lllllllllllllllllllNovember 15, 2023


  • Architect
  • Full time
  • 2 months ago
  • DubaiUAE

Job Information

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    Salary Aed 3000-4000 / Monthly
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    Shift Morning
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Job Level : Experienced
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    Job Experience : 3 year
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    Job Qualifications Any Graduation

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Job Description

Roles & Responsibilities
Overview of the role:

The role will support a variety of design ideation and related research tasks for the Development & Design department, typically working in the project origination, pre-concept and concept design stages and supporting site analysis, typology modelling, site zoning strategies, space planning, façade studies and public realm strategies. The role will typically be responsible for supporting a couple projects at a time, to be completed in short durations.

What you will do:

Responsible for:

Design and Ideation

Support Design Research on a Variety of Topics

Support on research into relevant topics related to physical environments, including building typologies, public realm, architectural or component design details, materials and finishes, and so on, with a special emphasis on user experience.
Support on research into relevant topics related to city design, including master planning, urban fabric, smart city technologies, advanced mobility, sustainability, thermal comfort, public realm and art, etc.
Support Site Assessments Across a Range of Project Types

Support the in-depth analysis of sites, including context, views and benchmark references, with high quality, descriptive diagrams, illustrations and related graphics related.
Prepare programmatic assessments and other quantitative studies to support the ideation stage, describing these with tables, graphs and other illustrative graphics.
Support Design Ideation and Related Design Studies

Follow a rigorous ‘design-thinking’ methodology, employing a rapid, iterative approach to understanding the issues, defining the problem, ideating potential solutions, creating prototypes and testing the solutions.
Complete rapid scenario modeling studies for site zoning and circulation, as well as building space planning and massing, described with high quality diagrams, plans, 3D models, illustrations and related graphics.
Complete design scenarios related to user experience, with high quality collages, 3D renders, visual imagery or mood boards related to master planning, architectural or public realm studies.
Support the ideation of various design components, including facades, open spaces, custom public realm furnishings, etc.
Build simple physical models to represent massing or other relevant design criteria.
Prepare summary presentations to executive Al-Futtaim stakeholders on various topics, as and when required.
Support the Preparation of Design Guidelines

Support the translation of research findings on physical environments into clear actionable design guidelines, ranging from space planning, to facades, to sustainability, to landscape details, using clear written descriptions and
Compile and explore preferences for typical design details – whether facade, interior design, landscape or other – and support the organization of them into clear and actionable design guidelines and related material.
Design Management (Design and Delivery Focused)

Support the Design Brief

Support the development of a detailed design brief, incorporating product objectives, project and context description, collating all relevant background information and related documents, and defining the key design objectives and technical criteria.
Support the Design Management Process

Occasionally support projects through the various stages of the project, from origination to design vision to detailed design, in coordination with the design manager, if applicable.
Behavioural Competencies:

Delighting Our Customers

Demonstrates a passion to understand the impact of design on user experience, with a natural obsession for identifying the customer journey.
Emphasizes human-centric product design approach, prioritizing specific sets of human needs, desires and behaviors related to how they would use or interact with a place or object.
Working Across Boundaries

Makes it easy for other parties to respond, providing clear and concise descriptions, clear and accountable requests that enable the other party to respond quickly and with the precise feedback required.
Employs an empathetic approach, seeking to clearly understand the priorities and motivations of the other parties in order to communicate more effectively.
Avoids pointing faults in others, but admits mistakes in him or herself, seeking the best outcome for the team over the best outcome for the individual.
Managing Complexity

Identifies and set priorities, with a clear process for addressing new requests according to relative urgency and importance.
Creates or works with systems that have typical processes, templates and references for tasks that are highly complex and/or repetitive, in order to more rapidly and consistently complete the tasks with high quality.
Anticipates areas of uncertainty and works to clarify these between parties to ensure an expedient outcome.
Influencing Others

Applies an empathetic approach to communication, building rapport and regularly framing the issue from the other person’s perspective in order to demonstrate alignment of goals.
Employs clear and consistent follow-up, applying regular and increasing degrees of pressure as needed, while being respectful of the parties concerned.
Taking Initiative

Assumes an ‘extreme ownership’ mindset, taking full responsibility for the outcomes of his/her project and ensures others are held accountable for their inputs.
Flips timeframes, asking not when is the latest an activity can be completed, but seeking out the earliest it can be achieved.
Assumes a growth mindset, curious about new possibilities and ever seeking to learn new things and improve themselves
Drive for Results

Assumes an entrepreneurial mindset, considers all aspects of the project – quality, timeframe, reputational, cost, financial performance and so on.
Insists on relentlessly high standards, with an aim to consistently deliver world-class outcomes across the range of activities and outputs of responsibilities.
Has high ambitions for themselves, their colleagues and their projects, embedding this mindset in their work.
Accomplishes more with less, being resourceful and inventive on ways to deliver outsized results.
Engaging Leadership

Effectively communicates goals, objectives and considerations with clear and compelling written, verbal and graphical materials, suited to the needs of the audience and circumstances.
Consistently models the values of the team, the business and of Al-Futtaim.
Developing Talent

Seeks to understand the team’s explicit and implicit motivations, working to support their goals in line with the business objectives.
Desired Candidate Profile
Required Skills to be successful:

Job-Specific Skills:

Exposure to diverse design disciplines, including master planning, architecture and interior design
Strong skills in graphics and presentations
Some awareness of technical requirements of buildings, including understanding of engineering and statutory authorities
Ability to prepare clear and compelling presentations to executive management
Emphasizes process over outcome for design
Proficiency in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Proficiency in Adobe Suite (i.e. Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign)
Proficiency in 3D software (ex. SketchUp, Rhino, 3D Max, Grasshopper, etc.)

What equips you for the role:

Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Master’s or bachelor’s degree in architecture or similar
Fluent in English, Arabic is a plus

Minimum Professional Experience:

3 to 5 years’ experience in design roles, especially focused on conceptual design studies, and preferably having worked with highly reputable consultants or developers

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