Design Manager

Dunedin, New Zealand

Reference: 5284580

  • Industry leader
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Strong and collaborative team culture

Naylor Love is one of New Zealand's largest national construction companies and has over 100 years of experience in high quality commercial construction. We pride ourselves on our reputation for long standing customer relationships, high levels of staff engagement, delivery of high-quality smart build solutions and a capability that enables us to deliver on a broad range of client expectations.

The Opportunity

This role will see the successful applicant develop and deliver the design and build aspect of our business. Working up front and alongside clients and design teams in a collaborative environment where we are providing invaluable advice and direction from the conceptual design stage through to design completion.

You will need to be passionate and driven to continue to drive Naylor Love to the forefront of construction diversification. The key responsibilities can be defined as:

  • Providing indirect support to our established design resource within current project teams.
  • Establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with clients, design partners and professional consultants.
  • Supporting the pursuit of projects in preconstruction with integral design input to buildability issues.
  • Have the ability to lead, grow and develop a team that can meet the demands of our business and the strategy of the Design Management business plan.
  • Have the drive and passion for innovation and keeping abreast of all new technology and implementing that technology where there is added benefit.

The successful candidate will be of high calibre and is expected to hold the relevant tertiary qualification, such as a BEng, BAch or similar. The key attributes of the successful applicant would include:

  • Broad experience in commercial construction, design and project management.
  • Proficient in BIM or have a clear understanding of its capability.
  • Experience in green star buildings and use of engineered wood products would be an advantage
  • A clear communicator with strong leadership skills.
  • Able to give sound commercial advice in design and buildability alternatives.
  • Be contractually astute and have the skill set to develop a design teams' scope of services in design & build projects.

Why Work for Us

At Naylor Love we understand work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and your experiences. When you join Naylor Love you will understand the strength of our values and that ‘Our People are our Brand' and this is shaped by our employees having ownership of what they do.

We offer you a challenging career in a positive and inclusive team working environment as well as the safeguard of a generous company health scheme and wellbeing programme.

The successful applicant will be required to complete a pre-employment medical questionnaire including drug screening and be eligible to work in New Zealand either as a resident or by holding a current work visa.

Naylor Love is an equal opportunities employer and committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion across all areas of our business.




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