Design Technician (Targeted at ex scaffolders)

48.3 Scaffold Design Job Specification

Job title:

Design Technician (Targeted at ex scaffolders)


Permanent, Full time (following successful probationary period)

Positions Available:



We have a position based at our Head Office in Redhill, Surrey
48.3 Head Office, Kingsgate, 62 High Street, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1SH

Start Date:

Open position - start date to suit successful candidate

Probation Package:

£25,000 per annum

Permanent Package:

£25,000.00 - £30,000.00 salary per annum ( in-training role, increased salary will come with increases in competency & new responsibilities).  
Performance related bonus scheme
Regular overtime opportunities at increased rates of pay
20 days annual leave (plus one day per year of service to 25 days) plus eight statutory bank holidays (England & Wales) per year.
Flexible working hours
Payment of Professional Membership Fees (ICE, or as applicable)
Full training provision for job related technical skills including payment of college and/or university fees as appropriate
IPD & CPD support and provision

Reports to:

Design Manager

Brief Job Role

This role is specifically suited to someone with a scaffolding background who wants to use their experience and knowledge of scaffolding to develop a career in design. No previous experience in design or engineering is necessarily required as we will provide full training, however you must meet the basic academic requirements and have the dedication and motivation to study part time to attain the required qualifications.

The role will involve working within the existing design team providing scaffolding and temporary works design schemes for a range of commercial and industrial projects throughout the UK whilst adhering to the latest codes of practice, UK regulations and company policies. You will utilise your practical experience to help our design teams deliver buildable solutions and ensure we are always considering the needs of the scaffolder. 

Hours of Work:

Monday to Friday; 08:00 – 17:30
Up to one-hour lunch break
Flexible working times as agreed with line manager

Background Information:

48.3 Scaffold Design was formed in May 2010 by Managing Director and Principal Engineer, Ben Beaumont and are experts in providing specialist scaffolding and temporary works design solutions to a range of clients across the UK, Europe and the Middle East. 48.3 has provided recent designs for projects for Network Rail, London Underground, Thameslink, Crossrail, Gatwick Airport re-development, Heathrow Terminal 2B, English Heritage, Thames Water, National Grid and many other commercial and industrial sites.

We have a strong company ethos that has been there from day one. We have a relentless drive for perfection in our work, and increases in our competency. Our aim is to change the scaffolding industry, especially in design, and how everyone else perceives it. We want to increase competency and build trust so that people are proud to work in the scaffolding industry, and people like us can be proud to be ‘Scaffold Design Engineers’. 

We have the desire to lead, and we have decided to lead by example. We are improving standards for everyone, to revolutionise our industry. This is shown in how we deal with our clients, how we choose our team, how we train our staff and how we deliver our service. It is shown in every single one of our design drawings and every line of our calculations. 

48.3 have a proven track record in training and retaining staff. There is no other training programme like the one developed by 48.3 specifically for scaffolding design and personal development. Our training programme is registered and approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). Everyone is critical to success at 48.3 and everyone has a big part to play. You will be an important and highly valued member of the team and we believe that it will be hugely rewarding for everyone. 

If you share the same passion as us, you want a career with a clear purpose and feel you have what it takes to join a young, vibrant, forward thinking team then send us your CV, a covering letter and a brief statement (less than 250 words) outlining your suitability for the position.

For more information please visit our website: You can also contact us via twitter @483ScaffDesign or find us on Facebook and Linkedin. 

Candidate Specification:

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

Criteria Essential Desirable
A-C Grade in GCSE English, Maths and Science
Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel
Excellent written and verbal communication skills with excellent written English language skills (this is critical and will be checked during the recruitment process)
Excellent time management skills
An attitude to work that embodies the 48.3 core attributes and alignment to the 48.3 company values - you have to be a great fit and want to be part of our team!
An open mind and a great sense of humour
Knowledge of the main requirements of Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2007.
Understanding of the main requirements of The Work at Height Regulations (WAHR) 2005 including safe systems of work defined in SG4:15. The ability to write method statements and risk assessments would be an advantage along with the ability to accurately determine safe systems of work for any scaffold.
Construction related industry experience, either site or office based
Awareness of social media and the role it has to play in business development and customer interaction
Knowledge of relevant British and European Standards: BS 8888, BS EN 12811-1, BS 5975
Technical drawing experience with demonstrable abilities in producing construction drawings to the highest standard.
Full working knowledge and experience using Autodesk AutoCAD software package (Full, LT, Civil)
3D drawing and/or BIM working and development capabilities

Successful applicants will be expected to demonstrate the essential skills above at interview stage.

Chosen candidates will, after successfully completing a maximum six month probationary period (minimum one month depending on performance and appraisal), embark on the 48.3 design academy training program which has been specifically developed by 48.3 to create and maintain the highest levels of technical draughting and modelling and give all team members the best opportunity to reach their full potential. 

The successful candidate will look to further develop their own 3D modelling and BIM skillset to support the range of services offered by the company and contribute to the continual service improvement we offer our clients. 

Main Duties:

• The completion of 2D scaffolding and temporary works design drawings in accordance with British and European codes of practice and UK construction and health & safety legislation.

• Completion of 3D models, illustrations, details and walk-throughs for design, planning, presentation and training purposes. 

• Using your practical scaffolding experience to great effect by working alongside existing design engineers to create and deliver fantastic design solutions for our clients.   

• Assess and design-out hazards were possible within the design process and propose effective control measures for the reduction and elimination of risk.

• Conduct site surveys, collect and assess site information, liaise with clients and fellow construction professionals and represent the company at design and site meetings.

• Understand the practicalities of the erection, use and dismantle of scaffolding, as well as its main functions in key industry sectors and apply this knowledge to improve our service provision, processes and standards.

• Uphold the name and reputation of 48.3 Scaffold Design at all times and conduct one's self in a professional and dignified manner in keeping with the ethos of the company.

General Duties:

• To adhere at all times to company policies and procedures, in particular Health and Safety and Environmental policies.

Application Details

Send your CV, covering letter and brief statement (less than 250 words) outlining your suitability for the position to: 

Closing Date

Open position for continual consideration. Please send your application to us right away!