Location Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date Posted January 13, 2021
Category Architecture / Interior Design
Job Type Full-time



Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Job Summary


Serves as a capable professional in an architectural design team, leading work on specific elements of a project with minimal direction and supervision of a Senior Architect or designated senior team members.


Core Accountabilities:


Architectural Design


BIM Model and Drawing production (Design Brief compliance, completeness & accuracy)


Design co-ordination (within Architecture & Cross Discipline).


Not Applicable


Guiding and management of junior staff


Job Duties:


Project /Design Responsibilities:


Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines


Independently checks the completeness & accuracy of own work prior to review by the Senior Architect or designated senior team member


Prepares BIM models and drawings and co-ordinates using Navisworks and other coordination software


Adopts creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and documentation to support these solutions


Follows specific, standardized procedures to achieve set results and deadlines (as set out by Senior Architect or Senior Team member)


Proactively checks and coordinates project documents (including but not limited to multi-disciplinary drawings, design reports, technical specifications, etc.) and ensure they meet Client requirements and Industry Standards


Ensures accuracy and quality of discipline BIM model information, presentation, and coordination


Takes accountability for own work and subordinates work


Prepares various schedules such as walls, partitions, doors, louvres & finishes and carries out QAQC


Collaborates/communicates with other disciplines regarding coordination issues and common design & BIM model development tasks


Regularly reviews and checks their own deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring delivery is as per Client requirements and Industry standards


Works with the team to communicate, solve, and update design and BIM models for coordination and design issues.


Communicates with clarity, purpose and accuracy


Determines solutions, methods and procedures on assignments to deliver products & services


Provides guidance to junior staff


Prepares designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, working drawings, develops details, develops specifications


Produces drawings either in Revit or AutoCAD and co-ordinates using Navisworks and other coordination software


Participates in pro-active coordination with internal and external design disciplines to achieve a high-quality consistent set of presentation or design documents as per Client requirements and Industry standards


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


Participates in team meetings by bringing ideas and solutions to the table


Develops knowledge of AECOM’s QMS procedures


Plans for and applies Safety in Design principles throughout all design stages of a project


Prepares material schedules and sample boards


Proactively liaises with Statutory Authorities and develop knowledge of local & international codes, regulations and submission requirements


Attend client meetings where required


Confidently present work to colleagues


Contribute to providing technical support to site supervision teams and resolving design related issues on site


Participate in developing responses to 3rd party review comments, tender queries, contractor’s queries, etc.


Efficiency in Design:


Apply and reinforce standard designs and products across work programmes


Rigorously challenge the teams to drive efficiency in our design programmes


Coordinate efficient outsourcing / offshoring (GDC etc.) of workload


Managerial Responsibilities:


Planning and monitoring others work to achieve set deadlines


Mentoring Intern, Graduate and junior team members


Commercial Responsibilities:


Understands principles of and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to construction budget

General Responsibilities:


Delegates effectively and efficiently where appropriate and follows up on delegated tasks up to completion of the task(s)


Keeps abreast of the latest software/ techniques to increase productivity


Minimum Requirements


Project /Design Responsibilities:


Ability to fulfil all the above duties and responsibilities


Developed technical knowledge of practice line discipline


Developed architectural design skills and understanding of the design process and interfaces between design disciplines


Proficiency in Autodesk Revit, Autodesk BIM 360 Glue, Navisworks, presentation software and working on projects in a BIM environment


Develops BIM content based on BIM modelling standards and as outlined in BEP


Knowledgeable of Industry BIM standards, processes and general approaches


Knowledge to set-up the configuration and administration of projects for respective discipline in Revit and AutoCAD


Performs BIM model QA/QC checks on projects according to established and company standards to ensure accuracy and quality of discipline models


Ability to extract, manipulate, validate and present BIM model information as required


Not Applicable


Good Architectural design skills complimented by good hand sketching skills. Able to sketch something quickly in order to show ideas and concepts


Good understanding of space planning and functional adjacencies


Developed skills in the use a variety of software / media in the development, presentation and documentation of a design


Capable of researching materials and learning about their properties & potential applications as well as installation / construction sequence requirements so they can be integrated into the design and information can be noted in depth on the drawings and specifications


Capable of developing comprehensive wall, partition, door, louvre & finishes schedules etc. that include enough information for costing, procurement and quality installation


Capable of developing a set of quality specifications


Developed understanding of Safety in Design requirements and able to integrate the principals into the design and design team


Good Presentation skills (drawn, written & verbal)


Proficiency in Sketch-up and/or other 3D design tools


Able to review shop drawings and samples to ensure drawings and materials match AECOM design & specifications


General Skills:


Flexibility of attitude towards company objectives


Project experience


Must be detail-oriented, consistent and highly accurate in the work


Must be a team player, have a positive attitude, and be a self-starter


Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Ability and motivated to update skills and expertise through continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives


Detailed knowledge of AECOM’s standards, policies, codes and procedures


Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value.


Basic knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of local & international codes, regulations and submission requirements


Basic knowledge of Fire & Life Safety Principles


Basic knowledge of Sustainable Design principles


Basic knowledge in MS Project and other Design Planning & Management tools


Managerial Skills:


Ability and will to guide and provide support to junior staff members


Demonstrates an organized and systematic approach to work.


Development of Time Management skills and will to streamline processes and procedures to increase quality and efficiency


Preferred Qualifications


Minimum 5 years post undergraduate experience


Proven related professional experience in an Architectural Practice


What We Offer


When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


Job Category Architecture and Design


Business Line Buildings & Places


Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)


Country United Arab Emirates


Position Status Full-Time


Requisition/Vacancy No. 243178BR


Clearance Required No


Virtual: No


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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