AECOM Senior Architect, UAE in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Senior Architect, UAE

United Arab Emirates - Dubai


Job Summary

Oversees and reviews contractors’ detailed designs, shop drawings. Manages and monitors implementation of the construction documents on site. Responsible to manage teams of discipline Inspectors on site. Supports the RE /Senior RE/PD/TM on Technical issues and liaises with the design office, contractor, cost consultant and client counterpart to ensure that the construction is carried out in accordance with plans and specifications.

Job Duties

  • Researches, plans, designs, and administers building projects, applying knowledge of design, construction procedures, authority requirements, zoning and building codes, and building materials and design specifications; prepares architectural details as and when required for the execution of works.

  • Reviewing documents in various phases for design intent, materials use and compliance with specifications.

  • Reviewing contractors’ shop drawings, materials, and detailing submitted for approval.

  • Coordinating with owner’s consultants, contractors, and regulatory agencies as necessary in meetings, drawings and other forms of communication.

  • Addresses modifications desired by the Client in co-ordination with the Design Architect.

  • Preparation of regular weekly and monthly reports and status updates.

  • Proposing improved solutions on technical issues influencing design.

  • Communicating with governmental agencies or officials for purpose of approvals and permits.

  • Ability to see design work through to construction phase and completion.

  • Inspecting and supervising the inspection of construction while in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans and specifications.

  • Advising contractors on the interpretation of plans and specifications; approving minor design changes in the course of construction.

  • Supporting the Resident Engineer/Senior RE/PD in relevant duties as and when required.

  • Completing assignments with considerable independence in accordance with project objectives, professional standards, and policies and procedures.

  • Assists the Project Lead in review and selection of architectural materials that are in compliance with approved material submittals. Issues all architectural correspondences.

  • Highlights any violations to architectural related issues on site through issuance of NCRs

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

  • Participates in the co-ordination and monitoring of snagging and project handover.

  • Provide support to Project Manager/team leader to ensure projects run smoothly in areas of architecture by providing expert knowledge and advice.

  • Liaises with the Design Architect on modifications required.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree in Architecture

  • An advanced post-graduate degree and membership from a recognized institution (i.e. AIA or RIBA) would be a plus

  • LEED GA or AP/ ESTIDAMA PQP certifications preferred

  • 2-5 years of Design experience

  • Prior experience on Retail/ mall/ Mixed use/ Airport/Commercial developments/High Rise preferred

  • A minimum of 10+ years’ experience in Architecture is required, with at least 5 years’ experience on a large scale projects with 3 Years minimum in the GCC.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Considerable project architectural knowledge including design, project management and site supervision or installation experience.

  • Considerable knowledge of the standard methods, materials, tools and equipment employed in building and facilities construction and maintenance in the field of structural architecture as related to public buildings and facilities.

  • Expert in leading large scale projects.

  • Familiar with researching, preparing and presenting technical presentations and reports.

  • Outstanding leadership skills.

  • Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Excellent computer/software skills.

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills

  • Accuracy & precision of work

  • Must have good presentation skills

  • Good problem solving skills

  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure

  • Accountability for assigned work

  • Ability to work well with others and lead less experienced Staff

  • Safety conscious with high level of work ethic

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.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 161439BR