Senior Design Manager – Wet Utilities

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Saudi Arabia
SA - Tabuk - NEOM
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Engineering/Engineering Support

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Design Manager (Wet Utilities) to join our team! In this role you will get to lead a team of talented design managers and engineers to deliver iconic projects across the Middle East region

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Work closely with other engineers, architects, project managers, and project directors to develop project designs and specifications, manage budgets and schedules, and ensure adherence to local safety and environmental regulations

  • Oversee the design process, manage staff, and coordinate with local officials to ensure zoning and land-use requirements compliance

  • Provide input to discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project

  • Provide input to staff forecasting reports

  • Monitor the quality and progress of each project within the portfolio, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied.

  • Work closely with Project Managers to resolve any existing or forecasted problems related to quality of work, schedule performance or productivity.

  • Provide input to standards and procedures manuals for the discipline. Recommends improvements to department procedures

  • Provide inputs to the discipline's annual salary plan

  • Support pre-contract and business development efforts as required, serving as technical consultant

  • Actively participates in and promotes the Quality Improvement Program

  • Contributes to a committee within the discipline, striving to motivate and educate the assigned personnel

  • As nominated design manager on projects, lead the technical outputs for a large multidisciplinary projects.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's Degree in civil engineering or a related discipline from a reputable institution

  • Minimum 20 years experience infrastructure or land development design projects, with at least 10 years in the Middle East, preferably Dubai

  • Prior experience in design & management of wet utilities projects, including storm water, sewer treatment , recycling and drainage is required

  • Experience of managing a large group of multi-disciplinary engineers, designers, and technical support personnel

  • Thorough knowledge of local regulations, building codes, and engineering standards

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex engineering projects

  • Proven ability for directing work involving complex technical situations

  • Possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments

  • Demonstrable ability to work effectively with diverse teams of people, from contractors to local government officials

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Master's degree in engineering

  • Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional engineering society

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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