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Senior rapid prototyping technician
at Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners is looking for a senior rapid prototyping technician to join its growing London practice. 

Foster + Partners, the internationally acclaimed architectural practice, are looking for modelmakers to join their talented team in London. The position is responsible for assisting in running and developing the in-house rapid prototyping “RP” service, under the direction of the rapid prototype manager. This will include liaising with external companies when required. There is a requirement to be self-motivated, pro-active, advise and support team members and be able to work independently and as a part of an effective team. The position requires a high degree of responsibility, discretion and confidentiality.


  • liaise with senior staff, architects prior to the approval of Modelshop partners
  • under direction, supervise, co-ordinate and take responsibility for RP production
  • responsible for maintaining accurate logs of all RP within the company
  • ensure the department offers a complete RP model service for architects within the office from accessing and receiving data, though to finishing processes and packing for transport, to ensure presentation ready, usable models
  • responsible for production quality and meeting deadlines of projects as allocated by modelshop partners
  • responsible for accessing suitability of models to relevant RP methods
  • ability to run small to medium size projects independently as instructed by modelshop partners and/or workshop managers

Qualities and skills required

  • advanced level of CAD skills required
  • good written and verbal communication skills and articulate and diplomatic manner
  • flexible attitude, willingness to learn new skills
  • legally able to work in the country in which the position is based
  • demonstrate a high level knowledge of RP machines
  • able to demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge, accuracy and ability of model making skills including workshop machinery and relevant procedures
  • able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • advanced understanding and operation of RP processes
  • good interpersonal skills and able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
  • understanding of geometry and its impact on architecture

In order to be part of this award winning practice, please apply with an up-to-date CV and portfolio, applications without portfolios will not be considered to:

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