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Senior Design Manager - MEP| AFGRE | Real Estate |Cairo, Egypt

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Date: 28-Dec-2017

Location: Cairo, EG

Company: Al Futtaim Private Company LLC

No two days are the same at Al-Futtaim, no matter what role you have. Our work is driven by the desire to make a difference and to have a meaningful impact with the goal of enriching everyday lives. Take our engaging and supportive work environment and couple it with a company culture that recognises and rewards quality performance, and what do you get? The chance to push the limits every single day.


As a humble family business that started on the banks of the Dubai Creek in the 1930s, Al-Futtaim has expanded to a presence in 31 countries, a portfolio of over 200 companies, and 42,000 employees. You’ll find us in industries ranging from automotive and retail, to finance and real estate, and connecting people with international names like Lexus, Ikea, Robinsons, and Adidas. Our team is proudly multicultural and multinational because that kind of diverse representation gives us the global mindset to grow and impact the people, markets, and trends around us.


Come join us to live well, work better, and be the best.

About the Job :

Initiates, defines and manages very high-profile projects of considerable complexity and set the direction for MEP Infra.  Presents business models that solve operational and financial problems for all projects.


Lead, coordinate, and complete projects with minimal supervision, develop meaningful reports to support business activities, and communicate professionally and persuasively verbally and in writing.


Responsible for directing MEP activities & designs of projects through tech. supports / advices to other Projects Managers / Area Managers / governmental relations department and ensures all Dept. business goals and objectives are reached.

  • Oversees/ & coordinate all City Management (facility management) MEP projects from design & tender phases
  • Oversees all investment plan and coordinate MEP utilities to ensure the max efficiency  
  • Manage and provide oversight to the design to meet the Design Brief and the stakeholder requirements through the Design Stage (Technical Reviews).
  • Set realistic and practical MEP goals for All projects and develop appropriate strategies for achieving these goals.
  • Communicate and advice design/ Project Managers in regards to MEP trades.
  • Managing MEP on all phases from design & tenders until completion of construction projects.
  • Provides technical advice/input relevant to all MEP systems.
  • Participates in risk assessment and recommends design modifications to eliminate system malfunctions.
  • Handle escalated MEP problems.
  • Monitoring MEP (as: Sewage, Water, Irrigation, fire Fighting, HVAC, Gas, and Communication Networks) progress of projects on regular basis.
  • Supervises, monitors and evaluates the performance of Contractors/Consultants on project sites.
  • Periodic Sites visit to spot check quality and progress.
  • Develop and execute an efficient internal communication strategy for ensuring communication with all levels of management within the team and the group.
  • Liaising with the governmental department for obtaining all MEP necessary permits and approvals; and/or work with the Permit Department in obtaining these permits and approvals.
  • Cost reduction / value engineering tasks cross the Projects.
  • Support Operation and Facility management department.
  • Responsible for tender evaluation process in all MEP projects aspects
  • Responsible for coordination of all governmental utilities connections with partners, government, & governmental relations department.
  • Cost & Budget Management; Provides oversight and guidance to the commercial department relevant to cost estimates of MEP systems.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to the design/project managers about every MEP aspect of the project so that the team members can understand their tasks fully and act on them efficiently.


Minimum Qualifications and Knowledge:

  • B. Sc. in Architecture

Minimum Experience:

  • 15 years of experience with at least 5 years in Design Management positionJob-Specific Skills:
  • Arabic and English proficiency is a must
  • Professional skills in Microsoft Office and AutoCAD

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Ability to work under high pressure and carrying out simultaneous multi-tasks
  • Self-motivated with high leadership, organizational and communication skills
  • Highly committed and up to the company's code of ethics

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