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Architect Ingka Centres India

Gurgaon, India - Explore location Design & Product Development Full time

Job description

Who you are

Ingka Centres is currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Architect to join our team and help drive revenue and growth for our Meeting Places. As an Architect, you will be responsible for collaborating with IKEA Retail, the Ingka Group, and external contractors to ensure that we create great meeting places for the many people.

We’ve embarked on an exciting journey to transform our shopping centers into destinations always anchored by IKEA, and that go way beyond shopping, offering a carefully selected series of activities, events and initiatives tailored to the needs of the communities that surround them. That’s what we call “Meeting Places”.
You should be passionate about designing unique, customer-focused spaces, and safeguarding concepts to ensure that they are translated into the Architectural narrative and monitored throughout the delivery of the project. We think that you are a go-getter who's self-motivated and results oriented. You should have a thorough understanding of the design process and design management, as well as experience in developing large retail-led mixed-use projects. And you love collaborating with others (including virtual teams) to achieve our shared goals!

To be successful in this role, we think you also have knowledge of:

•Design process & its management at various project stages
•Area calculations, FAR, green FAR, BUA, etc.
•Local codes and regulations, good proficiency a great advantage
•Material sourcing and building specification
•NBC, latest building bylaws, and keeping abreast of latest government policies and notifications
•Green Building (LEED) and WELL Certification buildings
•English proficient, written and oral

We also think you have a background with

•University degree in Architecture
•Minimum 7-10 years full cycle experience with Shopping center development and/or management in the international real estate investor/developer
•Minimum 7-10 years of Experience in developing large retail led mixed use projects, with a thorough understanding of design process and design management
•Work experience with International Architects and consultants (Developer and design firms a plus)
•Experience and knowledge in external Architectural design and interior and design
•Proficient in AutoCAD, Sketch up, Photoshop, Microsoft office packages
•Experience of working on Revit, BIM 360 or equivalent

A day in your life with us

As an integral member of our team, you will play a key role in ensuring that the design of our projects meets the conceptual and commercial aspirations of our company. This will involve monitoring quality assurance and control through full coordination of all disciplines in the project, as well as ensuring that code and regulation requirements are met.

As an Architect at Ingka Centres, your days will be filled with a wide range of tasks and responsibilities. You'll be responsible for designing and appraising various inputs from consultants, including advice for design alternatives, and exploring possibilities for improvement in design solutions. You'll monitor and appraise the coordination of technical inputs amongst consultants of various disciplines and provide front-line advice for Interior Architect and Tenant Coordinator Manager of technical coordination.

You'll also provide front-line appraisal of local and international codes and regulation compliance, as well as support to our Design Manager on monitoring progress of technical approval by various authorities, analyzing compliance constraints and exploring solution possibilities. Additionally, you'll develop key design initiatives and studies as part of the development of the Design competence and knowledge hub, collate and share all design function related project learnings globally.

What you’ll do every day:

•Technical coordination appraisal: Monitor and appraise the coordination of technical inputs amongst consultants of various disciplines (Architecture, leasing, architecture, etc.; Facade, VT, Traffic, Landscape, Lightning, C&S, MEP, ID); provide front-line advice for Interior Architect and Tenant Coordinator Manager of technical coordination
•Codes and regulation support: Provide front-line appraisal of local & international codes and regulation compliance
•Special assignments, special assignments given by Design manager, including studies, (Sketches, drawings) on conceptual and/or commercial developments
•Support in contact with authorities, General contractor, local architect
•Intra-department coordination between in-house team – Projects, Leasing, Operations, Sales & Marketing, Procurement, etc. and PMC & all external design consultants
•Secure design proposals are consistent with company design principles, policies and manuals
•Site mockups and site inspection to ensure the design intent is correctly implemented and applied by all associated consultants/ contractors
•Develop key design initiatives and studies as part of the development of the Design competence and knowledge hub, collate and share all design function related project learnings globally

In this role you will be based in Gurgaon/Noida, India, and you will report to Smita Shet, Centres Projects Design Manager.

Together as a team

Together with IKEA Retail and Ingka Investments, Ingka Centres is part of Ingka Group.

As a long-term partner of IKEA, we share our vision, our culture and our values, while what makes our businesses different is the way we fulfil our vision. If the idea of IKEA is to create a better life at home, we work hard to create a better everyday life outside of the home by developing virtual and physical meeting places where people can meet shop and connect with their communities.

We have big plans for the future that involve expanding to new locations, opening smaller-scale concepts closer to the city centres, digitalization, and most of all, living up to shared sustainability goals. We’re constantly looking for energetic, purpose-led and creative people who’d like to join us on our journey to create meeting places around the world.

Sounds exciting? There’s a lot more to know about us! Take a look at our website, Read our stories and try to imagine how you can be part of our team helping us reach our goals!

This role belongs to Expansion & Development domain, it's purpose is to source, develop and establish meeting places that contribute to the expansion plans of IKEA Retail and drive visitation as well as steer towards optimizing the portfolio by investing in assets and divesting of assets.

Questions and support? Let's connect!

At Ingka Centres, we're committed to enabling change, finding better ways, and creating togetherness. If you're a logical and analytical thinker who's willing to learn and passionate about designing unique spaces, we'd love to have you on our team.

Perhaps there is something you´re wondering about?

If you have any questions about this position, please contact the hiring manager Smita Shet at For questions regarding the recruitment process, you are welcome to contact Pooja Lakhani at

No Internation relocation support provided.

We will be conducting interviews as we go along with this process so encourage you to apply as soon as possible, although not later than 29 May 2023!

Please submit your application online, by clicking on the “apply” button. We are not able to handle applications made by e-mail.

Warmly welcome with your application!