Senior Design Architect

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Employment: Full Time

Studio International Engineering Consultants (SIEC) is hiring a senior design architect to join its team in Dubai, UAE.

Studio International Engineering Consultants (SIEC) was established in Dubai in November 2014 as a boutique design studio comprised of architects, engineers, planners, and project and development managers with vast experience in the region and industry. SIEC has established itself as a major player in building design consultancy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in a relatively short period of time. SIEC has undertaken a substantial amount of work on many prestigious projects creating a strong portfolio of work in design, with projects under construction and completed. SIEC has grown from a start-up of seven people to over 250 employees, opening branches across the United Arab Emirates, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bosnia, and Egypt.

SIEC Dubai is seeking highly creative, well-seasoned design architects who would like to join a creative work environment in a rapidly developing corner of the world. Exposure will be gained from inception to completion of a whole range of projects from residential and commercial developments to hospitality and mid to large-scale masterplans both in the UAE and abroad. Our approach to design is timeless, with contextually relevant, innovative, and financially sustainable thinking behind each of our projects.

We seek individuals who have demonstrable design leadership skills with very strong and highly skilled 3D modeling tool capabilities. As a senior design architect, you will be responsible for leading our teams and developing new design ideas, and looking at challenges from fresh viewpoints. In addition to communicating our company’s creative vision to design teams and stakeholders, you should be able to manage budget and time constraints and deliver to the highest design and technical standards.

• Serves as a lead designer and sets the design direction and activities for key projects
• Within dedicated teams, develops project packages that demonstrate clarity, design sensitivity, and a sound understanding of technical feasibility
• Oversees design review process to ensure that designs meet overall goals and objectives for projects, provide maximum value against cost, and meets the functional need of the client and design teams
• Reviews design changes to ensure projects remain within budget
• Oversees design presentations and monitors design development through a collaborative, integrative design process
• Participates in business development activities and presentations as required


• Master’s degree in architecture from an internationally accredited program preferred
• 10-15 years of experience in architectural design, preferably from an international architectural practice
• Strong experience working on a variety of large-scale projects in residential, hospitality, commercial, and master planning
• Strong in concept and design form and possess an extremely efficient 3D modeling skill set
• Knowledge of architectural principles/practices and technical
• Excellent people and project management skills with the ability to motivate, coach, and mentor others
• Excellent presentation, communication, and management skills
• Proven knowledge of local and international building codes and evidence of their application over several projects


Studio International Engineering (SIEC) Consultants was established in Dubai in November 2014 as a boutique design studio comprised of Architects, Planners, and Project & Development Managers with vast experience in the region and industry.

SIEC has already entered the market aggressively by winning high-profile projects due to its team's experience, quality delivery, and full-service offerings, providing front-to-end development solutions ranging from Architectural Designs, full in-house Engineering, Interior Design, Project Management, and Landscape Design.

SIEC has undertaken a total of 140 projects with over AED 120M in related fees since inception.

SIEC has a 4-star rating from Dubai Municipality Pre-Qualification Section for contractors and consultants.

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