Job Description

Position Summary:

To assist in the review and development of the architecture process across Development hotel projects in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). To assist the Director of Architecture and VP of Architecture + Design with the enhancement of the quality of design, by translating and managing multiple projects across geographical boundaries and between multiple stakeholders.


What will it be like to work for Hilton?

With thousands of hotels in over 100 countries and territories, Hilton offers countless opportunities to delight. From an open door to a welcoming smile and an exceptional experience, we offer the millions of travellers who stay with us every year a welcome they will never forget. If you appreciate the impact global travel can have on the world you may be just the person we are looking for to work as a Hilton Team Member. Because it’s with Hilton where we never forget the reason we're here: to delight our guests, Team Members, and owners alike. 


What will I be doing?

• In conjunction with the above, the role is also to assist the Director with all architecture responsibilities including technical review of all specifications, detailed planning drawings and construction details to meet both Brand and technical standards, participating in value engineering opportunities, working with vendors and Project Directors to meet project schedules, and any design issue that impacts the overall success of renovations services. 

• Support architectural design for Focused and Full  Service projects within SSA, including new developments, conversions and adaptive re-use projects, particularly pre-signing.  Management of architectural design for full and focused service projects within SSA.

• Work with the development team in creating property specific area programs which will form the basis of the architectural planning brief.

• Assist development team in pre-signed deals to complete architectural plan reviews and direction to architects.

• Contribute to region specific requirements to global Brand standards for all Hilton Worldwide Brands.

• Participate at projects Design Review Workshops/Meetings.

• Work with Owner/Developer design team and Project Directors. Design direct and guide consultants on each project to achieve Hilton Brands standards and requirements.

• Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations to Owner/Developers, Hilton management and Architecture, Design & Construction.

• Conduct project handovers with Project Directors upon signing of all deals.

• Assist A,D&C team in the review of conversion opportunities to Hilton Brands.

• Prepare presentations of selected projects for submittal to DRC (Design Review Committee).

• Participate in post-opening Design reviews with the Operations team and A,D&C.

• Support Project Directors with Interior Design feedback on Focus Service projects when required.

• Stay knowledgeable about the Hotel Design industry and work to introduce new products and materials to the company as well as guiding design groups to their availability and potential project application.


What are we looking for?

- Ability to work with and gain respect and trust of Owner/Developers architects, interior designers, engineers, contractors and Hilton Worldwide departments including Senior Executive, Development, Operations, Brand Management, Global Design and Technical Services.

- Flexibility and sensitivity in method of dealing with various people, personalities, cultures.

- Willing and able to take responsibility and work for multiple projects at one time.

- Ability to travel to projects as required within SSA.
- Strong design background and proficiency with AutoCAD, along with Word, Excel, Outlook, Photoshop, Bluebeam and In Design.

- Ability to see, develop and take responsibility of multi discipline design/planning solutions.
- Able to work independently and possess good communication skills both written and verbal.


What benefits will I receive?

Your benefits will include a competit
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