Senior Architect (Data Centres)

October 24, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Royal HaskoningDHV

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent consultancy which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. We are solving the complex challenges facing businesses and societies all over the world. We also support clients in their digital transformation. Our role is important in the efficient functioning of society. We design, safeguard, and maintain the built environment – from infrastructure, mobility and buildings to energy, water supplies and industrial sites.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Architect (Data Centres)
Location: Lagos

The global digital revolution is bringing prosperity to more and more countries and regions, benefiting millions of people. Data Centres make this 21st century transformation possible and reliable systems and continuity are crucial. 
From the pioneering stage, we have been involved in the emergence and development of Data Centres and other important facilities. Our aim is to ensure that customer investments in Data Centres, anywhere in the world, deliver a reliable and profitable end result.
Our Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) Data Centre team is well established and partners with some of the largest and leading Data Centre providers and users across the globe, ranging from Europe, Africa, Asia and the UK. We have offices and teams in The Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and South Africa.

What you will do as a Senior Architect (Data Centres):

Fulfil role as discipline technical lead, with a particular focus on quality in delivery
Lead project design development where applicable / required
Create and/or modify existing architectural designs and models
Undertake Master Planning for Greenfields and Brownfield industrial developments, considering, among others, process and logistics flows
Undertake both design and BIM coordination
Prepare/assist with reports, technical drawings and specifications and tender documentation
Ensure that all quality system procedures are followed in the production and issuing of designs, costing, drawings and standard details at discipline level within the Advisory Group
Regular contact and communication with the architectural team
Guidance and mentorship to the architectural team
Inform the performance and development requirements for the architectural team members
Regular contact and communication with the DAG, ADAG and other discipline technical leads
Inform strategic growth requirements and initiatives for the architectural discipline
Ensure that work is done in accordance with acceptable standards of both Royal HaskoningDHV and its Clients
Engage with clients / external stakeholders with respect to architectural discipline on aspects including project delivery,
business development, client relationship management etc.
Undertake design and project management in alignment with Royal HaskoningDHV Digital Ways of Working (DWoW), and be a champion for the DWoW programme within the discipline and Advisory Group
Maintain records in accordance with internal quality system;
Other functions related to the discipline lead role that may arise.

Where you will work

You will become part of our global Mission Critical Facilities (MCF) team, who provide a multidisciplinary package of consultancy services for our datacenter clients. We provide strategic, tactical, and operational advice to our clients, including colocation data centres, internet service providers, and telecom companies. 
Our team consists of colleagues with all kinds of different expertise. For example, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, construction, civil, structure, building, architecture, fire safety, control engineering, and security technology. Together we use our knowledge and expertise to develop integrated designs for Data Centres.  
You will join a leading market and work with a dedicated and passionate team ranked as one of the best Data Centre design & engineering teams globally. You will join the Industry & Buildings  Advisory Group, which forms part of our Nigeria entity. You will be based at our Lagos office. 

What you bring:

Bachelor of Architecture Degree
10-15 years post-qualification experience, preferably within a consulting engineering environment
Member of the Architect Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON) is essential
Registration with Nigeria Institute of Architects (NIA) is an advantage.
Experience managing architectural teams
Mentorship experience
Experience in Brownfields and Greenfields developments – focus on industrial and mission critical facilities
Appropriate knowledge of local and international standards and codes – focus on industrial and mission critical facilities
Experience working and collaborating in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment
Experience working and collaborating in virtual team environment
Experience in master planning of industrial sites and buildings, incorporating process flows and logistics
BIM and Revit proficiency (advanced level) are mandatory and will be assessed. Certificates are beneficial
Knowledge of Dynamo, Python and other ways to automate workflows are highly beneficial
Experience with Common Data Environments and other relevant platforms
Ability to liaise with relevant stakeholders on all levels
In-depth experience and understanding of consulting business operations
Navisworks, Escape and Revizto plus Photo-shop capability is an advantage.
Strong leadership and entrepreneurial skills
Strategic and innovative thinker
Self-motivated, enthusiastic, go-getter attitude
Results orientated and target driven
Good organizational skills (plan and prioritize)
Ability to balance and meet multiple deadlines and handle pressure.
Excellent teamwork and communication skills (at all levels).

What we offer you

As a worldwide engineering firm, we are ambitious, exciting, lively, collaborative and dynamic. We are making a difference to society and technological progress across the globe
That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!
You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities to support your career path. Entrepreneurship and innovation are stimulated in our organization. There is plenty of room for own initiative in an open and flexible culture.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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