Ref: OP555-847

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

• To oversee the process of design, engineering and obtaining of building permits and governmental approvals such that these processes are executed in a professional, cost effective and timely manner without compromising the constructability of these designs.
• To ensure the use of creative solutions that would reduce manpower requirements, cost and/or time for the completion of projects.
• To ensure the transfer of job details and documents to the operational teams in a comprehensive and timely manner.
• Responsible for managing, training, and developing of the team in the department.

• Encourages team to provide creative solutions to job requirements that would reduce manpower requirements, cost, and/or time and distinguish from other competitors.
• Establishes a leading design and build contractor in all industrial domain.
• Establishes strong partnerships with reputable and well-known design consultants to work with them in design and built projects.
• Builds up confidence with consultants to facilitate submission and authority approvals.
• Ensures that on department level a library of standard constructible details of least cost implications is maintained and enhanced by lessons learned.
• Assists and advises the Tendering department in structural design issues during tendering.
• Reviews and filters technical requirements of all signed contracts with internal stakeholders to fully understand the scope and contract requirements.

• Coordinates with Business Development team in selecting and assigning the Consultant.
• Ensures the team is timely delivering all tasks according to the project plan and supports in critical cases - if needed - with advice or additional resources.
• Meets with clients, consultants, and authorities to ensure smooth operations according to the job requirements and contract.
• Ensures the quick and delay-free issuance of all required permits and approvals.
• Ensures that As Built Drawings for jobs are completed on a timely basis and according to the needs of the operational functions.
• Meets with authorities for any requirements for information about plots, special buildings requirements and updates or any other information.
• Ensures the team is up to date with changes in the international standards and design codes used in the market.
• Performs periodical site visits to compare designs with actual site practices as well as to improve knowledge of practical building practices.
• Focuses on the “Opportunities/Risks” highlighted in kick of meeting to maximize on value engineering and authority approvals.
• Supports internal stakeholders by providing technical design and advice to minimize the cost to help securing projects.

• Plans the manpower requirements for the team and ensures that the team is equipped with the required resources.
• Identifies training needs and ensures development plans are in place to enhance skills and capabilities within the team.
• Ensures the performance management process is properly executed and team members receive constructive and fair feedback to enhance the overall team and individual performance.
• Works closely with HR department for the recruitment and selection of new team members.


• 12+ years
• Regional exposure (KSA, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain) is required
• Work experience with a Contractor is must
• Engineering work experience in the Industrial / Steel building sector is required.
• Data Centers, Manufacturing Facilities are a plus

• Bachelor’s in engineering (Civil, MEP, Architecture, Industrial)
• Architect is preferred, yet not mandatory
• BIM / Autodesk Certification is a plus
• Solid Basic Knowledge in at least 2 other engineering software applications

About the Company

Ignite Search & Selection is a leading Recruitment Agency in the Middle East. Ignite's team of specialist recruiters now works across a range of sectors including Legal, Digital/Technology, Retail/FMCG, Construction and Engineering.

We pride ourselves on given both clients and candidates expert market knowledge in our chosen sectors. We value getting a detailed understanding of our clients and candidates expectations to find the perfect fit for all parties.

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