AECOM Architect, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159236BR

Position Title Architect, Abu Dhabi

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line

Construction Services

Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client’s unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner’s representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary

AECOM seeks a highly qualified Architect. Reports to the Project Lead/ Senior Discipline Engineer on site. Oversees reviews & manages and monitors implementation of the construction documents on site. Responsible to manage teams of discipline Inspectors on site. Supports the Project Lead/ Senior Discipline Engineer/ Manager technically and liaises with the design office, contractor and client counterparts to ensure that the construction is carried out in accordance with plans and specifications.

Job Duties

  • Understands applicable codes, standards and project contract documents and monitors construction activities to ensure compliance with contract documents.

  • Interprets or clarifies technical aspects of contract documents

  • Maintains and prepares a variety of records, including daily/weekly progress reports, or as directed by Team Lead

  • Ensuring that responses to contractors’ submittals are complete and in compliance with the contract documents. Where problems are found, work with Team Lead to resolve.

  • Audit inspections for conformity to contract documents and contractor submitted plans.

  • Assist the Senior Discipline engineer to identify, respond to or evaluate technical issues to maintain the schedule.

  • Highlights any non-conformity to construction/ engineering related issues on site through issuance of NCRs

  • Attends progress review meetings and co-ordination meetings to assist the Project Lead/Senior Engineer in resolving any site issues such as discrepancies in project’s drawings.

  • Participates in the coordination and monitoring of snagging and project handover.

  • Provide support to Resident Engineer/Team lead to ensure projects run smoothly by providing expert knowledge and advice.

  • Liaises with the Design Engineer on modifications if required.

  • Gives daily site reports and highlights issues that arise on site to the Project Lead.

  • Coordinates with the other team members.

  • Monitor Health and Safety of the construction works and report on violations.

Minimum Requirements


  • 7-10 years demonstrable experience in the design and all aspects of supervision and project administration of the Architectural l works related to large-scale projects within Middle East/ UAE in the consulting industry desirable preferred.

Specific Skills Required

  • Site experience in basic design requirements, estimation, installation and all site activities related to all Architectural works for construction of variety of building projects.

  • Familiar with all the Architectural Engineering methodologies as well as the corresponding equipment, materials, consumables, tools related to Architectural l works for building projects.

  • Well versed in interpreting and executing Architectural related drawings.

  • Have the knowledge of the related authorities requirements

  • Computer literate – proficient in programs such as AutoCAD, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and the relevant discipline design software.

Person Specification (Behavioural Attributes)

  • Good team player with high energy levels. Able to supervise a team of inspectors efficiently and competently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Education Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering or equivalent. Membership of a recognized institution (i.e. PE/Peng, CEng Etc) would be preferred. LEED GA or AP certifications would be a plus for MEP discipline.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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