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Senior Director - Design

  • Job reference: 915695
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: USD144000 - USD180000 per annum + package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Commercial Management, Construction & Infrastructure
  • Date posted: 30/05/2018

Our client have a requirement for a Senior Director - Design, to be based in Doha, Qatar on a permanent basis.

The role requires a background in Design and Architecture of Buildings and Real Estate Complexes.


Lead all design stages of all company projects (from concept design stage up until working drawings) and ensure adequate support is given to project management in the construction stage, while ensuring quality and abidance to the relevant sections of the approved Asset Business Plans (including pre-concept design, design budget, and design schedule).


  • Develop and implement the departmental strategy in line with the directorate strategy.
  • Prepare and implement departmental annual business and operating plans and KPIs.
  • Oversee the Master Planning, Architecture, Interior Design, and Engineering for all projects through the concept schematic, detailed, and working design phases (based on defined pre-concept designs in the Asset Business Plan).
  • Provide input to Development Management for pre-concept development and development brief/ asset business plan (IREP stages 1 & 2 as needed).
  • Ensure coordination with Development & Asset Management. and Commercial for design input and comments on design submittals across all design stages and manage approvals of designs by Projects Steering Committee.
  • Ensure continuous improvement of design quality standards and guidelines.
  • Develop the scope for the detailed design section of the RFP required for the Stage 2 design competition (concept design onwards) and conduct the technical evaluation of bids.
  • Liaise with the MP project management for the scoping of the design responsibilities of the PMC and technical evaluation, and ensure the review of the PMC technical evaluation for design subcontractor bids (if required).
  • Responsible for the management of design consultants and PMC design related activities
  • Ensure logging of all changes and variations throughout design process in coordination with the PMC
  • Ensure provision of support to project management during execution by Design
  • Coordinate transition from Design to the MP project management by ensuring smooth handover of drawings.
  • Approve mock ups, show apartments/ villas for final implementation on the ground
  • Oversee development and maintenance of a database/ repository of MP's architectural language and perform the role of custodian.


  • Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor in Architecture/Construction Management/Engineering or in a similar discipline
  • Professional Memberships/Certifications
  • Minimum Experience:
  • 15 + years in Design/Architecture with at least 10 years in a senior management role
  • Job-Specific Skills:
  • Worked with mixed use Real Estate Developers (Client side) on mega projects
  • Design Oriented
  • Sustainability Oriented
  • Demonstrated track record of real estate development design
  • Excellent technical skills and extensive experience in design
  • Strong conflict resolution/management skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Core Behaviors:
  • Communication
  • Results Orientation
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service
  • Responsibility
  • HSE
  • Vision & Strategy
  • Leadership

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