Senior Technical Architect

Richard Poulter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
35,000 AED per month negotiable
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Construction careers don't get better than this exciting new opportunity for Architects. Our client, a boutique multi award winning progressive architectural practice is looking to appoint a top calibre hands on Senior Technical Architect to join their team and take on a leadership role across multiple projects. 

Project Details

You will be office based with occasional travel both domestic and overseas. 

The Senior Technical Architect take on a leadership role in the practice across multiple projects.  Their role involves using and improving their management skills through managing up and leading their teams. 

They ensure timely delivery of the project and meeting client expectations and following all international and local codes and standard. They are also responsible for the performance of their projects.

Responsibilities and Duties

The Senior Technical Architect shall

  • Lead multiple projects and manage the teams in charge of them.
  • Conduct research to stay abreast of design areas of interest for yourself and the strategic areas of design for the practice.  Share research with the office.
  • Take the project brief from the client, oversee the writing, or write the project brief.
  • Strive for design excellence, creative solutions, innovative and practical design ideas.
  • Lead the design management of the project.  Manage the team’s design input to be coherent throughout, thorough, and up to company standards.
  • Review plans submitted by subcontractors to ensure adherence to codes and standards.
  • Ensure that the assigned projects have a dedicated design management plan setting out the BIM execution strategy, deliverables list, programmed, resource profile, team tasks and sub-consultant management and coordination.
  • Lead on and prepare presentations of design to clients; display visual and verbal clarity of communication.
  • Determine solutions, methods, and procedures on assignments to deliver products and services.
  • Manage coordination of design using Navisworks and other coordination software.
  • Understand and implement project managements principles and be able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to construction budget.
  • Produce drawings in accordance with company guidelines and within project deadlines under supervision.
  • Perform personal QA QC check of own work and drawings before presenting for review.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • This is a hands on role!
  • 10+ years of experience in architectural design, with a progression of responsibilities and leadership roles.
  • Previous experience in managing and overseeing the design process for a variety of projects.
  • Excellent design skills
  • Excellent analytical and research skills.
  • Solid software skills  3D design, Sketchup, InDesign, Microsoft Office highly regarded.
  • Hand sketching skills desirable
  • Proficiency in Familiar with AutoCAD and/or Revit.
  • Project Management training desirable

Qualifications/Educational Requirements

  • Degree educated – Bachelor degree in Architecture – Masters desirable
  • Member of UAE Society Engineers.  Registration with home country professional body highly regarded.

Employing Company Overview and Profile

Architectural recruitment continues apace in the UAE! Our client is a multi-award-winning progressive boutique architectural practice which operates a critical design approach producing projects that are culturally robust, environmentally friendly and place sensitive.

Additional Benefits Package and Incentives

A competitive all inclusive salary package is available for the best available talent in the market place with a very attractive bonus scheme for high achievers!

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