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Director - Development

Date: Jun 8, 2021

Location: Riyadh, SA, 12382

Company: Qiddiya

Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) is driving the development of Qiddiya Saudi Arabia’s Capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts. As a core tenet of Vision 2030, Qiddiya has a dual economic and social purpose: to advance economic diversification and unlock new professional pathways while enriching lives of youth in the Kingdom. 

Qiddiya is located south-west of Riyadh on a site that spans 334 Phase one is set to open in 2023. 
Visitors will enjoy activities across five cornerstones: Sports & Wellness; Nature & Environment; Parks & Attractions; Motion & Mobility; and Arts & Culture. Development of these areas will give rise to family-friendly theme parks; sports arenas suitable for international competitions; academies for sports and the arts; concert and entertainment venues; racetracks for motorsport enthusiasts; outdoor and adventure activities alongside nature and environment experiences; and historical, cultural and educational activities. Qiddiya will also include a variety of real estate options and community services.

General Summary

Oversee the design of the Arena assets in close collaboration with contracted design vendors and service providers to ensure successful completion of all projects.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Oversee the design development process for all Arena assets including but not limited to drawings (architectural, structural, MEP and landscape), site analysis, concept designs, plans, final designs and construction details to ensure compliance with approved themes, dimensions and budget.
  1. Advise on budget development, cost estimations and forecasts in order to ensure design upgrades/modifications are continuously reflected.
  1. Manage the relationship with contracted third-party design companies and key stakeholders to ensure smooth cooperation.
  1. Lead periodic meetings with Government representatives to facilitate design programs in terms of legal matters and compliance of design with local regulations.
  1. Provide the Planning & Design team with regular updates on designs and drawings modifications to ensure compliance with BIM guidelines and GIS data.
  1. Advise on design quality assurance audits in coordination with QDC PMO to ensure delivery in accordance with agreed quality standards.
  1. Advise on Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) audits in coordination with QDC PMO to ensure compliance with HSE construction requirements.
  1. Provide the Project Controls team with detailed risk registers, cost reports and general documentation to ensure accurate project controls.

Job Specification



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or related field.
  • Master’s Degree in Architecture, Civil Engineering or related field is preferred.

Professional Certifications

(if required)


Years of Experience

9-12 preferred total years of relevant experience.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Requisition ID: 483

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