Design Manager - Commercial & Industrial Construction

January Start | Pivotal Management and Leadership Position, Generous Salary Package | Handover and Support, Healthy Pipeline | Unique Company Culture.

Method Consulting is seeking high calibre and experienced Design Manager to join a well-respected Commercial and Industrial Builder. This is a pivotal position within a well-established and thriving business who are stable and an employer of choice. They typically are involved in building offices, warehouses, aged care, childcare, service stations and have a large presence in retail which they want to continue to build on. Our client would like the new Design Manager to start in January where you will get a handover from the existing Design Manager. If youd like to be considered for this amazing opportunity, then confidentially apply today.

Responsibilities include:

  • This position reports directly to the General Manager
  • Ability to lead Design Teams and other Stakeholders i.e. Architects, Engineering Consultants, clients and other staff members
  • Identify technical challenges and work to drive solutions and develop mitigation strategies i.e. this can be on fully documented drawings that are to be tendered on or in non-conforming bids (although most of the work is D+C)
  • Working from conceptual to actual project delivery is essential in this role
  • Ensure all consultants and departments are working with the latest architectural and design information
  • Assess and recommend the best method of construction for different project types - including speed, cost and quality considerations
  • Providing expert technical advice, accuracy and quality for all design projects
  • Create project construction programs for tenders and contracts
  • Review consultant output and agreements for compliance with the design brief
  • Ensure the design process recognises current legislation, standards and codes of practice

Skills, Experience and Attributes:

  • Must be tertiary qualified i.e. Architecture, Structural Engineering
  • Ideally have 10 + years experience in Design Management in commercial and industrial construction 
  • Proven ability to problem solve complex issues
  • Design + Construct project experience
  • Strong understanding of a projects buildability
  • Appreciation of materials selection 
  • You must be a team player who can also work in just as well in autonomy
  • Must have the technical design knowledge and ability to assess the best direction due to engineering or design principles
  • Be able to demonstrate a knowledge of different building systems and the associated advantages, disadvantages and costs
  • Be able to demonstrate a step-by-step knowledge of the design process and the responsibilities of each consultant
  • Ability to multi-task and look after more than one project  
  • Must have strong negotiation skills
  • A proven ability to develop relationships
  • High attention to detail and sense of urgency
  • Proficient with design IT packages and all general project software
  • Must be commercially astute very important
  • Strong understanding and appreciation of Health and Safety
  • Must have WA experience


  • Solid handover from existing Design Manager and continued support
  • Stable and employer of choice  
  • Amazing company culture
  • A large pipeline of work
  • Generous salary package on offer
  • Great location and on-site parking

Your interest and all applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

25/11/2019 $0 Perth 1 Construction
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