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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 before COB 25th May 2013.