Senior Design Manager
Newmarket , New Zealand
4d ago

Senior Design Manager

  • Do you have the design experience of new developments?
  • Able to come up with new innovative design ideas and can show us examples of how you've done this over the years?
  • Our aim to deliver commercially efficient, effective and consistent design solutions - You get to help build the machine.
  • Our team is vibrant, creative, fun and fast paced - it doesn't get better than this.
  • About the role

    Reporting to a dynamic Group Design Manager, you'll be managing the design of new developments, partaking in developing the Metlifecare Design Playbook which will be setting the standards for our high-end designs, and you will be exploring new construction technologies such as modular design, CLT and pre-penalization.

    You'll be key to assisting in the company's delivery of all new developments by building and managing a team of design managers who will to help manage the design process, assist in the consenting process and be involved with the procurement of construction.

    By now you'll have a clear view this is a senior role, so we're looking to you to bring examples of your capability, wowing us with your previous design work.

    You'll see that our developments look very different, we have a commitment to urban design and each of our villages has been exclusively designed by award winning architects to integrate into the community, complement its environment and local connections.

    Our team is growing, and our goals are ambitious. Our construction contracts are typically between $30m and $70m in contract value.

    And whilst we have four ready to go now, our development pipeline has a sustainable volume stretching into the future. This role isn't for the faint hearted, we're looking for someone to hit the ground running in this senior role and in return we'll offer you growth and development.

    You will be interpreting architects' and designers' concepts and preparing documentation for internal feasibility purposes.

    You'll have the chance to dazzle us with your strong capability of producing 3D computerised and physical modelling. And if that is not enough to entice you, you'll also be looking at new building technology solutions, building solutions and direct procurement outcomes for our team.

    This role will obtain and review feedback from internal and external stakeholders in relation to as-built design, the running costs and the sustainability of the finished project, while ensuring lessons learned and improvements are incorporated into future designs.

    So you'll be able to operate at a senior level with little hand holding.

    Experience required

  • Minimum 10 years' NZ experience in the construction industry
  • Architectural experience with project initiation and predesign, concept, design and documentation, procurement, and administration and observation of contract works
  • Knowledge required

  • Comprehensive understanding of the design process and a flair for design
  • Proficiency using AutoCAD, Revit, Photoshop, Indesign and Microsoft Office Suit
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant codes and standards (e.g. NZ Building Code, NZS 3604 and others)
  • Technical drawing and presentation skills
  • Appreciation of good design
  • Creative and open to change
  • Solution focus and conflict management
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