Bid Recruitment is a division of The Management Recruitment Group

Design Manager

  • Permanent
  • Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
  • 17496

Relocation opportunity – Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Permanent, full time


Generous compensation package, including signing bonus, pension, return flights home each year and tax-free earnings


You will be:

As an experienced Design Manager, you will have a strong background and track record working on major real estate development projects, primarily ultra-luxury developments. You will have ideally having worked as Design Manager for a top tier Developer with experience in the MENA region.


You will have proven experience in real estate development management, design management and real estate market dynamics, as well as substantial experience in design aspects of real estate developments from initiation through design, construction, commission, and operation.


While not a requirement of the role, experience working on international ultra-prime residential projects would be considered an asset.


About the role:

On behalf of our client, The Management Recruitment Group have been retained exclusively to source a Design Manager (Development) for one of the world’s largest giga-projects based in the Middle East. This role will be responsible for the management, coordination, and optimisation of the design of all assets across the project, from project inception to delivery and handover, including the interface with related infrastructure assets.



This is a client-side developer with a $500bn portfolio of projects. We are currently sourcing for their newest scheme, a $10bn project consisting of super prime, ultra-luxury residential complexes and mansions. They have identified the need to appoint a Design Lead / Design Manager and Design Senior Manager. The postholder will be responsible for design of luxury residential & leisure spaces alongside a world-class resort. Each project will run alongside another major infrastructure and greenfield development programmes in the region. With some projects completed and ready for handover and others still going through feasibility and business case preparation, this is a multi-faceted role requiring a full range of skills and capabilities. The focus on expertise will be around infrastructure, leisure, and hospitality projects.


Key Accountabilities:

You will be responsible for:

  • The design development activities, providing strategic design management and tactical implementation, across super-prime residential assets.
  • Working in close collaboration with the Development Management team responsible for each Asset, or Phase, together with Sales and Marketing functions on the concept development and ensure that the design aspects of the proposed projects support the business’s vision, overall strategy & objectives.
  • On behalf of the business, be responsible for the quality of product delivery by the internal urban development function, contracted architects and other design consultants through concept, detailed design development, construction, delivery, occupation, and activation phases.
  • Ensure that design development, change control and progress monitoring procedures are in place, functioning correctly and always maintained.
  • Develop and implement reporting procedures on the performance of the design process and initiatives for improving product designs.


In return:

In return, you will be able to have oversight and responsibility for one of the world’s largest and progressive projects. You will be offered a generous compensation package, which will include a guaranteed high basic, bonus, pension, a sign-on bonus, and relocation package. Accommodation and schools’ fees will be paid, as well as a top-tier benefits package.


What to do now:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Nicky Harrison ( of The Management Recruitment Group on +44 7513721969. Applications should consist of a CV and a relevant project list.

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