AECOM Technical / Design Manager, Abu Dhabi in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

Job Summary

AECOM are seeking a Technical / Design Manager with a strong and well-rounded MEP / Infrastructure (Utilities) background to support the team in managing a master planned community. Candidate will be required to work with project delivery teams, facilities management teams and financial analysts in the design / delivery / and maintenance of new / existing facilities. Candidates will be the primary technical resource for the project. They will also be responsible for all interfaces with local municipal authorities.

Job Duties

  • The Technical / Design Manager will report directly to the Project Director and will be responsible for the following:

  • Acting as the focal point on the project for all technical issues;

  • Managing and overseeing multiple 3rd party consultants and contractors (design, supervision, technical advisory, environmental and commissioning) assigned to the project;

  • Liaising with the client’s technical team and coordinating all technical issues with the contractor and consultants;

  • Monitoring, coordinating and tracking testing & commissioning activities, resolution of non-compliance issues, snagging / de-snagging, design reviews, material submittals, shop drawing reviews and close-out issues (i.e. As-builts, O&Ms, client training and warranties);

  • Supporting the commercial team’s assessments (including costings) for commercial matters / claims related to technical matters and flagging any issues which are considered deviations to the Employer’s Requirements;

  • Monitoring and coordinating the works to ensure compliance with authority approvals and to obtain any necessary permits for taking over and occupancy (e.g. Civil Defense, Building Completion Certificate, Estidama.)

Specific Skills Required

  • Capable of providing quick rough order time / cost / technical assessments for MEP related works

  • Experience on fast-track projects or demanding works environments

  • Must be willing to spend a substantial amount of time in the field (not a desk job)

  • Strong English language verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to explain and present technically complex issues and their solutions in a simplified manner to executive / board level stakeholders

  • Must have a mindset of finding on-the-spot / practical solutions for technical issues

  • Team player, cooperative and positive natured individual

Minimum Requirements

  • 10 - 15 years in a technical manager capacity with a well-rounded Infrastructure (Utilities), MEP / Testing & Commissioning / Fire Life Safety background

  • Majority of experience should be project site based

  • Substantial work experience in the GCC (UAE – Abu Dhabi major plus)

  • Extensive and demonstrable design and build project experience

  • Technical management role on several large scale or technically complex projects

Additional Comments

  • Substantial work experience in the GCC (UAE – Abu Dhabi)

  • Substantial work experience of delivering all phases of master planned communities

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical engineering (MS or higher preferred)

  • Chartered / Professional registered Civil, Mechanical or Electrical engineer

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 197408BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.