deisgn director in shanghai

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job details

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location
shanghai
job category
Architectural Services
job type
contract
reference number
29041
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job description

?The Design Director will be a key member of the Shanghai Architecture team and responsible for the overall delivery of design for medium to large scale projects and leading, mentoring and developing high performing design teams. This role is positioned for growth and advancement and is a unique opportunity for someone to come in and make their mark, with a network of global resources to support success. Project Delivery/Leadership Responsibilities Perform hands-on role of Project Architect and Design Architect on assigned projects Act as spokeperson to promote the pursuit of design excellence inside and outside of the firm Garner recognition for the firm through awards and publications Ensure timely delivery of projects that are professionally executed within established budgets Management, mentoring and leadership of the technical and design staff, including design and technical direction, project management and support of other offices as required Ensure constructive leadership and mentoring of design staff and effective collaboration with other offices and divisions Liaison and partner with global Design directors and design teams to ensure continued focus on delivering design excellence in all project work Design/Production Responsibilities Ensure projects are completed with high levels of technical competency. Ensure quality assurance mandates and processes occur. Review and be accountable for design and contract documentation Lead teams to pursue highest level of design excellence throughout the delivery of projects Promote an environment that fosters innovation BD/Client Relationships Responsibilities Increase client service, retention of current clientele, and increasing client base Pro-actively externally promotes the services of firm Participates in proposal development including determining fee and staffing levels, sub-consultancy agreements Actively implements business development strategy as part of team Position Requirements Licensed Architect Bachelor in Architecture or above 15 to 20 years of architectural experience with a portfolio demonstrating built work with a significant authorship role International experience is preferred; Working experience in Asia is a must Strong conceptual design skills in exploring innovative approaches in an interdisciplinary environment High level of technical experience to initiate and develop conceptual, schematic and design development framework for building systems, cores, site plan, etc. Ability to discuss, develop and communicate ideas with verbal and graphic clarity Proficiency in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD (2D and 3D), Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator, AutoDesk VIZ, Rhinoceros, Macromedia Dreamweaver, Macromedia Flash, 3DStudio, V-ray render Solid understanding of all phases of a project: competing for the commission, designing, managing, completing the contract document, and seeing it through to completion Track record of securing new business and retaining existing clients Experience with both small and large, complex projects Strong leadership role and network within the design community Confidence in presentation skills and experience presenting ideas to clients and in public forums