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Design Manager

Job Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Design Manager (DM), to join our Design Studio in Abu Dhabi. The Design Manager will collaborate with a diverse team of Architects & Engineers, working on some of the regions biggest projects.


  • Develops design programmes in conjunction with Lead Designer and Discipline Leads and ensures execution of project deliverables are consistent with the Project Plan

  • Ensures discipline project teams under their management comply with Project Execution Plans, including design management, project management and BIM management plans, and are adhered to throughout the project delivery process

  • Manages design procedures - information exchange / issue logs / RFI s

  • Confirms with Lead Designer co-ordination issues are resolved (Through use of task log or similar tracking tools)

  • Reviews scope of work, roles & responsibilities, and deliverables prepared by discipline leads to check alignment and consistency with Client and contract requirements.

  • Develop & Maintain Design Management Plan

  • Manage Design Scope and delivery

  • Manage Tasks arising from coordination meetings

  • Team Leadership (Project Level)

  • Collaborates/communicates with team regarding design scope and scope compliance

  • Communicates with clarity, purpose and accuracy

  • Responsible for the preparation and compilation of design scope / status reporting to PM

  • Developed knowledge of AECOM’s QMS procedures

  • Attends client meetings scheduled, chaired & recorded by PM

  • Confidently present work to colleagues, clients and stakeholders.

  • Contribute to design management input at early design phases and during the course of projects

  • Reviews tender submissions for construction works, contributes to Tender Report prepared by PM

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years post undergraduate education

  • Proven related professional experience in a Design Management or Multi-disciplinary Design Practice

  • Experience of working on large scale projects

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Design Management or Bachelor of Science in a relevant design discipline

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Building Engineering

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263266BR

Virtual: Yes

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Design Manager

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates
Full time

Published on 04/30/2022

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