Head of Design - Interior Fit Out / Retail Projects

Black Pearl

Dubai, UAE

Ref: RP174-1190

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

We have a fantastic role for you with a fast-growing retail fit-out company based in Dubai. In this role, the job holder will participate in and lead all retail project/site development phases from schematic design through construction, including conceptual and detailed planning, designing, material specification, contractor evaluation and finalization, site supervision, and control. Furthermore, you will also be responsible for renovating and maintaining existing projects for any civil, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and carpentry works. Other responsibilities will include:

• Conceptualize / Redesign retail formats for the Concept in line with the customer, mall requirements and latest market trends
• Develop complete design for the showroom that will include a comprehensive floor plan, exterior elevations, interior elevations, A/c diffuse allocation, lightning, graphic imaging (3D Presentation), and all material selections and finishes
• Develop designs for all other features/utilities of the client’s project, such as building placement/orientation, parking lot layout/flow, service vehicle access
• Deliver detailed specifications and clear, concise, comprehensive, and complete engineering/interior drawings as required
• Ensure that all the designs and drawings are as per the company standards
• Review and process all shop drawing/sample submissions and consult with the Projects Team and External Consultants, as appropriate, to ensure the design intent is being maintained
• Coordinate with the Project Managers/Designers to get their input on the design, which includes the floor plan, elevations etc.
• Provide expertise in detail development and assisting in researching products and systems that accomplish the design intent
• Review and recommend to the team any changes that may be required to renovate the existing projects
• Assist in site selection and prepare the detailed survey report by performing onsite design services, interpreting drawings, specs, codes, standards, regulatory requirements, and carrying out field engineering work
• Prepare detailed project plans for site development, including project costing, timelines, and development schedules, and coordinate for approvals
• Nominate, evaluate and appoint consultants and contractors/suppliers / vendors, including negotiation of rates and contractual terms and obligations
• Supervise all the activities on site and coordinate with project managers to regularly provide feedback on the progress of work/project
• Guide and manage the workforce deployed onsite, including Supervisors and contractor labour
• Oversee and manage any construction and interior design Any electricity related work in the existing stores and new stores
• Coordinate with MEP, municipal authorities and PRO for approvals of Civil signage’s and municipality permissions
• Manage the performance of the team – set annual performance goals, monitor performance and provide constructive feedback to improve performance.


To be considered for this role you need to meet the following criteria:

• Should a degree holder of Architecture/ Planning & Design/ Applied Science / Civil Engineering
• Experience in AutoCAD, 3D Max, Photoshop
• Exposure to the latest building materials, building systems and interior trends through formal or informal training (on-the-job experience)
• Have a minimum 8 – 12 years of Interior / Retail Store / Building designing and Project Management experience, of which 4 years in a leading role – retail projects / interior fit out / furniture/event, etc
• Knowledge of spaces, spatial layouts, relations, conceptual sketching, 3D modelling
• Knowledge of Architectural detailing, Construction Methodology and Civil work estimation
• Willing to work in Jebel Ali 3, Dubai
• Willing to work 6 times a week
• Fluent in Arabic and English

Disclaimer: Please note that Black Pearl will never ask any of its candidates for any payment in any form in exchange of our service in helping candidates find a job. Our service is free to our candidates and the recruitment fee is paid by our clients.

About the Company

Black Pearl is a human resources and recruitment agency that provides a holistic business and talent solution in a progressive, dynamic, and efficient way.

We pride ourselves as a unique black pearl and strive to delight our clients with a personalized partnership that helps them propel towards success.

Whether you need to find top talent, your next great job opportunity, or a consulting solution for managing your business, engaging employees, evolving your work culture, planning your people strategy, or resourcing challenges, we can help.

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