Kenya Airports Authority Lead Architect Job Vacancy

Kenya Airports Authority

Lead Architect

Ref LA/JAN/2014
Job Purpose: To plan, design and implement airports’ facilities development/improvements to meet the strategic needs of the business. 
This position reports directly to the General Manager (Projects & Engineering Services).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform architectural duties, using computer aided drafting and design (CADD) and managing architectural projects from definition through to completion of construction.
  • Develop concepts and designs for buildings, interpretation of standards, coordinating and consulting with engineering specialties, and participating in design and site meetings.
  • Monitoring project compliance by maintaining a variety of records, reports, plans, and files on work projects as set out in line with Corporate Plan.
  • Review field data, providing construction support services and investigating existing site conditions by conducting periodic on-site observation of construction work, reviewing contractor submittals and requests for information, preparing specifications, working drawings, bid documents, and estimates and presentations of drawings and models.
  • Review and evaluate designs prepared by other agencies or private contractors/consultants by ensuring adequacy, completeness, economy and compliance with design criteria, design standards, applicable codes and maintainability.
  • Assist in the interpretation of architectural and engineering design standards established by local jurisdictions by conducting codes and regulation research.
  • Improve the Authority’s rating on environmental sustainability in airport facilities development.
  • To continually undertake research on new technology and developments for airport facilities improvement.
  • Bachelor of Architecture degree from a recognized university.
  • Minimum 10 years post-university experience in a busy architectural office.
  • Must be registered with the Board of Registration of Architects & Quantity Surveyors (BORAQS) or other internationally recognized body.
  • Registration with LEED/Green Star Professional by Country Chapter of the World Green Building Council would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of design/drafting software including ArchiCAD and AutoCAD is a must.
  • Knowledge and application of presentation software (Artlantis and/or Piranesi) would be an added advantage.
How to Apply
Interested candidates are required to submit application letters, curriculum vitae and copies of certificates and other testimonials on or before 3rd February 2014 to the address below quoting the reference on the envelope.

The Managing Director
Kenya Airports Authority
P o Box 19001-00501

KAA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, ethnicity or disability.

Please note that canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

“Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.”

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