John Renshaw Architects is looking for an experienced Architectural Technologist / Technician or Architect with experience in either historic building conservation and/or low energy, environment conscious design to join our design studio in Edinburgh.

  • CIAT registered or equivalent or ARB registered Architect or equivalent
  • Passivhaus Designer qualification or equivalent experience 
  • Experience in both retrofit and new build with sustainable design focus
  • CAD expert including Vectorworks, SketchUp & PHPP
  • A full UK/European driving license
  • Excellent spoken and written English.

Personal qualities

The studio is focused on projects that drive innovation in sustainability and it is important that all members of the team have a passion for conservation and low energy design with a strong desire to have a positive impact on society and protect and enhance the environment and its biodiversity. The position also requires:

  • Excellent project management skills
  • The ability to integrate successfully into a small team (flexibility & adaptability in the role)
  • Conscientious and thorough – good attention to detail is critical
  • Passionate and proactive with a positive can-do attitude.

Further information

Salary: Negotiable dependant on experience

Hours: Negotiable

Holidays: 22 days paid holiday + bank holidays (Pro rata)

How to apply: Please send your CV/portfolio with a covering email to

Deadline: 7th May 2021

We are looking for someone who is passionate about conservation and has a strong understanding how to build, a practical understanding of building in an appropriate way to the location of our projects and a flair for creative and detailed design in addition to being able to develop projects from feasibility, planning and working drawings through to completion. Other essential skills include;

  • Knowledge of industry standards including UK building regulations and standards
  • Good construction and detailing skills
  • A flair and passion for sustainable Architecture
  • Excellent CAD skills and BIM understanding

If you have a passion for these and believe you can add something to this talented team we would really like to hear from you. 

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