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Title:  Design Management Specialist - Project Launch

Job Number:  11884
Location: 

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.  

From the epic, to the intimate, everything we do improves life for someone, somewhere. It gives our business momentum and means we approach things a little differently.

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.

Are you up for the challenge?

We are currently looking for an experienced Design Management Lead to join John Holland’s TEK (Technology, Engineering and Knowledge) division in the role of Design Management Specialist – Project Launch.  This role can be based out of Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane.

This position will see you provide senior leadership in the key role of Design Management, with specialist responsibility for setting up, executing and governance control of appropriate systems, processes and tools at project level to enable successful project delivery.

About the Role:

  • Development, review, implementation & management of Project Launch Design Management activities, processes and tools
  • Promote a culture of business excellence within TEK through accountability, innovation and transparency against all performance objectives
  • Develop Project Launch design management systems for best practice and recommend updates – including advocate of design management improvement
  • Lead and drive design management culture based on best practice, meeting internal and external needs with pro-active focus on risk management, SQE and sustainability
  • Promote TEK nationally to the wider JH business through meetings and presentations and attend conferences and presentations/workshops to promote TEK to the wider industry
  • Contribute and liaise with national pre-contract managers
  • Collaborate with other Business Unit Design Managers and senior engineering management resources across the business to ensure consistency in design management practice and knowledge sharing
  • Assist in developing and implement a review capability matrix for Design Management function
  • Assist in creation of Design Management professional development requirements and retention of Design Management knowledge within the business
  • Perform all duties in accordance with JHG policies processes, systems, reporting and procedures
  • Provide TEK support for domestic and international projects and to act as Lead Design Manager or Design Director where necessary on significant bids and projects

About You:

This position will require you to hold a degree qualification in Engineering and be a Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership with Engineer’s Australia or equivalent.  You will have extensive experience specialising in infrastructure delivery, design, engineering and construction, as well as demonstrated management and mentorship of tender and delivery teams in the establishment of best practise and methodical approach throughout bids and active projects

To succeed in this role, you will have a background in contractual, legal, commercial and legislative compliance management and demonstrated Pre-Contracts success   The ability to nurture client relationships and utilise your excellent stakeholder management skills is essential.

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. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and other minority groups are encouraged to apply.


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