Design Manager - Architecture

[{{ $ | translate}}] Design Manager - Architecture
Shangri-La International Hotel Management Pte Ltd

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Job description



  • Reporting to Head of Design in Corporate Development Division of Singapore hub office, responsible for South-east Asia and Australia except Hong Kong and mainland China
  • Visit and analyze site and city context of the projects responsible to compile an Architectural design brief. Upon approval by Owner, it will form as basis for recommendation of Architecture consultants for various element of each project
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate communication between relevant parties involved in the Architecture design process
  • Ensure all design related matters are compliant with Company Design Standards, executed on time, progress and comments for rectifications and improvements are documented
  • Represent company in relevant meetings; trace, schedule and set up presentations
  • Assist in the recommendation and appointment of consultants, work with the appointed consultants and properties operator during all stages of projects to ensure practical, effective and durable designs at indicated budget
  • Coordinate with various functional heads to formulate design standards, including working closely with the procurement team and be conscious of the approved budget
  • Review and comment on drawings and tender documents and liaise with Division Heads to address delays and challenges
  • Conduct budget review, material research, tender evaluation and interviews
  • Conduct site visits to ensure that approved designs, standards and quality are met and any deviations are documented
  • Prepare cost projections for permit and construction impact fees, verify calculation and schedules payment of funds
  • Develop, update and amend Company Design Standards to meet business objectives and brand strategies
  • Keep abreast of development in design across different asset classes and relevant industries to apply new ideas and concept accordingly
  • Conduct research and compile information on trends, materials & fittings in designs for reference, training and possible implementation across all projects.
  • Build up and maintain a reference library on designs, new products, technical specifications, materials, etc.
  • Frequent travel is required



Critical Skills and Experience



  • Excellent communication skills, ability to articulate ideas verbally, in writing and drawing
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and Chinese.


Qualification & Experience

  • Degree in Architecture
  • Minimum 8 years’ relevant experience with at least 3 years in managerial capacity
  • Experience in managing multiple projects from conceptual design to completion
  • Experience in mixed use/integrated development projects is preferred



Personal Attributes


  • Strong drive, ability to oversee multiple consultants to achieve deliverables
  • Ability to work in a competitive environment with challenging targets and timelines
  • Precise, proactive, creative and attention to detail


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Job type
Tanglin, Singapore
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As soon as possible

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