Project Architect

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KEO International Consultants

Abu Dhabi, UAE

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE

Employment: Full Time

Overview

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration - through conceptualization - to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we've led with vision, contributing to many of the world's most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50 th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.

We invite you to join us.

Our newest opportunity is for a talented Project Architect to join our award-winning team based in Abu Dhabi or Dubai in UAE.

Responsibilities

We envisage success in this role to include:

- Provides leadership and subject matter expertise to the project to achieve time, cost, quality and safety objectives.
- Monitors and reports on the production of information with respect to the discipline-related services submittal progress.
- Reviews submitted shop drawings and material submittals (and the like) against the drawings and specifications, local codes and statutory requirements and international best practice.
- Checks and ensures co-ordination between discipline-related services works and all other disciplines.
- Provides technical input and experience to resolve architectural related engineering issues on the Project.
- Maintains open communication with the client and contractor's discipline engineers on project related issues.
- Coordinates the works to ensure successful project hand-over.
- Attends technical and progress meetings with the contractor/client's representative. Identifies issues and risks that need to be brought to the attention of senior project management as necessary.
- Actively manages the QA/QC project requirement with the related discipline. Prepares correspondence on subject matter expertise to issue to the client/contractor as required to meet project objectives.
- Reviews as built and O&M manuals for completeness.
- Primary point of contact for Project Team Leader and senior site personnel on project architectural related issues.
- Maintains an open dialogue with the relevant authorities.
- Assist the Planner in the assessment of contractor schedules and other planning matters (EDT, procurement, production)
- Researches, establishes and documents the regulatory and code requirements related to the project.
- Ensure the orderly completion and timely assessment of project submittals and documentation.
- Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Qualifications

To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include a minimum of 12 years of relevant experience partnered with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents.
- Requires strong organizational, analytical and quantitative skills.
- Ability to make effective presentations on general topics.
- Working knowledge of design, production, construction techniques and standards.
- Proficiency in Autodesk Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, Sketchup and Photoshop, Microsoft office, Illustrator and In-Design.
- Membership status with Association of License Architect will be viewed favourably.

KEO's performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its' contribution to client success wherever we work.

We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.

We invite you to join us.

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