AECOM Infrastructure Design Manager, Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149139BR

Position Title Infrastructure Design Manager, Dubai

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Dubai

City Dubai

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM’s Transportation team is currently having a vacancy in our AECOM Rail Team for a Design Manager with experience of working on Network Rail’s infrastructure, and metro / light rail networks.

The successful candidate will have solid post graduate experience. You will have proven project and design management experience of delivering projects to client’s satisfaction at the appropriate standard, ensuring accuracy of drawings and calculations, ensuring designs are economic and appropriate and that the relevant codes and standards are complied with. You will have strong business development and client relationships skills and the ability to develop and manage the work of others. You will also have the technical ability and knowledge and competence to guide and teach others

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Manage Design Review process for all project related deliverables with stakeholders, including but not limited to organizing stakeholder engagement process, review comment process, page turn process and comment reconciliation process

  • Manage weekly design reviews with stakeholders including but not limited to preparing presentations, meeting with designers and contractors and presenting it to stakeholders in collaboration with designers and contractors

  • Prepare Task Authorizations for professional services including but not limited to defining in writing complete scopes of work, reviewing budgets and fee proposals, negotiating fee proposals and billing rates for all consultants in collaboration with Authority staff

  • Address Operations and Maintenance issues in the design, including issues that may interfere with operations or maintainability of facilities and utilities

  • Lead design quality focusing on the quality of deliverables as appropriate in accordance with industry standards for level of completion expected for each milestone deliverable

  • Collaborate on Value Engineering designed to ensure the Contract Drawings fulfill program requirements for performance, quality, aesthetics, and budget at a reasonable life cycle cost

  • Prepare review comments including: list all questions requiring clarification; identify omitted work; communicate general deficiencies (such as logic, legibility, clarity, coordinate and state of completeness); and substantiation that the design satisfies Airport Authority requirements gathered through the stakeholder process

  • Review design documents for compliance with authorities’ requirements, guidelines and standards

  • Ensure that design progress meets the overall project schedule requirements, including overseeing design consultant’s deliverable tasks and working closely with project manager and contractors to ensure RFIs, submittals, and concerns are addressed in a timely manner

  • Contribute to the advancement of through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 20 years of experience within similar projects

  • Have working knowledge in supervising works as applicable

  • Management experience with the ability to lead a team and communicate and interact with all other building disciplines

  • Client coordination

  • Reporting and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

BSc, BEng or MEng degree in a relevant discipline

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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