Design Manager - Buildings

Randstad UK

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Ref: LP862-41

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We are working with a leading Project Management Consultancy as they require a number of Design Managers to work on high profile, large scale building and restoration projects in Saudi Arabia. Open to speaking with candidates from an Interiors or Architectural background.


- Monitoring of all internal and external architectural and engineering work related to project.
- Oversee the development of overall design process from conceptual design through schematic and detailed/contract documents.
- Perform design reviews through the design process from conceptual design through schematic and detailed/contract documents.
- Conduct ongoing construct-ability reviews to successfully meeting the schedules and program budgets.
- Monitor submitting by the design consultants to obtain approvals and permits necessary by all regulatory agencies.
- Implement Design to budget requirement in all appropriate RFP’s and contracts for design services. Monitor compliance.
- Promptly inform in writing of any event or situation that the likely effect of which would be to vary the scope of the Program.
- Schedule the submission of the design, in stages if appropriate, to Client and request his approval thereto.
- Advise Client in the event that the design indicates that compromises are necessary between particular objectives and requirements of Project.
- Schedule the Design activities in the Master Schedule to include reasonable periods Client approvals.
- Monitor the performance of the Design Consultant and other consultants in respect of the deliverables associated with the agreed Design Program and provide immediate advice to Client in the event their progress may affect the program overall completion date or milestone objectives together with recommended remedial action.
- Schedule the Design to allow periods for Client approvals.


To be considered for the role, candidates must have:

- Bachelor's Degree in Architecture / Engineering / Interiors
- 15+ years experience managing the design, planning and scheduling activities of major projects
- Strong leadership style
- Experience with LEED/Estidama
- Middle East experience required

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Design Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia

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SAR 34,500

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