Design Manager - Project Management Consultancy

J10 Consulting

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: SP920-05

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Our Multi National Project Management Consultancy client has a new requirement for a well experienced Design Manager to join their team in Abu Dhabi, UAE to work on New build and refurbishment Residential projects in the Emirates. Successful candidates will have a proven background as a Design Manager on Residential build and refurbishment projects in the UAE and the wider GCC and a proven background working in a recognised PMC or Design Consultancy business.

This role is available for immediate joining and is a direct hire, permanent placement with our client.

Key Responsibilities:
• This is a Design Management role and candidates should have demonstrable skills in developing and coordinating interior and base build design solutions for Residential new build and refurbishment projects.
• Liaise with Company stakeholders ,consultant, contractors and construction supervision management
• Leading and managing the full design process up to IFC with international and local consultants and coordination of project delivery against the design.
• Assessment and evaluation of design Consultants including scope definition contract management budget stewardship as well as progress and variation monitoring according to the scope and contract
• Monitoring projects budget against the design across project life cycle up to Tender documents followed by IFC
• Managing and stewarding projects risks and key milestones to company s stakeholders on regular basis
• Review design documents throughout the different project stages to make sure the design intent is well maintained up to construction
• Obtain stakeholders approvals on different design stages confirm cost and program compliance with investment case and to present designs
• Interface with the Commercial Management team to procure different services
• Participate in establishing and implementing the Project Management Plan and or Design Implementation Plan and procedures
• Prepare tender strategy identify qualified consultants contractors and vendors prepare and issue RFP s evaluate proposals negotiate contract terms deliverables payment schedules and issue recommendation to the client
• Monitoring the material submission RFIs replies during the construction phases in coordination with the construction team to ensure applying the primary design intent
• Oversee and guide consultants design progress activities Monitor and verify design progress and submittals at all design phases
• Oversee the implementation of design quality assurance Value Engineering as well as completeness of design documents throughout all phases up to Construction Documents in coordination with local international consultants
• Attend or chair meetings and or workshops with consultants and contractors review meeting minutes and follow up to achieve identified actions
• Organize manage design review meetings workshops and reports during design phases
• Ensures discipline project teams under their management comply with Project Execution Plans, including design management, project management and BIM management plans, and are adhered to throughout the project delivery process
• Confirms coordination issues are resolved (Through use of task log or similar tracking tools)
• Reviews scope of work, roles & responsibilities, and deliverables prepared by discipline leads to check alignment and consistency with Client and contract requirements.
• Assists the PM with controlling change
• Assists the PM with managing risk
• Responsible for periodic project progress reports to senior management
• Responsible for defining the quality budget and schedule for completing the technical quality review on deliverables


Design Manager Experience:
• Bachelor or Masters Degree in Architecture or Architectural Engineering
• 10+ years of post-qualification experience in a similar capacity
• Demonstrable expertise in Design Management for Residential build and refurbishment projects
• Good knowledge and experience in working in recognized engineering or design consultancy companies
• Strong Design capabilities in Revit and other design softwares
• Proven ability to manage multiple workstreams and projects concurrently
• Able to work independently and work under pressure
• Self-motivated, able to prioritize work with target-oriented approach
• Excellent communication skills verbal and written
• UAE driving license is essential

AED 38,000 to 45,000 per month inclusive of fixed allowances.

About the Company

J10 Consulting are Construction Recruitment experts in the Middle East.

We help businesses and careers grow by delivering Temporary Contract & Permanent Contingency hiring solutions within Construction & Engineering in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain & Kuwait

J10 Consulting provide collaborative engagement and a deep understanding of both client and candidate requirements to cover temporary and permanent requirements across a number of vertical markets within Construction & Engineering.

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