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Architect

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.

FEZ Consultants is recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Architect
Location:
Lagos


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;
  • 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.
  • 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;

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;
  • 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
  • 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;

Educational Requirements and Experience

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

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