Help shape the future with move to the Middle East

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 01 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 01 September, 2007, 12:00am

Exciting chance for a senior architect to lead a team in Dubai and work on high-profile projects

Here is a chance to take part in architectural history in the making of 21st-century Dubai.

And if this is not exciting enough, you will get the opportunity to travel and do business all over the Middle East.

P&T Group, formerly known as Palmer and Turner Hong Kong, one of the oldest international architectural and engineering practices in Southeast Asia, is looking for a senior architect for its Dubai office.

'We are hiring because we are very busy in the Middle East,' said director William Yuen.

The Dubai office has 50 staff and is the latest addition to the group's expansion in the Middle East.

The qualified architect with 10 to 15 years concept designing experience is expected to design exceptional buildings, run a team of junior architects and make presentations to clients in the Middle East.

A charismatic person with good interpersonal skills who is able to work in line with the company's vision is being sought.

The incumbent must confidently run a team of six and work with front project managers and clients.

In the wake of its 140th anniversary, the company hopes the new candidate will 'enjoy what we do and do it with our heart' - a long-standing motto of the company.

With more than 1,000 people in nine countries, the company encourages staff to work in small sub-groups to gain the benefit of intimacy, and the ability to exchange experiences and work towards common goals.

'In other words, there is always a level of consistency and quality that we produce in our buildings,' Mr Yuen said of the company that was also heavily involved in urban design master planning.

Although the successful applicant would get the chance to work on high-profile projects in the Middle East, those without previous work experience there would find it 'a slight learning curve trying to adapt to the local custom, culture and the manner in which people conduct business', Mr Yuen said.

'But this is not difficult and very often proves to be a rewarding experience.'

The successful candidate will be working with colleagues of different nationalities in the Dubai office.

'The ability to appreciate and respect people with different backgrounds is not only essential in maintaining harmony, but important in cultivating excellent ideas in our profession,' Mr Yuen said.

Ascribing to the old saying, a picture paints 1,000 words, Mr Yuen encouraged applicants to show samples or photographs of their work as a testament to their abilities.