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Project Manager (Design/Architecture)

Company Name: KEO
Employment Type:Full Time
Location: Dubai
Experience: 10+ years
Degree: Bachelor
Nationality: Any
No. Of Vacancies:1
Job Description:
KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 57 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.
As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.
We invite you to join us.
Our newest opportunity is for a talented Project Manager (Design/Architecture) to join our award winning Design Division based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  
This critical role will be responsible for the design, quality control, client satisfaction and financial performance of a specific project. They will represent KEO in communications with the client on a regular basis, from initial effort throughout the entire course of the agreement activity and in post agreement activities.  

We envisage success in this role to include;
Managing all phases throughout project scope, including project set-up, design and project coordination meetings. 
Planning and managing project scheduling, project budgets, project staffing, project work plan, and project set-up with project team and sub consultants. 
Identifying, assessing and mitigating project risks. Resolve problems through objective and systematic analysis.
Collaborating with Technical Leaders and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy, and to achieve project targets. 
Ensuring project standards and QAQC control procedures are implemented and maintained for each of the technical areas required to complete the job, to achieve high standards of design and documentation. 
Tracking and proactively managing the financial performance of project, e.g. work plan, schedule, fees, billings and collections, to ensure completion of project within budget and with maximum profitability (this includes the completion of monthly project progress reports and preparing invoices and pursuing payments). 
Creating and communicating clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements to key stakeholders, including appropriate and complete communication with the client. 
Managing the performance of the project team to achieve high standards of design and documentation. 
Coordinating all other KEO Divisions and sub consultants for projects under your responsibility. 
Developing, managing and maintaining effective, positive client relationships to ensure repeat business from existing clients. 
Ensuring Project Terms of Reference are established, confirmed and fulfilled. 
Providing leadership and direction to the project team through the proactive, engaging communication of project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule. 
Ensuring proactive, up to date communication and reports to Design Leadership and Principle in Charge regarding project status and performance.
Preparing look-ahead reports for MD Design, Regional A&E Services Director, and Technical Directors. 
Ensuring implementation of and compliance with ISO 9001 at all stages of the project to achieve technical excellence in all deliverables. 

To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include a minimum of 10 years’ career experience partnered with a Bachelor in Architecture.
KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.
We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.