Architectural Designer – Senior Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Gensler

Title: Architectural Designer – Senior

Company: Gensler

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Design/Web/Multimedia, Architecture

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients’ success. Our work reflects a commitment to sustainability and the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.

Your Role

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Architectural Designer to join our UAE studio. Qualified applicants should have a minimum of 10 years of postgraduate experience in Architecture. The position requires both strong exceptional design skills and a portfolio of innovative design solutions with an emphasis on built work. Candidates must be team oriented with a passion for mentoring and teaching.

As a Senior Architectural Designer, you will create and develop overall design concepts, formulate design presentation strategies, and provide creative and process leadership to multiple design teams through all phases of projects and a variety of project types – Commercial Office Buildings and Towers, Retail, Hospitality, Mixed Use and Entertainment.

What You Will Do

Interaction with “high touch” clients while representing Gensler at meetings and presentations.

Leading, developing and mentoring the architectural design team.

Formulate design presentation strategies and present design concepts to clients.

Produce graphic presentations, physical models, 3D renderings and construction drawings.

Create virtual reality presentations that include 3D walkthroughs of renderings by using Revit and Sketch-up.

Detail the architectural blueprint and recommend materials necessary for individual assigned projects.

Coordinate with and lead other design team members (interior designers, graphic designers and consultants to meet project objectives.

Resolve design problems which includes developing designs to renovate existing spaces and building repositioning.

Participate in discussions regarding landscape design for mixed-use projects.

Participate in pre-design tasks, including visioning sessions.

Lead project teams: motivate and ensure quality of work; ensure clear communication; understand the skills of the team and wider resources within the office.

Ensure all work is carried out to the requirements of the client, with the design team working to the correct specifications and delivering a high quality and timely product to the client.

Involvement in office, regional and sector business development initiatives.

Your Experience

Sketching by hand using pencil, pen, and markers;

Designing client presentations with embedded videos and animations;

Producing high quality renderings, site plans, sections, elevations and construction details;

Coordinating with Structural, MEP (Mechanical, Elec…


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