OBM International

Senior Architect

ID
2016-1012
# of Openings
1
BVI
Category
Architecture

Overview

OBM International is a leader in master planning, interior design and architecture for hospitality, residential and commercial projects throughout the world. We have design offices in Antigua, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Madrid, Miami, and Trinidad & Tobago.

 

For more information, visit www.obmi.com. OBMI has an exciting opportunity for a talented, self-motivated and design-orientated Senior Architect to work in our busy British Virgin Islands office. As a Senior Architect, you will be expected to provide Design, Business Development and Client Relationship leadership.

Responsibilities

  • As a Sr. Architect, you will be involved in managing all phases of the design process,
  • You will liaise with clients to define project requirements, establish project work plan and deadlines.
  • You will ensure that the projects that are assigned to you meet the required budgets and schedule.
  • You will be expected to create persuasive presentations that meet projects’ objectives.
  • You will support business development efforts including cooperation with Marketing and participation in proposal preparation.  
  • You will develop and mentor junior staff focusing on conceptual thinking and quality design implementation.
  • You will be responsible for the overall profitability and design quality of the projects.
  • Your duties may include on-site supervision for construction sites.
  • You will attend weekly scheduling meetings with the office Managing Director, to report on the status of your projects. You will develop, modify and review production drawings and construction documents, correct and update documents, develop solutions to technical problems.
  • The position may require the management and training of junior staff, and working as a part of a team.
  • You will manage new & existing client relationships as well as marketing & business development efforts including proposal preparation.
  • Successful candidate will have a good understanding of the practicalities, technical aspects and management processes of all aspects of the Design industry.
  • You may be asked to assist the other offices with project deliverables,
  • We seek individuals with excellent design, technical, presentation, client management and communication skills as well as strong project management and problem solving abilities.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications- Successful candidates will have:

Required

  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in conceptual design and working experience in commercial, institutional, luxury residential, retail and hospitality/resort projects; particular experience with modern tropical/Caribbean style design.
  • Experience with interior tenant fit-out and office space planning.
  • Professional Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Professional Architectural License, registration and membership to (RIBA, RAIC, SAIA, AIA, OAA or similar).
  • Ability to coordinate projects from concept design to construction documents including coordination of consultants.
  • We need candidates capable of working on projects throughout the Caribbean and abroad.
  • Solid working experience in AutoCAD, REVIT, Sketch Up or similar, Photoshop, InDesign & M.S. Office skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of contract management.
  • Strong business development and client relations skills,
  • A portfolio of recent projects both built and conceptual will be a large factor in attaining the position.
  • Willingness and ability to travel abroad with short notice.

Desirable

  • LEED (or similar) certified and an interest in achieving sustainable environmental solutions.
  • PMP Certification.
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture.
  • Interior Architecture Experience.

We offer a friendly and productive working environment. Local candidates preferred. For inquiries about these career opportunities and others within OBMI, please submit your C.V., portfolio & three professional references. Our office is located at Fireproof Building, 181 Main Street, Road Town, British Virgin Islands T: (284)-494-2148. We encourage BV Islanders to apply. We recommend that Non-BV Islanders candidates thoroughly research the region prior to submitting their application.

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