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Engineer (Construction Design)

Bengaluru, Karnataka - Explore location Real Estate & Leasing Full Time

Job description


As a person you are passionate about people, business, IKEA’s purpose and continuously driving better performance. You are energized by increasing customer value, driving business growth and contributing to overall success and results through people as well as motivated by leading and developing people.
For this role we believe you have a good track record of making things happen and result orientation. Experience of delivering Retail/Other projects of large scale >30,000 m2 as a Design Project Manager. Academic degree in architecture or rich experience of working in Architecture/Project set-up. Good communication skills and god track record as a team player. Customer focus. Design know-how and experience from commercial/store design Retail Projects. Good track record of delivering as member of teams in medium/large sized projects or retail business or similar operation. Integrity and the ability to establish relationships based on trust, open to feedback and possessing the desire to learn from others. Working knowledge of MS office applications and MS Project.

You have knowledge in the following areas:

• Min 5 years experience in design project management or related
• Master/Bachelor in Architecture, Engineering or equivalent
• Strong knowledge of Local Building Code
• Computer literacy in AutoCAD and Office Applications
• Good co-ordination skills and a good team player
• Excellent ability to plan and organize for timely deliveries
• Strong in follow-ups
• Decision making at operational and tactical levels
• Excellence in problem solving with innovative measures
• Be cost conscious


IKEA VISION is to create a better everyday life for the many people. To realize this VISION, as a part of IKEA India Retail Property Department, the Engineer ( Construction Design) shall play a key role in leading the Design Process with Local Architects for projects set out in the business plan. She/He shall contribute to project organization in a way that this organization is able to deliver an IKEA building with agreed standards in time and within budget.

You will :

IKEA Store Design Process
• Responsible to coordinate the local input from consultants to the IKEA Store Design process
• Take part in meetings/web meetings with IISSAB as needed

Local Design Process
• Lead Design Meetings with Local Architects through the Design Process to ensure that the IKEA Concept as expressed in the Conceptual Drawings and the agreed Design Criteria are secured in the Design.
• Ensure timelines for each phase of Design Process are met by providing the needed input to the local architects/consultants for timely completion of the Design Process
• Ensure the local architects follow the India room book to have the expected specs and finishes of the building
• Ensure that the Design at all stages of the design is in line with the agreed budget
• Ensure that the Design is finalized within agreed timeframes
• Communicate and coordinate any design changes with expansion team
• Document VE process and Design changes for communicating to IISS
• Cooperate with the CPM / Tech Engineer to ensure the best possible coordination in the design process

• Support the CPM / PME with evaluation of design alternatives/options as may be needed due to challenges faced on site
• Take part in site meetings when necessary

Commercial Design
• Support the Expansion team with coordination of construction drawings and commercial design drawings.
• Ensure that the Commercial Input necessary for the overall Design Process is received in due time

Follow up
• Perform a follow up together with the project team of Store Design to identify good examples / points of improvement


Property is a business function that develops, owns and maintains IKEA properties. Property is also a key player in developing the penetration strategy within the commercial territory and has the responsibility to purchase and develop land accordingly. Property has also the responsibility to design, construct and maintain IKEA properties according to the latest IKEA standards and to the lowest possible cost for a specified level of quality and time.