Overview

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Job Description

Design Director

Riyadh

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.

Role

The Design Director provides management and direction for the architectural discipline, or may be assigned to lead a major architectural project. Someone with PD level experience with a strong design and construction background in mixed use projects.

Responsibilities

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 project, manages architectural efforts and coordinates all discipline staffing requirements.

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.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Architecture (or equivalent) is required and typically 15+ years of related experience, including supervisory/managerial experience. Professional registration is required.

Proven ability to perform in a managerial capacity, excellent written and oral communications skills (including strong presentation 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 software for use in completing architectural design assignments.

About Design Director

Founded in 1944, Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance.

Our people are our greatest asset. We strive to be an employer of choice that engages employees in the community and creates rewarding career paths to cultivate a resilient workforce that is ready for the future.