Chief Architect

Chief Architect

  • Location

    Riyadh Province

  • Sector:

    Architecture & Design

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  • Salary:

    Market related

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Our client are a leading Architecture and Engineering company who have completed many building and infrastructure projects in the Middle East and Africa. They are looking for a Chief Architect to join their team in the Riyadh office.

Reporting directly into the Head of Architectural Department you will be responsible for:

  • Supervision of the teams responsible for development of architectural designs for major building projects, including residential, commercial, corporate, recreational, educational, healthcare and mixed-use developments, from initial concept and preliminary design to final design and tender documentation level
  • Resource planning, distribution and monitoring of Architectural, interior design, landscape and urban planning staff ranging in seniority from Senior professionals to CAD / Revit technicians
  • Supervising the activities of design teams to ensure the proper interpretation of project briefs and client requirements, technical development of designs and subsequent preparation of construction documentation
  • Presentation of Architectural designs to appropriate regulatory and client authorities for approval during all stages of the design process
  • Reporting to Project managers, interpreting the global needs of a project and translating those into resource requirements, schedules and deliverables that allows fee budgets and schedules to be met
  • Ensuring that technical output meets current and relevant building codes and standards
  • Supervision of staff development including continuing education development and training in new software and LEED education programs

Core Competencies

  • Thorough knowledge of all aspects of the building design and construction process, including in-depth knowledge of architectural construction materials and their application
  • Considerable experience in the production of design documentation, including drawings and details, schedules and specifications
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas to other team members, as well as an understanding of the engineering requirements of projects and the coordination of these into the architectural design
  • Conversant with international codes and standards for building design and be familiar with quality assurance/quality control procedures applicable to a design office
  • Strong and positive problem solving capability and high level of initiative

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture accredited by RIBA, AIA, RAIC etc
  • Minimum of 15 years’ relevant experience including Middle East
  • Operational knowledge of the CAD, BIM management and desktop publishing systems 
  • Excellent design, technical and presentation skills
  • Fluent in English