5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
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.
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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