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Senior Architect

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-1686

Job description / Role

Works as part of an architectural design team. This team member plans, schedules, organizes, coordinates and executes the design work on small to medium scale projects (or distinct portions of larger projects), with periodic interaction with an Associate or Associate Director.

Core Accountabilities

- Architectural Design
- Team Management
- Client Interface
- Design Coordination
- Interface with Statutory Authorities
- Design research
- Site back-up
- Mentoring, supervision and management of junior staff


- Coordinate and manage the assigned team of Architects and Technicians on a day to day basis and ensure that design excellence is achieved throughout
- Develop a thorough design philosophy, effectively contributing to the inception and the development of a project
- Manage the design work ensuring project goals are met, design instructions are implemented and delivery is achieved within the set time and budget
- Accountable for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team
- Coordinate and develop replies to review comments, queries, contractor's queries, etc
- Accountable, with guidance from senior team members, for the preparation and compilation of design presentations and design reports
- Has achieved professional accreditation and licensure

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.


Qualities and Skills Required

- Ability to fulfill all the above duties
- Developed architectural design skills and knowledge of the design process and interfaces between design disciplines
- Extensive project experience
- Developed management skills
- Developed communication skills
- Flexibility of attitude towards company goals
- Cordial relationships with clients and stakeholders
- Knowledge of Atkins' commercial management of projects
- Knowledge of scope definition and scope interface
- Developed presentation skills
- Proficiency in AutoCAD and REVIT, word processing and presentation programs
- Detailed knowledge of Atkins' standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to transmit the same to others
- Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements
- Developed knowledge of Fire & Life Safety Rules
- Developed knowledge of Sustainable Design Rules
- Ability and will to mentor and provide assistance to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community
- Ability and will to update knowledge
- Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value

Qualifications Required

- Completion of five or six-year architectural degree program
- B.Arch or B.Sc in Architecture
- Minimum 10 years post graduate experience
- UAE Society of Engineers membership

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Accommodation allowance
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- Company gratuity scheme
- Discretionary bonus scheme
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin
- Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

Apply and the process:

We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status soon

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).

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Senior Architect salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 15,000

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