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Opening For Lead Architect in Kuwait

italent
Kuwait

The Role
Job Title: Lead Architect – Mixed Use

Location: Kuwait

DETAILED ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the Project RE & ARE and top management in formulating plans to guide the architectural tasks in the respective project

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 subcontractors’ 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 with 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 with 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 noncompliance 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 contractor’s 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

Requirements
QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor’s 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

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.

Knowledge of Construction Industries/Building including Health and Safety related International Standards and Codes, plus those applicable and adopted by government of Kuwait

Knowledge of national/local ministerial regulations, standards and performance criteria

CADD – practice and knowledge of major CAD applications

Knowledge of Contract Documents, Architectural and Supervision agreements, fundamental understanding of the principles of contract and administration

About the Company
italent has been around since 2012, when we saw that businesses needed better talent solutions for their employment requirements. By focusing our efforts on quality products and services that are simple-to-use and innovative, our team brings you the best results without any unexpected additional costs and unnecessary complications. Simply put, we love helping businesses find and keep the right people.