Director – Design & Estimation

Job Description

The Director – Design & Estimation will oversee operational strategy and design of residential and commercial projects to ensure the execution from the conceptualization to the actualization of projects. S/he will be responsible for developing marketing strategies for the design & estimation team, meeting with clients, giving direction to staff, and monitoring the progress of projects and plans.

Design & Estimation

  • Lead projects from conception through execution, partnering with several other cross functional teams to develop compelling and effective design solutions
  • Lead the Design & Estimation team across GCC and continue the upscaling of the AE brand.
  • Review and approve design documents at various stages of project development. Interact with appropriate resources to plan and monitor the process to meet specified needs and resolve identified issues
  • Be an expert in international design trends and specification. Bring a high level of design standards, practice and aesthetics to all design solutions and executions
  • Lead the creation of innovative communication, while working responsibly within project time frames and budget parameters
  • Drive close collaboration with Design, Estimation & Project Management team and help contribute to operational processes and workflow as teams and project pipelines grow
  • Educate Project Management teams regarding design standards and guidelines. Assist in creating processes in how Project Management teams engage the design team
  • Provide design support and guidance to Project Management team by interfacing with the design team and clients to address and communicate design related issues
  • Identify opportunities to maximize efficiencies, get the best out of consistencies of the workplace across GCC and identify cost avoidance opportunities
  • Build trust and rapport with the clients to create economic partnership. Attends client meetings with project management and sales team to understand specific requirements of clients
  • Allocate designers and estimators to projects based on skillsets and availability in coordination with Design & Estimation Managers
  • Support Design & Estimation Managers to create timelines for the design and estimate project cost
  • Support the sales team by providing timely and accurate design and estimation services
  • Review estimated prices and negotiates with existing suppliers / manufacturers if and when required
  • Review and approve supplier materials and price lists on AE design software provided by suppliers and manufacturers


  • Continuously examines and recommends improvement opportunities related to service quality and operational processes to increase customer satisfaction
  • Ensures collaboration within the design and estimation team to broaden the spectrum of skills and knowledge
  • Ensures the team is compliant with company policies
  • Ensures the confidentiality of the Company’s information and enhances the Company’s reputation
  • Ensures the team has received appropriate trainings on sales techniques and relevant technologies and tools
  • Analyze the technical training needs for the Design & Estimation team. Ensure that specific trainings (external or internal) are arranged through proper channel


  • Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design, Architecture, or a relevant degree, from an accredited institution (Master is an advantage).
  • 8 years previous experience in various roles of Design, Architect & Project Management
  • Desirable knowledge using 3DS-Max, V-Ray, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD and other relevant design software
  • Proficient user of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Excellent client management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Trustworthiness and discretion when handling confidential information
  • User of ERP software, preferably in Microsoft Dynamix 365
  • Ensures maintenance of highest standards of professional conduct, ethics and integrity in daily operational engagement

Job Details

Job Location                                         Saudi Arabia
Company Industry                                Heavy Industry & Metallurgy
Company Type                                      Employer (Private Sector)
Job Role                                                Design, Creative, and Arts
Employment Type                                 Full Time Employee
Monthly Salary Range                           Unspecified
Number of Vacancies1

Preferred Candidate

Career Level                                          Director/Head
Years of Experience                               Min: 8 Max: 12
Residence Location                               Saudi Arabia

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