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Design Manager - Consultancy

Big Fish Recruitment

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP281-486

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Design Manager will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following activities:

- Managing, coordinating and delivering technically challenging projects on time, within budget and to the desired quality;
- Managing a single or multi functional design team responsible for delivering projects in accordance with client’s requirements
- Coordinating design activities across various disciplines within the design team;
- Comfortable with interfacing with the Client and other design team members regarding the production of information in line with agreed deliverables
- Understanding and managing changes to scope, budget and programme
- Identifying risks and opportunities and contributing to the project risk and opportunities register
- Escalating any matters that could pose a potential contractual/commercial risk to the company at the earliest opportunity;
- Management of internal costs/resource against proposed budget targets
- Progress reporting and monitoring progress in line with project KPI’s


- Bachelors Degree in Architecture or equivalent.
- At least 10 years experience with design management and from a reputable architecture/project management/design firm or real estate (client side) company.
- Willing to work in Abu Dhabi, UAE

About the Company


Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent, quality service that goes beyond the norm, giving them peace of mind and complete trust in our ability to meet their needs.


Big Fish consultants specialise in their fields and have extensive experience in the region and beyond. We take pride in our knowledge and network and believe that our relationships are built on trust and integrity and are made for the long term.


At Big Fish, as well as caring for the people we work with, we also care about the world and environment we live in, that's why Big Fish support initiatives that promote human welfare, environmental protection and sustainability.

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