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Design Director (Master Planning)

RMJM is seeking to appoint a Design Director (Master Planning) to support the continued growth of our Dubai Design Studio.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Primary focus to own Lead Design Consultant Integrated Master Planning opportunities
  • Lead and manage bids
  • Act as senior client interface e.g. Master Planning and Engagement Director on 3-5 client engagements, sustain and develop relationships with existing and new clients
  • Manage and inspire a multi-cultural, multi-disciplined design teams through energetic and dynamic leadership to create fully integrated and commercially viable master plans
  • Develop the strategy for Master and Urban Planning expertise and client service offerings
  • Develop designs that are firmly rooted in a strong narrative, pragmatic and respond to brief and context
  • Set new standards for the provision cutting edge technical design and urban planning
  • Drive Technical Excellence and Innovation e.g. Digital Master Planning, new design tools
  • Lead major projects by providing design and technical leadership
  • Able to effectively manage project commercial and financial responsibilities

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in architecture
  • Fluent, articulate and succinct presentation skills
  • A creative and enthusiastic leader
  • Previous experience of working within leading international architectural design practices
  • Experience designing and delivering high-end Hospitality, Residential and Commercial projects
  • Have an existing portfolio of clients and contacts
  • A proven track record of winning and developing new business
  • Have detailed knowledge of the market in the Middle East region
  • Ability to lead bids and opportunities
  • In-depth understanding of Project Commercial and Financial Management
  • Conversant with BIM and other design technology
  • Core design skills, analytical capability and technical familiarity with major infrastructure projects, transport orientated development, landscape architecture, environmental planning and sustainability

To apply, please send your CV and portfolio to [email protected].

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, due to the high number of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.