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Job Information

AECOM Associate - Interior Design in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

Due to a strong pipeline of projects we may have an opening for an Associate - Interior Design.

If you would like to be the first one to hear about this opportunity when it will arise, submit an expression of interest now and let’s stay in touch.

As an Associate Interior Design you would serve as a fully capable professional under the direct supervision of Senior Associate or Associate Director. The Associate leads an Interior design team (circa 5 staff) and plans, (including budget + resources) schedules, organizes, coordinates and executes the design work on projects of all scales members.

Core Accountabilities

CA1. Interior Design

CA2. Not Applicable

CA3. Design co-ordination (within Interior Design & Cross Discipline).

CA4. Design Delivery (Design Brief compliance, co-ordination, completeness & accuracy)

CA5. Guiding and management of team & junior staff

CA6. Client engagement

CA7. Team Leadership

CA8. Safety in Design

CA9. Value Engineering

CA10. Construction Services support

CA11. Mentoring

CA12. Resource scheduling, deployment & Budget fee management on projects

CA13. Lead Verification

CA14. Performance & Reward appraisals

Job Duties

Project/Design Responsibilities

JD1. Organises own and others work to achieve set deadlines

JD2. Responsible for the completeness & accuracy of own work. Responsible for the correctness,

accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the

assigned team

JD3. Prepares and/or reviews BIM models and drawings and co-ordinates using Navisworks and other

coordination software

JD4. Adopts creative and innovative solutions to assigned tasks and develops appropriate research and

documentation to support these solutions

JD5. Develops specific, standardized procedures to achieve project requirements and deadlines

JD6. 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

JD7. Manages accuracy and quality of discipline BIM model information, presentation, and coordination

JD8. Takes accountability for own and subordinates work

JD9. Able to produce presentations in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop and carries out QAQC

JD10. Collaborates/communicates with other disciplines regarding coordination issues and common

design tasks

JD11. Regularly reviews and checks team deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring

delivery is as per Client requirements and Industry standards

JD12. Manages Team regarding coordination issues and common design & BIM model development tasks

JD13. Communicates with clarity, purpose and accuracy

JD14. Determines solutions, methods and procedures on assignments to deliver products & services

JD15. Provides guidance to junior staff

JD16. Prepares designs, sketches, diagrams, reviews and edits specifications

JD17. Manages coordination of design using Navisworks and other coordination software

JD18. 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


JD19. Responsible for the preparation and compilation of design presentations and reports

JD20. Leads team meetings and brings ideas and solutions to the table

JD21. Developed knowledge of AECOM’s QMS procedures

JD22. Plans for and applies Safety in Design principles throughout all design stages of a project

JD23. Manages preparation of and checks material schedules and sample boards

JD24. Developed knowledge of local & international codes, regulations and applies this knowledge into

their project work

JD25. Attends / Leads client meetings

JD26. Confidently present work to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

JD27. Provide technical support to site supervision teams and resolve design related issues on site

JD28. Coordinate and develop responses to 3rd Party review comments, tender queries, contractor’s

queries, etc.

JD29. Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions

that reconcile client’s goals, priorities, the underlying ‘story’ and spatial flow together with primary

and secondary ‘layers’ while fostering opportunities for design excellence

JD30. To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination

and preparation of project specifications

JD31. Periodically checks the samples library

JD32. Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the

course of the project

JD33. Produce vignettes/hand sketches of interior and FF&E ideas that work in the space and meet the

intended goals including branding & positioning

JD34. Prepares various schedules such as finishes, FF&E and carries out QAQC

JD35. Plans and manages design work ensuring project objectives are met, design instructions are

implemented, and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget

JD36. Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets Client requirements and Industry


Efficiency in Design

ED1. Apply and reinforce standard designs and products across work programmes

ED2. Rigorously challenge the teams to drive efficiency in our design programmes

ED3. Coordinate efficient outsourcing / offshoring (GDC etc.) of workload

Managerial Responsibilities

MR1. Planning and monitoring others work to achieve set deadlines

MR2. Mentoring Intern, Graduate and junior team members

MR3. Coordinates and lead the assigned team of Interior Designers and Technicians on a day to day basis

and ensure that design excellence is achieved throughout

MR4. Leads design work on projects of medium to large scales ensuring project objectives are met, design

instructions are implemented, and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget fee

MR5. Leads design team meetings to ensure all team members are participating and providing feedback.

Motivates them and facilitates them to bring ideas and solutions to the table

MR6. Responsible for Interior Design resource planning for the project and reporting project needs to

senior team members

MR7. Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of

persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues

MR8. Promotes teamwork within Interior Design team (including the GDC), maintaining positive moral and

instilling a creative culture within the team

MR9. Manage interface between Interior design team / site supervision team ensuring proper design

support is provided in a timely manner

MR10. Support junior staff in activities to develop their technical excellence

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 12 years post undergraduate experience

  • Proven related professional experience in an Architectural or Interior Design Practice

  • Experience of working on large scale projects including site experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Batchelor of Architecture or Bachelor of Interior Design

  • International Accreditations (BIID, AIID or equivalent)

  • Sustainability Certification (LEED, PQP or equivalent)

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.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 245244BR

Clearance Required No

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.