Design Manager wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
Design Manager will responsible for providing technical expertise, leadership, and mentoring on a various building projects. Represents the Client’s design interests and provides technical leadership to assure that all design documents reviewed or produced are of the high quality and within the context of the project requirements, schedule and budget.

The Design Manager will lead the effort in coordinating and managing the Architectural, ID and Structural components in coordination with the other disciplines scope on construction projects. This candidate will work with the Project team to ensure successful pre and post contract completion of the project. Reporting to the Project Lead on site. Oversees reviews & manages implementation of construction documentation. Responsible to manage teams of discipline Engineers on site. Supports the Project Lead technically and will liaise with design office, contractor and client stakeholders as well as the relevant authorities.

Job Duties:

Coordinate design reviews with other packages’ design review manager and all project team reviewers

Responsible for resolving design issues with Design Consultants and communicating those issues to the project delivery team

Identify and report scope creep to the Project Director

Reply to Contractors’ RFI’s related to Design Consultants intents

Provide deliverables schedule input to Consultants and Contractors, and ensure on-time delivery of documents

Review design documents and provide comments

Review all comments for relevance and consistency

Provide technical leadership to assure that all technical work reviewed is of high quality, accurate, and within the context of schedule and budget

Provide review schedule input to Project Director and Project Manager

Assure design is in conformance with contractual requirements

Assure that all design submissions meet the quality standards set forth by the program

Report progress to Project Director

Coordinate with Design Review Team to develop and continuously improve the design review process and to maintain quality

Implement and follow Quality Assurance Program procedures

Coordinate the work of the project team with other engineering disciplines through liaison with other professionals. Monitor the work of staff allocated to specific packages to ensure that technical competence and performance meet the requirements of allocated packages. Ensure that the project is delivered on time and on budget.

Identify specialized engineering or consultancy firms for owner approval

Organize design workshops to enhance design delivery

Prepare RFPs for design consultant services

Minimum Requirements

Minimum 15 years’ experience within project / construction management on similar role.

​Working knowledge of RIBA, AIA definitions of design stages and the application of them

Min15+ years of experience in building construction

Background in consultancies, contractors or a mix of both is required

Good understanding of all disciplines

Thorough knowledge and understanding of International and local Building Codes related to building construction.

Experience in managing, coordinating and actively monitoring contractors and subcontractors

Have a proven track record as a Manager on major projects such as healthcare. High Rise, Retail, Mixed Use, Public Realm, landscaping and Infrastructure type projects.

Strong technical design background and broad experience within the relevant discipline.

Demonstrated design and site based experience.

Aware of the latest trends in the specific field of expertise.

HSE awareness and prepared to ensure safety is regarded as a priority

LEED and/ or Estidama, Dubai Green Building and sustainability skills preferred

Knowledge of BIM and their applications

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture/ Structural/ Civil or equivalent from a recognized Institution

Advanced Post-Graduate Degree plus membership of a recognized professional institution preferred​