Lead Architectural Engineer

Al Khobar, SA
31 Mar 2018
02 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Description: Brief Posting Description
We are currently sourcing a Lead Architectural Engineer to join our team in Al Khobar, KSA. This position will report directly to Head of Architecture

At this time, we will only consider applications from SAUDI ARABIAN citizens or those with the required permit/VISA for this region, in place.
Detailed Description
• Performs the role of Lead Project Architect
• Provides and supports Architectural Design Activities related to a specific Project currently under way. The Lead Project Architect will be responsible of the Design of the Project and lead the architectural Project team including designers, CADD Operators and Visual Presentation Team.
• Performs the following tasks:

Bid Preparation

• Studies bidding documents and highlight major areas of potential future discrepancies as well as areas of potential anticipated design difficulties.
• Evaluates and concurs on the Deliverables List as well as the Man-hours prepared. Coordinates with the Senior Architect and the Department Manager on the number of man-hours considered.
• Develops with the Senior Architect the list of clarifications that will be integrated into the Bid documents. Discusses with the Department Manage the proposed list and obtains concurrence.
• Coordinates with the Department Manager specific bid strategies that need to be considered.
• Considers with the Senior Architect and the Department Manager the Project Action Plan that will be required including team available, additional effort required by specialist consultants, additional input required in compliance with the amount of effort that would be required for each project.
• Studies smart solutions to cut design cost and provide more competitive bids

Project Staffing

• Assesses for each Project the staffing level required. Coordinates with the Department Manager staffing requirements and recruitment when required.
• Studies - together with the Senior Architect and the Department Manager - availability of the staff during the Project cycle and tally with the established Vacation Schedule and other on-going projects.
• Requests from the Department Manager personnel allocation as identified by the Project requirements.
• Organizes Site Visits with the Project Manager
• Coordinates with the Department Manager and the Project Manager the requirement for gate passes and permits for different Clients.


• Acts as Lead Project Architect for the Project and provide the required architectural design input including concept, project proposal and detailed design.
• Directs and evaluates the establishment of the Project Concepts and evaluate aesthetics and architectural solutions. Discuss and have approval on these issues by the Department Manager and the Senior Architect.
• Prepares Code study and incorporates into the design.
• Supervises and approves planning, coordination & supervision of the production of all the documents for the project.
• Monitors concurrence of the project estimated man-hours with the effective man-hours being spent. Provide corrective action in case of slippage.
• Interfaces and coordinates with the Company assigned Project Manager on the Project.
• Interfaces with the Company Project and Document Control Departments and follows up instated procedures.
• Interfaces with Client and incorporates Client specific requirements into the Design.
• Attends interdepartmental coordination meetings required for interfacing with other disciplines.
• Reviews the Project DBSP (Design Basis Scoping Paper) or the Project Scope, Basis of Design & Project Execution Plan (PEP) as well as all Client provided data. Highlight areas of conflict or potential problems in the provided documents.
• Coordinates with all disciplines (as necessary) in the preparation and development of the deliverables and ensure that other disciplines input are incorporated.
• Prepares the Construction Specifications and Scope of Work based on input from the Architectural Project Team.
• Organizes site visits, and Client coordination meetings with the responsible Project Manager.
• Overviews and directs 3D presentation quality being prepared for the Projects by the Visual Presentation Team.

Quality Implementation

• Overviews implementation of the quality procedures within the Project team members.
• Follows up non-compliance corrective actions and lessons learnt records and fulfills quality obligations as required.
• Ensures furniture, materials and equipment selection by the design team complies with the Architectural intended quality but also is in compliance with design criteria being prepared by other disciplines.
• Checks implementation of all issues related to Code concurrence.
• Overviews and concurs documentation is in proper format and to the expected quality.

Construction Assistance

• Oversees preparation of datasheets and specifications as well as scope of work as required during Construction.
• Highlights on the documentation received from site problems or possible conflicts with other disciplines.
• Reviews all vendor data, solicits specific input from affected disciplines, and verifies return comments on 'coded' documents within the allocated timeframe.
• Reports on work status/problem areas/needs on a weekly basis.

Job Requirements
• Professional Degree in Architecture (5 year program) or a Master of Architecture
• Chartered Architect and member of appropriate engineering institution (i.e.: AIA, NCARB, RA, etc.)
• 15+ year experience in carrying out Architectural Design works in Oil & Gas / Petrochemical companies, along with good experience in Middle East / Saudi Arabia market.
Additional Details
The Company embraces diversity in our workforce, ensuring we have a workforce that provides us with a wide range of skills, ideas and energy. Embracing diversity means the Company will acknowledge, understand and appreciate the differences between individuals in developing a workplace that develops, benefits and enhances their value.

Selection for employment, promotion or any other benefit will be made on the basis of merit, ability and suitability.

How To Apply
Please quote job reference IRC142596 in all correspondence relating to this position.
To be considered, please follow the prompts within the system - applications via email will not be considered.

If you do not meet the requirements for this position as specified at screening stage, you will receive a notification via email. We would like to thank you for your application and interest in Wood.

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