The Associate Principal- (Sustainability Design / Energy Management / Commissioning) is the subject matter expert on the topic of (Sustainability Design / Energy Management / Commissioning) design and is a key reference point for his team members.
He is in charge of the technical aspect of the design activities of projects of medium to high complexity in K&A. He works closely with Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables and monitors the checking and reviews of all design phases and ensures the proper implementation of all related adjustments and revisions.
The jobholder conducts design value engineering in coordination with the Project Manager and design teams. He shall stay abreast of the latest trends and developments in the (Sustainability Design / Energy Management / Commissioning) architectural design market and represent the firm in the professional engineering community, as needed.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE ROLE :
Provide subject matter expertise for technical and focused topics :
Provide sophisticated technical subject matter expertise to design teams during all stages of design delivery (concept design, schematic design, final design) in coordination with Design Managers and Project Managers
Support the collection of internally available data to support project execution
Lead discussions with clients to determine criteria guiding design, including budgets, preferences, etc.
Provide technical assistance in the development of concept designs, including all required drawings and reports, for projects of medium to high complexity, for discussion with clients
Support Design Manager / Project Managers in the refinement of selected design options into schematic and draft final designs, including all required drawings and reports
Provide support in design coordination with other design specializations (e.g. Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Transportation) to coordinate design requirements across disciplines for design projects of medium complexity across all design stages (conceptual, schematic, detailed), as needed
Closely work with stakeholders for design value engineering for projects of medium to high complexity, as needed
Closely work with Project Managers for the review and Quality Complaints
Cost of Rework Due to Quality Negligence (% of Revenues)
On-Time Delivery (% of Submissions) validation of design deliverables with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals for medium to high complexity projects, as needed
Closely work with project teams for reviewing design deliverables of design projects of medium to high complexity, including conducting detailed reviews and checks and the issuance of checking reports, as needed
Conduct QA / QC reviews on design deliverables
Assist Project Managers with implementing quality control policies and procedures on design deliverables and conducting peer review on team members' deliverables
Solve design conflicts during supervision stage for medium to high complexity projects, as needed
Support during the supervision stage, as needed, including responding to RFIs and solving design conflicts of medium to high complexity projects, in coordination with local design teams
Support Design Managers in design and management interrelated issues
Support in conducting close-out activities and derive lessons learned
Qualification, Technical Skills and Competencies Required to Execute this Role
Bachelor's Degree in Architecture / Mechanical / Mechatronics
Master's Degree in Sustainability / Energy or PhD is preferred
Sustainability rating certification (LEED-AP (BD+C) or other specialty, PQP, etc.)
Chartered Professional Engineering certification or equivalent is preferred
12+ years of industry experience in architectural design, particularly in (Sustainability Design / Energy Management / Commissioning) design
In depth knowledge of (Sustainability Design / Energy Management / Commissioning) design and principles in the Middle East
Understanding of international engineering standards and codes
Good communication and presentation skills
Good interpersonal skills
Proficiency in spoken and written English; Arabic is an advantage