Senior Design Manager

  • Full Time
  • UAE
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Buro Happold

About the job
We are currently recruiting a Senior Design Manager in Riyadh, KSA.

You will be responsible for successful project execution and delivery, client interface, and leading the technical quality of all project-related matters. Oversee and lead all design execution for your designated role by managing remote design teams, who may be located in Dubai or Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

What will you be doing?

The Senior Design Manager (DM) can support clients at the strategic or project level. Their role is primarily to manage design teams and collaborators through the different stages of a design process.

The following list gives a variety of responsibilities and tasks that the DM is expected to be able to deliver:

Provide technical input into design-related material and deliverables within the scope of BH
Leading the BIM approach to design development and collaboration
Management of issues, risks and project change requests related to design, to ensure successful and on-time project delivery.
Overseeing RIBA design stages within individual projects, and masterplan developments.
Reviewing design submissions for gateway approvals
Partaking in value engineering and cost validation exercises
Supporting the Project Manager/Director in the overall project deliverables
Creating RFPs for design consultants and related activities
Writing weekly and monthly reports on the design progress
Client liaison on all design matters
Develop the best way in which programs or projects are to be structured, directed and managed, including the optimal organisation structure, authority and decision-making roles
Define the organisation of the design and delivery process, including the level of client interface and oversight, resources and skills, design cycles, assurance approach, information and communication management and design packaging approach
Support the Project Planner in developing the schedule and strategic milestones, analyse key dependencies and test various phasing options.
Evaluate the progress of a project to detect limitations or faults in order to seek solutions to a more efficient process
Use processes to delegate and ensure even distribution of tasks to project team members
Conduct feasibility studies and oversee the selection of consultants and sub-consultants
Support the growth and improvement of the PDM processes and procedures

Success will look like the following:

Delivering technical excellence through remotely located design teams
Meeting the client expectations in terms of quality, time and design to budget
Knowledge share and development of more junior Saudi National staff based in Riyadh
Successfully supporting commercial proposals for major design commissions

What will you bring?

A person who demonstrates the experience of working with clients and a broad understanding of the design process. You will be able to demonstrate a profile of:

A highly organised, creative, and conscientious individual, capable of managing multiple key stakeholder expectations
Able to operate in a BIM environment, familiar with REVIT, BIM360 and Navisworks
Excellent written, visualisation and verbal communication skills, and can easily simplify complex concepts into compelling narratives to both technical and non-technical audiences
A positive, resilient attitude with a willingness to undertake volume work processes
Experience of acting as a mentor and coach to their team
Proven ability to manage time and act with pace, demonstrating a highly organised approach to work, and customer service.
A Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering or related field.
10+yrs experience, with a minimum of 5yrs within the Middle East
Demonstrable leadership skills
Good written and verbal communication skills
Ability to write complex reports and RFPs
Strong attention to detail
Excellent organisational and technical skills
Good interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
Exceptional time management and organisational skills
Ability to adapt and stress management skills
Good IT and mathematical skills

Be you at Buro Happold

Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals. We actively promote inclusivity to enable every individual to reach their full potential, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.

We are working to change the lack of representation of minority groups in the built environment, and are particularly keen to hear from anyone who feels they are underrepresented in the industry. We have much to learn from one another. Embracing difference allows us to develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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