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 Design Lead to join our award-winning team based in Dubai. This position is responsible for playing a lead role in developing the final design for a project through a rigorous design process, including continued involvement in the development of the project from the "beginning through completion". Focus on detail documenting process in order to ensure design integrity and providing direct support to the Design Director.

Responsibilities

We envisage success in this role to include;

- Practical experience in early design phases such as conceptual and schematic design.
- Providing solutions to resolve complex design issues that are technical in nature.
- Reviewing the work of consultants for coordination purposes with the Project Manager or Project Architect.
- Advising the design team on technical issues influencing design, coordinating with consultants, contractors, fabricators, specification writers and regulatory agencies.
- Assisting in the training and evaluation of assigned architectural and design/drafting staff.
- Organising the work for design team and design reviews as per project schedule
- Reporting to the Design Director in a timely and accurate manner.
- Promoting a 'design culture' with colleagues.
- Preparation of presentation documents with outstanding narrative and graphics.

Requirements

Qualifications

To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include 10+ years of relevant work experience within a renowned architecture or design office, partnered with a Bachelor / Master degree in Architecture, Master planning, Design or relevant field from an accredited University or College program.

- Strong conceptual, graphic and design talent.
- Strong Narrative and Storytelling skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to effectively respond to sensitive issues, complex queries or complaints.
- Proven track record of success in maintaining and growing client relationships for business results.
- Strong AutoCAD, SketchUp, Rhino, Adobe Suite skills, knowledge of Revit would be an advantage.
- Experience working on large scale international projects.
- Confidence in working in a complex and international environment.
- Understanding of MENA cultural environment and market.
- An understanding of arts, graphics, social media and contemporary trends.

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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