Senior Design Manager UAE

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Role Definition

Manage and supervise the Project Design Team in conducting design reviews and technical assessment by providing design consultancy and technical advice.

Core Accountabilities

  • Team Leading.
  • Client Interface.
  • Resource Planning.
  • Coaching.
  • Performance Evaluation.
  • Design Management.
  • Design Coordination.
  • Interface with Statutory Authorities.
  • Design Research.
  • Design Reviews.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead and provide a professional, comprehensive and sustainable design service for the customer and key partners and suppliers at bid and delivery stages.
  • Manage and ensure effective briefing of the Design Team.
  • Management of any 3rd parties design teams to ensure that they meet all customer specifications and where necessary.
  • Checking the competence and resources of any incumbent design teams or 3rd parties.
  • Provide advice and guidance on the “buildability” of the design proposals to the design.
  • Liaise with all statutory bodies/authorities as required.
  • Establish, maintain and manage effective project design resource and team profile at bid and delivery stages.
  • Provide BIM management during the bid stage ensuring the supply chain is fully aware of BIM requirements.

Qualities & Skills

  • 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.
  • Must have recent Theme Park experience where they were actively involved in the design of the facility.
  • 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.

Digital Platforms

• Office 365

• Online Communication tools (Skype, Web ex)

• Adobe Creative cloud

• Autodesk Revit

• SketchUp


Degree and or Masters in relevant discipline

Professional registration of an internationally recognized institution is highly desirable and a distinct advantage.

Department: Architecture Building Design
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Arab Emirates

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