Assistant Architect at Turquoise Mountain

Turquoise Mountain is a non-profit, non-governmental organization specializing in built heritage,
business development, and education in traditional arts and architecture. We seek to provide jobs, skills,
and a renewed sense of pride in communities, through heritage.

Turquoise Mountain’s team in Jordan is working on projects to assess, survey, design and deliver
buildings in traditional and modern materials in Amman and further afield in the Hashemite Kingdom of
Jordan. We are looking for an exceptional early-career professional with a minimum of 2 years postgraduation experience to join our hard-working and passionate team on a variety of interesting
architectural projects. Working under the supervision of Turquoise Mountain’s International
Conservation Architect, we need an Assistant Architect to help with all stages of our building projects –
from initial design to project management – on both historic and new buildings. The
successful candidates’ specific day-to-day responsibilities will include:

Roles and Responsibilities
 Carrying out initial surveys and measurements, drawing and assessment of building projects.
 Carrying out architectural research related to relevant projects.
 Assisting with writing and illustrating a variety of documents for presenting building projects.
 Assisting in maintaining appropriate computer systems including drawings and file structures.
 Producing drawings for all stages of a project, from initial concepts to final detail drawings.
 Producing models for all stages of a project, from initial concept models to presentation pieces.
 Assisting with community engagement and meetings with stakeholders as needed.
 Assisting with liaising and coordinating with national, regional and municipal authorities.
 Assisting with any other tasks as directed by the supervisor.

● Minimum of 1-year post-graduation experience.
● Degree/diploma in Architecture, Structural Engineering and/or Building Construction.
● Excellent oral and written communications skills in both Arabic and English.
● Focused, flexible, detail and task oriented.

More Information
• Contract type: Full time contract (five days a week) with three months’ probation period
• Base: Amman (Predominantly Jubeiha and occasionally Jabal Amman) with trips to Umm Qais
• Reports to: Director of Built Heritage and Project Architect
• Salary: TBD

How to apply

Application Process
To apply, please submit the following in one PDF document (20 MB maximum) to by 26h of May 2021 (Email title: Assistant Architect – Amman)
● A one-page cover letter of introduction and interest and how soon you are able to start.
● A one-page resumé.
● A maximum ten-page portfolio showing examples of your best designed and completed work.
● Include your e-mail and phone number. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview.

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