NSR Associates

Senior Design Manager

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Design Manager

Company: NSR Associates

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job Type: Full Time

About NSR Associates:

NSR Associates is an esteemed international main contractor with over 80 years of successful trading history. Specializing in Data Centers, they are renowned for delivering high-profile projects for leading tech and software clients across the MENA region.

Job Description:

As a Senior Design Manager at NSR Associates, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing the design and technical aspects of Mega Watt Facilities and Data Centers. Reporting directly to the Regional Design Manager, you will lead a team responsible for coordinating all aspects of construction, including CSA, MEP, and specialist sub-contract packages.

Key Responsibilities:

Design Coordination: Lead and manage the design and technical team on site, ensuring all design aspects align with client requirements, technical specifications, and regulatory standards.

Project Leadership: Take charge of coordinating CSA, MEP, and specialist sub-contract packages. Manage CAD, Draughts team, Shop drawings, RFI’s, material submissions, NOC’s, and design management/coordination throughout the project lifecycle.

Client and Stakeholder Communication: Effectively communicate and collaborate with clients, consultants, and the supply chain to ensure project goals are met. Manage change effectively, including value engineering and client-driven modifications.

Program Management: Ensure projects stay on schedule and within budget constraints. Swiftly address and document changes to maintain project timelines and deliverables.


Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, or related field.

Extensive experience (minimum 10 years) in managing the design and construction of Data Centers, preferably with Mega Watt Facilities for leading tech/software clients.

Proficiency in BIM (Building Information Modeling) is essential.

Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team effectively.

Excellent communication skills to facilitate clear and efficient communication with stakeholders.

Ability to work under pressure and manage tight deadlines effectively.

Must have experience with the unique policies and procedures involved in Data Center projects.

Working Conditions:

Site-based role located approximately 40 minutes' drive from Dubai Marina & Yas Island.

Work schedule includes an 11-day fortnight: a 6-day work week followed by a 5-day work week with corresponding weekends.

Salary and Benefits:

Monthly salary ranging from AED 48,000 to 60,000, inclusive of fixed allowances.

Additional benefits include flights and medical coverage.

Immediate employment start preferred before October 1st, 2024.

How to Apply:

If you meet the above qualifications and are experienced in managing Data Center projects with a proven track record, please submit your CV along with a cover letter detailing your relevant experience to tim@nsrassociates.com.

Abu dahbi - United Arab Emirates




10 Years

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Bachelor's Degree

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