Senior Architect

Dubai, Full time

About e.construct

e.construct is an engineering firm that specializes in providing elegant engineering solutions for complex challenges. e.construct is a fast growing firm with offices in Cairo, Sharjah, Dubai, Kuwait, Omaha and Florida. At our core, we question how the very nature of how to evolve the structures that we inhabit to increase their performance and value.
e.construct designs structures such as bridges, high-rise design, precast concrete engineering and post-tensioning design. The firm's core work is structural engineering; however, e.construct is increasingly holistic approach to buildings and has divisions in MEP, Geotechnical and emerging construction technology such as 3D printing of concrete, technology and 3D laser scanning.

 

Role Summary

We are looking for an experienced senior architect with 15-20 years of experience comprising of both architectural design practice and site experience. The ideal candidate will be able to manage compliance with design, drawings and specifications in addition to coordinating design teams and external consultants. It would be ideal if the candidate has a strong interest in value engineering and integrated design principles across different design disciplines including architectural, structural and MEP to produce efficient and effective design solutions. The role is based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Responsibilities

  • Senior Architect will be leading construction supervision team of architects with responsibilities including:
    • Site Supervision which includes assessment of subcontractors and review of their submissions (Tender packages, material submittals, shop drawings, material samples, etc.) 
      • Taking the lead in coordination with other disciplines (structural, mechanical, electrical, environmental, sustainability division ) reviewing contractor’s submittals and responding to RFI’s.
      • Chairing technical meetings with contractor and communicating with client / project manager.
      • The role would also entail maintaining delivery schedule / periods as set in contract.
      • Review of quality of work on site and issuance of site observations, NCR as required with the ability to make in the field onsite decisions through verbal, written and graphic communication.
      • Coordinating with project manager and report site progress in architectural aspects in line with scheduled milestones. 
      • Will review finishing and fit out materials and decide on selection of products and materials.
    • Leading design teams, discipline coordination, review of architectural designs and code compliance, and overseeing the development of construction documents.
    • Assist in the direction, coordination, planning, organization, control, integration, and completion of a high profile project within area of assigned responsibility.
  • A further opportunity to work on integrated design on value engineering projects with an interdisciplinary team where architecture and other disciplines can be used to create efficient designs.

Requirements

  • Bachelor or Master of Architecture degree.
  • 15- 20 years of experience
  • Experience on supervision of site works
  • Strong technical architectural design experience
  • Ability to efficiently work on projects independently or as part of a team.
  • Experience with integrated design
  • Experience and/or knowledge in sustainable design/LEED desired.
  • Needs to have experience in local building codes, regulations and requirements of DM, DCD.
  • In-depth knowledge and strong interest in BIM process and software including prior experience with implementation (Revit).
  • Registered Architect and design experience preferred.
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