Architectural and Town Planning Technicians

Architectural and town planning technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist architects and planners with the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.


New workers
£ 17,989
£ 28,513
£ 44,829

Available jobs

In the past year there were 23,926 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.

  • Issues development permits as authorised.

  • Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority.

  • Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect.

  • Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors.

  • Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Autodesk Revit

  • AutoCAD

  • Project Management

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Construction

  • Project Planning

  • Planning Permission

  • SketchUp (3D Modeling Software)

  • Network Architecture

  • Technical Design

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Planning

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Innovation

  • Problem Solving

  • Leadership

  • Presentations

  • Coordinating

  • Scheduling

  • Mentorship

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.