Senior Design Project Manager – Workplace

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Design Manager with a solid background in commercial/office tower projects based out of our Sydney Head Office. You will work on high profile commercial, residential and mixed use development projects, to name a few: Macquarie Park, Walker Street and Piccadilly Tower.

To be considered for the role, you must be a leader in the fields of architecture or design management, with a proven track record demonstrating thought leadership and excellence in design, both at the front end and through delivery. You must be both commercially astute, whilst drive creative and innovative property solutions. The successful candidate will have significant experience in both creative design and technical delivery, with specific experience in office tower design, and have the ability to challenge design, add value, and ensure projects are positioned for commercial success.

An excellent knowledge of current and future workplace design, along with sustainability and wellness in the workplace, are essential, to ensure that commercial office projects are underpinned by excellence and are positioned well for today and into the future. Given the future of the workplace, and the merging of retail and amenity with the office, experience in mixed use precincts and projects is also required. Experience within other asset classes will also be highly beneficial.

You will be responsible for leading the design of the project, from initial creation of the design brief, through design excellence competitions (where required), through design development, and ultimately through the delivery of the project, to ensure the final product meets the initial vision and proposition.

You must be creative, agile, resilient and an excellent communicator and have experience working with stakeholders at all levels. You must have experience in managing internal and external teams and be able to manage design effectively to ensure projects are planned and delivered to be best in class.

You also will participate in setting the strategic direction for the business contributing to the business unit’s financial objectives for development projects, including project cost plans, design management, buildability, value management and risk management.

Other Key Responsibilities:

  • Build strong relationships within the Project Management Team and with internal business partners including the Development Team to ensure projects are delivered within the agreed financial, design and delivery criteria.
  • Directly manage relationships with key stakeholder groups including internal stakeholders, designers, contractors, consultants and approval authorities to achieve required business outcomes and in a manner that enhances the image and reputation of Stockland as a market leader.
  • Establish partnering relationships with relevant contractors, consultants and suppliers to facilitate cost, value and/ or program efficiencies to Stockland.
  • Use relationship management skills to build consensus and influence stakeholders in order to achieve Stockland’s objectives.
  • Manage and coordinate all stakeholders’ expectations to ensure the cost planning and design management team can successfully deliver development projects.
  • Manage the design process encompassing commercial, contractual, programme and technical expertise.
  • Communicate, collaborate and share knowledge across business units to ensure consistent approach and understanding of procedures both vertically and horizontally.
  • Implementation and development of design and project briefs.
  • Implementation of best design practices with reference to legislation, NCC requirements, Australian Standards, safety in design, and Stockland design and quality guidelines.
  • Implementation and development of ESD principles in line with Stockland’s commitment to sustainability including for Green Star and WELL.
  • Actively behave in a manner that promotes a culture of professionalism and good work ethics when dealing with internal and external customers.

About you:

  • Degree qualifications in Architecture, Engineering, Construction Management or similar.
  • Minimum of 15 years postgraduate experience in design & construction of built form projects across the project life cycle.
  • Experience working on a large commercial tower project within the last 5 years is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience in design management with comprehensive understanding of cost planning construction management, due diligence and risk assessment.
  • Demonstrated experience in urban regeneration and/or mixed use projects is desirable.
  • Demonstrated understanding of building technology and construction methodologies as an essential element of building design.
  • Demonstrated experience and accountability in delivering cost effective design outcomes on major projects.
  • Extensive experience working with and managing external stakeholders including local authorities and consultants.
  • Extensive experience as the lead consultant in leading design teams from concept through to construction documentation.
  • Ability to influence, encourage and inspire consultants to bring their best to a project.
  • Strong Environmentally Sustainable Design and Innovation and Technology credentials including an understanding of the NCC and Australian Standards.
  • Demonstrated understanding of cost planning, construction management, risk management and project controls is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing numerous projects at any point in time with a wide range of value/complexity.
  • A strong network of Contractors, subcontractors, consultants and suppliers is desirable

Why Stockland?

At Stockland we are a company delivering outcomes that benefit the community at large. We work collaboratively and inclusively, building strong working relationships. Our portfolio is diverse and so are the opportunities for professional and career development. We are committed to providing our people with broad experiences to build a successful career.

We recognise the importance of flexibility and work life-quality and over 80% of our employees have informal or formal flexible work arrangements. Stockland has a strong commitment to achieving the best outcomes through an inclusive and collaborative culture. Our customers come from diverse backgrounds and we want our teams to reflect this.

We offer competitive remuneration and benefits. Benefits include free to access or subsidised lifestyle, health, well-being and financial services products.

Due to the permanent nature of this role, we can only accept applications from Australian Citizens, Permanent Residents or Open Work Visa holders with more than 12 months validity from their role start date

Agencies should note that unsolicited resumes will not be accepted for this position and Stockland will not pay any fees related to resumes that are submitted directly to hiring managers and not through our approved process. Where appropriate, the Careers @ Stockland Team will work with our preferred panel of agencies to source candidates for roles. Please submit any queries relating to the approved process of submitting candidate resumes or Stockland’s preferred agency panel to [email protected]