Month: March 2021

To strengthen QPs expanding operations locally and overseas, we are seeking to recruit a proactive PROPERTY VALUER to join our team in MALTA.


Working at QP

When joining QP, you get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, being exposed to numerous projects, clientele, disciplines and developmental experiences. You also become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is truly pioneering construction design and engineering. With 17 different nationalities comprising our various teams, QP brings talent and opportunities together to create iconic and transformational projects in various countries such as Malta, Kiev, Brussels, Prague, Africa and more.

Inspired by creativity and driven by passion, we strive to exceed our own and clients’ expectations with excellence, innovation, integration of clients’ objectives, seamless design, engineering and management and continuous collaboration within our teams. Recruiting the best talent, we team up through our combined professional experiences to develop our teams as we continue to create some of the most unconventional spatial and design concepts, across the various cities we work in. Together, our expert and highly talented staff are involved in some of the most cutting-edge projects. We emphasise sustainability to change the built environment for future generations, combining aesthetics with practicality and well-being, while simultaneously overcoming the ever demanding challenges related to the industry in an environmentally conscious climate.

Responsibilities:

Working on a full-time basis, the chosen candidate will primarily be responsible for property valuations however, s/he will also be expected to assist the architectural team as needed, in the role of architect. Duties shall therefore include:

  • Preparing valuation reports, including market research and any necessary site inspections;
  • Carrying out the duties of an Architect including but not limited to concept design and feasibility, architectural design, construction drawings and specifications, master planning, design coordination, architectural and landscaping detailing works, supervision of works and certification, property valuations, estimating costs related to the project, choosing materials, creating time schedules as well as other administrative matters relating to architecture;
  • Undertaking works related to the Planning Authority;
  • Defining design and space planning problems, conceptualizing possible solutions and securing approvals of proposals;
  • Preparing reports relating to planning procedures, project descriptions, and architectural components;
  • Supporting with the development and updating of Architectural concepts and project briefs combining aesthetics with practical considerations, and maintaining the integrity of designs through robust change control and project processing techniques from conception to completion, ensuring a seamless document flow in the process;
  • Inspecting and delivering supervision services on project sites for architectural related projects to ensure compliance with contract documents for all architectural components, professional and company standards, health and safety, and codes of practice;
  • Assisting in ensuring project Quality Assurance for architectural components;
  • Producing and assisting the team with the production of architectural and technical drawings relating to architectural components;
  • Preparing regular progress and feasibility reports among others and meeting minutes as required;

Requirements

  • A recognized architectural degree. A master’s degree in a relevant subject would be considered an asset;
  • Hold a Perit warrant with a minimum of two years’ experience;
  • A proven track record working in property valuations;
  • Possess a solid understanding in local Planning Authority policies;
  • Highly cognizant and abreast with all applicable standards, legislations and practices applicable to the construction industry in Malta;
  • A valid driving licence required to carry out property inspections and surveys;
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCad, and Microsoft Office. Proficiency in BIM and/or other related design systems would be considered an asset;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work closely with others in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Attention to detail, influencing skills, assertiveness and the ability to understand and express technical concepts accurately with confidence and clarity;
  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision-making, being able to take decisions as and when needed in the interest of efficiency;
  • A motivated team player demonstrating an eager and positive work ethic;

Candidates are invited to send in their detailed CV together with their accompanying portfolio on hr@qpml.com

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.  

To strengthen QPs expanding operations locally and overseas, we are seeking to recruit a proactive INTEGRATED BUILDING SERVICES ENGINEER to join our team in MALTA.

Working at QP

When joining QP, you get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, being exposed to numerous projects, clientele, disciplines and developmental experiences. You also become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is truly pioneering construction design and engineering. With 17 different nationalities comprising our various teams, QP brings talent and opportunities together to create iconic and transformational projects in various countries such as Malta, Kiev, Brussels, Prague, Africa and more.

Inspired by creativity and driven by passion, we strive to exceed our own and clients’ expectations with excellence, innovation, integration of clients’ objectives, seamless design, engineering and management and continuous collaboration within our teams. Recruiting the best talent, we team up through our combined professional experiences to develop our teams as we continue to create some of the most unconventional spatial and design concepts, across the various cities we work in. Together, our expert and highly talented staff are involved in some of the most cutting-edge projects. We emphasise sustainability to change the built environment for future generations, combining aesthetics with practicality and well-being, while simultaneously overcoming the ever demanding challenges related to the industry in an environmentally conscious climate.

Responsibilities:

  • Designing and supervising the installation of all main services in new or existing buildings, including all equipment and materials involved with heating, lighting, ventilation, air-conditioning, electrical distribution, ELV, water supply, sanitation, public health, fire protection, safety systems, lifts, escalators, facade engineering and acoustics.
  • Schematic design, concept design, developed design, detailed design, supervision, testing and commissioning of integrated building services systems;
  • Approving materials, plants and workshop designs in line with contract documentation;
  • Assisting in the management and forecasting of costs, using whole life cycle costing techniques, ensuring that work is done within budget;
  • Assisting in payment applications, variations and claims;
  • Assisting in designing site-specific equipment as required;
  • Monitoring and maintaining building systems and processes;
  • Assisting in Energy Audits;
  • Assisting in the testing and commissioning of systems;
  • Coordinating MEP designs with that of other design competences deployed on projects;
  • Ensuring that all practices, policies, strategies and services, including the design and maintenance of building systems, comply with current professional and health and safety legislations, professional Standards and Codes of Practice;
  • Ensuring project Quality Assurance;
  • Ensuring that all Building Services aspects of the project are properly managed and controlled;

Requirements

  • A recognized professional building services engineering degree or a related qualification in this field. A master’s degree in a relevant subject would be considered an asset.
  • Preferably possessing LEED/BREEAM accreditation or similar;
  • A proven track record with experience performing building services engineering duties including concept, scheme, plant sizing and detail design across a range of sectors and in projects of high complexity and scale;
  • The candidate would preferably be a chartered / warranted engineer;
  • Ability to manage projects and design commissions relating to building services including project finances. 
  • A solid understanding of quality assurance, safety and environmental sustainability.  
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCad, and Microsoft Office. Proficiency in BIM and/or other related design and engineering systems as Revit, Hevacomp and IES would be considered an asset;
  • Well versed, well-spoken and proficient in written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to work closely with others in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Attention to detail, influencing skills, assertiveness and the ability to understand and express technical concepts accurately with confidence and clarity;
  • Collaborative approach with the ability to maximize short-term requirements and output whilst building long-term productive relationships;
  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision-making, being able to take decisions as and when needed in the interest of efficiency;
  • A motivated team player demonstrating an eager and positive work ethic;

Candidates are invited to send in their detailed CV on hr@qpml.com

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.  

The QP’s team is growing, we are seeking to recruit a proactive BUILDING SERVICES DRAUGHTSPERSON to join our team in MALTA.

Working at QP

When joining QP, you get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, being exposed to numerous projects, clientele, disciplines and developmental experiences. You also become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is truly pioneering construction design and engineering. With 17 different nationalities comprising our various teams, QP brings talent and opportunities together to create iconic and transformational projects in various countries such as Malta, Kiev, Brussels, Prague, Africa and more.

Inspired by creativity and driven by passion, we strive to exceed our own and clients’ expectations with excellence, innovation, integration of clients’ objectives, seamless design, engineering and management and continuous collaboration within our teams. Recruiting the best talent, we team up through our combined professional experiences to develop our teams as we continue to create some of the most unconventional spatial and design concepts, across the various cities we work in. Together, our expert and highly talented staff are involved in some of the most cutting-edge projects. We emphasise sustainability to change the built environment for future generations, combining aesthetics with practicality and well-being, while simultaneously overcoming the ever demanding challenges related to the industry in an environmentally conscious climate.

Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with a multidisciplinary team of professionals to plan, design and prepare general arrangements and detailed design and/or engineering drawings using AutoCAD/Revit for engineering services across various projects;
  • Supporting our team of Building Services Engineers and Executives throughout project lifecycles;
  • Contributing to BIM processes required for collaborative working across various disciplines;
  • Overseeing and supervising the installation of building systems;
  • Attending project and technical meetings;
  • Ensuring that the design and maintenance of building systems meet legislative, health and safety, and client requirements;
  • Carrying out detailed site surveys of buildings and plant;

Requirements

  • An engineering qualification to advanced diploma level and/or a recognized qualification in this field such as an Electricians License A;
  • Preferably have experience using AutoCAD and/or Revit;
  • Proven track record working in mechanical and/or electrical draughting;
  • Excellent and up-to-date knowledge of building services technologies, materials and equipment;
  • Proficient in using measurement tools for the purpose of testing installations and measurements for quality assurance;
  • 3D skills and experience in presentation software would be considered an asset.

Candidates are invited to send in their detailed CV on hr@qpml.com

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.  

To strengthen QPs expanding operations locally and overseas, we are seeking to recruit a proactive PROJECT MANAGER to join our team in MALTA.

Our teams consist of highly proficient experts working effectively, professionally and in a coordinated manner to execute projects within established timeframes and to the highest standards. The chosen candidate will get the opportunity to work in a fast-moving, dynamic and challenging environment, enabling them to develop their career to the next level of their profession, being exposed to numerous projects, clientele, disciplines and developmental experiences.

When joining QP, you become part of a dynamic and diverse team that is truly pioneering construction design and engineering. With 17 different nationalities comprising our various teams, QP brings talent and opportunities together to create iconic and transformational projects in various countries such as Malta, Kyiv, Brussels, Prague, Africa and more.

Inspired by creativity and driven by passion, we strive to exceed our own and clients’ expectations with excellence, innovation, integration of clients’ objectives, seamless design, engineering and management and continuous collaboration within our teams. Recruiting the best talent, we team up through our combined professional experiences to develop our teams as we continue to create some of the most unconventional spatial and design concepts, across the various cities we work in. Together, our expert and highly talented staff are involved in some of the most cutting-edge projects. We emphasise sustainability to change the built environment for future generations, combining aesthetics with practicality and well-being, while simultaneously overcoming the ever demanding challenges related to the industry in an environmentally conscious climate.

Responsibilities

  • Planning, scheduling, project and construction management, report writing and presentations;
  • Managing project expectations and ensuring that all requirements are met and that projects are thus delivered according to plan, from concept to completion;
  • Proactively managing changes in project scope, identify potential crises, and devising contingency plans when and as necessary;
  • Ensuring that all Project Management aspects of the various projects, including but not limited to technical, contractual and administrative aspects, are properly managed and controlled;
  • Ensuring project Quality Assurance;
  • Assisting with drafting consultants’ and contractors’ contracts;
  • Ensuring that cost plans are constantly updated and that all relevant information is included;
  • Ensuring that the master program of the various projects is reviewed, updated and properly tracked;
  • Mitigating project risks and managing issues;
  • Ensuring compliance with local, national and international health and safety and construction/industry regulations and standards;
  • Compiling tender and contractual documentation, ensuring that all clarifications are forwarded to the bidders, leading to tender selection and appraisal;
  • Undertaking the role of the ‘Engineer’ as defined in FIDIC contracts;
  • Assisting with planning the construction process;
  • Compiling and executing procurement strategies and management;
  • Inspecting and delivering supervision services on project sites

Requirements

  • A degree in Construction Project Management or a related field, such as Construction Management, Architecture, or Engineering. A master’s degree in a relevant subject would be considered an asset;
  • A proven track record of successfully delivering complex and/or large scale projects, with multi-disciplinary teams from inception to completion, being involved in both pre- and post-contract stages;
  • Robust technical and commercial understanding of local infrastructure and building projects, as well as a solid understanding of FIDIC principles, quality assurance, local regulations and on site safety procedures;
  • Member/Fellowship of RICS (Project Management Route preferred) and/or other recognised Project Management certifications such as PMP from PMI would be considered be an asset;
  • Proficiency in Primavera, Microsoft Projects and Microsoft Office applications or other similar software;
  • Excellent planning and organising skills, high level of integrity and confidentiality and an ability to read and interpret drawings and other related documentation;
  • Ability to work under pressure, attention to detail, exceptional written and verbal communication skills in English, and the ability to work closely with others in a multidisciplinary environment;
  • Ability to demonstrate resilience, leadership, effective negotiation and influencing skills and the ability to understand and express technical concepts accurately with confidence and clarity;
  • Proficient analytical skills and a measured approach to decision-making, being able to take decisions as and when needed in the interest of efficiency;

Candidates are invited to send in their detailed CV to hr@qpml.com

All applications will be treated in strictest confidence.  

From 19 century charm to 21 century technologies: QP has been entrusted with the complete and complex renovations of the Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria

Following 2 years of design development and working closely with the international design teams, local authorities and other stakeholders, construction on site on the The Corinthia Grand Hotel Astoria project in Brussels kicked off in January 11, 2021, and currently, the main focus on the construction site are the preparations for certain demolition works while preserving the historical elements of the building, working in a safe environment and protecting the main architecture and facades.

The building itself dates back to more than a century and was built according to outdated construction technologies which do not meet current international standards, even when one takes into account wear and tear. The reconstruction works require extreme skill and careful management all of which has and continue to be managed by the QP team on site.  The biggest challenge at hand is to work on preserving the building in as much of the original form as possible whilst making the necessary alterations and improvements to convert the building into a modern luxurious landmark hotel.

The team on the ground supported by our senior partners from Malta have been working closely with the chief architect of the project- renowned Belgian architect Francis Metzger.  Construction works have been entrusted to Jansen and Herpain working under the superintendence of The Direction du Patrimoine Culturel (Directorate of Cultural Heritage). Working on such a sensitive cultural heritage site is always challenging especially when our aim is to restore the old building to its former glory, whilst needing to rebuild important elements to make the building safe and appropriate for modern-day use.   Challenging works on site are further compounded by the fact that the building has long been in a state of disuse.  Due to the fact that so many changes have been done to the building and surrounding area, the process of ensuring that work is done diligently to preserve the original characteristics of the architecture is a painstaking laborious exercise that requires skill and special attention by the QP project team.

The extensive renovation will include the rebuilding of the internal components of the building using specialised materials and workmanship to include a hotel inventory of 126 bedrooms and suites, extensive banqueting, dining and spa facilities, as well as the addition of two floors to the original building structure.  The hotel will offer its guests a special touch of a luxury florist, boutique chocolatier, as well as exquisite bars and the Courtyard lounge.

Given the scale and importance of the project, the site has received continuous visits by dignitaries and local statesman, including the recent showround given to the Secretary of State for Urbanism and Heritage of the Brussels Capital Region, Mr Pascal Smet, responsible for urbanism, European and international relations who visited the site together with the Ambassador of Malta to Brussels- Mr Ray Azzopardi. As Mr Smet noted on his Twitter account, “Hotel Astoria will not only be the most elegant hotel in Brussels. It will also be a meeting place for people visiting Brussels and for Brusselsers.”

The Corinthia Astoria Grand Hotel is located in the heart of Brussels, on the historic Rue Royale. It is the perfect place for both business and leisure travellers to enjoy the city and feel the breath of history, as it was built back in 1909 by order of King Leopold II and whose guests included Winston Churchill, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol.

The project is expected to be completed by late 2023 welcoming its first guests in 2024.