Regional Design Lead - ASEAN
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Singapore - Singapore
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Lead consistent innovative design delivery and govern CBRE client's standards, with responsibilities for oversight, vetting, approval, and intervention across client’s Commercial and Retail design portfolio.
  • Reinforce Retail and Commercial Design Centre of Excellence (CoE) and Global P&DM Team visions to continually evolve design standards as required through ongoing projects, initiatives, and business strategy.
  • Interface with Group Project & Design Management (P&DM) and Workplace to manage business expectations prior to project approval, ensuring alignment with business strategies and Property agenda. 
  • Drive and steer future-focused and affordable project design solutions, standards, and applications.
  • Ensure projects have clear communications across briefing process, master planning, and design approach for partner consultants and vendors.
  • Work alongside Workplace Effectiveness, Experience, Strategy, and Project Management streams under Workplace to ensure regular project vetting, recommendations, solutions, and escalations.

Workplace Design Strategy 
  • Lead the design strategy direction in alignment with Workplace Strategy, client brief, and design team.
  • Advice on space requirements in alignment to Property Strategy and client brief, compliant with standards, in consideration of Design and Workplace Experience as part of the Workplace Standards.
  • Advice as to any architectural features of the short-listed buildings that could affect the implementation of the Bank’s space requirements.

Concept Design for Project Implementation
  • Ensure all Project Proposals satisfy client Standards, Local Code, client Property Strategies, and client requirements before submitting for approval.  Attend necessary Bodies to support and if necessary present proposals for approval.
  • Project Concept Design – in line with the brief, prepare compliant zonal layout options for discussion with country teams and Group Distribution Design Council (GDDC)/ Workplace Solution Council (WSC) leading to final scheme design.  

Design Management
  • Project Design assurance to align with client's Design Guidelines and client expectations.
  • Project Design Variations – Log, review, and make recommendations with regards to individual project requests, where adopted; communicate routinely to share application knowledge.
  • Interface with ISC Design Team to solution feasibility studies, guiding the space planning production as needed.
  • Standards Specials and Component Variations – as business needs evolve, provide a continuous review of standards program (both fit-to-purpose and applicable to diverse geographic needs)
  • Support and update workplace design regional office and retail tracker
  • Attend GDDC (Retail Projects) and WSC (Commercial Projects) – present and support information/ comments

Other Responsibilities:
  • Work within the client's Property standards, process, and governance on Retail and Commercial Design
  • Disseminating, implementing, and upholding the client standards, processes, and procedures relevant to project planning.
  • Supporting the weekly Global P&DM calls to manage project escalation issues and initiatives, presenting as requested.
  • Supporting communications and report and tracking structure as required, including but not limited to exemption register and escalation tracker.
  • Developing Value Engineering programs and initiatives for P&DM team review as required.
  • Regional Design Lead to cover the ASEAN region for the above-mentioned activities. Limited Travel is required.

Requirements to be successful in this role: 

·        Diploma / University Degree in Architecture / Interior Design, or equivalent.

·        At least 15 years relevant experience in fitting out / project design and site management.

·        AutoCAD, MS Office, 3D Max, Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, etc assuring good computer graphic presentation skills.

·        Professional experience in Retail / Commercial design is essential, with multinational corporate exposure and Design Management/Governance an advantage.

·        Solid technical background and understanding of Interior Design and the built environment.

·        Remote management of teams and processes.

·        Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills for team and client management.

·        Highly organized, excellent communication and time management skills.

·        Fluency in written and spoken English is required

Key behavior and performance indicator: 

·        Positive team player with the ability to drive innovation and creative solutions.

·        Diplomatic but assertive.

  • A proven track record of accomplishment and for staying the course when faced with complex and difficult assignments. Able to play team leader and member of the team as the occasion demands.

  • Proven ability to be able to manage a diverse range of complex initiatives and strategies, frequently where there is significant time and cost constraints. An ability to work under sustained pressure while maintaining a balanced and objective viewpoint is necessary.

  • Experience in preparing and presenting management information, summarising and justifying material to support strategies.

·        Pro-active problem solver, self-driven, and ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

·        Able to communicate confidently with stakeholders at all levels, including senior management, client, staff, and suppliers, etc.

·        Able to track the status of each project remotely, ensuring project information is always up to date.

·        Always demand continuous improvement on efficiency and effectiveness.