Design Manager

Al-Arrab Contracting Company (ACC)
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: MP038-54
Al-Arrab Contracting Company (ACC)

The Role


The Role


ACC (Al Arrab Contracting Company), One of the biggest construction contracting companies in Saudi Arabia is seeking Design Manager (or Director) candidates to interview immediately.

DESCRIPTION:
The Design Manager (or Director) is responsible for ‘pulling’ design information and detail in a coordinated fashion to match the needs of Development, Design and Build Delivery/Construction, fit-out needs and commissioning/handover needs. The D.M. acts in full support of (and to), the Departments and Offices and to the Delivery Team (Construction) in keeping with the Schedule and targets. The D.M. dealings include Client facing review and approval issues; Consultant, designer and specialists input, with master plan, detail drawings, schedules, shop and other drawings and schedules. The D.M. also acts in a matrix fashion to support departments/ individuals requiring clarifications.

PROFILE:
The Design Manager is preferably degree qualified but is highly experienced in the Design and Build construction arena with exceptional levels of knowledge. The D.M. demonstrates a high degree of communication skills at all levels and has familiarity with multi-disciplines. The D.M. is familiar with a range of design and management related tools including proprietary software. The D.M. understands and applies Design and Build Conditions of Contract and develops and applies effective design management processes under a framework of BS.EN.ISO.9000. The D.M. has a minimum of 15 years experience, five years in a similar role. The D.M. may be a member of a recognized construction institution. Exposure to multi-billion mixed use developments and management of Clients, architects, designers and specialists is highly desirable and will be a very significant advantage.

If available immediately, apply now online.

Requirements


Requirements


OBJECTIVES:
Demonstrate effective delivery of design information to construction teams.
Speedy and effective resolution of Terms of Engagement, Contractual, Design Delivery, Scope or Detail clash issues.
Resolve design related information problems in multi-party offices to site and to on-site interfaces.

DUTIES:
Is the key point of Contact for all and multi discipline design coordination issues related to construction/delivery.
Ensures/Assures that all design activities are managed via multi-party, coordinated Design Quality Management plans
Ensures multi-party design interfaces operate smoothly/effectively in accordance with Contract/s in support of Delivery.
Ensures that effective fully integrated development, design and delivery programs/schedules are produced and used.
Ensures that the most effective prototypes, samples, examples and trials are undertaken to facilitate rapid approvals.
Ensures that Consultants manage their design affairs in a formal, written, planned, and effectively applied manner.
Ensures that Consultants formally carry out their own Design Review, Design Verification and Design Validation.
Ensures that Consultants limit growth and keep a strong focus on design delivery and effectively answer questions.
Monitors and reports on the progress and status of all design information as it relates to Delivery/Construction.
Regularly briefs interested teams and individuals on the content and detail of incoming design information.
Schedules and attends all such meetings required so as to ensure good communication and smooth dealings.
Translates and interprets and communicates Client or other comments to establish agreement/disagreement.
Schedules/attends/runs such workshops as are necessary to expedite design information in efficient timescales.
Enforces formal Design Change Control measures ensuring proper authorizations are provided as required.
Ensures that the most effective comparison or decision tools are used by all Service Providers to avoid delays.
Ensures the effective optioneering and reporting of all options in writing for outstanding design decisions.
Monitors Design communications and ensures the effective distribution of design information to appropriate parties.
Communicates, coordinates, reports on design progress, status and information on key issues relevant to the Schedule.
Ensures that proper Basis of Design, design calculations, technical reports and other substantiation information is present.
On occasions may undertake research or benchmarking to compare design approaches being offered.
Enforce and ensure the proper use, updating or currency of electronic communication tools used in information transfer.
Ensures procurement activities support and do not detract or deviate from established or required designs.
Recommends content of, alterations to or variations in the Terms of Engagement of Design Service Providers
Organizes any training, information sessions, presentations or other items to introduce key persons to design changes.
Ensures that personnel effectively manage schedules, design information, action lists, target deliverable completion dates.
Enforces the revision control of design information passed for, issued by, or used by construction/delivery team.
Ensures the raising of RFI’s/TQ’s, organizes clarifications and (where/if necessary) seeks Client instructions for variations.
Ensures any apparent delivery deviations or concessions (product permits) on designs rigorously interrogated.
Manages the technical aspects and resolves any design related NCN’s; SDR’s; NCR’s or other that may impede delivery.
Investigates establishes and mitigates the impacts of any design/delivery risks, related scope gaps, clashes etc.
Ensures awareness of all Managers for design related Delivery/Quality/Performance/Contract/Commercial issues.
Communicates with Managers on VM/VE to harvest and exploit design or detail or reconfiguration opportunities.
Immediately communicates to the ACC Executive unforeseen or any events impacting the design/delivery interface.
Provides impact assessments of design variations or any events which have an effect on time or budget.
Assists in the undertaking of Design Performance or Project Objective audits, surveillances or reviews.
Use existing Contract; Client; Subcontract and design coordination processes or develops others where gaps exist.
Assists in ensuring that the As-Built condition information is recorded, processed and design As-Builts are produced.
Provides support to commissioning and handover teams to ensure smooth transition and project handover.
Monitors and reports on the maintaining the status of design related Certificates; Warranties or third party approvals.
Advises the on the engagement or disengagement of design related Service Providers where necessary.

About the Company


About the Company


"Building more than just buildings..."

Since our early beginnings, we believed that the essence of our work goes beyond bricks and steel. Our determination to deliver a job well-done is enhanced by the values we cherish and work by. We work as a team that is committed, passionate, creative, insightful, and prompt.

"Sincere, Reliable, Contemporary, with Precision Engineered Services..."

When it's all said and done, our ultimate mission is a lofty quest to be "The Best Builder in all arenas". It is your school... your university... your home... your hospital that we are aiming to develop and with that in mind, we have a mission of building society. We (ACC) offer a comprehensive range of customer oriented construction and development services that range from real estate developments to industrial utilities.
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