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Design Manager - Newcastle Airport

Monica Clare Recruitment - The Hill, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
Source: uWorkin


Exciting opportunity to play a key part in the expansion & development of operations at Newcastle Airport

The Location
Newcastle, is a popular choice for professionals, offering an ideal lifestyle, with hip cafe's and an amazing beaches! Our beautiful beachside town, is close to Port Stephens and the beautiful Hunter Valley with internationally renowned wineries.

The Organisation
Newcastle Airport was named Major Airport of the Year 2018 by Australia’s peak airport body, the Australian Airports Association (AAA) for their commitment to the Hunter region and local visitor economy, Newcastle Airport‘s long-term strategy guarantees exciting future growth and sustainability for the business and the Region.

Newcastle Airport has taken giant steps toward becoming a regional hub for Defence and Aviation activities with works commencing the design of Astra Aerolab in 2019, with stage 1 civil infrastructure works nearing completion in 2020. Astra Aerolab is a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct being developed adjacent to the Airport and RAAF Base Williamtown, which is set to ultimately deliver 5,500 new jobs and global connectivity, providing access to world-leading education and learning, remarkable spaces and experiences.
The Position
Reporting into the Planning Manager, the position of Design Manager is responsible overseeing Design & Delivery of the ever expanding Newcastle Airport, across Building & Civil projects.

Main responsibilities:

  • Manage the entire Design process from initiation through to implementation
  • Maintain reporting and documentation of processes, including briefing material, non-technical specifications, quotation requests, requests for tender and contract documentation for the pre-construction services
  • Engage and manage stakeholders
  • Develop project staging plans and programs to minimize impacts to airport operation during all phases of construction
  • Coordinate the RFI process and manage technical queries with consultants
  • Provide ongoing updates to the delivery team

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Building Construction Management or Project Management
  • Ability to manage multiple projects across the entire project life-cycle
  • Demonstrated capability meeting project deadlines and budget requirements
  • Understanding of WHS legislation and requirements
  • Ideally have previous knowledge covering both Civil & Building projects
  • Ideally previous experience in Aviation industry

About you:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Positive outlook
  • Solutions focused
  • Ability to build internal and external relationships
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Willingness to support the team

Working as part of the Newcastle Airport team, you will enjoy a friendly, flexible, and supportive environment, within a highly reputable, award-winning organisation. In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits, such as flexible work practices, paid parental leave, additional personal / carers leave, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

For more information or for a confidential conversation, please contact Mel Evans on 0416 129 042, closing date of 19th of Feb.

The Hill, NSW

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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