Design Manager | Tier 2 builder

Building Environs Recruitment

Well respected national building contractor requires a Design Manager with principal contractor experience to lead and develop the design function

  • Tier 2 commercial building contractor
  • Growing - 2021 will be a year of business growth and stability
  • Emphasis on mixed use buildings design experience
The Company

Widely regarded in the local market as one of the most established and reliable commercial building contractors in Melbourne, this head building contractor has a national footprint and delivers projects up to $100M.  More recently they have been delivering the following types of projects:
  • Schools
  • Health projects
  • Cladding works
  • Sports/pavilions 
  • Hotels 
This Design Manager opportunity exists as the business is developing a new team with some growth plans for 2021.

The Role

Well suited to an exisiting Design Manager or a Design Coordinator who is looking to make that step up, the position sits between the tendering and estimating front end works and site operations and will work across a variety of building projects.  Duties will include:  
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of the design process to ensure projects are delivered on time
  • Manage the design works, including liaison with the planners and consultancies to ensure that the design deliverables are achieved
  • Review all design deliverables for completeness and constructability and manage the review of all drawings by the Project Team
  • Validate design status by identifying any gaps or omissions
  • Contribute to the successful conversion of project throughout the bid and tender process
  • Working with Construction Teams to manage and monitor design intent, functionality and compliance through project delivery.
  • Monitor design risk in contract management, safety and project delivery.
  • Provide guidance and advice on buildability and design issues /when they crop up
Who we are looking for

This role is likely suited to a Senior Design Coordinator or Assistant Design Manager who is on the cusp of stepping into a full Design Manager role, but limited in opportunities in their current role, or, looking for a bigger builder to develop within.  The likely experiences of the successful candidate will look something like:
  • Experience working within a head contractor, probably for 3 + years
  • Someone with a good understanding of the practicalities of construction
  • A strong communicator who is comfortable meeting clients, consultants or working on site
  • Someone who has a strong understanding of Australian Building Standards
  • Likely a design or construction management degree

How to apply

If you are interested in this role and meet the criteria above, click on the apply now tab below, or email your resume to Martin Preece at

Shortlisted candidates will be called by phone to discuss their application and suitability.  

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