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Associate Director Architecture

Job Description and Requirements
  • *Job Summary**

Responsible for conducting architectural studies, developing design concepts and design criteria, and preparing reports, calculations, and detailed design and construction drawings. Also are involved in the signing and sealing of plans, obtaining permits for construction, and the review of plans and specifications submitted by consultants and contractors. 

+ Conducts preliminary field surveys; develops designs and drafts preliminary plans for buildings and facilities. 

+ Prepares maps, sketches, working drawings and construction plans; prepares cost estimates, specifications and bid proposals for contracts. 

+ Participates in the presentation of plans to governing and permitting authorities for land use, zoning and permit approvals. 

+ Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses. 

+ Inspects and supervises the inspection of construction projects while in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans and specifications; advises contractors on the interpretation of plans and specifications; approves minor design changes in the course of construction; reviews contractors' requests for payment. 

+ Conducts research and special studies pertaining to buildings and facilities development and maintenance; prepares reports and recommendations for the review of a superior. 

+ Provides technical advice to administrative superiors in the development and negotiation of plans and specifications for building and facilities construction. 

+ Carry assignments to completion with considerable independence in accordance with project objectives, professional standards, and policies and procedures. 

+ Prepares materials, writes construction specifications, and prepares detailed requisitions for equipment and materials. 

+ Extracts engineering and estimating information from drawings. 

+ Prepares and issues drawing packages after approvals. 

+ Makes quantity take-offs for construction estimates. 

+ May supervise subordinate personnel in preparing plans, specifications and preliminary construction layouts and cost estimates. 

Specific Skills Required 

+ Good communication skills, and able to work well independently at times. 

+ Able to see the bigger picture and take a birds-eye view on projects 

+ Must be able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way. 

+ Confident, with the ability to work either independently or as part of a team. 

+ Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure. 

+ Maintains affiliation with professional societies to keep abreast of current technologies. 

+ Accountability for assigned work. 

+ Accuracy & precision of work. 

+ Willingness to learn and develop. 

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

+ Strong problem solving skills 

+ Enthusiastic and Self-motivated. 

+ Work well within a multidisciplinary team.

  • *Minimum Requirements**

+ Minimum specified experience for the position includes 10 years of increasingly responsible assignments in the architectural and project managment field, five years of which include direct engagement in business development, strategic planning or business unit management.

  • *Preferred Qualifications**

+ A Bachelor of Architecture is required. RIBA membership would be advantageous.

  • *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 persons potential, and well help you reach yours.

  • *Job Category** Architecture and Design
  • *Business Line** Buildings & Places
  • *Business Group** Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
  • *Country** United Arab Emirates
  • *Position Status** Full-Time
  • *Requisition/Vacancy No.** 212756BR
  • *Clearance Required** 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.