Job Summary

One Precious Life (OPL) Academy is an employment accelerator connecting job seekers to job opportunities in Nigeria’s construction industry. Our client is a leading design consultancy firm based in Lagos, Nigeria. They are looking to hire freelance architects, to support their team in delivering top-level office projects.

  • Minimum Qualification: Degree
  • Experience Level: Mid level
  • Experience Length: 4 years

Job Description

Responsibilities: 
  • Plan, design, and review detailed architectural drawings and schedules.
  • Engage and manage clients at different levels, from junior project managers to executives.
  • Lead research initiatives to surface insights around clients challenges and design solutions to address such challenges.
  • Coordinate site activities to ensure the design is executed according to specification, quality, budget, and timeline.
  • Manage external vendors to deliver tasks within the agreed project scope.
  • Develop conceptual solutions that are both innovative and executable.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams such as building service engineers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, and digital marketers.
  • Writing and presenting reports, proposals, applications, and contracts.
  • Application instructions

Requirements
  • 4+ years of practical experience in commercial architectural design with relevant experience in interior architecture and furniture design.
  • Experience in leading clients and teams through the design process.
  • Experience as lead architect on fit-out projects of budgets +100M Naira.
  • Ability to translate user needs, technical realities, brand attributes, and business needs into compelling design solutions.
  • Creative mind, detailed oriented with excellent design and communication skills.
  • BArch / MArch degree required.
  • Highly resourceful problem solver and a quick learner.
  • Strong time management skills and experience managing multiple projects
  • simultaneously.
  • Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketching to complete presentation
  • sketches, 3D CAD modeling, Revit, SketchUp, Google Apps (docs, spreadsheet, slides)

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