Design Director

Parsons Oman
Abu Dhabi
AED 600,000 - 800,000
Job description

Job Description:

Design Director

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ready to take your engineering and leadership experience to the next level to work on complex projects that will have a huge impact on the local community? Parsons is now hiring a Design Director who can lead a team of professionals.

Do you look at challenges from different perspectives and suddenly see a solution?

If you are inspired by developing new ideas and looking at challenges from fresh viewpoints, then you have the talent to be the person we’re looking for. We encourage our employees to engage in creative problem-solving. We value your creative mind and give you the freedom to explore ideas. Let your creativity flourish! Check us out.

Parsons’ extensive experience in this field, combined with your management and technical guidance, will propel your career forward with opportunity for advancement with top performance. We need our Design Director to be versatile as well as have exceptional communication, analytical and management skills. In this role you provide management and direction for multi Engineering disciplines. You will recruit, interview, and evaluate prospective employees as well as hire, offer personnel development, conduct performance evaluations, counsel employees, takes corrective actions (as required), and approves terminations. One of your roles will include ensuring that new employees receive orientation on company policies and procedures.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Reviews and approves discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project. Reviews and approves staff forecasting reports.

  • Monitors the quality and progress of the disciplines on each project, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied.

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

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

  • Supervises the preparation of the discipline's annual salary plan and controls salary actions within the approved plan.

  • Responsible for overall managerial and technical direction of the discipline. Recruits, interviews, and evaluates prospective employees. Hires, offers personnel development, conducts performance evaluations, counsels, takes corrective action, as required and approves terminations.

  • Ensures that new employees receive orientation on company policies and procedures.

  • Supports precontract and business development efforts as required, serving as technical consultant.

  • Ensures performance within overhead budgets assigned to the disciplines.

  • Actively participates in and promotes the Quality Improvement Program.

  • Heads a committee within the sector, striving to motivate and educate the assigned personnel.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering (or related field).

  • 20+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial experience. Must have worked in large infrastructure, road, bridge design projects.

  • Significant managerial experience of a large group of Engineers, Designers, and technical support personnel

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

  • Proven ability for managing a large group of engineering/technical personnel, directing work involving complex technical situations

  • Excellent written and oral communications skills

  • Thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/NoneParsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.