existing and proposed drawings using both AutoCAD and Revit design software including: -

1 Extract information from supplied survey & produce accurate ‘as existing’ information including plans and 3D
2 Setup drawing sheets / templates inclusive of layering / line weights and alike to create consistently good-looking drawings
3 Develop solutions to design problems in conjunction with the team
4 Render 3D visuals to include materials and lighting perspectives
5 Detail constructional elements, including modern building techniques, structural details and materials
6 Produce working drawings (i.e. construction detailing/ detailed design)
7 Produce as-built drawings/ layouts
8 Create parametric families / blocks and assist in maintaining and updating templates and libraries

2 Production of Photoshop generated presentation drawings, visuals and
3 Management of UDC design software and libraries inclusive of templates
4 Production of well-presented feasibility studies inclusive of presenting information provided by other members of the team
5 Preparation and submission of statutory applications inclusive of all supporting information
6 Delivery of specific tasks within deadlines provided inclusive of managing other members of the team to deliver on design
7 Introduction of improvement to the business in relation to drawing efficiency and process building competence within the team
8 Management of documents within the office
9 Recording of time spent on individual projects on a daily basis
10 Providing regular feedback to Operations Director and Project Portfolio Manager on job progress
11 Taking ownership of all tasks allocated
12 Answering telephone calls and taking messages
13 Management of design workflow within the
14 Checking design work by others prior to this leaving the (Final check by Director where required)


Career Progression | Training and Support | Professional Membership| Scope to Innovate | Being part of a team of highly qualified, experienced individuals | Access to company medical policy | Pension scheme | Flexible working policy | Regular social events | 20 days Holiday per year plus 8 Bank Holidays

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Architectural Technologist, CAD Technician, Architectural Technician, Lead Technologist may also be considered for this role.