Business Leader (Architect or Interior Designer)
Doha, Qatar
منذ 5 يوم
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Description : Position Overview

Position Overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Leader to join our Doha office. We have had a presence in Doha since 2004 when we were selected as one of the three North American firms qualified to work on the Sidra Research and Medical Centre.

  • In 2011, we relocated core staff from our Canadian offices to Doha for the Emir Palaces in Qatar; our project work in Qatar includes VVIP Private Palace;
  • Sheraton Doha Hotel; and Lusail Office Tower (Com 18).

    Reporting to the Managing Principal, Doha, in this role you will build on our previous successes to grow our Architectural and Interior Design practice and deliver high-quality projects.

    On a day to day basis, you will focus on bringing in work for the office and oversight of projects including provision of technical expertise and design guidance.

    You will inspire creativity, lead excellent client relations, and fulfill client objectives. You will lead a talented team of local practitioners and collaborate and work closely with Kasian’s Canadian offices to deliver projects.

    In this role, you will lead in the following key areas :

    Practice Management and Team Leadership :

    Work with our Managing Principal, CFO and CEO to establish the strategy to grow Kasian’s practice in Doha and across the Middle East

    Lead, motivate, manage, and take all day to day responsibility for the Doha team

    Be a role mode

    Execute the practice goals for the studio

    Budget, forecast, and schedule resources for the Office; ensure projects are adequately staffed to meet contractual obligations

    Ensure profitable project delivery; manage project financial performance

    Business Development :

    Lead Business Development in Doha, personally leading client pursuits

    Bring in key projects to keep the office busy on projects

    Land and deliver projects in an efficient and timely manner

    Identify and create opportunities to raise Kasian’s profile

    Champion RFP submissions, develop fee proposals, attend pitches

    Through having a well-respected presence in the local community, be in the know regarding business opportunities and increase Kasian’s potential of being sought out for new projects

    Build and maintain client relationships through consistently meeting client requirements

    Design Leadership :

  • Champion innovative design concepts which are practical, aesthetically appealing, and meet functional goals within the project budget;
  • provide design direction

    Foster an ongoing dialogue with the internal team on design including philosophy, approach, and processes

    Lead and inspire design teams to create and deliver A Level design on projects and continually improve the caliber of design

    Project Management

    Manage projects, both stand-alone and integrated

    Provide leadership and take responsibility for all aspects of project delivery including coordination of design, production, contract administration, and financial success

    Partner with clients through the strategic planning, client programming, and needs analysis phases of projects

    Be actively involved with consultants with respect to procurement, coordination, and management

    Perform quality control for all project presentation outputs and documentation

    Successfully manage client relationships : use well-developed interpersonal skills to communicate with clients on complex topics

    Ensure client expectations are clearly understood and met by team

    Staff Development :

    Take an active role in employee development through leading, coaching, mentoring, and motivating staff

    Prepare, deliver, and ensure completion of staff evaluations

    Develop the next generation of interior design experience for Kasian

    Participate in interviews and recruiting professional staff

    Foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among the Interior Design team as it grows and develops

    Here’s what you bring to Kasian :

    Well developed, robust local client roster

    Degree in Architecture or Interior Design with have a minimum of 12 years of progressive professional experience

    Track record of leadership in Architectural or ID projects

    Fluency in English and Arabic a must

    Excellent client management skills, including being able to create and maintain strong working relationships with clients

    Creative thinker, conceptual design expertise, strong technical knowledge

    Effective team leader and communicator, collaborator

    Track record of leading high-performance teams

    Excellent communication and presentation skills

    Current or previous Qatar residency

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