Duncan & Ross
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2d ago


A Senior Design Architect is responsible for producing high quality project design deliverables in construction documents. A

Senior Design Architect can work on any / all phases of development including Pre-Design, Schematic Design, Design

Development, Construction Documents and Construction Administration. They report to the Job Captain or Project Manager on

tasks and deliverables and work directly with him / her to ensure the facilitation of a project’s completion on-time, on / underbudget, and meeting quality standards

  • Accept responsibility and accountability for own actions and the team’s
  • Hold team and individuals accountable to deliver upon commitments
  • Follow through on personal and team goals; overcome challenges and obstacles
  • Manage production resources effectively; maintain the prescribed billable hour level on a weekly basis, and
  • communicate any deviation with the Project Manager; coordinate personal schedules as needed
  • Contribute to initial and revised time estimates for projects
  • Understand and demonstrate the need for open and direct communication, both verbally and in writing; ensure that team
  • communications are consistent and thorough
  • Communicate with the Project Manager regularly, alerting them of possible problems or conflicts with project specs,
  • drawings, vendor delays, etc.
  • Demonstrate a highly organized and systematic approach to producing a project; understand the necessity to keep the
  • team and project tasks list updated and complete
  • Demonstrate a high degree of time management skill and constantly seek to streamline processes and procedures in
  • order to increase quality and efficiency
  • Regularly review sets of the team’s deliverables for accuracy, efficiency, and thoroughness
  • Take initiative to make positive changes; assist the team to produce quality projects
  • Participate in meetings for the purpose of :

  • Overview of each project, reviewing progress made to date
  • Discuss upcoming deliverables and deadlines
  • Discuss concerns, challenges, and issues to help negotiate and formulate best solutions and strategy for success
  • Discuss any Client or construction issues and updates that could impact deliverables
  • Actively participate in meetings, status meetings, and training classes
  • Willingly take on the role of subject matter expert in those areas in which s / he is highly versed
  • Mentor colleagues, regularly acting as trainer and teacher in :
  • Professional growth and communication skills in dealing with Clients and vendors, including proper use of forms,
  • meeting notes, timesheets, transmittals, etc.
  • Organization of project files and storage systems

    Min 10+ year experience with design consultancy firm

  • Design standards based on British standards
  • Strong background in Design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, SketchUp etc.
  • Time management
  • Judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
  • Specific project needs and concerns such as detailing, sections, demolition, etc.
  • Construction terminology, methods and standards, and product installation and millwork / cabinetry fabrication needs
  • Construction Documents production needs, layouts, building codes, and requirements for permitting
  • Act as a positive role-model to others in support of the team

    Masters or Bachelor of Architecture degree.

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