Senior Design Manager


Dubai, UAE

Ref: QP928-596

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The opportunity

Project: This is a high-end mixed-use development of two towers with a cantilever link positioned at 100m on the towers. We are hiring an ambitious and forward-thinking senior design manager to join our established and growing team in UAE.

The senior design manager is responsible for ensuring that all project(s), or programme design management related activities undertaken by the design management team, are in accordance with the requirements of the project execution plan, PMIS, or other governing framework, as may be applicable, prepared by the ADD, and approved by the programme, or project director.
The SDM provides leadership to the DM team, and support to the AD-design, and for ensuring that personal health, safety, and wellbeing, and that of the team is maintained.

Your responsibilities will include:

• Examining the design consultants to maximise quality and value while minimising the risk profile for the project.
• Managing third party and client technical and constructability reviews of deliverables.
• Managing designer procurement, contracts and performance.
• Engaging the technical resources required to challenge the designers to obtain the most beneficial balance of quality, value and risk for the overall.
• Providing regular progress reports on all of the above to the project manager.
• Checking of all construction issue information.
• Monitoring the drawing production progress.
• Managing the information flow.
• Managing the incorporation of any comments.
• Checking the drawings and confirm approvals for issue.
• Liaising with document controller for publication and down-loading of drawings.
• Ensuring the correct drawing procedure.
• Providing report on planning and process.
• Ensuring correct specification as advised.
• Liaising with planning manager.
• Providing input into O&M manuals.
• Assisting in the provision of an effective and efficient, high quality engineering design
• Managing and assisting in the management of the project involving the construction of special-to-type equipment.
• Ensuring that all information relating to projects and assets is accurately recorded and stored appropriately.
• Drafting of procurement/technical submission programme.


About you

• With a relevant degree qualification, you will take personal development seriously and be chartered or pursuing a similar level of professional qualification.
• You are digitally savvy, can build lasting client relationships and lead strong, motivated teams.
• You will have a construction or cost consultancy or project management background and be hungry to grow your career and enjoy the opportunities Mace has to offer.

About the Company

Mace is an international consultancy and construction company that has delivered world class projects since 1990. Today we employ over 6,000 people across five global hubs in Europe, Middle East North Africa and India, North America, Asia Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Four simple values guide our behaviour in our pursuit of a better way; Safety first - going home safe and well, Client focus - deliver on our promise, Create opportunity - for our people to excel, Integrity - always doing the right thing. We aim to attract the best and brightest people, whatever their background, to bring new perspectives to some of the most complex and inspiring projects around the world.

We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop personally and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. At Mace you can deepen your knowledge, expand your skills and define your own path.

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Design Manager salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 18,500

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