Design Manager | Dubai, UAE

Location: Dubai, UAE

Qualifications and Key Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience working in the design management role
  • Shall be aware about the requirements of the local authorities in Dubai.
  • Previous Middle East Experience
  • Management of multiple projects and portfolios.
  • Strong organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to use time productively, maximize efficiency, and meet challenging work goals


  • Under the direction of the Project Director the Design Manager will provide the oversight, management and administration services for the Design Consultancy services.
  • Facilitate the implementation and execution of all Project Controls, working with available project resources, to include programmes, design schedules, cost control, progress reports and records.
  • Act as a key point of contact for participation in the project change control and risk management process.
  • Facilitate, chair and minute weekly coordination meetings or conference calls with the relevant consultants.
  • Responsible for the administering of all correspondence to the Client or Clients PM team, including the preparation of all contractual letters and notices.
  • Ability to develop and manage design management plans, including project scope baseline, man-hour estimates (resources), quality plans, budgets and risk plans.
  • Procurement of specialist consultants (scopes, fees, terms and conditions etc.)
  • Lead internal and external project kick-off meetings and ensure that all parties are aligned.
  • Coordinate daily with the design teams across all design stages ensuring technical issues are addressed and approvals are obtained.
  • Responsible for Preparation of Monthly Progress Reports

If you are interested in this vacancy, please send your CV to

Quoting the job title “DESIGN MANAGER” in the subject line.

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