National Design and Construction Manager - Upgrades

Supportive work environment and welcoming team, Flexible work - ability to work from home, Large national organisation - not-for-profit salary sacrificing benefits.

Goodstart is Australias largest provider of early learning and care. Founded with a vision for all Australias children to have the best possible start in life, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australias children and their families. We are entirely Australian owned employing over 15,000 people and caring for over 71,000 children.


Goodstart is looking for a National Design and Construction Manager Upgrades to lead the key aspects of the design and construction process on behalf of Goodstart, from due diligence, concept & detailed design through to construction completion, defects remediation and post implementation review. This role is a full time, permanent position working at our Head Office in Murarrie (Brisbane).


About the role

  • Work collaboratively alongside our senior project team members and with external service providers to ensure Goodstarts Design Guidelines are adhered to.
  • Manage the Upgrade design process
    • Review centre and landscape designs ensuring compliance to the Goodstart Centre Design Brief
    • Facilitate design input from key stakeholders
    • Ensure feedback is accurately incorporated and actioned
    • Leverage expertise to add value to design and construct solutions
  • Manage the Upgrades construction program -
    • Manage construction and procurement
    • Manage the end to end financial analysis and tracking of Goodstarts capital expenditure
    • Complete site inspections on behalf of Goodstart as required


About you

  • Minimum of 5 years in construction/ project management (client-side experience strongly desirable)
  • Experience in leading the delivery of projects on a national scale
  • Experience in the development and upkeep of design guidelines and technical specifications
  • Experience in procurement of efficiencies (cost and program)
  • Experience in critical path project management and associated software skillset
  • Project management experience in the delivery of projects ($25K-$1 million)
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of both Project and Construction management models and associated building construction contracts, service contracts
  • Experience in leading financial management/contract administration of large national multisite projects
  • Strong knowledge and experience with WH&S plans, systems and processes.
  • Experience in the childcare sector (Desired)
  • Flexibility to undertake domestic travel is essential.




As well as being offered this amazing opportunity, you will -

  • Not-For-Profit Salary Packaging benefits which reduces your taxable income to increase take home pay
  • Flexible work arrangements giving you choice about when and how work will be done in order to better manage your work and non-work needs
  • Gain significant investment in your growth and development with support, tools, training and experiences
  • Be empowered to drive continuous change and find new and innovative ways of working to achieve goals
  • Work for a company that has an aspiration to be globally recognised for early years practice and learning outcomes
  • Be a part of a team and work environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging, inclusion and purpose
  • Access to discounted childcare
  • Discounted health care and access to employee wellbeing program with BUPA
  • Opportunity to participate in active social club events
  • Exclusive discounts on travel, gym memberships, Apple and Dell products, and more.



Application close date  Sunday the 22nd of November


Goodstart Early Learning are proud of our inclusive work environment that supports and encourages individual growth and strong teams. Goodstart Early Learning acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all lands on which we come together. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as enduring, living cultures and pay our respects to Elders past and present.


If you are interested in applying for this role, please upload your Cover Letter & CV to our website (emailed applications will not be considered).

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