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Design Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004947
  • Sector: Programme Management
  • Location: Dubai

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The project is still in the design stage, however the contract has been awarded and construction works are ongoing. The focus for the individual will be upon package procurement and progress of works on site.

Faithful+Gould are currently looking for an experienced Project/ Construction Manager to form part of our Project Management Consultant (PMC) project team based in Dubai.  The main objective of the PMC is the successful delivery of a very large, high quality hospitality project in accordance with the client’s expectations with regards to budget, program, and quality compliance.
  • In conjunction with the Supervision Consultant identify any non-conformance and coordinate appropriate rectification
  • Oversee contractor progress and identify any progress concerns
  • Review of design consultants and contractors for compliance with their contractual responsibilities.
  • Identify risks and develop appropriate mitigation measures in conjunction with the PMC team and the client
  • Oversee the technical submittal process and identify any issues inhibiting the process of submission, review and approval.
  • In conjunction with the Supervision Consultant, ensure ITP’s and Work Method Statements have been correctly prepared, approved, and complied with by the contractor
  • Oversee the Lead Consultants performance in finalising authority design approvals, and the contractor’s performance in relation to obtaining necessary authority permits during installation and at completion
  • Conduct periodic inspections and advise the PMC team and client regarding compliance.
  • Participate in any necessary quality audits in relation to MEP works
  • Review contractor schedules in relation to procurement, installation, and testing and commissioning, and identify any potential delays or progress concerns
  • Assist the PMC team with change management and provide any necessary recommendations upon the same
  • Manage the handover of the building/s to the Operator
  • Ensure As-builts and O&M Manuals requirements are completed in accordance with the owner and operator’s requirements
  • Manage defects rectification during the defects liability period
  • Attend coordination meetings.
Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million.

Worldwide Faithful+Gould has access to over 2,500 consultants, of whom 500+ are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company.

Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region.

  • Project/ Construction Management qualifications in the form of a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in a related field;
  • 12+ years of related experience; 
  • Track record in the delivery of large multi functional projects;
  • Technically proficient and able to understand the requirements of the various disciplines involved in large hospitality projects
  • Ability to identify key issues and risks associated with system design and installation, and ability to coordinate management and resolution of the same in consultation with client, designer, and contractor.
  • A “rounded profile”, comfortable with overseeing all aspects of design, technical submittal procedures, procurement, installation (QA/QC), and testing and commissioning.
  • Effective in building good working relationships with client, contractor, and design team.
Rewards & Benefits: 

We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Medical and life insurance cover 
  • 22 calendar days annual leave 
  • Company gratuity scheme 
  • Discretionary bonus scheme 
  • Professional membership fees 
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.
Apply and the Process:

We will be shortlisting the candidates shortly.