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Architect - UAE National

Date: 04-Aug-2022

Location: Dubai, AE

Company: Majid Al Futtaim

Majid Al Futtaim invites you to join us in our quest to create great moments for everyone, everyday! We are the leading shopping mall, residential communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, serving over 560 million visitors a year. For the past two decades, we have shaped the consumer landscape across the region, transforming the way people shop, live and play, while maintaining a strong sustainability track record and the largest mall in the world to attain LEED Gold EBOM Certification. We have over 40,000 team members in 15 international markets representing over 100 nationalities – all keeping the customer at the heart of everything we do. If you enjoy being BOLD, PASSIONATE and TOGETHER, then Majid Al Futtaim is the destination for you.

Role: Architect, Executive; GLA management, Retails Design & Delivery

Location: Dubai, AE

Reporting to: Manager, Architect

Division/Department: Shopping Malls



Role Purpose

The position is to assist the Architecture and GLA management team within Retail Design and Delivery (RDD) department. This team is responsible of maintaining Architecture and MEP records of MAF (Shopping Malls Business Unit) SMBU retail units and provides CAD and GLA management support to various departments and business units across the operating assets and the new developments/redevelopments.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  1. Generating, updating and maintaining assets Virtual Floor Plans (VFP) on monthly basis according to the needs of the business.
  2. Generating, updating and maintaining assets Digital Mall Directory (DMD) plans on monthly basis according to the needs of the business.
  3. Assist in updating and preparing the leasing plans in conjunction to the “Shop Opened / Surrendered / Plan Trade / announcements”
  4. Coordinate the preparation of STR/MPM LODs and masterplans seeking proper stakeholders’ approval for new locations and swaps.
  5. Coordinate and perform all technical activities relating to Architectural/MEP LOD preparation and updates, communicating with business stakeholders, and directing the CAD team.
  6. Verify and review CRM virtual unit management requests for assets/projects by validating and advising on the scenarios submitted by leasing.
  7. Update and maintain asset current drawings, implement changes based on understanding and knowledge of the asset, and possesses working knowledge of managing design documentation.
  8. Be a pioneer of technology within the team ensuring the best usage of CAD, 3-D, Revit and Graphics systems supporting the technical efficiency of the team.
  9. Ensure compliance with the MAF’s Code of Conduct, Departmental policies and HC Policies and Procedures at all times.
  10. Be the advocate and ambassador of aligning and cascading the MAF values and ensure that it is adhered to and exhibit the same all the time.
  11. Lead by example – thrive to create an honest and open work environment where individuals collaborate /support each other as a team and are passionate to achieve a common business objective.


Disclaimer: This role description reflects the general details considered necessary to describe the principal responsibilities of the role identified and shall not be construed as an exhaustive description of all the work requirements inherent to success in the role.

Functional/ Technical Competencies

  • AutoCAD
  • Revit is a plus (optional)
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketchup
  • MS Office software
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills along with presentation techniques


Soft Skills & Experience Soft Skills

  • Agile team player
  • Strong work ethics
  • High attention to details
  • Problem solving skills
  • Strategical decision-making ability
  • Good communication skills; listening, comprehension, and feedback
  • Effective time management, ability to handle peak work times


Minimum experience

  • 3-5 years of work experience in a similar role.


Minimum Qualifications/education

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture.