JOB SUMMARY:

The Project Manager is a senior member of the building design services team in design center. S/He is responsible for the management of building design projects of moderate complexity, including team management, schedule and cost control, quality management, risk management and client management throughout the design project lifecycle. S/He is accountable for the delivery of building design projects of moderate complexity in accordance with project budgets and schedules while satisfying all technical and quality projects requirements. While doing so, the jobholder is the main client counterpart and ensures client requirements are handled in a professional manner, while maintaining a positive and reputable company image in all interactions. The jobholder is expected to progressively support and work on more complex projects, as needed.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AREAS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE ROLE :

  • Manage buildings design projects of moderate complexity, including schedule and cost control, team management, client management and risk management
  • Develop project management plans, including schedule baselines, project scope baselines, man-hour estimates, quality plans, budgets and risk plans for buildings design projects of moderate complexity
  • Develop scope baseline, detailed work breakdown structures, project activities and critical path charts for buildings design projects of moderate complexity
  • Provide input on project procurement needs, including external specialty suppliers, as needed
  • Lead internal and external project kick-off meetings and ensure stakeholders are aligned
  • Manage the design teams during the execution of design projects across all design stages, including concept design, schematic design, draft final design and construction documents
  • Coordinate with technical design team leaders for addressing clients’ technical issues, reviewing designs, obtaining approvals, etc. for buildings design projects of moderate complexity

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture or Project Management
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture or Project Management is preferred
  • PMP certification is a MUST

SKILLS :

  • Knowledge of building and architectural design
  • Solid knowledge in all aspects of project management
  • Excellent knowledge of project management software
  • Strong budget and financial management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving capabilities
  • Good understanding of quality control and risk management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of stakeholders, including senior management, clients and various departments
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English; Arabic is an advantage

EXPERIENCE TO EXECUTE THIS ROLE:

  • 12+ years of experience in the Building & Architectural Design Industry in a top tier regional / multinational engineering consultancy or project management firm
  • Strong experience and track record in managing building design projects within one or more specializations (residential, hospitality, retail, commercial, healthcare, specialty facilities, education, sports and recreation)
  • Significant experience within the Middle East