Becky C works for the Environment Agency as a Planning Liaison Officer. She says "At school I was an eco warrior, caring about things such as climate change, greenhouse effect and the ozone layer". Her mum wanted her to be a teacher and she started a degree in Education and Science - but she did not enjoy the classroom and switched to follow her passion.
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DescriptionArchitectural 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.
QualificationsEntrants possess a variety of qualifications including GCSEs/S grades, a BTEC/SQA award, an Advanced GNVQ/GSVQ Level III or a degree. Professional qualifications are available and membership to professional institutions may be required for some posts.
- Investigates proposed design with regard to practicality, cost and use;
- Prepares building plans, drawings and specifications for use by contractors;
- Liaises with engineers and building contractors regarding technical construction problems and attends site meetings on behalf of architect;
- Surveys land and property uses and prepares report for planning authority;
- Issues development permits as authorised;
- Checks that completed work conforms to specifications.
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