Architectural Design Manager (Hospitality)


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-6078

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with an Abu Dhabi based Real Estate Development company that is part of a diversified group, specialising in the Construction sector. The group of companies combine to offer turn-key solutions to its clients across their GCC project portfolio. As a result of recently awarded projects, our client is seeking an Architectural Design Manager who will report to the Senior Development Director.

This position requires you to lead and manage the project development, design and execution towards handover, throughout multiple projects and development plans. The Architectural Design Manager will manage developments from inception to operation, including market research, feasibility studies and valuation of hotels, resorts and conference centres, within the hospitality space.

This role will design the project strategy plan to include design briefs, guidelines, responsibilities matrix and ensure the scope of work is effectively communicated to the design management team whilst offering strategic consulting, research and advisory assignments for assets within the project portfolio.

In conjunction, the Design Manager will review and negotiate hotel operator technical contracts and term sheet reviews, supporting the projects with financial analysis, underwriting and modelling.


Our client will look to hire an Architectural Design Manager who has 10-15 years’ experience, delivering hospitality and hotelier projects from inception to completion in the UAE or GCC.

The incumbent will have a proven track-record of performing market research, feasibility and strategic consulting on large-scale hospitality or hotel projects. The selected candidate will hold a relevant Architectural or Civil Engineering Degree from an internationally recognised University and will be comfortable working in Abu Dhabi on a full-time permanent basis.

About the Company

The Charterhouse brand and business was launched in Dubai and the Middle East in April 2004 by a team of international recruiters and management consultants, after its inception in Sydney, Australia in September 2003. Charterhouse Middle East is now positioned as the leading regional recruiter within its area of disciplines and functional markets.

Charterhouse offers professional and bespoke contingency and retained search services to all sectors of the market. Service quality is guaranteed, thanks to a particular focus on flexibility. Charterhouse was the first international search and selection business to establish Dubai as its base. The growth in the Middle East region has been mirrored by Charterhouse globally, with offices now in Qatar, Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.

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