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Title:  General Manager - Design Management

Job Number:  10804

Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

About John Holland

We’re all about transforming lives by finding solutions to complex challenges across a wide range of industries including infrastructure, property, rail, building and water projects in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. 

While our competitors talk about what they do, we focus on why we do it. We transform communities to make them easier to move around, more connected, and better to live in.

About the Role

With the growth in the pipeline of work we are bidding and delivering, we have an exciting opportunity in our Technology, Engineering and Knowledge (TEK) team for General Manager – Design Management to further strengthen our technical engineering capacity and capability for the whole John Holland business.

As the centre of excellence within John Holland, TEK drives design and engineering governance and delivery support across all business units. This new role will report directly to the Group General Manager as part of the TEK Senior Leadership Team, with overall accountability for enterprise-wide technical engineering governance.

This key leadership role will help embed TEK through John Holland through provision of technical engineering and associated governance for our customers, including promoting a culture of business excellence, innovation, and transparency against performance objectives. As part of the TEK SLT, this role will lead elements of our TEK strategy, including collaborating with CCCC’s design institutes to ensure better leverage of its technical capabilities and capacity in technical engineering design, construction methodologies and innovative solutions.

About you:

  • You will be an established senior design leader with a broad range of project and industry experience
  • You will enjoy working in large and dynamic teams across multiple business units and leading and guiding these teams to achieve best outcomes
  • John Holland will benefit from your management and mentorship of tender and delivery teams in the establishment of best practise and approach to ensure safe and successful outcomes.
  • Enjoy working with a leading and reputable top tier contractor and benefit from our people first policies encouraging the development of you professionally and personally.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Have ownership of the development, review, implementation & management of the TEK Design & Engineering Business Plans
  • Oversee the effective Engineering Assurance during pre-contracts and delivery operations and be the lead for the Engineering Assurance reviews on large complex infrastructure and major projects
  • Lead for the Design Management reviews on projects in delivery
  • Develop industry proven and innovative engineering solutions to help win work and manage risk with projects in delivery
  • Promote a culture of business excellence within TEK through accountability, innovation and transparency against all performance objectives
  • Create, develop, implement and review key performance indicators (KPI) for the Design and Engineering Management function and direct reports
  • Identification and technical functional link to the Design & Engineering Management cohort across John Holland and creation and development of a DM community of practice
  • Forge and enhance client relationships, optimising synergies with other business units, managing strategic partnerships and contributing to broader sector activities to achieve superior results across all Infrastructure, major projects and rail related projects.
  • Successful delivery of a large, complex and multidisciplinary projects.
  • Leading team performance; informing, promoting and enabling the development and success of your team.
  • Ensuring Business & Commercial success, through excellent business acumen and commercial governance.
  • Promoting and driving our culture and investing and engaging with a large and diverse group of internal and external stakeholders.

As part of the team, you help us deliver on our promise to transform lives

Your success is reflected in ours, so we’re committed to being an employer of choice. We pride ourselves on having a diverse and inclusive workplace, as different perspectives and ideas will deliver our long-term success.

We’ll do all we can to help you develop your skills, and make a difference, right from the start. We have a flexible workplace and focus on all aspects of your physical and mental health and safety. We want you to be with us for the long-term, so providing you with rich career experiences and ongoing development is our priority.

For a confidential discussion please contact Michael on 0438579476.

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