Senior Architect

BH-Manama
Job ID
2017-1299
# of Openings
1
Category
Architecture

Overview

The Senior Site Architect is responsible for all the design concerns during the conception and the construction in the trade related to his qualification, under the Resident Engineer, the Construction Manager and/or the Project Director’s supervision. Particularly, he is in charge of the Design studies, the envelope and finishes studies, in coordination with other trades working on the projects he is involved in. He assumes the coordination with the Client’s and other Consultants’ designers at any phase of the project, Design phases and Construction stage. In addition, he assumes the design coordination with the Contractors’ teams at the Construction stage. He supervises the quality at every stage of the project (design, construction, test…). As a Consultant, he owes assistance to the Client on Design issues.

Responsibilities

   

CONCEPTION STAGE

  • Produces studies, understands client requirements and identifies inputs and outputs,
  • Organizes and plans the studies and drawings production in respect of the delays at any stage of the studies,
  • Prepares sketches and the feasibility studies to define the guidelines of the project and enable the client to make the necessary choices
  • Studies all the spatial, temporal and technical constraints dictated to the project, in coordination with other technical Consultant trades.
  • Summarizes all the technical aspects of the design and writes the specifications
  • Produce tender documents, invite bidders, receive and analyse tenders, select and recommend suppliers,
  • Guides and controls Draftsmen production, in respect of the delays,
  • Make material choices (validate the Material Submittal given by the Contractor)
  • Prepares materials proposals including required technical data and submits these to the Client’s approval.
  • Is in charge of all types of verifications :
  • Review contracts in terms of supplying the right goods and services, on time and within budget,
  • Check the cohesion between the general studies and the specifications,
  • Check the compliance with various codes (security, safety, airport regulation, construction…) as per Country and/or Client’s requirement,
  • Ensure project management quality assurance,
  • Ensure production quality regarding drawings and all contractual documents, including material submittals, in respect of the delays,

May be called for specialist advice, diagnostics, expertise recommendations and solutions on airport installations and other existing buildings types.

 

CONSTRUCTION STAGE

  • Coordinates with other Consultant’s designers,
  • Coordinates with the Contractors design issues,
  • Works on the required site modifications, prepares and submits Variation Order to the Client’s approval, issues Engineer’s Instructions and answers the contractors’ technical requests.
  • Is in charge of all types of verifications :
  • Prepare technical comments on non conformity reports, instruction request and material approvals that will be transmitted to the Construction Manager via the Resident Engineer for validation,
  • Review all documents related to construction work, such as but not limited to: shop drawings, as-built documentation, method of statements, materials submittals, mock-ups, etc…
  • Alert in case of claims and advise the Contract Adviser for answering claims,
  • Check the production and construction quality on site,
  • Check manufacturing of devices (including validation of prototype).
  • Supervises the all construction work stages :
  • Supervises installation, commissioning, testing, punch listing and training,
  • Control the progress of works (building site follow-up, execution plans control…through site visit),
  • Attends site meetings with the client, contractors, subcontractors and/or suppliers,
  • Supervises inspectors.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

 

 

  • min. 8 years’ experience in the field of Architecture

 

  • Education: Master’s Degree in Architecture

 

 

  • Well versed in Revit, AutoCAD, 3D, MS office Application and other Software.

 

 

  • Conversant in English, very organized and flexible.

 

  • Design/concept experience AND site experience are mandatory

 

 

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