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Architect at FEZ Consultants – 6 January, 2017

Architect at FEZ Consultants – 6 January, 2017

Architect at FEZ Consultants

  • Posted on: 6 January, 2017
    Deadline: 9 January, 2017

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  • FEZ Consultants, a subsidiary of FEZ Integrated Services Limited is a Human Resource firm that operates with a broad knowledge of the manpower dynamics within the Nigerian business environment, thereby guaranteeing our clients a best fit solution to their human resource requirements.

     

    Responsibilities

    • Discuss the ideas, objectives, requirements and budget of a project and in some cases help to select a site;
    • Consult with other professionals about design;
    • Assess the needs of the building and its users and advise the client on the practicality of their project;
    • Prepare and present feasibility reports and design proposals to the client;
    • Assess the impact on the local environment;
    • Use IT in design and project management, specifically using computer-aided design software;
    • Keep within financial budgets and deadlines;
    • Produce detailed workings, drawings and specifications;
    • Specify the nature and quality of materials required;
    • Prepare tender applications and presentations;
    • Negotiate with contractors and other professionals;
    • Prepare applications for planning and building control departments;
    • Draw up tender documents for contracts;
    • Project manage and help to coordinate the work of contractors;
    • Control a project from start to finish;
    • Carry out regular site visits to check on progress and ensure that the project is running on time and to budget;
    • Resolve problems and issues that arise during construction;
    • Ensure that the environmental impact of the project is managed.

    Working hours:

    • Your contracted working hours will generally be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, but you need to be prepared to work long hours, including evenings and weekends when a project demands it.
    • Part-time work or career breaks may be possible, although they are generally uncommon.

    What to Expect

    • Architects are predominantly office based, but their work does include out-of-office visits to both clients and sites. Appropriate safety equipment, such as protective boots and headgear, must be worn on site.
    • There may be considerable travel within a working day, although absence from home overnight is uncommon. A company car is not usually offered, but mileage for site visits may be payable.

    Skills
    You will need to show:

    • Good design and drawing skills to demonstrate your flair for architecture;
    • A strong imagination and the ability to think and create in three dimensions;
    • Sound analytical skills, accuracy, and attention to detail;
    • A keen interest in buildings and the built environment – an insight into Building Information Modeling (BIM) will also be a significant advantage;
    • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to liaise effectively with a range of other professionals;
    • Good organisational and negotiation skills;
    • Strong teamwork and leadership skills;
    • An understanding about the relationship between people, buildings and the wider environment;
    • A first-rate understanding of construction processes;
    • Commercial awareness and business acumen;
    • Reasonable mathematical skills;
    • Project management skills;
    • Excellent IT skills, including computer-aided design skills with familiarity with specific soft wares such as Auto AD, ArchiCAD, Revit, Sketch Up, 3D Max
    • Visual awareness and eye for detail

    Educational Requirements and Experience

    • Good design degree(s) (HND, B.Sc, B. Tech, M.Sc, M.Tech) in architecture;
    • Registration with the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) and the Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA) may be an advantage.
    • Strong portfolio to prove artistic skills
    • Expert knowledge of building products, construction details and relevant rules, regulations and quality standards
    • Proven working experience as an architect

    Method of Application

    Applicants should forward their CV’s to: recruitment@fezltd.com

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