06Dec 2019
Friday
Advt # : 6950

Lead Architect

Kuwait City     Posted on 14 Aug 2018
Job Details

Description

Lead Architect
Kuwait
To advice and assist the Resident Engineer (R.E.) in supervising on site construction activities to ensure quality assurance and quality control from start to completion of the construction project.
DETAILED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
STRATEGIC
Assist the Project RE & ARE and top management in formulating plans to guide the architectural tasks in the respective project
OPERATIONAL
Conduct supervision responsibilities in adherence to guidelines as indicated in the client’s Supervision Manual; ensure that supervision guidelines are being adhered to by site architects at all times
Review and assess contractors’ and sub contractors’ pre-qualifications, inspect their showrooms, workshop/factory as and when required
Make recommendations to the Resident Engineer regarding the selection and approval of sub-contractors in coordination with and through consultations with owner/client representatives
Review and understand all project contract documents (drawings, shop drawings, composite coordinate service shop drawings, specifications, contract documents etc.); coordinate with other site architects and engineers before construction activities commence
Notify the Resident Engineer of any discrepancies identified against contract documents in order for corrective action to be taken
Assist in resolving any issues raised by contractors (e.g. requirements for time extensions, change order requests, variations etc); make recommendations to the Resident Engineer as appropriate
Review related items within the contractor’s construction schedule (CCS) in coordination with the Planning Engineer (e.g. shop drawing submittal log, procurement schedule, and material submittal log etc.) prior to its approval by the Resident Engineer
Review related construction materials, technical data and material and finishes samples submitted by contractors; ensure compliance against ministerial requirements and technical specifications.
Attend various off site inspections including out of country inspection for review of specific material/samples, mock-ups, testing, etc. as per the contract document
Inspect related procured construction materials delivered to the site, to ensure compliance against ministerial requirements and specifications/contract documents/approvals
Ensure that all materials delivered on site are being adequately stored and protected as per manufacturer’s recommendations in order to avoid damage of materials
Ensure that related works non compliance to the CCS is communicated to the Resident Engineer on a timely basis in order to avoid any delays in construction
Ensure the maintaining of onsite quality control (e.g. through thorough testing of materials and verifying of materials, adequate storage of materials, contractor’s submittal of written undertakings, warranty and protection of installed systems etc.)
Review "mock ups" and "progress work" against contract documents; make commentaries and recommendations to the Resident Engineer as required
Contribute to managing the health and safety of all on-site personnel; report any observed safety violations to the Resident Engineer and/or Safety Inspector (if available)
Attend meetings (e.g. progress meetings, coordination and specially called meetings with clients etc.) as and when required.
Lead in resolving design and technical coordination issues with Finishes, Structure, Electro-mechanical, landscape, etc. on the project.
Approve Minutes of Meetings prepared by the Contract Administrator for comments made by self
Participate in preparing progress reports and in verifying costs related matters in order to finalize monthly payment certificates
Ensure that the contractors submittals to local ministries are carried out in a timely manner as specified in contract documents
Lead the snagging procedure after substantial completion of construction activities have ended; ensure that a snag list is prepared based on defective/outstanding works for the contractor to rectify, repair and complete for re-inspection.
Review related as-built drawings provided by contractors prior to their submittal to local ministries for approval and for final construction record purposes
Note: The job holder may be required to undertake additional duties, which may be reasonably expected and form part of the function of the job.
PEOPLE MANAGEMENT
Lead a team of site senior / architects; assign roles and responsibilities to Site Architects
Assist in the training of new joiners/interns
Ensure health and safety of architects/engineers working on site

Skills

EDUCATION/QUALIFCATIONS
Bachelors Degree in Architecture - From an accredited educational institution
Masters Degree in Architecture is preferred
Certification/Membership of Kuwait Society of Engineers
Membership of American Institute of Architects
Membership of Royal Institutes of British Architects
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
10-16 years and as an Architect, 5-7 of which should be as a Senior Site Architect, and 2-4 years as Lead Architect.

Job Details

Job Location - Al Kuwait, Kuwait
Company Industry - Architecture; Construction; Engineering
Company Type - Employer (Private Sector)
Job Role - Architecture
Monthly Salary Range - Unspecified
Number of Vacancies - Unspecified
Job Ref. - JB3828490

Preferred Candidate

Career Level - Mid Career

More Details
  • Educational Qualification : Bachelor's degree
  • Experience : 10 years and more
  • Position Type : Full-time

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