Design Manager – Defence, Healthcare & Education


Australia - South Australia, Adelaide

Job Summary

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, construction, environmental and energy. With over 87,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.

AECOM Construction Services deliver Project and Construction Management services to a variety of projects in Defence but also more broadly in Healthcare, Education, Leisure & Fitness and Mining sectors. This opportunity as a Design Manager will be based in our busy Adelaide office, and deliver a range of projects for our Government clients.

The Role

As a Design Manager, you will be responsible for all communications with the client, project stakeholders and managing and coordinating the design team to provide cost effective and quality outcomes for the client within the agreed program and contractual obligations.

You will have a thorough understanding of design methodologies and experience within the construction industry and will lead the production of rigorously defensible design solutions that can withstand detailed scrutiny.

This is a position where an understanding of utilising BIM throughout the design process is essential, therefore you will be committed to integrating all phases of a project to ensure solid lines of communication across multiple stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful Design Manager in our Adelaide office you will likely hold a background and understanding in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture or similar
  • 7 + years’ experience in design management across Defence, Education or Healthcare sectors
  • Managing and integrating the design process of buildings and infrastructure in a 3D environment.
  • Driving the design process to maximise efficiency, integration between architects and building services engineers and alignment with Project Manager and Client requirements.
  • Overseeing team compliance with Technical Quality Review procedures, conduct quality reviews on basis of technical experience and understanding of Project Manager and Client expectations.
  • Ability to contribute to tender submissions by assisting with program development, fee estimates and proposal inputs relating to BIM processes
  • Support a range of projects and programs, including new construction and extensive refurbishment programs with major Clients.
  • Understand the commercial and contractual environment for each project.
  • Produce high quality written reports and briefs for communication to the client and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be a key leader in an integrated, multi-disciplinary and diverse team, and work with business, project and client account leadership to improve AECOM performance and productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven background and understanding of Defence project standards, process and clients
  • Strong preference to BIM/Revit exposure across complex projects

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


Australia - South Australia, Adelaide

Job Summary

AECOM (NYSE: ACM) is a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, construction, environmental and energy. With over 87,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves.

AECOM Construction Services deliver Project and Construction Management services to a variety of projects in Defence but also more broadly in Healthcare, Education, Leisure & Fitness and Mining sectors. This opportunity as a Design Manager will be based in our busy Adelaide office, and deliver a range of projects for our Government clients.

The Role

As a Design Manager, you will be responsible for all communications with the client, project stakeholders and managing and coordinating the design team to provide cost effective and quality outcomes for the client within the agreed program and contractual obligations.

You will have a thorough understanding of design methodologies and experience within the construction industry and will lead the production of rigorously defensible design solutions that can withstand detailed scrutiny.

This is a position where an understanding of utilising BIM throughout the design process is essential, therefore you will be committed to integrating all phases of a project to ensure solid lines of communication across multiple stakeholders.

Minimum Requirements

As a successful Design Manager in our Adelaide office you will likely hold a background and understanding in the following:

  • Bachelor's degree in civil or structural engineering, architecture or similar
  • 7 + years’ experience in design management across Defence, Education or Healthcare sectors
  • Managing and integrating the design process of buildings and infrastructure in a 3D environment.
  • Driving the design process to maximise efficiency, integration between architects and building services engineers and alignment with Project Manager and Client requirements.
  • Overseeing team compliance with Technical Quality Review procedures, conduct quality reviews on basis of technical experience and understanding of Project Manager and Client expectations.
  • Ability to contribute to tender submissions by assisting with program development, fee estimates and proposal inputs relating to BIM processes
  • Support a range of projects and programs, including new construction and extensive refurbishment programs with major Clients.
  • Understand the commercial and contractual environment for each project.
  • Produce high quality written reports and briefs for communication to the client and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Be a key leader in an integrated, multi-disciplinary and diverse team, and work with business, project and client account leadership to improve AECOM performance and productivity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven background and understanding of Defence project standards, process and clients
  • Strong preference to BIM/Revit exposure across complex projects

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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