Job Title: Design Director
Supervisor: Managing Director or Studio Director
Location: Dubai, UAE
Lead the studio to develop design solutions.
Assume responsibility for and assist in the development of design concepts.
Prepare with the project team documentation for tenders and construction.
Plan project and subordinate designer work flows.
Assist with resourcing requirements and planning for studio projects.
Clarify scope of work and prepare schedule for review.
Manage cost control for corporate office turnkey and consulting projects. Assume over a responsibility for profit and loss of the studio.
Mentor, train, supervise and manage senior and junior designers to produce good design a standard detailing.
Ensure senior and junior designers adhere to company’s policy.
Assist in marketing, business development and general representation of the company.
Liaise with Managing Director with regards to management and performance of the studio.
A Project Setup
Finalize the client brief for approval and sign off
Review and summarize all statutory requirements in regards to local authority submissions
Prepare a list of documents to form the design documentation and working drawings package
Assist in preparing the client service or turnkey contract in coordination with the Project Director
Collect briefing requirements and details of the project brief from the client.
B Design and Documentation
Prepare sketch designs including perspectives material selections etc.
Revise the design based on input from the client
Prepare drawing documentation after signing final design development by client
Present the design concept to the client with the Project Director
Visit the site to take site measurements, digital photographs and investigate the area
Co-ordinate with the M&E consultant or other project consultants
Coordinate with the technician team to prepare construction documentation for both architectural, interior and M&E work including details and specification
Forward sketch designs, details and materials of interior design and furniture for input by the technician team and 3D (if necessary)
C Project Management
Assist the Designer to develop details and cross check with other relevant documents such as M/E.
Visit site to inspect the construction and furniture installation, ensure compliance with the design specification
Prepare a plan, including resources, to produce a proposal
Maintain a register of all contractor communications
Coordinate with the client’s cost consultant /QS to develop and finalize budget details
Prepare final as-built drawing documentation to submit to client
Issue information to the contractors in regards to RFI, change orders, additional details, site instructions and variations
Attend site meetings as necessary
Coordinate with the IT team to update the design database which includes 3D presentation Images, AutoCAD Library, photographs, products and project
Add and update information in Microsoft Outlook Programme including contacts categories
Prepare appropriate proposals
Coordinate the junior technician, train and supervise technician staff in layering object naming and Revit drawing guidelines
To ensure that the Quality Management System is implemented and maintained and to evaluate where continual improvement can be made.
X Corporate Management
Assist with the development and implement strategy in areas of responsibility.
Human Resource responsibilities include assisting the Managing Director or Studio Director with recruiting, developing and managing the work performance and behaviour of employees in the studio which the Design Director has responsibility for.
|Job Location:||Al Kuwait, Kuwait|
|Company Industry:||Architecture; Engineering; Construction|
|Career Level:||Mid Career|