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Parsons Corporation Highway Design Manager in United Arab Emirates

Job Description:

Highway Design Manager

Dubai, UAE

Parsons is looking for an amazingly talented Highway Design Manager to join our team! In this role you will get to serve as the technical expert in roadway design, especially pertaining to Dubai and GCC standards, responsible for guiding a large team of engineers, ensuring project designs meet client expectations in Dubai, addressing complex design issues, and championing advanced 3D design methodologies and digital engineering evolution.

What You'll Be Doing:

  • Assist PM to plan and develop resource plans for each project on the program.

  • Provide assistance to the Parsons PM in technical support and supervision of the preliminary study, preliminary design, final design and tender stages.

  • Assist Parsons PM to monitor the highway team’s performance in the conduct of design programs according to the established packaging strategy, including adherence to schedule, cost and standards codes, design coordination activities, and the production of construction tender documentation which would include securing appropriate approvals from the Client and local regulatory authorities.

  • Ensure that the design review staff members are aware of and have a common understanding of their respective roles and responsibilities.

  • Oversee the conduct of design reviews and participate in Value Engineering Workshops and the holding of regular design coordination meetings.

  • Oversee the review process, administration and expediting of the design phase of the works, specialist design review and design package development reviews, evaluations and updates.

  • Establishes the program requirements for all areas of the program and monitors the draft and final deliverables for adherence to these criteria.

  • Promotes technical excellence on the program, including furtherance of the Quality Improvement Process and promotes best practice digital engineering design workflow processes.

  • Promote the highways team in the use of the latest 3D highway design software (Civil3D/OpenRoads/MX/Inroads) and the interface with drafting software (AutoCad/Microstation) and implementation of 3d clash detection (Navisworks/Navigator).

  • Ensures compliance of design with all applicable codes, regulations and company procedures and standards

  • 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.

  • Develops standard operating procedures; and organizes in-house training of personnel.

  • Works with individual project managers to devise and execute action plans to rectify potential cost overruns or delays, or to accommodate significant changes to the scope of work

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

  • Project Execution - Ensure technical reviews and compliance of design engineering with controls to maintain and improve high quality deliverables to our clients.

  • Where non-compliance exists, ensure corrective action implementation occurs within three months of the reported non-compliance.

  • Helps determine budget estimates and staffing requirements for the defined scope and schedule of potential future contracts or extensions to existing contracts.

  • May assist with other administrative and technical duties. Makes presentations to management and clients as required.

What Required Skills You'll Bring:

  • Degree in civil engineering from a reputable institution

  • Minimum 15 years experience in roads and highway design with experience leading a team

  • Prior experience in a lead capacity with excellent written and oral communications skills, and a familiarity of industry practices and regulations are required

  • Must also possess a thorough knowledge of current technology and be able to select and apply appropriate engineering software for use on project

  • Recent experience with latest highway design software and working in BIM environment including 3d clash detection beneficial

  • Familiarity with Design and NOC process in GCC and UAE/Dubai in particular would be preferable

What Desired Skills You'll Bring:

  • Outstanding analysis and problem solving capabilities

  • High creativity/innovation in concepts and design solutions

  • Outstanding communications skills, both written and oral

  • Comfortable making formal presentation skills

  • Ability to influence and motivate staff and clients alike

  • Strong Computer skills (CAE/CAD and database programs)

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

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