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Jacobs Senior Architecture Design Manager in Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Our Built Environment practice has a global footprint with more than 5,000 professionals contributing to +$1.5B in revenue. Our Architectural, Interior and Building System solutions supports all aspects of specialty consulting to include asset management, economics, business development and scientific advancement for our government, commercial, institutional and industrial clients, across diverse markets and services.

We are seeking expressions of interest for Senior Design Managers to assist with Project Managing the design for a large scale mixed use development. You will be based from our Dubai office working full time and will be providing support in design coordination with other design specializations (e.g. Architecture, Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Transportation) to coordinate design requirements throughout all design stages (conceptual, schematic, detailed).

You will be working with Project Managers for the review and validation of design deliverables with clients and authorities, capturing feedback and obtaining approvals as well as working with stakeholders for design value engineering. Your ability to coordinate the design process will enable you to lead and chair technical coordination meetings and interdisciplinary checks with project teams.

You will assist Project Managers with implementing quality control policies and procedures on design deliverables and conduct peer review on team members’ deliverables, developing and agreeing job work packages, budget and progress monitoring with other team leaders.

In line with our core values you will be naturally inquisitive and always alert to identifying process improvements and be at the forefront of new and innovative working methods improving delivery productivity and client experience.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

As a successful candidate you will already have worked in a team which has successfully delivered and project managed a large scale development from concept through to construction which would have covered some of the following; residential, commercial, hospitality, medical, leisure, education and high-rise developments.

You will come with a proven track record of delivering multidisciplinary design projects, on time and within budget, in a variety of industries and have experience in preparing design briefs, fee proposals and negotiating contracts with both subcontractors / sub consultants.

You will have a bachelor’s qualification with relevant Architectural, Built Environment degree. PMI or APM certification and ideally be a RIBA chartered member or LEED Certified

You will have extensive knowledge in BIM, with a track record of delivering multi-disciplinary projects via BIM360 as well as extensive knowledge in Navisworks to produce error free BIM models.

Delivery experience within the Middle East is essential.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions – we’re committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we’ve gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You’ll uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits and opportunities to do good too – from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you’ll discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals – all at a single global company.


At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.