4th November 2022

We are looking for a new Architectural Technician/Designer

Multi award-winning luxury treehouse company based in East Sussex is looking for an experienced and talented individual to join our expanding in-house design team. The ideal candidate must have a keen eye for detail with a strong understanding of timber frame construction and general building practices, enabling you to take concept designs agreed with the client through to completion.

Role Overview

Our team specialises in creating imaginative, sustainable, timber framed buildings of varying scales and designs in both the private and commercial sectors. You will be involved in a wide range of projects, producing the following in conjunction with the design team; master plans, concept designs, sales and design stage presentations, communicating both technical and aesthetic information to our clients, planning departments and construction teams via hand sketches and technical drawings.


Key Skills/Requirements

Strong knowledge of timber frame construction is essential, minimum of 3 years’ experience; must demonstrate knowledge of construction and detailing

Have a minimum of 2 years’ experience post qualification through all stages of design. This includes planning applications, design and access statements, Building Control applications, site layout plans and technical drawings for construction

Excellent technical detailing ability is required to supply construction details, work with the team on specifications and material detailing. The ideal candidate should be able to detail to a standard that minimises mid-construction queries

Ability to articulate your ideas and concepts precisely, comprehensibly and in a graphically engaging way

Fully conversant with Building Regulations and possess the ability to implement through good design at all stages of the drawing process

Willingness to attend construction on site and engage with carpenters and other trades.

Have worked on a project from concept to completion in the UK

Be proficient in AutoCAD 2D, SketchUp and Adobe Creative Suite

Strong hand sketching skills and artistic flare

Be creative and passionate about design

Be proactive, organised and thrive within a fast-paced dynamic environment with the ability to manage priorities effectively across multiple projects

Understand Blue Forest’s design philosophy and have sensitivity with technical knowledge

Blue Forest gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and technical abilities within our friendly, sociable, supportive and stimulating team environment. We may also offer some days working from home once you have settled into the role.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with your experience.


Closing date:                     18 November 2022

Start date:                          Immediate start

Type of Contract:             Permanent Full Time

Please apply via email, including a copy of your current CV & portfolio which must include samples of both technical detailing and concept sketches (in PDF format, size less than 10MB, with clear indication of your role on every project listed), to info@www.blueforest.com Please indicate any notice period if applicable, and a brief description why you feel you should be a part of our team.

We try to get back to all applicants, however sometimes due to the number of applications received we are only able to contact suitable candidates.

UK based applicants only. Be fluent in English and demonstrate you can legally work in the UK.
Must live locally to Tunbridge Wells and have own transport due to rural location.


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