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Head Of Interior Design - AFGRE - Dubai, UAE Job in United Arab Emirates
Al Futtaim Private Company LLC , United Arab Emirates

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2 Years
0 - 0 USD
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
Career Level
As Described in Job Ad
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Feb 25, 2021
Last Date
May 24, 2021

Job Description


The role will focus on effectively managing the design process and design consultants, and to oversee and make successful the entire design process from pre-concept design stage through final design and for construction documentation, including the selection of designers.


Pre-qualification and selection of design consultants

Assess the market

Define and assess specific requirements

Define qualification and evaluation criteria

Review available candidate consultants

Develop relevant interview process and questionnaires

Interview candidates

Assess and compare presentations

Make recommendations for selection of designers

Defining design scope and other relevant contribution to the creation, running, close-out of good design agreements, contracts and control of design costs.

Define and assess DFC requirements

Convert requirements to unambiguous and specific design scope clauses, specific deliverables, etc.

Review and ensure completeness of design scope internally

Review and ensure that combinations of different design scopes do not overlap and do not create ‘design gaps’

Review designs received (on-going) against the design scope

Assess progress and performance and make recommendations for payments to designers

Take action to resolve any situations where designers are in default of their design scope

Vary design scope as and when required but with analysis and agreement and control of the consequences (cost and time)

Make final assessment when design scope is completed/fulfilled and secure all final deliverables before closing-off the agreement

Create appropriate correspondence/records of all transactions

Coordination of different DFC requirements (owner’s vision, development, design, construction) into the designs

Procure or make agreed definitions of all DFC requirements

Assess those requirements for mutual compatibility in respect of design

Iterate until reaching a set of requirements mutually compatible in respect of design

Redefine these requirements if and when they change

Put these requirements into design scopes

Review designs against (latest) DFC requirements

Coordination and interfacing with other DFC Designers

Establish relevant communication and information exchange between designers

Liaise with designers and monitor the communication

Eliminate any inappropriate forms or lines of communications, or lack of communications, which arise

Explicitly correct or cause to be corrected any misleading communications which arise

Establish explicit feedback/acknowledgement in respect of any corrections

Procure relevant designers’ reviews and comments on other designs and ensure that the results are communicated

Chair and minute unambiguously an appropriate number and type of coordination meetings

Assign and follow up on actions to solve any issues/problems arising

Create appropriate correspondence/records of all transactions

Procurement and verification of acceptable design packages of design documentation for each design stage

Establish schedule, extent of design deliverables

Review designs delivered in respect of general compliance with design scope and DFC requirements

Review designs delivered in respect of general quality and for gross or obvious errors

Procure design reviews by others in DFC or outside DFC as appropriate

Communicate the results of those reviews unambiguously to the designers for actions as required

Communicate the results of those reviews elsewhere as appropriate assign and follow up on actions required until the designs are acceptable

Liaise as necessary with statutory authorities in respect of design approvals (in support of design consultants)

Procure DFC internal design approvals

Explicitly release the designs when they are acceptable

Create appropriate correspondence/records of all transactions

Measurement and control of design progress

Establish a design programme compatible with the construction programme

Establish a method of measuring the design delivery (completeness, correctness) against program

Prioritize critical path designs and enforce that priority on the designers

Accelerate or cause to be accelerated designs which are late until they are on time

Report upwards on design progress in a regular and consistent manner

Management of design change

Identify potential design changes before they occur.

Analyse and assess the implications (cost and time)

Assess whether or not these implications require wider DFC approval – if they do then seek that approval

Accept or reject proposed changes

Communicate that acceptance or rejection unambiguously to all parties affected or likely to be affected

Create appropriate correspondence/records of all transactions

Recruitment and management of design management staff

Participate in staff recruitment and interviews

Assign tasks which are appropriate in respect of the skills and experience and workload of the staff

Liaise in respect of shared staff so as not to overload them and not to attempt to override others’ priorities

Review the work done and provide positive or negative feedback as appropriate

Organize and recommend any necessary training

Job Specification


Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Interior Design, Architecture or equivalent

International design experience

Portfolio of design work

Fluent in English, Arabic a plus

Minimum Experience:

10 to 15 years’ professional experience

Familiarity with design standards, codes and practices

Job-Specific Skills:

Expertise in layout, colour, lighting, materials selection, custom furniture, and installations

Knowledge of furniture, finishes, materials, colour selections, and specifications

Ability to engage and coordinate with internal and external stakeholders

Ability to prepare clear and compelling presentations to executive management.

Selection and pre-qualification of consultants

Definition of design scope clauses, deliverables, etc., completeness and absence of any ‘gaps’

Coordination with designers – clarity and accuracy of communicating DFC’s requirements

Review of design packages

Identification of cost, time and quality implication of any design change and recommendation thereof

Team Management

Proficiency in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUp, 3D software, Adobe Creative Suite or other relevant design related programs

Proficiency in MS Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Behavioural Competencies:

Ability to work under high pressure while carrying out multiple demanding tasks

Highly creative, imaginative and artistic

Professional knowledge

Training and coaching


Self-motivated and proactive

Leadership and organizational skills

Exceptional communication skills

Highly committed

High integrity in line with the company’s code of ethics

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Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

Consumer Goods - Dubai, United Arab Emirates