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Design Manager – Mid Level – Architecture Jobs in Abu Dhabi – UAE at Gensler

Title: Design Manager – Mid Level – Architecture

Company: Gensler

Location: Abu Dhabi – UAE

Type: Full Time

Category: Management, Design/Web/Multimedia

At Gensler, we design for people. We leverage our global perspective and local presence to innovate at every scale. We’re not just designers. We’re tinkerers, craftspeople, visionaries, innovators and thought leaders. Fueled by passion and entrepreneurial spirit, our people bring new ideas to solve challenging problems. Whether you’re into sketching new ideas, hacking a building or growing client relationships in global markets, there’s something here for everyone.

Your Role

As a Gensler Design Manager in our UAE office, your job is to combine creativity and technical knowledge with business skills and understanding to produce functionally beautiful spaces for clients. It’s your job to collaborate with a team of architects and designers to deliver unparalleled architectural projects. With you as part of the design team, architecture has never been so engaging. You will leverage your technical acumen with base building architecture in Revit to drive client projects from concept through build in a collaborative team while mentoring your team members.

What You Will Do

Manage multiple aspects of client, team and project coordination, including full documentation coordination with consultants (structural, MEP, lighting, AV, acoustical, accessibility, building envelope, life safety, etc.)

Manage communication between project team, client, vendors, contractors, and consultants

Resolve complex technical and design issues with team to produce innovative, technical, constructible solutions

Direct production of drawings, specifications and construction administration tasks

Responsible for oversight and delivery of documents with design intent and top-notch technical quality

Maintain and oversee the project manual and specifications

Conduct on-site observations and document site reviews

Process submittals/substitution requests during construction and address RFI

Interface with building and permitting officials during the permitting and construction phases of the project

Actively participate and contribute to the financial performance of project

Review and contribute to proposals and contracts with the Design Manager

Ensure projects conform to contract

Actively lead teams for successful delivery of projects

Manage client expectations, team communication and oversight of consultant coordination

Contribute to office activities, initiatives and learning programs

Establish and maintain ongoing, productive client relationships

Your Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture

10+ years of related experience, including demonstrated success with base building architecture and construction phase experience

Experience with office and mixed-use buildings is highly preferred

Highly proficient with Revit

LEED accreditation preferred

Full knowledge of architectural principles and practices

Working knowledge of building codes, standards and building structures

Experience with the entire project lifecycle and design process through post-occupancy

Flexibility to focus on concurrent projects in various stages of development

A quick learner with an ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment

Collaborative and team-conscious

Must have the ability to maintain existing client relationships and build new client relationships through successful project delivery

Your Design Technology Qualifications

Essential

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