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Job Information

AECOM Associate Director - Architecture in NEOM, Saudi Arabia

Job Summary

  • Maintains principals architecture and style across projects

  • Lead reviews from pre-concept through detailed design

  • Lead and manage the architecture team

  • Management of large projects and multiple assets projects

  • Managing and coordinating design submissions from contractors and designers

  • Coordination of different departments and sectors

  • Coordination and management across different sectors and interfaces

  • Documentation management using appropriate software and systems

  • Preparation of Scope of Works and Requests for Proposals

  • Technical assessment of tenders and proposals

  • Quality management and compliance with design procedure

  • Provides architectural technical and management leadership for a discipline or area of responsibility.

  • Makes decisions and recommendations that are recognized as authoritative.

  • Initiates and maintains extensive contacts with senior- level architects and/or designers within the company and with key officials of other organizations and companies, and is skilled in persuasion and negotiation of critical issues.

  • At this level, individuals will have demonstrated creativity, foresight, and mature architectural judgment in anticipating and solving both routine and unusual structure/design problems, determining program objectives and requirements, organizing programs and projects, and developing standards and guides for diverse activities.

  • Supervision received is essentially administrative with assignments given in terms of broad general objectives and limits.

Minimum Requirements

Specific Skills Required:

  • Good design and technical skills and management experience

Person Specification:

  • Build successful working relationships with internal departments

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and establish priorities for the timely completion of work.

  • High level of professionalism, initiative and creativity.

  • Problem solving/lateral thinking skills.


  • More than 20 years’ of experience

  • Middle East experience preferred

  • Previous experience within a consultancy on major projects

Additional Comments:

  • Projects are in Neom, Tabuk, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Remote location.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Architecture. Project Management qualifications beneficial

  • Chartered /Professional Membership

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

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 Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 264076BR

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.