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Architect/Senior Arhitect

  • Job reference: ME-005798
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: UAE

Job Summary

To implement all aspects of the quality management systems and control site supervision activities provision related to the Architectural Works across the project, to deliver quality installations in accordance with the contract documents,relevant international standards and local authorities requirements

Responsibilities

  • Implement the site supervision quality procedures, and review submission requirements of the project, along with the contractor.
  • Review all construction documents and highlight any design and contractual discrepancies with the concerned RE/SHOA.
  • Ensure that all statutory authority NOC’s / permits / design approvals are available on site for construction.
  • Ensure that the main contractor and nominated contractor(s) coordinate with all concerned authorities departments and ensure that their requirements are adequately and satisfactorily incorporated.
  • Extend the maximum possible effort to avoid contractor(s) claims for cost and/or delay.
  • Prepare process control sheet for architectural works in conjunction with SHOA during the Enabling Works / Main Contract Works. 
  • Review and forward any comments on all submittals including contractor design drawings, shop drawings, materials and alternative proposals submitted by contractors.
  • Conduct regular (daily) site visits and supervise, certify the installation of architectural services ensuring compliance with the contract documents.
  • Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s method statement for installation, execution of the works.
  • Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s testing and commissioning plan / procedures / method statements.
  • Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s technical submittals.
  • Attend site technical coordination meetings to discuss contractor (s) submissions, shop drawings, material submittals and construction related matters
  • Review and forward any comments on the Technical Query’s raised by the contractor.
  • Routine Inspection of the works carried out by the contractor(s) to ascertain that work is executed in accordance with the Contract Documents and accepted practise.
  • Inspect the mock-up, permanent works, on-site and off-site materials to be used in the project and organise field and laboratory tests, conducted by others, on construction materials to ascertain their compliance with the specifications and determine the acceptability for use on the project.
  • Raise non-conformance notices (NCNs)/reports; site inspections notices (SINs) identify quality deficiencies in conjunction with the RE.
  • Review the corrective actions proposed by the contractor, respond / follow ups and close out procedure
  • Any potential safety concerns identified at site shall be reported to site SHSEE / RE.
  • Review the site progress and assist in the review of the contractor’s interim payment application. 
  • Liaise with the SHOA for the effective implementation of the quality management systems and site supervision provision activities.
  • Obtain samples and quotations as required for finalisation of any PS/PC Items.
  • Monitor the progress of the work against the approved contractor programme of works.
  • Witness the testing and commissioning and sign off the relevant documents for acceptance.
  • Verify the accuracy of the contractor’s “As-Built” drawings reflecting in details the as-built conditions and approve the As-Built drawings.
  • Review and approve the contractor’s operations & maintenance manuals.
  • Liaise with the Statutory Authorities and follow up all final inspection and approvals as required.
  • Carry out the final inspection for certification of final completion and handing over of the works.

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.

 

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.

 

Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from office.



Project Interface

  • Assist RE in the supervision of the works to ensure compliance with the contract documents.
  • Assist/support the site team and the respective RE with the implementation of quality management systems.
  • Assist in the site team in the external and internal audits to ensure the effective implementation of quality management systems and work with the site team for resolution of non-conformance issues.
  • Liaise with the project supervision team, coordinate and resolve any issues of concern.
  • Analyse current methods of site supervision and provide recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Implementation of all quality audits, surveillance audits and work with site team for resolution of non-conformance issues.
  • Compile Site Feedback and forward to the RE / SHOA
  • Assist the site team in the satisfactory close out of the project including snagging / desnagging of the works and related documentation.
  • Review and assist the project team to compile all documents at handing-over for submission to the Client.
  • Assist the RE in compilation of all documents for the issuance of the Taking-Over Certificate.

Client Interface

  • Provide necessary technical reports / recommendation as required by the Client for any project specific issues.
  • Attend meetings with Client (as required).
  • Liaise with the Client for the necessary approval of samples.

Contractor Interface

  • Regularly attend site technical coordination meetings with Contractor

Design Office Interface

  • Identify, raise and follow-up design office support requests in co-ordination with the SHOA.

Site Operations Department Interface

  • Liaise with the SHOA any particular project site related issues requiring input and/or feedback.
  • Coordinate leave request and discuss leave cover with the SHOA.
  • Liaise with OMSOD for all HR / Finance / Administrative issues.

 

Functional Relationships

  • Site Area Manager (SAM)
  • Head of Architectural Site Operations (SHOA) 
  • Office Manager Site Operations (OMSOD) 
  • Site HSE Engineers (SHSEE)
  • Site QA/QC Engineers (SQE)
  • Resident Engineer (RE)
  • Site Supervision Team
  • All Discipline staff

Functional Duties

  • Assume responsibility of architectural works in the project and certify on completion the installation.
  • Monitor performance of the Contractor / Sub-contractor and identify, raise any quality / workmanship concerns with the SQE / RE.
  • Reviewuality procedures and effectively implement QA/QC plans across the project.
  • Identify any particular site safety issues and bring to the notice of the contractor / SHSEE / RE. 

Line Management / Administrative Duties

  • Update and maintain the latest revision of all project documents
  • Review, coordinate and forward submitals, inspection requests, technical query to the project team and/or discipline engineers.
  • Assist the project site team during internal, external and site surveillance audits.
  • Coordinate leave request and discuss leave cover with the SHOA.
  • Prepare and regularly (weekly) submit reports and maintain records.

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • 22 calendar days annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants

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