Vacancy Overview


Design Manager that has UAE Construction experience on Data & Tech Projects for Tier 1 Main Contractors. Joining a Global Market Leader on Hi-Technology Data Centers within PMC & Main Contracting.

You will have clear life cycle experience on bid  submission to project completion in the United Arab Emirates handling New Build Data Center Projects. Can you client face when needed and handle all internal and external design stakeholders.

This is where prior Dubai & Abu Dhabi experience comes in as you understand the permits, design and sub-mission process from cradle to grave on site. 

Can you work under pressure, within a team and do a “deep dive” into specifications and documentations if and when needed. Managing design compliance and sub-contractors downstream as well and clients upstream? Reporting into the Project Director on site with a dotted line into the Regional Design Lead in the Head Office.

The role 

  • Site Based in Abu Dhabi 15 Minutes drive from Yas Island
  • Responsible for all Design & Technical Staff on site
  • Able to add value with bids and tenders when asked as you will have a wealth of knowledge in this sector

“Tim this is not a role for someone to learn on the job. We cannot look at fresh talent coming into the Gulf as there will just be too much of a learning curve within this post. Experience and local knowledge is absolutely critical in this role. The handover and design process on Data is like no other”

Following is essential:

  • Sat in the Design Manager “Chair” as No1 On a Build Project in the UAE , If you are a Senior Design Coordinator ready to step up them may look at you given the right local experience
  • Clear Data Center Experience
  • Strong Design & Build Experience
  • BIM Knowledge & Experience
  • Strong management & communication skills
  • Degree Educated
  • Able to start employment before the 10th of September absolute latest
  • You must have delivered a D/C in the UAE so please don’t apply if you have NOT lead the Design Process in such a role 

If you feel that you may suit this role please send a word formatted CV & Contact details to so a member of the team can connect with you.