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Parsons Corporation Design Director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Job Description:

Design Director

Job Location: Saudi Arabia

When details make the difference, the difference is having you

We value senior executives who appreciate what others may dismiss as 'the small stuff.' If there's a way to fine-tune to improve accuracy, you'll find it. Your keen observational skills and extraordinary work ethic are what make you such a valuable leader. When you are responsible, you work to see that nothing slips through their fingers. Please don't slip through ours.

Design directors oversee a team of designer and drafters who use computer aided design (CAD) for product design. Develops, implements and manages the company design strategy.

It's 'all for one and one for all' in our organization

Our inclusive workplace demonstrates that when people at every level support each other, there are fewer errors, issues are resolved through straightforward, comradely communication, and work is shared when necessary to get the job done. It's a wonderful arrangement that benefits all. Every member of our diverse staff feels the strength of this unity. We include, respect, and look to promote every deserving individual. If your executive style includes giving and receiving support, please apply.


Reviews and approves discipline staffing budget estimates and staffing assignment schedules on each project. Maintains appropriate staffing level, including temporary personnel, as needed. Reviews and approves staff forecasting reports.

If assigned to a major program, manages all engineering and design efforts for all disciplines required for the program. Coordinates all discipline staffing requirements for the program.

Monitors the quality and progress of the discipline on each project, ensuring that production requirements are satisfied. Works closely with Project Managers to resolve any existing or forecasted problems related to discipline staffing, quality of work, schedule performance, or productivity.

Establishes standards and procedures manuals for the discipline. Recommends improvements to department procedures.

Recruits, interviews, and evaluates prospective employees. Hires, offers personnel development, conducts performance evaluations, counsels' employees, takes corrective actions (as required), and approves terminations. Ensures that new employees receive orientation on company policies and procedures.

Supports pre-contract and business development efforts as required, serving as technical consultant.

Ensures performance within overhead budgets authorized for the discipline.

Actively participates in and promotes the Quality Improvement Program. May head a committee within the discipline, striving to motivate and educate the assigned personnel.

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

Join a collaborative crew of idea builders and problem-solvers

We foster an environment that's unusually empowering by working together, building on each other's ideas to come up with solutions that empower us all. Our collaborative sharing creates unity that keeps morale - and the quality of our work high. We will value your executive leadership in encouraging dialogue that sparks innovation and produces the best results. Our diverse workforce adds fuel to the fire with stimulating perspectives. It's no wonder we're committed to bringing diversity all the way to the top.


Supervision Received - Engineering Department Manager; Project Director

Supervision Given - Engineers; Designers; CAD Drafter/Designers; support personnel

Internal Contacts - All employees on project; all engineering disciplines; other depts.

External Contacts - Suppliers; Clients; Government Agencies


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (or related field) and typically 15+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial experience. Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional engineering society may be required.

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.