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Design Manager - Immediate Start (10 Days)


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: GP186-5804

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Charterhouse is working with an award-winning architectural consultancy firm based in UAE. Due to continuous growth, our client is looking to hire a Design Manager due to its expanding project portfolio.

The Design Manager will be reporting to the Directors. You will manage current projects, monitor budget, Quality and time schedules. You will provide leadership to the design teams enabling them to execute design services efficiently whilst participating in the planning and design of complex projects across the UAE.

The incumbent will also manage the client’s design request and establish project objectives, liaising with the design teams and making sure budgets are maintained. Additionally, you will evaluate sub-consultant and tenders and oversee the execution of the projects as well as ensure the quality of the work is consistently upheld.


To be considered for this role, the candidate should have a BA or MSc in architecture, preferably with a project management qualification (PMP or LEED). You should have at least 10 years of experience, in the UAE or GCC region.

As the main point of contact for clients, it’s essential you have excellent communication skills. Extensive knowledge in all stages of the design and the ability to coordinate engineering services are crucial.

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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AED 18,500

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