locationsDubai, United Arab Emiratestime typeFull timeposted onPosted 12 Days Agojob requisition idR-11643At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.Our depth of expertise spans disciplines—from aviation and transportation to education, hospitality, retail, technology and more. At our core we embody an entrepreneurial spirit, always looking ahead for new ways to innovate and add to our clients' success. We share the belief that design has the power to transform organizations and change lives; whether we’re refreshing a retailer’s brand, planning a new urban district or designing a super tall building.Our work reflects an enduring commitment to sustainability, and we believe that a diversity of voices and cultures is one of the most powerful strategic tools for securing lasting competitive advantage.As the world’s largest design firm, Gensler has a unique obligation and opportunity to focus on sustainability in the built environment. We deepened our commitment to combat the impact on climate change in the built environment when we launched Gensler Cities Climate Challenge (GC3) in 2019. This is our pledge to meet an ambitious goal: the elimination of all greenhouse gases from our work by 2030. Your RoleAs a Gensler Technical Designer, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with a focus on project delivery and an understanding of how to produce functionally beautiful designs for our clients. You will help drive delivery of a project, collaborate with office and regional technical leaders and develop delivery and process improvement strategy. You have exceptional design skills, a background in architecture or design, and a portfolio of innovative project work.What You Will DoWork with the Design Director(s) and project team(s) on conceptual designs, presentations, schematic design, design development, construction documents and production.Perform technical design assignments that include programming client needs, conceptual design, schematic design, design development, space planning and construction documentation.Conduct and document site visits, process submittals, substitution requests, and RFI’s during construction.Manage client, team and project communication and coordination, including full documentation coordination with structural, MEP, lighting, AV, landscape and civil consultants.Produce graphic presentations, 3D renderings, plans, elevations, details and sections through to detailed construction drawings.Resolve complex design issues with innovative and practical solutions.Support project sustainability targets throughout project phases and actively engage in delivering them. Coordinate sustainability targets with project consultants and engineers.Implement sustainable design strategies in every project stage and investigate solutions to sustainable design challenges.Work collaboratively with the team to optimize sustainability performance through design iterations and research.Lead climate focused analysis and studies for each project.Contribute to office activities, initiatives, and learning programsYour QualificationsAdvanced degree in Architecture or Design preferred.8+ years of relevant architecture and design experience, with a strong background in the design and delivery of multiple building typologies of varying scale.Proficient in design modeling/visualization tools including but not limited to Revit, Rhino, Enscape; having experience with Excel and computational tools like grasshopper/dynamo is also a plus.Proficient in production software including but not limited to the Adobe Creative Suite, experience working with video/animation software such as After Effect and Premier is a plus.Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.Outstanding graphic presentation skills.Ability to lead a team and develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients, and with other key partners.Creative, original thinking and technically biased, demonstrated through a strong creative and technical portfolio.Knowledge in sustainable design principles required.LEED, WELL, Fitwel, LFA or other rating systems accreditation preferable.Previous experience in sustainable design projects preferable. Especially built projects with LEED, Living Building Challenge, WELL Building Standard, Fitwel and /or Net Zero Building certification.Demonstrate a collaborative and integrated approach towards achieving high sustainability project goals.Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently.Your Design Technology QualificationsEssential:Deep understanding and expertise in Autodesk Revit for design authoring, documentation, data extracts and project delivery.Deep understanding and expertise in the strategic planning, setup of BIM projects, and troubleshooting, specifically in the context of Revit and allied workflows.Deep understanding and expertise with collaboration in the BIM context, including cloud-based markups, consultant coordination and clash detection.Understanding of the capabilities and application of Information Management tools such as Aconex, Asite, Newforma, etc.Desirable:Good working knowledge and experience in Rhinoceros for design authoring.Good knowledge and experience with interoperability workflows between Rhino & Revit throughout all the stages of a project.Good knowledge and experience with real-time rendering processes, and material creation & management within the context of integrated BIM and parametric workflows.Good knowledge and experience with Computational Design applications such as Grasshopper and/or Dynamo.Good knowledge and experience with simulation principles and processes, including interpretation, and application of results. Familiarity with Performance Design applications such as Autodesk Insight, Sefaira, and Ladybug tools.Good knowledge and experience in the use of VR walkthroughs and panoramas for client presentations, consultant coordination and internal design reviews.Applications we work with:Design Authoring - Revit, Rhino, Autocad, NavisworksCollaboration - BIM360Computational Design - Grasshopper, DynamoBuilding Performance Simulation - Insight, Sefaira, Diva, Ladybug toolsVisualisation – Vray, Enscape, Twinmotion, 3DSMaxGraphics & Productivity - Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office SuiteExperiential – Unreal Engine, UnityDevelopment – C#, PythonTo be considered, please submit portfolio and/or work samples in PDF format.Life at GenslerGensler Asia-Pacific and Middle East is committed to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion through our Five Strategies. In partnership with our clients, we strive to create a just and equitable future for our communities and our colleagues. We celebrate our diversity and are focused on creating an inclusive workplace environment for all.As a people-first organization, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design. From internal design competitions to research grants to “Well-being Week,” our offices reflect our people’s diverse interests.We encourage every person at Gensler to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, disability and wellness programs. We also offer profit sharing and twice annual bonus opportunities.As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, Gensler offers reimbursement for certain professional licenses and associated renewals and exam fees. In addition, we reimburse tuition for certain eligible programs or classes. We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.
Gensler is a global architecture, design, and planning firm with 52 locations across Asia, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and the Americas. Founded in 1965, the firm serves more than 3,500 active clients in virtually every industry. Gensler designers strive to make the places people live, work, and play more inspiring, more resilient, and more impactful.
NOTICE TO APPLICANTS
Gensler celebrates diversity and our commitment to creating an inclusive environment for our colleagues. We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer of choice. All aspects of employment decisions will be based on merit, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of any status protected under federal, state, or local law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.
Policies, Terms + Conditions