Design Manager – Mixed Use – ATKINS - Job Vacancy on August 2017

Middle East

Design Manager – Mixed Use – ATKINS


You will be responsible for at least the following areas and duties in your role:


– Implement an appropriate and effective project or programme management framework, incorporating necessary review processes as required
– Define and implement criteria for control and management of the project
– Coordinate and direct end-user input throughout the project lifecycle
– Appraise options and submit to the Client for approval
– Secure resources and expertise from the Client as required, e.g. appoint professional advisers to support the project sponsor role
– Coordinate the value management strategy
Manage project budget, including risk allowance
– Monitor and control changes/variations following approval by Client
Risk Management
– Determine and manage risks that may affect the project in any way, particularly schedule, budget or quality/specifications
– Facilitate effective communication and action as sole point of contact between the Client and site delivery team
– Assist the design team and site delivery team to identify and resolve problems
– Coordinate and foster teamwork between all project stakeholders
– Manage the design and site delivery team’s performance of delegated responsibilities
– Establish an effective and universal strategy to address major issues that may arise with the site delivery team
– Ensure the site delivery team receives the necessary stakeholder decisions in a timely fashion
– Establish a mechanism to ensure collaborative problem solving with the site delivery team, which will involve regular dialogue with contractors, team working and risk-sharing
– Practice sound people management principles to ensure that the team of Faithful+Gould staff, contractors works well and provides a supportive environment for the achievement of project and individual objectives
– Manage the welfare and motivation of Faithful+Gould direct reports, such as Assistant Project Managers and Administration Assistants and provide leadership, guidance and encouragement
– Plan for and undertake annual performance reviews in line with Faithful+Gould processes
Contract Management
– Negotiate and convert contracts as required by the project
– Oversee the award of contracts and ensure the client is adequately protected
– Chair meetings and ensure minutes are actioned in a timely manner
– Provide timely regular and accurate reporting on the project progress, costs and quality as determined by the Business Manager
– Accurately check and sign-off on all payment certificates and invoices
– Ensure accurate finalisation of client accounts, provide substantiated recommendations for variations and ensure contractors and consultants are paid in accordance with contract schedules
Client Management
– Look for opportunities to improve the client’s position in regard to return and value
Identify and resolve disputes quickly and reasonably
– Develop and maintain good relationships with client representatives, consultants, contractors and adjoining property owners
– Manage and coordinate the project handover phase with contractors, client contractors, tenants and building managers
– Receive and review detailed reports on the project from the site delivery team
– Establish formal reporting arrangements on project progress for the Client and Company
– Maintain up-to-date project skite sheets and resumes for the project team for use by the Company
Business Development

In addition to your project role, as a representative of the Company, you will use your best endeavours to communicate potential business development opportunities to the Company and to actively promote the interests of the Company within the industry.

Job Details

Date Posted:2017-08-13
Job Location:Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role:Engineering
Company Industry:Construction

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Career Level:Mid Career

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