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Chartered Architectural Technologists, Planning Officers and Consultants

Chartered architectural technologists, planning officers and consultants direct or undertake the planning of the layout and the co-ordination of plans for the development of urban and rural areas, provide architectural design services, and negotiate and manage the development from conception to completion of construction projects and lead on a variety of technical functions and solutions in the design of buildings and the layout of urban and rural areas.

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Average Salary


New workers start around £17737. Normal pay is £28958 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £50803.



Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Chartered architectural technologists specialise in design, underpinned by building science, engineering and technology applied to architecture within projects..
  • Provides expert advice on issues related to planning and development, including practical, regulatory, legal and statutory matters.
  • Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings, as the lead consultant or as part of the team..
  • Surveys land uses and prepares report for planning authority and issues development permits as authorised.
  • Prepares designs, building plans and drawings for use by contracts and investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use.
  • Evaluates and advises on refurbishment, recycling and deconstruction of buildings.
  • Monitors compliance with design, statutory, and professional requirements, administers contracts and certification, carries out design stage risk assessments and manages health and safety.
  • Develops construction project briefs and design programmes and advises clients on methods project procurement, environmental, regulatory, legal and contractual issues and assesses environmental impact.
  • Examines and evaluates development proposals, consults statutory bodies and other interested parties to ensure that local interests are catered for and recommends acceptance, modification or rejection drafts and presents graphic and narrative plans affecting the use of public and private land, housing and transport facilities.
  • Analyses information to establish the nature, extent, growth rate and likely development requirements of the area.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Writing


  • Speaking


  • Reading Comprehension


  • Active Listening


  • Critical Thinking


  • Active Learning


  • Monitoring


  • Mathematics


  • Learning Strategies


  • Science


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