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AECOM Associate Director Architecture, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Alternate Locations AE - Dubai

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.

  • 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.

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • 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

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 212756BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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