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Chief / senior - architect

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a £1.2 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to deliver excellence for every client.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description


Design development for Dhaka Metro stations and depot

Role & Responsibilities

The Chief/ Senior Architect will be required to lead the architectural design team on Dhaka Metro project, coordinating the architectural design of elevated metro stations and depot on the project. This is a client facing role and will require coordination with the client, project director and other members of the team
  • Act in the role of Chief Architect on the project and lead the team of other architects and junior architectural team for design development on 16 elevated metro stations and a depot spread over 24 hectares.
  • Lead a team of 25-30 architects, delegate work and assign roles and responsibility, set priorities and manage the architectural team.
  • Have a strong understanding of requirements of elevated metro stations and metro rail depots.
  • Understand client requirements, building code provisions, projects needs to coordinate and finalise detailed design along with other disciplines such as mechanical, electrical, viaduct, fire and life safety, railway systems, rolling stock, operations and maintenance.
  • Prepare presentations on design and present them to the project director and client.
  • Lead the team for preparation of designs, details, specifications, BOQs, etc.
  • Lead the team for selection and finalisation of materials and construction specifications.
  • Lead the team for preparation of tender documents for clear and precise requirements on the work to be executed for build-only construction contracts
  • Lead the team for review and finalisation of contractor, responding to tender queries, RFIs and finalisation of construction stage design deliverables.
  • Review and approve contractor’s submissions during the construction phase of the project.
  • Liaise with the team manager and divisional manager for project issues.

Candidate Specification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from a reputed institute
  • Master’s degree in architecture or project management field preferred.
  • Chartered architect / member of COA
  • Minimum 20 years of experience in architectural field
  • 10 years of experience in architectural design and coordination of metro projects, preferably for elevated metro stations and depot
  • 5 years as a Chief/Senior architect on metro projects
Other Skills

Programme Management
Programme & Planning

Resource Allocation
Contractual Acumen

Communications and Teamwork
Speaking and Writing Persuasively
Facilitating Meetings

Personal Effectiveness
Managing Time
Gaining Commitment

Technical Leadership
Technical and Analytical skills
Conceptual Thinking
Customer Focus

People Management
Delegating Responsibility and Accountabilities
Managing Performance
Motivating Staff
Creating Open Communication

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