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Digital Design Manager

  • Job reference: ME-005923
  • Sector: Buildings
  • Location: Dubai
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Experienced Design Manager with a strong background in active Digital Project experience. You will be required to manage multi-geographical design teams, sub-consultants and manage Digital Design review meetings. Deliver presentations and be self-motivated to learn and develop new processes and technology to share with/educate Digital Enterprise team members throughout the company.



  • Develop and execute project specific and client driven goals, schedules, budgets, delivery strategy and detailed assumptions with methodology for managing goals and objectives.
    Establish and maintain project goals and success criteria that meet both Atkins and Client needs.
  • Ability to create and administer a project Digital Execution Plan (BIM Execution Plan).
  • Very strong demonstrated capability in the use of key Digital Engineering systems.
  • Present and promote the use of Digital processes and technology in the Architecture and Engineering fields from Design through to Construction.
  • Lead project teams in Digital project setup
  • Proficient use of Digital technology including file interoperability and information exchange processes.
  • Lead design meetings and provide continual input to optimize design and minimize unnecessary work.
  • Facilitate the development of the Design Delivery Schedule along with the client and other project stakeholders.
  • Develop a comprehensive scope-of-work and contract document deliverables list for each related discipline and ensure no scope gap.
  • Support negotiation of scope-of-work, deliverables and price with supply chain.
  • Manage distribution and production of project workload within project team.
  • Determine need for use of external supply chain.
  • Evaluate and motivate designers on adoption of Digital design technology.
  • Participate in departmental strategic planning.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Statutory Authorities approvals process within Middle East.
  • Ensuring design meets clients Expectation, through facilitation of value engineering and interaction with Cost consultants.
  • To negotiate the design process from conception through to completion, whilst managing the production of design and construction issue documentation, possibly for a number of projects.
  • Developing the technical aspects of the project briefs and design programmes.
  • Coordinate specification, materials selection and detailed design solutions in relation to performance and production criteria.
  • Understanding modern methods of construction, low energy design and Statutory Authority regulations.
  • Coordinating the detailed design process and co-coordinating design information.
  • Managing and co-coordinating the production team and associated professional consultants.
  • Run projects, develop standard solutions and have an awareness of contemporary construction methods.
  • Understanding and have working knowledge of all of the various building components considered as part of the complete building assembly, and being able to detail these or have a good working knowledge of the detail of the various components.
  • Understanding how the design aspects of a construction project influence and relate to performance and functional issues, so that practical questions can be addressed at an early stage.
  • Carrying out design-stage risk assessments.
  • Management / coordination of the project design team and interface with all stakeholders on large scale projects.
  • Responsible for all aspects of project coordination and technical delivery for the interface between the design team and internal / external consultants.
  • Responsible to initiate and implement regular project technical reviews and ensure compliance with review comments.
  • Review project scope requirements and ensure the project team is aware and working towards the required deliverables.
  • Act as a primary technical interface to the Client on matters of coordination and implementation of project specific requirements.
  • Attend all design and project management meetings ensuring coordinated action is taken by the team.
  • Lead technical coordination for projects of all scales, liaising directly with all disciplines involved in the design process.
  • Proactively check and coordinate project documents (including but not limited to BIM model, drawing set organization, details, dimensions, interdisciplinary coordination items, specifications coordination, etc.) and is responsible for quality control of such tasks in accordance with Atkins’ quality control program.
  • Contribute to Atkins’ leadership by enabling clear communications among team leaders, consultants and clients while building professional relationships internally and externally.
  • Relevant experience interpreting and applying US / British Standards and Building Regulations (or as appropriate to the UAE) is essential.


Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.


We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.


Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Key Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Architecture, Engineering or a technology-related fields.
  • Must have a minimum of 6 years of experience in a combination of construction operations, preconstruction, architecture or VDC in the AEC industry.
  • Strong technical skills with proficiency in AutoDesk Suite is critical. Must be familiar with other construction related software (Tekla, P6, Sketchup, Engineering Analysis Tools).
  • Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements.
  • Must have the ability to lead groups of people in adopting new technology.
  • Experience in implementing new systems is desirable.


Personal Profile:

  • Proven leadership capabilities.
  • A high degree of initiative with an ability to address issues and refine work practices.
  • Proactive and hands-on person with a positive team attitude.
  • Creative with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Strong professional integrity and work ethic.
  • Organised and efficient with demonstrable time management skills.
  • Professional appearance and attitude with an outgoing personality.
  • Skilled negotiator and influencer
  • Ability to listen and assimilate information quickly and effectively
  • Self starter
  • Articulate/good communicator
  • Confident
  • Approachable and able to motivate and inspire project management team
  • Attention to detail
  • High degree and appreciation of quality
  • Collaborative
  • Seeks continuous improvement


Rewards & Benefits


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • 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


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