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Parsons Corporation Senior Design Manager in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Senior Design Manager to join our team! In this role you will support planning and definition of project goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms and corporate policies.


  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing; experience in preparing correspondence, written reports, and presentations for the client and briefings for project senior management team.

  • Scheduling and coordination of project interactions among third party design consultants, client, and local stakeholders.

  • Ability to integrate competing and/or conflicting elements into the planning and execution processes so that project requirements flow smoothly.

  • Experience and familiarity with Federal and Local Government procedural requirements, review requirements, and approval requirements.

  • Ability to articulate the required qualifications of key project design positions with senior management; assisting with identification of resources needed to form project design teams capable of completing effective, quality work.

  • Ability to manage interdisciplinary teams of professionals and supporting labor categories.

  • Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected third party design consultants, client, and local stakeholders during the program execution; following up on instructions and commitments associated with the project.

  • May participate in negotiations with regulatory agencies and in public meetings in support of clients.

  • Supports establishment of Project Design Management Plan, Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.

  • Establishes the program requirements for assigned project areas and is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of

  • Project design briefs for team reference.

  • Third party design consultant’s project KPIs and design deliverables in support of the design brief.

  • Administering value management and value engineering activities, and ensures design solutions fully address and incorporate safety, constructability, environmental and sustainability considerations.

  • Works with other managers, project engineers, and discipline leads to develop budgets, schedules, and plans for the various elements of a project; ensures that the project meets or exceeds goals established in these plans.

  • Works with the key project individual to devise and execute actions plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work; advises the client and company management of any such changes.

  • Provides support in maintaining current and timely change orders associated with third party design consultants.

  • Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes.

  • Monitors and reports to senior management on the progress of all project design activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule.

  • Establishes weekly Design Management team meetings to review project status and formulate action items.


  • Bachelor's degree in Architecture/ Engineering (Civil, MEP, Structural, Built Environment IT, Environmental/Sustainability) or related technical/business field.

  • 20+ years of related engineering and design management experience on large scale programs, with 15+ years of experience in related large scale aviation programs; management of international design consultants is desirable.

  • 10+ years in built environment programs that include complex buildings/facilities, high quality buildings in retail, residential, commercial and hospitality sectors, experience of tall tower design desirable.

  • 10+ years in civil & infrastructure programs.

  • Incumbent should have a broad general technical, project management, and business background.

  • Professional registration preferred (AIA, RIBA, CEng, PE, LEED or similar).

  • Must have the ability to develop strong working relationships with third party design consultants, interface and coordinate project performance with other disciplines, interpret and deliver client's vision, and proactively manage the design process and enjoy being hands on technically in the project.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry standards.

  • Incumbent must meet Parsons' Project Management Certification requirements.

  • Proven ability to perform in a management capacity, excellent written and oral communications.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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