Graduate Architectural Technologist

Graduate Architectural Technologist

Website Blue Sky Design Services

Blue Sky is a small uniquely skilled team


Location: Stockport / Home working

Project across UK. Travel to support clients / projects required.

Competitive Reward Package


Bluesky Architects are seeking a Graduate Architectural Technologist to join our growing design practice.

Bluesky is a uniquely skilled design team working on projects across the health, education, blue light (including specialist ballistic training facilities) and commercial sectors.

We have a strong reputation with Tier 1 contractors and clients across these sectors for delivering creative design solutions, whilst supporting the commercial and budget realities of our clients.

Due to recent project successes, we are looking to expand our team.


Why work for us?

Joining our design team provides a unique experience for a Graduate Architectural Technologist to develop their skills and career experience on a wide range of project areas, including our sector leading niche Ballistic training facilities experience.

You will work as part of our experienced team of RIBA Architects and Lead CIAT Technologists. You will work across different sectors on projects ranging from £1million to £40 million, with an emphasis on Public Sector projects.

We are an Investors in People Gold accredited organisation which recognises that our people are our biggest strength.

With this expansion we want to continue to grow our team and invest in the careers of individuals with a positive attitude, excellent communication and client engagement skills and a passion for developing their architectural skills across all sectors, consistently meeting the highest design standards.


Job Summary

This role supports a range of projects across a variety of sectors such as blue light, ballistics, healthcare, and education.

Main Duties and Key Responsibilities


Working with RIBA Job Stages 0-7.

Working with the Lead Architectural Technologist and Lead Project Architect to:

  • Identify client’s business cases, strategic briefs, and other core project requirements and advising the client on the practicality of their project.
  • Develop project objectives, including quality objectives, and project outcomes.
  • Develop project briefs, feasibility studies and reviews of site information. Assess and request relevant site survey information.
  • Prepare concept and developed designs including all BIM outputs and information, outline specifications and other supporting information, along with relevant project strategies in accordance with design programme. Eliminate, reduce and manage all significant risks within your design proposals.
  • Prepare technical designs to include all architectural information and specialist subcontractor design and specifications.
  • Specifying the nature and quality of materials required.
  • Preparing tender applications and presentations.
  • Negotiating with contractors and other professionals.
  • Preparing applications for planning and building control applications.
  • Keep all projects within financial budgets and deadlines.
  • Regular site visits to check on progress and quality, ensuring that the project is running on time and to budget.
  • Resolving problems and issues that arise during construction.
  • Ensuring that the environmental impact of the project is managed.

Key Skill / Experience Requirements

  • BSc (hons) Architectural Technology or equivalent
  • Basic Construction Knowledge and Knowledge of Building Regulations
  • Proficient Revit/BIM and AutoCAD abilities are essential.
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent design skills
  • Knowledge of Photoshop and In Design publishing software
  • Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • A good team player who is willing to support the wider team


If you have the relevant experience in these areas, then please send your CV and an example of your design portfolio (max 4 pages) to


More information about Bluesky Architects please visit our website



  • Annual length of service holiday entitlement increases: 20 days holiday rising to 22 days after 12 months and additional days annually awarded up to 25 days in year 5 (plus bank holidays)
  • Workplace pension
  • Life assurance
  • Support with your continued professional development
  • Workplace wellbeing commitments, including access to Mental Health First Aid and health and wellbeing resources
  • Free car parking
  • Subsidised on-site staff catering
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Active social community and access to Workplace Social Fund
  • Refer a friend incentives



The job duties, elements, responsibilities, skills, functions, educational factors and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exclusive of the tasks that any employee may be required to perform. Blue Sky Design Services Ltd reserves the right to revise this job description at any time.

Bluesky Architects is an Equal Opportunities Employer


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