Employment Vacancy for Architect in Kenya May 2018 (200K)

Architect Job at Corporate Staffing Services

Our client specializes in innovative modern designs for corporate clients. They seek to hire a well experienced full time Architect that will double up as an interior designer with the ability to also manage projects.

Industry: Interior Design

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary: 200k plus benefits

Architect Job Responsibilities

  • Meeting the client to understand the project
  • Liaise with client to ensure design specifications have been met and obtain necessary approvals
  • Lead in the project planning process and distribute the detailed project plan, budget, forecast and schedules to the relevant stakeholders
  • Undertake design project from concept to completion
  • Define project requirements and schedule during the “brief”
  • Plan and estimate budgets for projects
  • Research and decide on materials and products sourcing
  • Draw up floor plans and sketches
  • Use computer-aided design (Vectorworks) to create drawings
  • Provide all necessary information to Finance to ensure that accurate estimations are prepared by Finance Dept.
  • Comparative market analysis in a bid to obtain best price for project builds.
  • Collaborate and monitor drawing up floor plans and sketches specifying arrangement of furniture, fixtures, accessories, paint and wall coverings, art work, and other related items as may be required
  • Monitor development progress to ensure that it is running according to schedule. Notify the management of any potential delays
  • Manage project expenditure, invoices and payments within the budget, and keep accurate and up to date accounts;
  • Sign off on building works and manage interim/tranche payments
  • Manage the hand over process of completed projects in full working order ready for opening;
  • Sign off development deliverables with the relevant contractor to ensure they have performed according to the signed contractual agreements
  • Communicate & co-ordinate project requirements with the project team and other involved parties
  • Compile, store and manage project documentation archive in line with audit requirements

Qualifications for the Architect Job

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture
  • Trained and qualified at a well renowned university, preferably from amongst the top universities in the UK but not necessarily.
  • Has excellent CAD skills, but in particular “VectorWorks”
  • Is a talented architect, Interior architect or Interior designer and has a strong flair for design.
  • Has formal training in Project Management skills.
  • At least 5 years’ experience handling large projects
  • Thorough understanding and knowledge of building codes, zoning regulations and approval processes
  • Experience in managing multiple projects
  • Strong leadership skills – ability to manage teams effectively
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Highly organized and detail-driven
  • Is attuned to areas of structural, mechanical, electrical and site requirements and can effectively interpret drawings

How to Apply

Apply here for the Architect Jobs

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