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Parsons Corporation Head of Design Department in Manama, Bahrain

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Job Description:

Head of Design Department

Bahrain

You know the importance of an organized desk... and an organized mind

As an organized person, you thrive on structure and handle your daily tasks with focus and professionalism. You keep all of your everyday needs at your fingertips, which spares you the chaos that would put you behind schedule. We prize your talent for efficiency. We couldn't be the thriving organization we are without sharp, detail-oriented people like you. Please apply.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Head of Design Department provides direction and management and ensures on-schedule completion within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations. The Head of Design Department is responsible for the scope development, scope management and commercial performance of the project to meet project goals and objectives. May plans and defines program goals and devises methods to accomplish them; develops in-depth knowledge of client objectives, contract terms, and corporate policies.

Key tasks and duties:

Acts as the Company representative with the client and selected subcontractors during the program execution. Negotiates changes to the scope of work with the client and key subcontractors. Markets and secures additional work with client. Responsible for 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.

Oversees establishment of Project Execution Plan, Health and Safety Plan, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and other documents as required.

Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the project, and monitors the draft and final deliverable for adherence to these criteria. Responsible for the development and distribution of a one to two-page description of the project to all members of the project team for reference.

Plans, directs, supervises, and controls the execution of all business, technical, fiscal, and administrative functions of the assigned project. Assigns responsibility for executing project plans to key subordinates after careful assessment of how to utilize their qualifications and strengths. Provides input to performance reviews and development plans for subordinates. Field responsibilities may include labor relations, local procurement and payroll operations, etc., if required.

Mobilizes company resources, through liaison with support departments, other offices, or subsidiaries, to create project teams capable of completing effective, quality work. Discusses the qualifications required of the key project positions in specific detail with the profit center and department managers. Collaborates with the office facilities staff to address project space requirements.

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. The Head of Design Department is specifically responsible for maintaining current and timely change orders.

Promotes technical and commercial excellence on the project through application of Quality Assurance processes. Monitors and reports to management on the progress of all project activity within the program, including significant milestones, and any conditions, which would affect project cost or schedule. Establishes weekly meeting to review project status and formulate action items.

Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.

EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's Degree in Civil or Architecture engineering with not less 20 years related to supervisory / managerial experience of a large group of engineering/technical personnel, directing work involving complex technical situations. Preferably a certified Professional Engineer (PE).

Excellent written and oral communications skills with thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations.

Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

Must be fluent in English and Arab languages, both written and verbal.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.

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