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Job Title: Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sulaimaniya, Iraq
REF: 262
Contact Name: Kanar Mahmoud
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 4 years ago

Job Description

MSELECT is seeking an Architect for a real estate development company based in Sulaimaniya. Candidate must have 2-5 years' experience, hold a BA in a related major and speak Kurdish, English and Arabic fluently.

Purpose of the position:

Responsible for designing and building spaces such as houses, offices, hospitals, skyscrapers, churches, and municipal buildings. Develops blueprints, hires contractors, and supervises creation of buildings and residences.

Key responsibilities & duties:

  • Design blueprints for various structures, including houses, offices, hospitals, skyscrapers, churches, and municipal buildings.
  • Confer with client to develop visions into designs.
  • Estimates budgets and time frame.
  • Provide various pre-design services, including conducting feasibility and environmental impact studies, selecting a site, preparing cost analysis and land-use studies, or specifying the requirements the design must meet.
  • Determine space requirements.
  • Research potential building users.
  • Prepare and present drawings for approval.
  • Develop final construction plans.
  • Develop air-conditioning, heating, and ventilating systems, electrical systems, communications systems, plumbing; and, possibly, site and landscape plans.
  • Specify building materials needed.
  • Follow building codes, zoning laws, and fire regulations when creating design.
  • Use computer-aided design (CAD) when creating drawings.
  • Obtain construction bids and select contractors.
  • Negotiate contracts.
  • Visit building sites often.
  • Perform testing during each phase.
  • Advise on energy efficiency measures.
  • Evaluate building designs to determine if it fits the needs of occupants.

Skills and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years years of experience 
  • Proficiency in computer programs, including REVIT, AutoCAD, and SketchUp        
  • Excellent communication skills