Job Summary

The Design Architect participates in architectural design activities for projects in the design center. He closely works with project teams on the development schematic designs, detailed designs and tender documents which accommodate the requirements of the client, local authorities, architectural standards, and codes of practice and the requirements of other disciplines.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect internally available data to support project execution
  • Participate in discussions with clients to determine criteria guiding design, including budgets, preferences, etc.
  • Refine selected design options into schematic and draft final designs, including all required drawings and reports
  • Coordinate with other design specializations (e.g. Structural, Mechanical, Water & Environment) to coordinate design requirements across disciplines for non-complex design projects of across all design stages (schematic, detailed), as needed
  • Review prepared design deliverables with senior project team members and implement design revisions based on reviews and checking reports, as needed
  • Support Senior Architects with design value engineering activities, as needed
  • Support the senior project team with the review and validation of design deliverables with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals, as needed
  • Closely work with the Quantity Surveying Department for the development of tender documents, including specifications, and Bills of Quantities, as needed
  • Provide support to Project Managers in developing periodic progress reports, as needed
  • Assist Project Managers with implementing quality control policies and procedures on design deliverables and conduct peer review on team members’ deliverables

Qualification, Technical Skills, and Competencies Required to Execute this Role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Engineering
  • Chartered or Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Remarkable Revit skills are needed
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic

Experience Required to Execute this Role

  • 2-4 years of experience in architecture in a top tier regional/multinational engineering consultancy firm
  • Experience in any of the following Sub-Sectors is preferred; Residential, Educational, Commercial/Retail, Healthcare and/or Hospitality
  • Exposure to global best practices and trends in the architectural design