Full-time FEZ Consultants Ongoing Recruitment
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.
The Job : Architect
Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp
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.
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.
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