Architectural Draftsman

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Remote Group is an engineering, construction and project management firm working in infrastructure, energy, and real estate sectors in emerging African markets. We are field folks first, working boots on the ground with our multinational talent to execute our client’s projects in some of the toughest global environments. Our execution arm can act as either general contractor or subcontractor on complex infrastructure jobs.  We maintain a fleet of heavy equipment and trucks across East Africa, and in-house design and engineering capacity.  We specialize in design-build with a construction workforce committed to HSE excellence.

The role holder will collaborate with senior design staff to provide high-quality design solutions in all aspects of a project from initial concepts through construction documentation. Multi-industry experience is especially desirable. 

Role Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting the delivery of the project design against time, cost, and quality to the Project Board. 
  • Create design plans, projections and clear documentation under the guidance of Architecture Project Manager. 
  • Assist the planning of the designs and work with the Architectural Project Manager to ensure deadlines will be met. 
  • Provide proactive recommendations to improve the designs and reduce costs during the course of the project, as appropriate. 
  • Ensure adherence to all Health and Safety standards and Quality Assurance standards and report issues.

Requirements & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture. 
  • Proficient in AutoCAD (2008 or newer) with multiple layer standards and multiple scales with annotative objects within the same drawing. 
  • Proficiency in Revit very desirable. 
  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience in Architecture or Construction. 
  • Experience in East Africa desirable. 
  • Ability to read architectural blueprints, and understand and interpret construction drawings. 
  • Prepare drawings of landscape and interior designs and finishing schedules. 
  • Layout and plan using computer-assisted drafting (CAD) equipment, redesign/modify as necessary. 
  • Work within various internal departments in order to successfully complete projects. 
  • Have expertise in developing design drawings and construction documents working to tight timescales. 
  • Work collaboratively with the design team and consultants through all the project phases. 
  • Strong Organisational and multi-tasking skills. 
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  •  Networking and interpersonal skills. 
  • Able to develop cooperative relationships with department heads. 
  • Creative thinking skills and ability to solve problems.