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Interior Design Manager seeking work in UAE

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Serial No: 52499
(07/01/1983, female)
List top 5 skills: interior architecture
Qualifications and Skills:

10 Years Middle East experience with multi-disciplinary practices
• Client liaison, develop briefs, presentation of design schemes.
• Concept designing, implementing schemes, strong knowledge of market products and global suppliers, sourcing and specifying on bespoke and large scale complex projects.
• Excellent understanding of Corporate, Hospitality & Commercial Interiors, FF&E requirements, procurement, Ability to co-ordinate textures & hard finishes, strong creative sense and a good flair for colours.
• Understanding of cost structures with capability of producing FF&E cost plans & finishes schedules for tender documentation.
• Plan and co-ordinate FF&E implementation on site according to procurement & construction program.
• Technical skill and understanding of space planning & ergonomics.
• Possess sustainable philosophy, knowledge on green environment norms and associations.
• Trained Project Management Professional with Knowledge of applying the tools and techniques of Project Management processes.
• Budgeting skills, Time Management, Negotiation, Stakeholder Management, Project Risk Management, & Project Communication etc.
• Pro-active, believer in team work, ability co-operate with a diverse and multi-national staff groupings.
• Knowledge of AutoCAD, Adobe suite and Microsoft Office packages.

Previous Employment Details:

GSM PRJCT (January 2015 - Present)

Key Projects: At the Top (Burj khalifa)
Emaar - Dubai
Project Interior Design Manager

Liaison with client (Owner/Developer – Emaar),
client representatives (Turner International) and main contractor (DBB)
Manage weekly progress meetings and workshops
Coordinate with key consultants – Architectural and Engineering (MEP, Structure, Security and IT)
Develop and review architectural drawing package
Design development of new ATT Reception
Design offices for ATT/Burj Khalifa
Design retail area ATT Reception Boutique
Issue to the contractors tender/construction packages
Develop specifications – local resourcing
(FF&E and coordination with suppliers)
Material approval
(Ensuring design intent is followed and samples are compliant to local code and building regulations).
Coordinate drawing packages to be submitted to the authorities for building approval purposes
Coordinate and manage communication and documentation.
Review, respond and issue RFIs, Submittals, Reports, PDC’s, NCRs, SORs and WIRs)
Regular Site Inspections (QA/QC)
Tracking Schedule milestone and maintaining project schedule
Tracking Project Resourcing and financial Budgets
AV& Media Coordination (Technical)

QAH (Qasr Al Huson)
Tourism and Cultural Authority Abu Dhabi
Design Architect

Liaison with Client (Tourism Department &Investment Company)
Technical Coordination with Project Consultants Architecture and Engineering (BDP, ARUP)

GEMS Education/ Education Operator
(July 2013 – January 2015)
Interior Design Manager

Managing Interior Design scope for new GEMS schools
(Local Based in UAE + International)
Developing design guidelines for different market models
Producing finish and furniture schedules for different market models
Liaison with the appointed consultants, contractors and suppliers
Managing consultants deliverables and chairing design review sessions
Review Architectural layouts and Adjacencies
Review Specification Vs Cost (Provide Value Engineering)
Facilitation between in house procurement team and suppliers
BOQ revision / specifications review
Coordination with specialist suppliers
(Laboratories, Libraries, Design Technology Labs, Kitchen, Auditorium and Media Specialized areas)
Providing Interior Design service packages
(Provide Concept, Specify Finishes, Propose Look and Feel)
Designing bespoke joinery items
Reviewing Shop Drawings
Develop and produce signage, way finding and branding packages
(Closely working with marketing Team)
Provide space planning services and interior proposals for Non Educational projects new /refurbishment projects
(Offices, Sales Centers, and Reception Areas)
Regular site inspections
Produce snag lists

Innov8 Group / Interior Turn Key Solutions (D+B)
(Dubai – U.A.E)
(December 2009 - July 2013)
Interior Design Manager

Manage, monitor growth design team members
Consisting of: Senior & Junior Interior Designers, Draughts men, and 3D Visualizers
Manage the workflow and completion of activities, oversee that the deadlines are met, and communicate progress to management.
Create and nurture business opportunities via client liaison and management.
Client Liaison – conduct initial client meetings and establish client brief, requirement analysis, scope definition, project parameters, (Program and Budget) against project deliverables.
Map the design phases and maintain the design deliverables program, (Overseeing the Design Process from pre - planning through to construction and completion.)
Distribute achievable work packages / delegate tasks to the team with set deadlines
Manage the design functions on all projects, space planning, specialty functions, interior design, and material specification throughout all phases from feasibility to operations.
Conduct studies and research.
Conceptualize and deliver tangible design ideas
Create conceptual ideas and reference mood boards
Material specification and selection.
Liaison with Suppliers (Local Market and International)
Prepare and conduct presentations for key milestones
Prepare &review drawing packages for project milestones
(Schematic, Design Development, Detail, Tender, construction)
Review and Edit 3D renders/ visualization/perspectives
Prepare and review costs and assist in tenders (RFP Composition)
Attend Projects weekly progress meetings
Conduct regular site inspections to ensure conformance and compliance to contracts and specifications.
Coordination with field personnel, construction managers and sub contractors.
Report project progress to Client – Regular basis
(Monthly Reports/Weekly meetings)
Carry out site evaluation of completed Works (percent completion)
Compose defect snag lists upon project completion
Perform value engineering – cost review if requested by Client

Current location: 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, other

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english, french

Locations I am interested in working:

United Arab Emirates