Senior Vice President - Design

  • Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates

وصف الوظيفة

Job Purpose

Oversee all the vertical and mixed-use design activities across all projects under construction to ensure adherence to standards and cost effectiveness.

Please note, this position is for UAE NATIONALS ONLY.

Roles And Responsibilities


  • Provide overall design direction on feasibility / test fits based on inputs from Development Manager
  • Provide input and innovative ideas to development management
  • Manage the creation of client design briefs in conjunction with Development Managers
  • Participate in prequalification process and assist and oversee assessments of consultant
  • Assist and oversee the Brief and the Scope sections of the RFP in conjunction with the Development Manager
  • Oversee and approve tender evaluations for technical stage submissions
  • Establish and manage the Aldar Design Guidelines with input from DM and PDT
  • Oversee, review and approve the Project Implementation Plan for each project
  • Oversee and approve the Bidders Recommendation Report


  • Participate in all Architectural / vertical / residential, mixed use design presentations and review all design related submittals from concept to final delivery
  • Manage the consultant contract in relation to contract implementation, measuring completed work for payments, variation orders etc
  • Manage and approve all proposed value engineering options
  • Oversee the management design progress against the programme
  • Review design documentation for the purpose of validating brief / code compliance
  • Review and approve all proposed materials, their substitutes, and colours
  • Ensure adherence to Estidama standards
  • Liaise with consultants and ensure that all drawing submittals are in line with Aldar specifications
  • Review consultants work submittals against project brief and recommend changes in case of deviation
  • Ensure that adequate level of support is provided to project teams during execution and commissioning through design reviews for constructability issues
  • Ensure possible value engineering ideas are identified to cut costs/time and provide recommendations to project teams
  • Ensure that all architectural / vertical / residential, mixed use design changes are clearly communicated to DM & related functions to be reflected in the forecasts
  • Work closely with Master Planning and Infrastructure teams to ensure design fit with overall plan
  • Ensure the issuance of all required government permits and construction licenses
  • Carry out weekly and monthly reporting of progress and issues to the line manager


  • Work with the Senior Manager - Stakeholder MGT to obtain design NOCs in conjunction with government relations
  • Work with the Senior Manager - Stakeholder MGT to obtain Utility/DOT/ADM/ etc NOC’s in order to obtain a Building Permit through the consultants

Qualifications & Experience


Min of 12+ years of experience in real estate architecture or design of residential, mixed use and vertical assets.


  • Construction planning and budget control


  • Deep exposure to GCC region and adjacent markets preferred
  • Excellent design & master planning capabilities
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to delegate and coordinate responsibilities
  • Strong conflict resolution/management skills
  • Strong team player with ability to balance conflicting priorities and take timely decisions
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, required to present master plans to senior leaders for approval
  • Experienced in working with and leading multi-disciplinary teams that include members from Business Planning, Master Planning, Design, Project Management, Procurement and Commercial functions

QUALIFICATION(S): Bachelors degree in Engineering, Architecture or equivalent is required and a technical post-graduate degree is preferred.