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Parsons Corporation Design Manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Job Description:

Design Manager

Job Location: Riyadh , Saudi Arabia

Your talent for leading collaboration sparks new ideas.

You enjoy putting your head together with colleagues to build on ideas, and you share that collaborative spirit with your team. You encourage the people you manage to feel that they're being heard and acknowledged as they analyze possible scenarios and consider different solutions. Your acceptance of new perspectives cultivates relationships in an environment of respect. We invite you to apply.

The Design Manager provides management and direction for one Engineering discipline or a major section within one of the larger disciplines. May be assigned to a large program exceeding $250 million in total installed cost as Manager of all Engineering Design disciplines. 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.

Join a team of explorers seeking innovation.

We always ask, 'How can we improve this?' and we're looking for like-minded managers. This is one business that's not chained to the status quo. We stay ahead by keeping on top of trends, recognizing market gaps and looking to fill those gaps in ways that give us an advantage. As a manager, your sense of exploration will guide your team to discover new ground. Our diverse, welcoming environment assures that all people are respected for who they are as well as what they contribute. Join us in our rewarding and profitable journey.

The Design Manager will 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.

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

Introducing our mentorship program. Because your success is our success!

Even the most skilled person can sometimes use a mentor: an experienced colleague assigned specifically to you, to show you the ropes and help you through challenges. Our mentorship program assures that someone will be there for you to guide and promote your managerial success. Our culture of diversity and inclusion provides equal opportunities in a welcoming and respectful workplace. With a mentor to guide you, all you need is the motivation to advance.


Bachelor's degree in Engineering (or related field)

15+ years of related work experience, including supervisory/managerial experience

Professional Engineer registration with active membership in a professional engineering society may be required.


Proven ability to perform in a supervisory/managerial capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills, and a thorough knowledge of industry practices and regulations are required. Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and the capabilities and efficiencies of specific engineering software for use in completing engineering assignments.

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.