Architect

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

Description

Architect

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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