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Associate Architect

Abu Dhabi
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Company AECOM

Job Title: Associate Architect

JobID: 23339-1206124

Location: Abu Dhabi, ARE

Description: **Business Line** Architecture

**Position Title** Associate Architect

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

**Job Summary**

Job Summary

Responsible for conducting architectural studies, developing design concepts and design criteria, and preparing reports, calculations, and detailed design and construction drawings. Also are involved in the signing and sealing of plans, obtaining permits for construction, and the review of plans and specifications submitted by consultants and contractors.

Job Duties

+ Conducts preliminary field surveys; develops designs and drafts preliminary plans for buildings and facilities.

+ Prepares maps, sketches, working drawings and construction plans; prepares cost estimates, specifications and bid proposals for contracts.

+ Participates in the presentation of plans to governing and permitting authorities for land use, zoning and permit approvals.

+ Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.

+ Inspects and supervises the inspection of construction projects while in progress and upon completion for adherence to plans and specifications; advises contractors on the interpretation of plans and specifications; approves minor design changes in the course of construction; reviews contractors' requests for payment.

+ Conducts research and special studies pertaining to buildings and facilities development and maintenance; prepares reports and recommendations for the review of a superior.

+ Provides technical advice to administrative superiors in the development and negotiation of plans and specifications for building and facilities construction.

+ Carry assignments to completion with considerable independence in accordance with project objectives, professional standards, and policies and procedures.

+ Prepares materials, writes construction specifications, and prepares detailed requisitions for equipment and materials.

+ Extracts engineering and estimating information from drawings.

+ Prepares and issues drawing packages after approvals.

+ Makes quantity take-offs for construction estimates.

+ May supervise subordinate personnel in preparing plans, specifications and preliminary construction layouts and cost estimates.

**Minimum Requirements**

Specific Skills Required

+ Good communication skills, and able to work well independently at times.

+ Able to see the “bigger picture” and take a birds-eye view on projects

+ Must be able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a pro-active way.

+ Confident, with the ability to work either independently or as part of a team.

+ Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.

+ Maintains affiliation with professional societies to keep abreast of current technologies.

+ Accountability for assigned work.

+ Accuracy & precision of work.

+ Willingness to learn and develop.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Strong problem solving skills

+ Enthusiastic and Self-motivated.

+ Work well within a multidisciplinary team.

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes)

+ Be the ROLE MODEL, Lead by example

+ Be CLIENT-FOCUSED, Collaborating with AECOM’s clients

+ Be IMPACTFUL, Clear and frequent communications

+ Be DECISIVE, Prioritize, focus and accountability

Safety Competencies:

+ Lead by example, attend training, ensure resources are available. Engage with clients on safety – set client safety objectives on projects.

+ Ensure all projects have risk assessments and safety plans in place.

+ Ensure all communications are published and understood. Start all meetings with a safety moment and visibly lead by example.


+ Minimum specified experience for the position includes 10 years of increasingly responsible assignments in the architectural and project managment field, five years of which include direct engagement in business development, strategic planning or business unit management.

**Preferred Qualifications**


+ A Bachelor of Architecture is required. RIBA membership would be advantageous.

**What We Offer**

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

_NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM._

**_Job Category_** _Architecture and Design_

**_Country_** _United Arab Emirates_

**_Position Status_** _Full-Time_

**_Requisition/Vacancy No._** _170654BR_


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