Senior Architect UAE

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Role Definition

Work as part of an Architectural design team. This team member plans, schedules, organizes, coordinates and executes the design work on small to medium scale projects (or distinct portions of larger projects), with periodic interaction with the Discipline Lead.

Core Accountabilities

• Architectural Design.

• Team Leading.

• Resource management

• Client Interface.

• Design Coordination.

• Interface with Statutory Authorities.

• Design Research.

• Site back-up.

• Mentoring and supervision of junior staff.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Coordinate and lead the assigned team of Architects and Technicians on a daily basis and ensure that design excellence is achieved throughout.

• Develop a thorough design philosophy, effectively contributing to the inception and the development of a project.

• Develop a thorough project delivery strategy.

• Produce detailed scope of services for specialist sub-consultant.

• Lead the design work ensuring project objectives are met, design instructions are implemented and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget.

• Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team.

• Coordinate and develop responses to review comments, tender queries, contractor’s queries, etc.

• Responsible, with guidance from Senior team members, for the preparation and compilation of design presentations and design reports.

• Actively pursue or has achieved professional accreditation and licensure.

• Responsible for coordinating QA/QC and review processes on each project responsible for.

Qualities & Skills

• Developed Architectural Design skills and understanding of the design process and interfaces between design disciplines.

• Extensive project experience.

• Flexibility of attitude towards company objectives.

• Cordial relationships with clients and stakeholders.

• Understanding of SSH’s commercial management of projects.

• Understanding of scope definition and scope interface.

• Proficiency in AutoCAD and REVIT, word processing and presentation programs.

• Detailed knowledge of SSH’s standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to transmit the same to others.

• Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements

knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements.

• Developed knowledge of Health and Safety in Design

• Developed knowledge of Fire & Life Safety Principles.

• Developed knowledge of Sustainable Design principles.

• Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior subordinate staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community.

• Ability and will to update knowledge.

• Excellent command of English (written and spoken).

Knowledge of other languages is an added value.

Digital Platforms

• Office 365

• Online Communication tools (Skype, Web ex)

• Adobe Creative Cloud

• Autodesk Revit

Autodesk AutoCAD

• SketchUp


B.Arch. or M.Arch

The achievement of a Professional registration of an internationally recognized institution i.e. RIBA, AIA, LEED is highly desirable and a distinct advantage.

Core Competencies Required

Department: Architecture Building Design
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Arab Emirates

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