Design Manager

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Employment: Full Time

Salary 48-60,000 AED per Month Dependent Upon Experience

Successful candidates will have at least 2 MAJOR Projects (650 Million AED +) delivered in the Gulf for a Tier 1 Buildings Main Contractor.

Project Based Design Manager sat on a new build award in Dubai.

This Design Manager will have the confidence and communication skills to lead , drive and manage all aspects of the design & technical aspect.

Value :1.8 Billion AED
Scope :Shopping Mall – Large Footprint
Program: 35 Months

Have you managed a multi national team?

• You understand how to manage a demanding client, designer & external stakeholders when it comes to a Major Shopping Mall.
• You understand that you have to protect the project whilst managing the design so that solutions and compromises take place so that program is not lost.

There is a time to be architectural and a time to be practical as our client would say!

Reporting into an Experience Project Director that has built 2 Major Shopping Malls you will be his eyes , ears and department head for design based on site.

Day to day, week to week , monthly duties and management experience :

• You will be leading a Design, Engineering & CAD& draughtsman
• Coordinating structural, finishes & MEP aspects of the build
• Managing the process, procedures and ensuring the project is built as per the contract in line with client wishes
• Managing design clashes, site issues and technical aspects affecting the shopping mall
• Presenting on elements of design and technical related progress as part of the senior management team

AED 48,000 to 60,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.
Additional benefits: + Education, Family Status , Flights & Medical


The following is essential for a successful application & interview request:

• 12 Years Post Graduate Experience
• Minimum of 2 Projects as the Design Manager lead for a Tier 1 in the MENA region
• Clear Design , Engineering & Technical experience on site for a Tier 1 Main Contractor on a “LIVE project” no bid, not finished but complete life cycle
• Degree Educated from a reputable University
• Strong communication skills to manage your team, client, upstream and downstream – this will be shown in the introduction to NSR Associates
• Based in the UAE and available for face to face interviews


At NSR we pride ourselves on market knowledge, integrity, loyalty and professionalism. Through personal relationships and knowledge of what our clients look for in specific requirements we like to pride ourselves on matching people to the right role.

The partners at NSR have always dealt with people in an open and honest manner and as a company we are driven to find the right opportunity for people enhancing their career where ever this may be worldwide.

We work on the principal that every person we deal with is a potential client, this process has proved beneficial for us as there are many people we have dealt with on the International circuit that have approached NSR Associates to recruit for them as a client after we have worked on their behalf as a candidate.

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