Design Manager – Newcastle Airport Job at Monica Clare Recruitment in Newcastle NSW

Rare opportunity

Exciting project – Civil & Build

Great Benefits – Wellbeing initiatives, Fitness membership

The Location

Newcastle, is a popular choice for professionals, offering an ideal lifestyle, with hip cafe’s and an amazing beaches! Our beautiful beachside town, is close to Port Stephens and the beautiful Hunter Valley with internationally renowned wineries.

The Organisation

Newcastle Airport was named Major Airport of the Year 2018 by Australia’s peak airport body, the Australian Airports Association (AAA) for their commitment to the Hunter region and local visitor economy, Newcastle Airport‘s long-term strategy guarantees exciting future growth and sustainability for the business and the Region.

Newcastle Airport has taken giant steps toward becoming a regional hub for Defence and Aviation activities with works commencing the design of Astra Aerolab in 2019, with stage 1 civil infrastructure works nearing completion in 2020. Astra Aerolab is a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct being developed adjacent to the Airport and RAAF Base Williamtown, which is set to ultimately deliver 5,500 new jobs and global connectivity, providing access to world-leading education and learning, remarkable spaces and experiences.

The Position

Reporting into the Planning Manager, the position of Design Manager is responsible for managing the design process for all projects including Civil & Building works.

Main responsibilities:
Provide Design Management services across the yearly CAPEX programs

Manage the Design process from initiation through to implementation

Maintain reporting and documentation of processes, including briefing material, non-technical specifications, quotation requests, requests for tender and contract documentation for the pre-construction services

Engage and manage stakeholders

Develop project staging plans and programs to minimize impacts to airport operation during all phases of construction

Coordinate the RFI process and manage technical queries with consultants

Provide ongoing updates to the delivery team

Qualifications & Experience:
Relevant tertiary qualifications in Building Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or Project Management

Previous experience in Client-Side Design Management

Ability to manage multiple projects across the entire project life-cycle

Demonstrated capability meeting project deadlines and budget requirements

Experience in MS Project, Outlook, Excel & Word

Understanding of WHS legislation and requirements

Previous experience in Contracts Administration

Ideally have previous knowledge covering both Civil & Building projects

Ideally previous experience in Aviation industry

About you:
Excellent communication skills

Positive outlook

Solutions focused

Ability to build internal and external relationships

Excellent negotiation skills

Willingness to support the team


Working as part of the Newcastle Airport team, you will enjoy a friendly, flexible, and supportive environment, within a highly reputable, award-winning organisation. In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits, such as flexible work practices, paid parental leave, additional personal / carers leave, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

For more information or for a confidential conversation, please contact Mel Evans on 0416 129 042, closing date of 25th of Jan.

About the Company

Company: Monica Clare Recruitment

Company Location:  Newcastle NSW

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About Monica Clare Recruitment