The Architectural Design Director will be part of the leadership team for a rapidly growing firm located in Beijing, China. The successful candidate is a proven planner and design professional that will lead project-design teams in the preparation of design-documents for major resort developments throughout China. We are seeking a creative, talented and self-motivated architect who will share our passion for design, collaboration and sustainability. The ideal candidate is someone we can trust to weave into existing client relationships, who is confident taking the lead or working side-by-side on collaborative teams, and can help us support and develop the our reputation as a leading design firm.
Looking for US based candidate willing to relocate to Beijing for full-time or consulting work. English and Chinese languages are required.
This position directly reports to the Project Principal and will include, but not limited to, the following responsibilities:
PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT:
A strong sense of design and experience facilitating design sessions and conversations with multiple stakeholders.
A clear understanding of all parts of the architectural design and documentation process.
Outstanding graphic presentation skills.
Responsible for project design and managing the design, planning and execution of all aspects of the project including design, development, and deliverables.
Lead project scope development and options analysis.
Closely manage project timelines and schedules to manage client expectations and ensure minimum impact to firm.
TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION:
Lead and assemble project teams with internal and external resources to successfully complete all assigned projects.
Oversee the efforts of all project team members to ensure that they are working as an integrated team in delivering against project goals.
Develop and maintain positive relationships with team members and customers / clients.
Day to day communication, coordination, and management of the project team.
Provide support for the administration of contracts including scope of work.
Collaborates with firm’s management to ensure appropriate staffing of project teams.
Responsible for the project schedule, establishing critical path task to insure schedule compliance and ensuring proper man loading requirements of the project to achieve the desired completion date.
Primary and day-to-day contact with client.
Articulate, capable of clearly communicating design intent to clients, consultants & staff.
Technically competent with various software programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, Microsoft suite of products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Manage drawing-development including detailing, quality control and oversee drawing support staff.
Responsible for timely issuance of project requirements and deliverables, ability to evaluate code compliance, answer RFIs, prepares change bulletins, etc.
Manage internal project budgets and provide timely project spending updates.
Work closely with Principals and other Project Managers to accomplish objectives and improve business processes. Focus on continuous performance improvement and efficiency.
Identify major project issues, risks, and propose multiple recommendations and solutions.
Eight (8) years of Design experience. Hospitality project experience a must. Entertainment project experience a plus.
Proven knowledge of project delivery process and demonstrated ability to manage a portfolio of projects.
Outstanding graphic presentation skills.
Knowledge of construction materials, methods and techniques.
Excellent oral and written communication skills with ability to prepare presentations for department management review that drive related decisions. Strong verbal and written communication skills in both Chinese and English languages.
Outstanding attention to detail and organization skills.
Demonstrated leadership skills.
Ability to identify project related risks and propose mitigation plans.
Additional Salary Information: SKYLINE is proud to offer its employees an attractive salary and benefits package.
Skyline is an international planning and design firm specializing in tourism, entertainment and hospitality projects in China for over 20 years and has positioned itself as a highly prestigious design and planning consulting firm acclaimed for excellence in design and creativity. Skyline prides itself in providing its demanding clients with a high level of service at international standards.
H...eadquartered in Beijing, SKYLINE has provided creative and technical foundation for landmark projects throughout China. Skyline’s national and international principals have backgrounds with some of the top and renowned design firms and have worked on world-renown hospitality and tourism projects.