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Design Manager (NEOM The LINE)

  1. Project, programme & cost management
  2. Riyadh
R-117123

Join us in engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. We connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. Together, with our industry partners and clients, and our global team of consultants, designers, engineers and project managers, we can change the world.

We have a strong presence in the Middle East that enables us to build deep and lasting relationships with our clients. We share their goals and long-term ambitions; we’re on the same journey to create places and infrastructure which will support long term sustainable development, healthy living and vibrant communities.

NEOM-the Line programme will grow and evolve and become the largest capital project world-wide.  The Programme aims to challenge the “status-quo” with the intention of delivering a real meaningful change such that NEOM is referenced as world class and world leader is numerous areas.   NEOM - the Line is a combination of multi-modules with each module representing a complex multi-discipline element of the overall Programme with both standard, unique and bespoke scope aspects.

We are hiring a Design Manager with experience in major projects whose primary purpose will be to the oversight of consultants, to the review of design deliverables and to the identification of subjects/deliverables requiring support from Subject Matter Experts.

The Design Manager is a key participant in the delivery team and the engineered design management team and is responsible for managing the design development services of design consultants to achieve scope, schedule and budget targets in the consultancy services agreement and contribute toward achievement of construction milestone dates.

Key Responsibilities

  • Champion health, safety, welfare of design management staff and consultants
  • Collaborate with design managers of all disciplines and workstreams.
  • Collaborate with interface managers and stakeholder managers.
  • Collaborate with project controls staff.
  • Manage implementation of Safety in Design procedures by consultants.
  • Manage implementation of Design to Budget procedures by consultants.
  • Manage implementation of NEOM procedures for design development and design delivery by consultants.
  • Assist in preparing scopes services for use in RFPs and Service Orders.
  • Manage development of tender documents for use in tendering processes (consultancies; contractors; design/build contractors; others).
  • Contribute to review of deliverables from consultants.
  • Manage the design review process including engagement with Consultant, Projects, Proponent and Sector staff.
  • Manage the technical delivery of services by design consultants.
  • Contribute to overall reporting of progress vs. programme of consultants’ services.
  • Contribute to overall reporting on cost vs. contract value of consultants’ services.
  • Manage the coordination of design schedules with procurement and construction schedules.
  • Contribute to the management of risk within remit (individual consultancies; broader design development and impact on overall programme).

Experience

  • 10-15 years’ experience in design and design management in the employ of consultant and/or contractor.
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience as an engineer in preliminary and final design development (i.e. plans and specifications).

Skills

  • Effective communication (written and verbal) at all levels of the organisation
  • Design leadership of multi-location and multi-cultural teams.
  • Skill in formulating and communicating clear direction to design consultants - defining and prioritising objectives.
  • Skill in influencing decision-making through marshalling of facts, persuasively presenting recommendations and calmly, positively responding to challenge and scrutiny.
  • Chairing of meetings to achieve objectives in minimum time.

Behavioural Competencies

  • Collaborative management style.
  • Communicates to consultants regarding expectations and performance in a clear, direct and supportive manner.
  • Fosters an inclusive work environment.
  • Delivers bad news in an honest and timely manner.
  • Maintains calm in stressful situations.
  • Treats all project participants with respect.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors and/or Masters degree in engineering or architecture from a certified educational program.

Why choose AtkinsRéalis

Your difference makes a difference. We care for our people and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where you can thrive and build a future you want to be a part of.

Thrive with us. When you join us, your wellbeing, health and safety become our top priority.

Engineering the future with digital. From design and engineering to project management, digital is fundamental to our way of working.

Champion lasting change. We build sustainability into everything we do.

About AtkinsRéalis  

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn.

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

  • Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented.
  • Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice.
  • Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect.
  • Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement.
  • Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability.
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