Qtel Recruits Senior Manager Architecture – Interior & Design

Qtel is an organisation on the move, growing both locally and internationally. Thanks to our dedicated employees, we continue to move closer towards our vision to be among the top 20 telecommunications companies in the world by 2020.

We have transformed from a local telecommunications provider into a dynamic global telecommunications player operating in 17 countries across the Middle East, North Africa (MENA) and Asia. We cover a population of more than half a billion people and serve more than 68 million customers.

In Qatar, we employ approximately 2,000 talented people, all of whom are driving Qtel to be the number one choice for world-class communications services in Qatar. In the face of intensifying competition, increasingly sophisticated technology and rising customer expectations, nothing is more important to our success than our team – and it’s a team that you can be part of.

Qtel’s future is bright, and you can be part of our ongoing success.

VAC2087 – Senior Manager Architecture – Interior & Design

Field:Facilities & Site Management
Contract Type:Full Time – Permanent
Location:Qatar – Doha
Closing date:30-Jun-2011

To provide all architectural design and interior design services to Qtel to ensure that it has at all times, building which reflect its brand and are fir for function as determined by the organisation and its needs.

Context/ Background:

As a significant employer and eminent organisation within Qatar, Qtel is conscious that its buildings should reflect that significance; in addition it also wishes to become an employer of choice which needs to be taken into consideration when providing works spaces which as pleasant to work in yet are cost effective and efficient. Designing spaces which meets these criteria is the major part of the role.


Undertake all architectural design for all Qtel utility buildings, offices, and network housing buildings on a national basis to ensure that the business has its space requirements fulfilled to the appropriate standards ensuring fit for use, whilst maximizing spend and in line with the organizations image.
Manage the provision of interior layout (space allocation and management) and furnishings placement, purchase and implementation for all Qtel buildings, to include Call Centres, telecom centres, retail units etc.
Undertake design work for the positioning and specifications of all audio visual, AC and other electrical or communication services required within all the buildings in order for them to operate effectively.
Use own expertise in understanding the purpose of each unit in order to design the appropriate space and layout taking into consideration the operational requirements for each unit or area.
Co-ordinate with support departments for all space distribution and interior engineering works to ensure that project are delivered on time and to schedule.
Scopes all projects and distributes design drawings to building contractors, and participate in the drafting and evaluation of RFQ’s for the works, ensuring that the scoping documents have all the necessary information to ensure work carried on Qtel behalf is done correctly and to the required standards.
Ensure that all government guidelines/specifications are strictly adhered to in all designs as per local and international standards.
Liaise with 3rd party suppliers of interior fittings and furnishings to secure the appropriate furnishings for Qtel in line with the organization requirements.
Ensure that necessary government approvals are obtained within the scheduled time frames for all works.
Arranges for and prepares draft specifications, sketches and preliminary estimates for major contracts, modification facilities and scheduled contract of works, reviews same and submits draft to Department Manager for approval.
Chair all meetings with outside consultants to ensure projects can be delivered on time to standard.
Manage the call out, preventive & corrective low voltage maintenance for all the fire system and audio visual system in all Q- Tel premises.
Manage the department budget to ensure there are no unapproved variances.
Minimum Entry Qualifications::
Bachelor Degree in Architectural.
Minimum Experience:
Minimum 12 years experience in commercial premises architectural and interior design.
Undertaking of Retail and Call Centre environmental requirements.
Full understanding of space allocation.
Knowledge of interior fit outs – furniture/ audio visual requirements/ac/etc.
Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / cv



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