Design Manager

To expand our practice in UAE, we are looking for a Design Manager responsible for the management of design aspects of all architectural and engineering design of the assigned projects.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Prepare design briefs for various projects as required in coordination with everyone involved in the project.
  • Prepare project program in alignment with company’s business plan.
  • Prepare technical evaluation of consultant tenders.
  • To ensure that the design prepared by the consultants are as per the design briefs and within the cost and quality parameters.
  • Manage local and international consultants through all design stages
  • Monitor Consultant progress and to guide them to achieve the desired result
  • Undertake design review of submitted packages of various stages to make sure that the design and drawings are aligned and meeting the development objectives.
  • Evaluate consultant invoices and make recommendations to Management regarding the release of payments.
  • Participate in the prequalification of construction contracts.
  • Participate in the tender evaluation process by making technical evaluations.
  • Participate in the product inspection after completion of construction process.
  • Ensures that the design drawings and technical specifications are in compliance with the company’s requirements, reports on variances and recommends approaches to bring the design drawings and documents into compliance.
  • Participates and assists in contract negotiations with contractors and consultants as required.
  • Monitors and reports all design progress with respect to design pro-forma and guidelines, budget schedule and timeline to the department head

Skills and Qualification:

  • The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor’s Degree in relevant discipline, preferably in Architecture.
  • Must have at least 5 years of UAE/GCC work experience in Design Review and Management with a leading real estate or property developer for large-scale mixed-use development projects (Residential, commercial, retail, villas, resort, hotel etc.).
  • Working knowledge in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, AutoCAD and other Software Applications.
  • Work to demanding deadlines
  • Dubai Experience of Residential apartments building design and site delivery
  • Strong knowledge of all Dubai Authority regulation and international standards
  • Management of marketing collateral renders with external render consultants
  • Management of physical models for sales and marketing collateral with external consultant
  • Knowledge of the DLD process and managing process of SPA plans and areas with external consultants
  • Personable and work within a team environment



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