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Associate Principal - Leisure & Culture


Abu Dhabi, UAE

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Architecture
We help shape the world around us — from high-rise buildings to educational, cultural, research and transportation facilities. Our design process is based on energy-efficient building systems, and appropriate selection of materials and form to maximize environmental conditions and long-term performance.

Job Summary
As a Sr. Associate within the architecture team you will be responsible for conducting architectural studies, developing design concepts and design criteria, and preparing reports, calculations, and detailed design and construction drawings. Also are involved in the signing and sealing of plans, obtaining permits for construction, and the review of plans and specifications submitted by consultants and contractors.Provide overall direction to the Design team; manage the scope, design process and resources to bring about the completion of project specific goals and objectives.

Duties & Responsibilities
Act as lead design consultant to multidiscipline consulting design teams on varying projects.
Responsible to lead the design team to enhance the "Design Excellence” through qualified project delivery.
Manage medium and large sized projects to achieve the client’s objectives to cost and project schedules.
Attend handover meeting by Bid Team with Project Manager / Commercial Manager and receive scope, fee budget, organisation chart and outline time schedule. Review project scope and set up project in
terms of design process, scope and time in collaboration with the Discipline Leads
Provide technological input and supervise technical input by others within the Architectural discipline.
Responsible for the efficient and economic use of a team of junior architectural assistants and CAD technicians within projects
Manage project support teams including input from architectural technologists.
Approves drawing packages for submission.
Supervise the presentation of plans to governing and permitting authorities for land use, zoning and permit approvals
Provides technical consultations for interdisciplinary analytical studies and analyses.
Carry assignments to completion with considerable independence in accordance with project objectives, professional standards, and policies and procedures.
Supervise subordinate personnel in preparing plans, specifications and preliminary construction layouts and cost estimates.

Minimum Requirements Specific skills required
Considerable Senior Architect knowledge including design, project management and some site supervision.
Expert in leading large scale projects.
Familiar with researching, preparing and presenting technical presentations and reports.
Outstanding leadership skills.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Expert in using Revit, CAD, Indesign, Sketch-up and other graphical soft-wares.

Person Specification (Personality Attributes)
Excellent communication skills.
Problem solver.
Decision maker.
Motivated to deliver quality outputs on time.
Proven Client facing capability at board level.
Proven business winner.
RIBA or AIA registered Architect

20 years experience in Leisure.
Theme Parks, Water Parks and Hotel design an advantage.
Creative, theming and showset experience an advantage.
Proven capability in large multi-discipline team co-ordination and management.

Preferred Qualifications Qualification
Bachelor’s Degree in with major course work in architecture required. MBA/MSC in construction or project management or similar is preferred

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide.


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