Senior Site Architect
Dubai, UAE

Role Definition

Managing construction supervision responsibilities related to Architectural Discipline to ensure achieving milestones and timely and best quality project delivery.

Line of Reporting

Resident Engineer/Project Manager

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Liaises with stakeholders and operators, leads various disciplines for coordination; maintains project communications by managing accurate and timely information transmission,
  • Ensures that the main contractor and nominated contractor(s) coordinate with all concerned authorities’ departments and ensure that statuary requirements are adequately and satisfactorily incorporated, NOC’s / permits / design approvals are available on site for construction,
  • Provides technical inputs and experience proactively to identify and resolve design and engineering related subjects, implements preventive and corrective actions to minimize costs, maximize efficiency,
  • Conducts technical evaluation reviews for material samples to ensure that the new facilities are built to operate reliably, and their asset health and performance can be managed efficiently and cost-effectively,
  • Monitors site activities by conducting daily site visits and managing inspection teams; maintains conformity of site installations to design intends, contracts, QA/QC procedures, and regulations,
  • Convenes and chairs technical, commercial, and interdisciplinary coordination meetings and brings updates and critical issues forward that may impact stakeholders and progress,
  • Reviews, coordinates and forwards submittals, inspection requests, technical queries to the project team and/or discipline engineers,
  • Selects and approves finishes, colours, benchmark mock-ups, and model rooms in line with projects specifications, mood boards and client requirements,
  • Assess client needs and requirements, builds and manages cordial relationships with the clients and stakeholders,
  • Improves quality and eliminates extra costs by identifying, coordinating, and implementing value engineering opportunities,
  • Organizes close-out procedures related to the discipline,
  • Supports and mentors the junior team members in their development and contribution to the organization.

Qualities and Skills required

  • A pro-active and ambitious personality, with capability of achieving best results,
  • Communicates with clarity, purpose, and accuracy,
  • Understands teamwork concept, contributes to the organization by aiming positive change and continual improvement,
  • Strong eye for detail coupled with a methodical and organized approach,
  • Understands the concept of multi-disciplinary (Architecture, Structural, Infrastructure, MEP etc).
  • Society of Engineers/Architectural membership, International Accreditation (RIBA, AIA or equivalent), Sustainability Certification (LEED, PQP or equivalent), Project Management certification (PMP, IPMA, PMI or equivalent) are preferable.

Qualifications required

  • Arch. or B.Sc. in architecture, with minimum of 12 years post graduate experience,
  • Minimum of 5 years site supervision experience in the delivery of complex high-profile projects within an international design consultancy,
  • Wide experience in Local / International Building Codes and regulations (UAE FLS Code, NFPA, IBC, etc.), British / American Standards (ASTM, BS, EN, etc.), Sustainable Design Principles (Estidama, Green Building, LEED),
  • Good working knowledge of materials, suppliers, and construction practices in UAE,
  • Excellent problem solving and time management capability,
  • Ability to make critical decisions (In coordination with Resident Engineer /Relevant disciplines),
  • Ability to manage and coordinate team members, various disciplines involved in the design, authorities, and stakeholders,
  • Commercial awareness and contractual knowledge with and extend of the maximum possible effort to avoid contractor(s) claims for cost and/or delay.


Mirage Leisure and Development
Emaar Business Park, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
TEL: + 971 4 453 8835

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