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Senior Architectural Designer

Senior Architectural Designer

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Work Location 
Department / Discipline 
Engineering - Civil
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Position Type 
Fixed Term

Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for a Senior Architectural Designer in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia. In this role, you will provide architectural design service to the project management team that has proven expertise in managing large, complex projects with a global reach.


We have been awarded contracts by our client for the provision of engineering and project management services for their Unconventional Gas Development Program. The program covers current field development in three different parts of Saudi Arabia with potential further field developments to be added later as the Program develops and expands. The Unconventional Gas Development Program is focused on increasing gas production via the development of shale gas and tight gas resources in the Kingdom. The new sources of gas are intended to displace middle and heavy distillate fuels currently used in power generation within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 


  • Report to the Lead or Area Designer, the main function of the role will be to develop Architectural drawings of industrial and residential buildings as per the relevant codes and standards
  • Ensure all drafting activities to be completed within budgeted man-hours
  • Coordinate proactively with the supervisors to be fully aware of latest applicable codes and standards, plus keeping assigned drafting persons informed
  • Ensure that the drafting activities are carried out within the established time schedule and within allocated budget of man-hours
  • Coordinate regularly with the assigned Drafting Team to ensure uniformity in design and drafting activities
  • Check drawings against basis and mark-ups before issuance to the supervisors for further quality checking
  • Submit the drawings to the supervisors for checking before issue
  • Coordinate 3D modelling activities of the team and with other lead discipline designers to maintain the clash free model
  • Perform all assigned work to agreed standards for safety, health environment and demonstrate a commitment to attaining high levels of HSE (Health, Safety & Environment) performance
  • Participate in and advice on all design activities and initiatives, including provision of training / inductions and documentation review
  • Verify that all designs are to required standards and that the objectives of the project are met
  • Verify that the works is completed to the agreed schedule

Skills / Qualifications

  • B.S. Architecture with some experience of working on large energy projects
  • Minimum of ten years of experience in the industry
  • Knowledge in 2D and 3D drafting / modelling using Autocad and Microstation
  • Knowledge in PDMS or PDS link software (such as Frameworks Plus, and Project Architect, Triforma or 3D Studio Viz / Max for Architectural Works) is a plus
  • Highly motivated, well organized, resourceful and proactive
  • Possess good interpersonal skills with sound written and oral communication skills
  • Flexible approach and able to work under pressure with a can-do attitude and a desire to win
  • Ability to promote an open and informal communication environment that aims at growing mutual trust and teamwork

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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