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Senior Design Manager - Major Masterplanned Developments

Client of Mace

10 - 11 years Riyadh - Saudi Arabia

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

, Posted on June 12, 2018 1 Opening

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Be a part of our international consultancy business that spans our five global hubs, where we oversee work for world leading organisations across the public and private sectors.
Our Middle East, North Africa and India hub started in 1998 and has successfully operated in a wide range of countries, delivering project and programme management and cost consultancy services.
The role
Senior Design Manager - Major Masterplanned Developments
Based in Saudi Arabia, reporting to the programme director managing the complete design management deliverables for multiple projects on behalf of the client.
To be responsible for the development of the brief, design strategy and subsequent management of consultants and design partners.
To be a part of the senior management team seconded into a long standing client.
Your responsibilities will include:
Design strategy and team leadership.
Organising and chairing strategic design reviews and engagement of design consultants.
Ensuring a cohesive design management process is adhered to throughout all stages of the scheme.
Providing input to development management in feasibility assessments by developing site analysis, test fit, concept design as well as other studies.
Soliciting input and communicating regularly during the planning process with development management, other operations teams, and all relevant authorities to ensure that the client s intents are executed.
Providing support review and advisory services on masterplanning matters to project management during construction stage.
Managing the selection and work of masterplanning consultants and ensuring quality, budget and time compliance of the consultant s work in accordance with the service contract.
Managing the contract including preparing RFPs and processing payments and variations.
Periodically updating any change to the masterplan design, timeline and cost to development management and other operations teams such as by issuing monthly progress reports.
Assessing impact on all delivery activities and minimise financial and operational impact.
Providing input to development management to optimise real estate portfolio by creating innovative proposals for development that maximizes ROI.
Multitasking and continuous looking at architecture/infrastructure/detailed design where possible, especially after the completion of masterplanning work.
The successful applicant will need to have experience in coordinating and managing multiple stakeholders and demonstrate the ability to build robust, long term relationships and integrated teams.
Your experience, knowledge and skills need to include:
10+ years experience.
Masterplanned, major development/project experience is essential.
International experience is an advantage but not essential.
International project delivery experience is an advantage.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be required.
Ability to demonstrate a clear and systematic approach to solving complex technical and aesthetic issues.
Previously worked for blue chip, western project management or consultancy organisations or the international developer/clients/end users is essential.
A degree qualification is preferred.
Professional memberships are an advantage but are not essential.
Mace is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our people to excel.

Industry Type : Construction / Civil Engineering
Functional Area : Site Engineering / Projects


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Client of Mace

Mace is a global consultancy and construction company that operates from five locations- the Middle East & North Africa, Europe, Sub Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, and North America. The company is deeply involved in shaping the communities and cities for future by connecting suppliers, clients, p artners, and communities. The company has received several certifications and accreditation such as OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 27001:2013, ISO 14001:2015, and BS 11000:2010.

The company is operating in the MENA region since 1998 and has offices in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, and Egypt. From business, hospitality, and high-rise leisure facilities to mixed-use and large-scale developments, the company completely understands the cultural, economic and social demands in the MENA region. Providing its clients with industry best practices and world-class expertise, Mace has grown continually throughout the region with over 450 employees in the UAE alone.

The company has rich experience in several sectors such as Health & Education, Energy & Utilities, Commercial, Defence & Security, Public Buildings & Estates, Transport, and Leisure & Sports. Some of the esteemed projects of the company include Mirdif City Centre, Jumeirah Beach Residence, and the Mall of the Emirates. The company includes a team of highly dedicated and experienced employees who possess the cultural know-how of the international as well as local suppliers and customers. Mace always looks for more such people who remain enthusiastic to work with this growing company.

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