Design Manager
Auckland, New Zealand
5d ago

Hawkins is New Zealand's leading commercial construction business with a wealth of skills, smarts and phenomenal construction capability.

We pride ourselves in delivering the highest quality technical service for our clients and construction teams.

Commercial construction is at the heart of our business and we are at the top of our game. Hawkins delivers unique transformational projects across a variety of sectors including education, health, office buildings and heritage restorations.

Hawkins leads the industry in civic projects including art galleries, event centres, stadiums and Hospitals across New Zealand.

The connecting of Downer, Spotless and Hawkins means we are now the largest construction and facilities services partner in the country.

We present a unique 'whole of life' focus that will provide value to our customers and to the people of Aotearoa. We are the team that can build, maintain and operate New Zealand's buildings and facilities.

About the role

As our Auckland team expands to meet the needs of our current projects and secured forward workload we now require an experienced Design Managers to lead and drive design processes on our large commercial project in the heart of Auckland.

You will work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders to deliver this world-class facility

Who we're looking for

You'll be an experienced Design Manager capable of leading and driving the design and pre-construction processes. This role will include overseeing the design and coordination functions from initial design, consent management and project planning through to project delivery and completion review.

To be considered for this role, we are keen to hear from candidates that have the following skills and experience :

  • Sound knowledge and working experience within the commercial construction industry preferably within a main contractor / construction environment;
  • Excellent working experience in managing design consultants, front end delivery teams and the client-side of the business with the ability to build, maintain and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders;
  • A deep understanding of Design and Construction processes including working with public and private sector clients engaged in the procurement process, initial feasibility and bid management through to financial close, and project design, construction and handover;
  • Qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Architecture, Construction, or Engineering. Strong experience in managing clients, design consultants and front end delivery teams;
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills demonstrating initiative and problem-solving skills;
  • Able to provide specialist construction knowledge to clients with the skills to facilitate value management sessions when required and
  • An ability to produce detailed construction methodologies and programming for the estimating and build teams.
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