Lead Design Architect Job In Dubai



Lead and inspire a team of highly skilled architects and designers, fostering creativity, collaboration, and excellence in design.

Developing and presenting building concept designs in line with the client’s brief and to the client’s satisfaction, whether for competitions, proposals or delivery jobs.

Oversee the entire design process, from initial sketches and 3D modeling to construction documentation, ensuring adherence to budgets, schedules, and quality standards.

Collaborate closely with clients, engineers, contractors, and consultants to translate design concepts into feasible and sustainable architectural solutions.

Stay abreast of emerging trends, materials, and technologies in the architectural field, infusing innovation into all aspects of the design process.

Conduct site visits and provide expert guidance during the construction phase, ensuring the integrity and fidelity of the design vision.

Act as a key representative of our firm, fostering strong relationships with clients, and help with the winning work.

Provide support and design leadership for other GHD offices from time to time.

Work with Project Directors, Project Managers, and others to satisfactorily deliver projects.

Establish project delivery strategy and work with the Project Manager in developing the job plan, quality plan, securing resources, establishing work briefs and budgets.

Organize and carry out peer reviews across disciplines for feedback and comment during concept development and prior to submission

Introduction of work practices that increase efficiency, productivity and job satisfaction for staff.

Direct technical performance on projects, monitor adherence to the Quality Plan and take corrective action as required.

Invite client feedback as appropriate to verify client needs being met.

Monitor financial performance and productivity on jobs.

Liaise with Business Group Managers in the allocation of resources and staffing of projects.


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.

Minimum of 12- 15 years of experience in design architecture, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.

Strong design skills, with a focus on innovative, functional, and aesthetically pleasing design solutions.

Proven experience as a lead architect, showcasing a portfolio of successfully executed architectural projects.

Proficiency in industry-standard design software, including AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, and Adobe Creative Suite.

Extensive knowledge of local / International building codes, regulations, and construction practices.

Strong leadership skills, with the ability to motivate and mentor a team of architects and designers.

Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of articulating complex design concepts to diverse stakeholders.

A keen eye for detail, an unwavering commitment to quality, and an aptitude for problem-solving.

Focus on client experience and understanding of client needs.

Able to direct several jobs at once and determine priorities.

Understand and adhere to GHD’s values, Codes of Conduct, and Policies.

Key Performance Indicators:

Client satisfaction, repeat and new business, client awareness of design quality and robustness of technical solutions.

Delivery of designs to international standards of design excellence.

Demonstration of added value to projects.

Teamwork, cooperation, open communication, training and knowledge transfer to Team Members.

Absence of professional indemnity issues.

Productive use of chargeable time for self and others.

Implementation of an individual Action Plan developed during the annual performance review.

Oversight of compliance with GHD’s OHS&R Management System.

We are committed to addressing the worlds biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and communities.
GHD is a global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise. Our future-focused, innovative approaches connect and support communities around the world, resiliency and sustainability for generations to come.
Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by over 200 offices, across five continents Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.
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GHD reconnaît et comprend que le monde est en constante évolution. Nous sommes engagés à résoudre les plus grands défis mondiaux dans les secteurs de leau, de lénergie et de lurbanisation.
Nous sommes une entreprise de services professionnels dotée dune expertise de pointe en ingénierie, en construction et en architecture. Nos démarches avant-gardistes et innovatrices rapprochent et soutiennent les communautés à léchelle mondiale. En livrant dexcellents résultats sociaux et économiques, nous visons à bâtir des relations durables avec nos partenaires et nos clients.
Fondée en 1928, GHD appartient entièrement à ses employés Nous sommes plus de 10 000 employés diversifiés et qualifiés dans plus de 200 bureaux et sur cinq continents : Amérique du Nord et Amérique du Sud, Asie, Australie et Europe, ainsi que dans la région du Pacifique.
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