Design Manager Job, Dubai

Job Summary

Design Manager Job, Dubai

A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic design manager to play a pivotal role on some the MENA region's most important and exciting projects. This role is a multi-disciplinary design management role & would suit a candidate from a consultancy background

  • Dubai, United Arab EmiratesJob location
  • £10000 - £64001 per annum + tax free + benefitsEstimated job salary
  • Permanent (Full-Time)Employment type
Job Description

Design Manager Job, Dubai

A fantastic opportunity for a dynamic design manager to play a pivotal role on some the MENA region’s most important and exciting projects. This role is a multi-disciplinary design management role & would suit a candidate from a consultancy background.

Experience within a consultancy practice working across multi-disciplinary design is essential.


Your new employer is a global leader in the built environment with one of the most impressive portfolios of projects within the technology space within Europe, MENA & APAC including data centres & high rise residential & commercial schemes.

Not only do they have a fantastic reputation for staff retention, engagement, and employee satisfaction, they are incredibly passionate about holistic design, offering a wide array of engineering & sustainability services across the globe.

I have personally recruited for this leading international consultancy across the world for over 10 years & have witnessed the exponential growth of the business & many engineers whom I have been fortunate enough to place with them.

If you’ve got potential and want to push the boundaries of design, they will help you achieve it!


You will be responsible for the successful delivery of multi-disciplinary projects. This involves managing the design teams, acting as the point of contact for all parties involved in the project (e.g. client, contractors, sub-consultants), and ensuring communication and project collaboration between the various channels is managed effectively.

This is a role which is central to the project success with a stimulating level of exposure to the wider project teams and stakeholders. It’s a challenging opportunity with great potential to develop your career and expand experience.

You will manage the design delivery, submissions, risk management, planning, commercial obligations, and progress monitoring whilst also ensuring the client objectives are understood and met. You will also be responsible for the management and control of all design management tools used on the projects such as programmes, schedules and trackers of client requirements and comments, multidisciplinary design meeting trackers, outstanding actions trackers, deliverable schedules, project filing systems and protocols, change control tools etc.


As part of this consultants ambitious growth plans across the MENA region, this crucal role will be to manage construction design projects in the MENA region across architecture, civil & structural and MEP.

  • Excellent communication skills
  • As you will be leading a variety of projects, a varied background in projects including Leisure & Entertainment, Master planning/Infrastructure or large Lead Design Consultant projects would be most appealing.
  • Experience (3-5 years) within a similar role for an international consultant on major projects is preferable.
  • A minimum of a bachelors degree in Project Management or a relevant design (Architecture, civil, structural or MEP) is essential.

The successful candidate will be given significant opportunities to develop their career further with development paths aligned within the very well established engineering disciplines

The next steps to apply for the Design Manager role

Apply immediately with your updated CV and contact details. I will personally call you for a confidential discussion. We will explore your current situation, skillset and career aspirations along with discussing this role and the client in more detail.

Following our conversation, I will speak to my client and share your CV for review. Interviews will be held via MS Teams for candidates outside the UAE and face to face for candidates residing locally.

To apply for this fantastic MEP Director – Design job, please contact James Mowat, Director of Energi People.


Energi People are a privately owned global multi-disciplinary recruitment consultancy, established in 2002.

We are one of the most experienced and successful recruitment consultancies in the built environment & have successfully helped some of the largest and most technically advanced building construction projects across the world be completed by bringing the best technical people in our industry together. We strive to help companies grow & careers flourish.

Our MEP Design consultancy team have more than 35 years of recruitment experience within building services engineering recruitment within the MENA region, including a former building services design and project engineer.

James Mowat was recently a Judge at this year’s MEP Middle East Awards, a real statement of recognition of our commitment, presence, and dedication to the MENA Built environment Industry