Assistant Design Project Manager
Dubai, UAE

Role Definition

This position is responsible for supporting the Project Manager with the day to day operational and tactical aspects of the project(s), including such aspects as the establishment of the project delivery strategy, planning, administration, schedule and cost control, project reporting, design reviews for completeness and constructability, management and coordination of all parties involved.

Duties and Responsibilities

We envisage success in this role to include:

  • Reporting to and advising senior management and clients as required on all elements and facets of managing the design and construction process.
  • Corresponding with consultants, contractors and authorities.
  • Maintaining sound management processes and document control procedures; overseeing quality assurance & file management.
  • Monitoring, reviewing and managing the performance of all consultants and contractors providing services to the client using contract deliverables, schedules and budgets.
  • Attending or chairing meetings and / or workshops with consultants, preparing meeting minutes and follow up to achieve identified actions.
  • Assessing and monitoring risk and contractual exposure.
  • Assist in evaluating and recommending contract Variation Orders, payments certificates and invoices for client approval.
  • Assist in reviewing and reporting on Cost Estimates, design submissions, technical reports.
  • Supporting the Project Manager to ensure the delivery of the contracted PM services to the client.
  • Participating in establishing and implementing the Project Management Plan and procedures.
  • Supporting the Project Manager in:
    • Preparation of the tender strategy; identification of qualified consultants, contractors and vendors; preparation and issue of RFP’s and the evaluation of proposals.
    • Overseeing and guiding consultants design progress activities. Monitoring and verification of design progress and submittals at all design phases.
    • Organize/manage design review meetings, workshops and reports during design phases.
    • Preparation of monthly progress reports and minutes of meeting.
    • Administering contracts to ensure that all parties discharge their relevant scope of services and deliverables in accordance with their respective contracts.
    • Reviewing and monitoring project schedules.
    • Verification of invoices and assessment of variations and claims.
    • Preparing Project Financial Models.
    • Project cost monitoring.
    • Attend and support permitting meeting with authorities as and when required.
    • Attend site RFIs and coordinate with the design team, as and when required.
    • Project closing out.

Qualifications required

The minimum requirements for this role include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Architecture discipline form a recognized University.
  • 5+ years post qualification experience in Project Management.
  • Understanding of construction procedures and project management principles.
  • Outstanding communication and negotiation skills.
  • Organizational and time-management skills.
  • A team player with leadership abilities.


Mirage Leisure and Development
Emaar Business Park, Dubai
United Arab Emirates
TEL: + 971 4 453 8835

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