Senior Architect

 

Role:

  • Responsibility for implementing the project plan and ensuring all items of project deliverables are delivered on time.

Job Responsibilities:​ 

 

A. Design Development

  •  Aiding the Lead Architect with all aspects of design development.

  •  Responsibility for the design development of projects from concept to completion.

  •  Responsibility for all local authority compliance and code compliance.

  •  Responsibility for utilizing correct design standards i.e. BS etc.

  •  Responsibility for all technical detailing of a project.

  •  Responsibility for meeting the brief from an operational and functional perspective.

  •  Shared responsibility for writing and collating the NBS specification.

  •  Shared responsibility for writing and updating the brief.

  •  Coordination of all sub-consultant packages.

  •  Review of all drawing packages prior to issue.

B. Documentation 

  •  Track the issuance of all drawings, specifications, etc. Ensuring correct procedures are in order.

  •  Write cover letters for each formal issue.

  •  Monitor and ensure smooth progress for all local authority submissions.

C. Quality assurance

  •  Ensure that Quality System Procedures (QSP) and operational standards are understood, adhered to, and maintained by Job Captains. The 5 rules of draughting are to be maintained and checked on a regular basis. A report is to be issued following each check and circulated to Senior Management.

  •  Ensure Job Captains are fully conversant with the relevant standards and approved relevant local authority regulations.

  •  Ensure Job Captains meet agreed deadlines for documentation issues.

  •  If slippage is likely to occur notify the relevant Lead and agrees with a recovery programme.

  •  Ensure that Job Captains correctly prepare the local authority submissions in accordance with the relevant local authority requirements.

  •  Responsibility for meeting with local authorities and expediently processing submissions. Any problems must be alerted to Senior Management.

  •  Responsibility for tracking schedule.

  •  Responsibility for NOC tracking schedule                                                                                                             

D. Consultant Coordination 

  •  Coordinate design team meetings with the relevant sub-consultants. Meetings must be minuted with actions and pending dates.

  •  Ensure construction drawings are fully coordinated with sub-consultants prior to submissions.

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  •  Ensure all sub-consultants review and agree to programme of deliverables.

  •  Track drawing issues to sub-consultants and their issue of information to SIEC

  •  Ensure the sub consultant’s scope of work is complete at each stage in order for the Lead to certify payment.

  •  Responsibility for ensuring Sub consultants have applied for NOC’s.

 

E. Management

  •  Responsibility for the management of the project deliverables.

  •  Responsibility for communicating all aspects of project deliverables to Job Captains and Architects and to Senior Management.

  •  The motivation of the project team.

  •  Assist Lead with overall project management.

  •  Ensure soft and hard project files are maintained to SIEC standards.

  •  End-of-year appraisals and interviews of Job Captains and Architects.

  •  Must provide ideas and project implementations to enable work to become more efficient, better coordinated, etc.

 

F. Resources

  •  Must constantly review resources available against those required for successful project implementation.

  •  Review Job Captain drawing schedules and approve.

  •  Ensure reference material from suppliers is updated and handed to the Librarian. This responsibility must be handed down to Job Captains and Architects.

 

G. Planning

  •  Ensure necessary time is allowed for each stage of deliverables utilizing experience on previous projects.

  •  Ensure the Lead is updated on progress and programme.

  •  MS Project programme must be produced and updated following each packaged delivery of information

 

H. Communication

  •  Ensure to have constant communication with assigned project teams.

  •  Responsibility for all project-based written correspondence.

  •  Minutes for all formal meetings

  •  File notes for all informal discussions/ meetings.

 

I. Liaison

  •  Ensure constant liaison with the following:

  • a. Client

  • b. Sub consultant

  • c. Contractor

  • d. Supplier

  • e. Manufacturer

  • f. Statutory Authority

 

J. Post Contract Coordination

  •  Ensure constant communication with the post-contract team and advice on site-related issues.

  •  Review and advise on specialist sub-contractors ' design and shop drawings.

  •  Liaise with post-contract team to ensure any alterations or amendments on site are as per local authority regulations.

  •  Ensure issuance of relevant ‘For Construction’ drawings and documents at the appropriate time to the site team and Contractor.

Qualifications:

  •  Architectural Degree – 7-10 years experience.

 

 

Interested candidates may send their CV to careers@studioi.ae

Please put SENIOR ARCHITECT as the subject of your application