AECOM Senior Architect in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - Ar Riyad, Riyadh

Job Summary

AECOM is currently seeking to hire Senior Architect to be based at Riyadh. The Senior Architect will report directly to the King Khaled International Airport Expansion and Development project’s Engineering Manager and the Project Director from AECOM. The primary task will be to ensure the compatibility and suitability of architectural details (interior and exterior) received from the Main Contractor as “Shop Drawings” to complete the refurbishment of passenger Terminals T3 and T4.

The Senior Architect will assist in ensuring Client Requirements are achieved while working with the Contractors design staff and vendors in translating the Specification and 100% Design into functional installations through the approval of shop drawings, material submissions and mock ups.

The post also requires the Senior Architect to utilize independent judgment in the evaluation, selection, application and adaptation of Contractor’s design submissions and installation techniques as well as offering alternative approaches to problems where appropriate.

The Senior Architect will comment on associated services drawings (MEP / IT / Security) which may affect the overall architectural and interior layouts together with confirming compliance with applicable codes, accepted architecture and engineering practices.

Experience working on International Airport Terminal Projects is a clear advantage, however, experience on public facilities (Metros / train stations) will be considered.

Job Duties:

  • Review contractor prepared architectural design / shop drawings, documents and specifications, analysis calculations and details for compliance with contract documents.

  • Perform checks on architectural design details to confirm compliance with governing codes and standards.

  • Research design options and document findings for the Engineering Manager.

  • Assume the lead role in the coordination / review of shop drawings specifically directing the attention of the mechanical and electrical system review engineers attention to coordination requirements and ensuring a consolidated listing of response comments is provided to the main contractor.

  • May serve as the deputy Engineering Manager in the incumbents absence.

  • May direct and supervise other Designers/Drafters activities.

  • Coordinate on site activities with other disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, structural, civil etc. to ensure mock up installations are undertaken and receive client sign off.

  • Use computer-assisted architecture and design software and equipment to prepare architectural design documents should this be required.

  • Attend and participate in meetings with Contractor, Stakeholders and the Client as appropriate.

  • Perform field activities such as observe and record existing field conditions, take and verify measurements within project area.

  • Organize, draft, and coordinate technical responses to Contractors submissions.

  • Be capable and experienced in managing submittal responses in a fast paced environment and ensure expedient responses to Contractor’s submittals. Schedule the review activities for the AECOM team to ensure no delays accrue.

  • Demonstrate a culture of mutual respect and trust and enthusiasm within the AECOM team and extend a cooperative approach to the Contractor in resolving site installation issues.

  • Follow established site processes and practices in relation to the execution of the Shop drawing and material submittal reviews.

  • Lead talent effectively; establish succession strength by developing yourself and colleagues to achieve company and personal goals.

Specific Skills Required:

  • QA/QC of architectural finishes works

  • Familiar with Codes and Standards governing construction projects in the KSA

  • Knowledge of installation of interior finishes, procedures and techniques

  • Experience supervising and directing construction on site

  • Computer skills to aid reporting.

  • CAD skills

Person Specification (Behavioral Attributes):

  • Be the ROLE MODEL, Leads by example - Creates an inclusive work environment based on trust and respect. Demonstrates strong people manager/coaching skills. Continues to look for opportunities to grow and help others grow. Demands excellence - Able to work through ambiguity to drive team performance. Sets standards and delivers high-quality work. Safety and integrity always - Ensures team operates with high standards of integrity. Makes safety a priority.

  • Be CLIENT-FOCUSED, Collaborative Works with employees to ensure success of refurbishment project. Innovative - Provides creative solutions which advance client's objectives.

  • Be IMPACTFUL, Clear and frequent communications – Communicates clearly, ensuring other’s viewpoints are solicited and considered. Listens and learns from others. Execution and results - Drives a team that achieves results through strong focus on execution and timely completion.

  • Be DECISIVE, Prioritize, focus and accountability - Aligns resources to project needs and delegates where appropriate, escalates issues as necessary to senior leadership to impact results. Ensures decisions are implemented, evaluated and takes accountability for results. Fact-based decisions - Seeks out factual information and assesses risk to make the best possible decision.

Safety Competencies:

  • Lead by example, attend training, ensure resources are available. Engages with Contractor on safety issues when at site.

Additional Comments:

  • The position is for the KKIA Terminals Upgrade Works including the refurbishment of terminal halls and architectural finishes

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Architectural detailing / design drawing review

  • Preferably 5 years experience on projects in GCC preferably KSA and preferably with airport / metro background.

  • Experienced in QA/QC of site installations for architectural works and interior finishes.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSc in Architectural Engineering / BA in Architecture.

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 Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 210645BR

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.