Job Summary

The Senior Project Architect is a senior member of the Building Design Unit. He coordinates closely with clients and authorities and reviews design deliverables, in close alignment with the design project team. He supports local supervision teams with technical support related to building design. He is also expected to support building design project teams in design activities.


Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor and report to the Manager - Building Design the progress of ongoing building design and technical support activities
  • Develop design deliverables of high complexity
  • Submit and review building designs of high complexity with local authorities to seek approvals/permits in coordination with design Project Managers
  • Submit building design deliverables of high complexity to local clients and discuss and review deliverables to obtain client comments/approvals, in coordination with Project Managers in design centers
  • Relay client and authorities’ comments on building design deliverables to design Project Managers and design teams and track resolution and incorporation of comments and issues
  • Support Project Managers in addressing tender queries submitted by contractors during the tendering phase
  • Support Project Managers in evaluating contractor bid submissions during the tendering phase
  • Support Supervision Project Managers in coordinating with local authorities to obtain necessary permits and approvals to commence the construction of building projects
  • Review K&A building design deliverables prior to commencement of construction
  • Carry out design review for non-K&A building design deliverables and provide comments to clients in alignment with the building design teams
  • Provide technical support on building design to supervision teams during construction
  • Relay client and contractor building design-related change requests to the respective Project Managers and ensure the incorporation of comments in subsequent submittals in a timely manner

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture Engineering
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or Architecture is an advantage
  • Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
  • Good knowledge of building design industry
  • Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
  • Knowledge of construction-related regulations
  • Highly skilled in Revit is a must
  • Good communication skills
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and/or Arabic

Experience Required to Execute this Role

  • 11+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional/multinational consultancy firm focused on building design
  • Experience with building design projects in any of the following Sub-Sectors is preferred; Residential, Educational, Commercial/Retail, Healthcare and/or Hospitality
  • Experience with coordination with authorities in the Middle East is preferred