Principal Design Manager

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SSH is one of the leading master planning, infrastructure, building design and construction supervision firms in the Middle East, with a reputation for design integrity and a portfolio that includes landmark projects throughout the region. The firm maintains offices in Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Bahrain, Dubai, Kuwait, London, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Sub-Saharan Africa, and North Africa.

Key requirements:

  • Architectural background
  • 25 years of experience with min 8 years in same position.
  • 15 years GCC experience
  • Experience with Tier 1 consultants required.
  • Deep knowledge of project delivery and construction: Should have a significant number of built and delivered projects in the region.
  • Strong stakeholders’ engagement and management.
  • Managing large scale projects / teams / deadlines / remote teams.
  • Projects Experience and Portfolio: Primarily, strong hospitality + mixed-use developments. Residentials tower and retail experience a plus.
  • Deep knowledge of Hotel Operators guidelines.
  • Technically strong with Design flair.
  • Capable of running/managing multiple projects concurrently.
  • Previous experience in preparing and delivering architecture packages in all project stages (i.e. being senior or lead architect on projects prior to design management role).
  • Strong in coordination and consultant management.
  • Ongoing engagement and coordination with project teams.
  • Experience in bids and proposals preparation.


• Proven experience at a senior level in delivering design services within a Work Winning environment and successfully implementing design strategies as well as relevant project experience.

• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, coupled with an ability to form effective relationships with partners and delivery team members under time pressure

• Experience of leading a team and/or coaching team members

• Numeracy and bid/report writing skills.

• Commercial awareness.

• Have an understanding of different Client procurement routes.

• Experience of site/contract procedures would be an advantage.

• Ability to organize, plan, programmed and manage workloads.

• Understanding of Building Regulations and Planning Permission procedures.

Department: Building Design
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Saudi Arabia

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