Architects Jobs career in Nairobi Kenya 2013

Vacancy: Architects
Two Positions
Our Client a leading architectural firm with offices in Nairobi and operations in Africa has an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled &  resourceful candidates to fill the above positions.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Architectural Degree from a recognized university (preferably first class or second upper or an international equivalent).
  • 4 years work experience with a minimum of 2 years experience with a post registration experience gained in a busy architectural environment, evidenced by projects undertaken (portfolio of works).
  • Secondary school education:- Mathematics and English with a minimum of B or its equivalent.
  • Has to be BORAQS registered.
  • Proficiency in AUTOCAD, ARCHICAD, or equivalent software and MS Office.
Key Competencies:-
  • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy
  • Must possess excellent communication skills in English and Swahili
  • Must be capable of working on projects with very tight deadlines
  • Able to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high pressure environment.
  • Must be self directed and able to complete projects with limited supervision.
  • A mature individual with a high level of discretion and unquestionable integrity.
  • Must be flexible to varying working hours.
  • Must be able to effectively train junior team members and provide leadership in accordance to the company’s vision.
  • Ability to inspire team to higher performance level of growth
Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities Will Include:-
  • Consult with client to determine functional and spatial requirements of structure.
  • Taking client brief, undertaking project initialization, contract preparation and signing.
  • Site investigation, inventory taking (detailed site analysis).
  • Preparing design concepts, preliminary design scheme design detailed design and construction details
  • Liaise with construction professionals about the feasibility of a proposed project, including constraining factors such as town planning legislation, environmental impact and project budget.
  • Coordinate and work closely with a team of other professionals such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors and architectural technologists.-
  • Coordinating other consultants involved in the project to facilitate appropriate design inputs and timely project implementation.
  • Leading the project team in conjunction with the firms principals.
  • Participating and guiding the preparation of tender documents and participating in tender process.
  • Preparing and guiding site handover to contractors, supervising the project, arranging and chairing site meetings and inspections, clarifying contractual issues, facilitating appropriate project implementation.
  • Direct activities of workers engaged in preparing drawings and specification documents.
  •  Plan layout of project.
  • Prepare contract documents for building contractors.
  • Prepare scale drawings
  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications and contracts.
  • Determining the materials to be used and specifying the requirements for the project.
  • Adapting plans according to circumstances and resolving any related problems that may arise during construction.
  • Making sure the project is running according to schedule and budget.
  • Play a part in project and team management.
  • Mentor and train of junior staff, team building and all other necessary duties that may be required in the office.
  • Travel regularly to building sites, proposed locations and client meetings.
Qualifying candidates should send their application letter together with detailed Curriculum Vitae to recruit@odumont.com  before COB 25th May 2013.
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