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Water Design Manager, Dubai & KSA

  • Job reference: ME-005857
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Dubai
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Why not...

Our Middle East Water Sector has been successful in securing a number of multi million pound design assignments within the Middle East Water Industry.
We are looking for a Design Manager to lead multidisciplinary design delivery. We want a great communicator who can integrate well and see beyond the standard approach to design delivery.  
Reporting in to the Sector Director, key responsibilities will be:
  • Managing project delivery
  • Production of design schedules to be integrated into integrated D&B Master schedules and management of allocated staff teams and report on design progress
  • Setting budgets for the detail design of projects in conjunction with the Discipline Team Leaders, typically MEICA, Process, Structural, Geotechnical, Architectural and associated CAD services.
  • H&S requirements incorporated into designs
  • Project management on a variety of engineering projects including detailed design with requirement for scoping and feasibility at times
  • Undertaking technical work, including reviews and design, on a variety of projects for the water sector and ensure the Design team contribute to the Commercial Risk Register.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following:
  • Degree qualification within Civil or other equivalent engineering qualification with a civil bias and should be a Chartered Engineer.  We may consider other disciplines if project experience of design delivery is suitable.
Essential Criteria
  • Significant experience of working in the Water Industry, particularly Wastewater Treatment Works and Water Treatment Works
  • Experience of managing project teams with strong project team leadership and inter-personal skills. 
  • Financial management and robust commercial and consultancy awareness
  • A track record of winning and delivering engineering projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Excellent communication skills – able to coordinate and motivate a multi-discipline design team to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working in a D&B environment, able to liaise closely with construction teams.
Desirable Criteria
  • Experienced in producing detail design schedules (Primavera preferred).
  • Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel proficient.
  • Role will primarily be based in Dubai
  • Must be prepared to travel and work out of other offices when required
Rewards & Benefits
Atkins’ competitive core benefits package includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 working days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
Next Steps
All applications will be reviewed against the above criteria and contacted accordingly.



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