Senior Architect Masterplan – ASTAD Project Management

JOB PURPOSE:
Provide, with full responsibility and accountability, a technical service to ASTAD in all areas of urban planning, urban design and masterplanning, during Project Initiation (Pre-Design) Design and Construction Post Design and / or Post Construction stages. Ensure that all designs are in compliance with the contractually applicable codes standards, national and corporation requirements regulations and procedures.
Coordinate with other discipline engineers, end-users and project teams, in order to develop fit for purpose design solutions and/ or scopes of services / scopes of works, to fit client’s requirements, while ensuring that guidelines and design policies are implemented consistently. Contribute to the various project teams to support the delivery of specific projects and tasks as directed.
Contribute toward updating discipline masterplanning codes, standards, specifications and best practices.
KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
Architecture Masterplanning
 Carry out the duties and responsibilities for all areas of work covered by the Architectural Masterplanning (includes here Urban Planning/Masterplanning and Urban Design) discipline for building and infrastructure projects. Identify and formulate practical solutions to the spectrum of architectural masterplanning issues is essential. Clear understanding of the differences between Urban Planning/Masterplanning and Urban Design is critical.
 Demonstrate a practical knowledge of building related disciplines, as well as the ability to coordinate them as required. Familiar with major building/ construction technologies and materials. Ability to prepare conceptual masterplan designs and urban designs and to develop and detail them up to tender / construction stage, if necessary.
 Provide assistance in the preparation of master plan updates and recommend measures affecting land use, public utilities, community facilities and transportation to control and guide the future developments.
 Provide Projects with technical content of project development including defining design and construction criteria and assisting into developing procurement strategies for critical items. Assists end-user and project engineer to expand and develop the space programs, within benchmarked examples.
 Visit work sites to establish existing conditions. Review applicability of existing drawings, standards and specifications and recommends appropriate changes. Contributes to the development of cost estimates and planning schedule.
 Prepare and/or review feasibility studies, Preconcept and Conceptl masterplans, Design Development for Masterplans / Urban designs, based on the approved Scope of Services / work.
 Develop attachments to Scopes Of Services (SOS), schedule of areas, specifications and masterplan/urban design guidelines for Building/ facilities and open space and infrastructure projects, for his / her functional area of work, to be included in tenders for engineering consultancy and/ or construction.
 Assist in the review of technical aspects of bids from Consultant/ Contractors. Support projects in identifying and assessing capability resources and technical strengths of Consultant/ Contractors and vendors.
 Review / approve design, specifications and drawings, submitted by Contractors and/ or Consultants.
 Provide technical support to projects on masterplanning and urban design related matters during construction, and commissioning stages of projects, which often involves site visits. Reviews materials, mock-ups, shop drawings and submittals referred from projects.
 Contribute to the updating of discipline masterplanning codes, standards, specifications and best practices.
 Appropriate to his / her background, he / she participates in the training and development of Qatari engineers.
 Keep abreast of current technology and state-of-the-art urban planning and masterplan and urban design best practices, by reading various trade journals/ publications, by meeting consultants representatives. Keep abreast of current regulations of local and national authorities.
 Participate in technology development reviews to disseminate latest relevant technologies and technical reviews, at key stages of project execution and of project definition, if necessary.
 Deputize for Architecture Manager when required.
 Identify to the Director – Architecture, the discipline engineering time/ resource requirements for all current and planned design projects assigned to him and update this information as necessary.
 Prepare and presents technical papers to line/ senior management (or for conferences) from time to time to promote design solutions and/ or strategies.
 Check the adequacy of designs produced by others, to ensure fitness for purpose and technical quality, in terms of providing safe / environmentally acceptable facilities, in compliance with the codes, standards, principles, practices and specifications, including Climate Change Resilience and Mitigation . Verify that the projects being designed comply with latest updates and planning requirements and are in line with Qatar National Masterplan and Qatar National Development Framework and Municipalities Spatial Development Plans and Qatar national planning framework.
 Participate as a member of the health, safety and environment review team.
 Proactively engage in personal continuous professional development on topics related to Climate Change Mitigation and Climate Change Resilience, Cities Resilience, 21 st century Mobility solutions, and the LEED Neighbourhood and GSAS District sustainability rating systems and BIM (Building Information Modeling)and Sketchup applications to Masterplanning/Urban Design
Continuous Improvement
 Stimulate subordinates and contribute to the identification of opportunities for continuous improvement of systems, processes and practices taking into account ‘international leading practice’, improvement of business processes, cost reduction and productivity improvement.
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
 Recommend improvements to departmental procedure and direct the implementation of instructions and controls so that all relevant procedural/legislative requirements are fulfilled while delivering a quality, cost-effective service.
Quality, Health, Safety, & Environment
 Ensure assistance to compliance to all relevant quality, health, safety and environmental management procedures and controls within a defined area of activity to guarantee employee safety, compliance, delivery of high quality products/service and a responsible environmental attitude.
MIS and Reports
 Prepare departmental MIS statements and reports timely and accurately to meet ASTAD and department’s requirements, policies and standards.
Related Assignments
 Perform other related duties or assignments as directed.

Job Details

Date Posted:2017-12-12
Job Location:Doha, Qatar
Job Role:Architecture
Company Industry:Consulting Services

Preferred Candidate

Career Level:Mid Career
Degree:Bachelor's degree

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