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Parsons Corporation Principal Supervising Architect in Madinah, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

You take direction and run with it

Wondering and 'winging it' are not your game; you work best with clear instructions, and you aren't shy about asking questions. Then you get right to work, proceeding independently, if need be, to task completion. You are self-reliant - someone who knows that success isn't about 'luck,' but about your level of discipline. You're impressive! We'd like to hear from you.

Principal Objective

The Principal Supervising Architect is responsible for the effective control of the Architecture Unit. Provides professional support to the program projects with emphasis on promoting and maintaining the technical adequacy, uniformity, and quality of the project designs in conformance with approved standards and codes.

Organizational Relationship.

Member of the Technical Support Section of the Engineering Department providing support to all Yanbu projects. Reports professionally to the TSS Supervisor and RC Section Manager. Provides effective leadership and technical assistance in a specialized area to subordinates or peers. Interfaces with other engineering disciplines, project staff, other RC/MSC departments, A/E representatives, and construction contractor representatives.

Major Activities Performed

  • Plan and perform architectural work as necessary to meet the overall city industrial and community infrastructure development program requirements and standards.

  • Manage the engineering discipline team to meet the development program requirements including resource planning, workload prioritization and coordination with other disciplines and departmental sections.

  • Provides leadership, guidance and training to lower-level personnel and monitors their performance.

  • Review A/E consultant and EPC contractor design drawings, specifications, and calculation submittals; and coordinate the same with the work of other disciplines.

  • Provide technical advice to other sections and departments within the Royal Commission including participation in meetings and workshops required.

  • Prepare proposals for design work including scope of work, design concepts, sketches and costs estimates for labor, equipment, and materials.

  • Prepare and update technical specifications, guidelines and standard drawings in coordination with other disciplines.

  • Provide technical assistance during pre-bid conferences, proposal evaluations, and post-award or other contract conferences and value engineering.

  • Actively participates in value engineering and constructability workshops.

  • Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFI's. Review vendor and shop drawings and construction materials. Assist in resolving clashes and conflicts between services.

  • Perform field inspections and provide professional field support and construction trouble shooting as necessary during construction phases.

  • Preparation and presentation of technical correspondence, reports, and studies.

  • Functions as a technical expert in performing analyses in specialized areas. Reviews and provides guidance in problem areas, recommends solutions, alternatives and improvements.

  • Preparation and presentation of technical correspondence, reports, and studies.

Experience and Qualifications

  • A Bachelor's degree in Architecture from a Western country recognized university with a minimum of 15 years postgraduate professional experience and a minimum of 10 years as discipline team lead or supervisor including design of large scale industrial, commercial and residential infrastructure projects.

  • Previous experience of working in the Middle East and knowledge of Saudi Building Code (SBC) will be considered an advantage.

  • Registration in Country of Origin in an Architectural or Engineering Professional Association equivalent to US PE or UK Chartered Architect status is essential.

  • A proven record of technical and administrative ability in design management including the ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.

  • Demonstrable experience in the application of North American and international codes and standards.

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience of BIM processes and procedures in accordance with ISO 19650 or the US National BIM Standards.

Specific experience requirements:

  • In depth working knowledge of US Architectural and Building Codes.

  • LEED AP accreditation.

  • Extensive experience with building use classifications and analysis for fire safety.

  • Strong experience in the application of Revit and 3D modeling software.

  • Extensive experience with building technology and materials with painting systems and other coating systems for indoor and outdoor finishes and materials for commercial and public buildings.

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