Architects
Dundee and Angus College
Dundee, Scotland, GB
4d ago

Core Tasks

  • Monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.
  • Prepares detailed scale drawings and specifications for design and construction and submits these for planning approval.
  • Analyses site survey and advises client on development and construction details and ensures that proposed design blends in with the surrounding area.
  • Studies condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc..
  • Liaises with client and other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and landscaping requirements.
  • Skills

  • Active Listening : Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking : Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning : Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing : Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring : Monitoring / Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Reading Comprehension : Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Speaking : Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Mathematics : Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Learning Strategies : Selecting and using training / instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Science : Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Knowledge

  • Building and Construction : Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Design : Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Engineering and Technology : Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Mathematics : Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language : Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government : Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Public Safety and Security : Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Administration and Management : Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modelling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Geography : Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • Customer and Personal Service : Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics : Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Clerical : Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Physics : Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Mechanical : Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Biology : Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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