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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.


Median Salary

New workers start around £21,778. Normal pay is £29,711 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £44,274.

Daily Tasks

  • 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Active Learning
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Science

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