Neighbourhood Design Manager

LEAD Alliance is an alliance laying the groundwork for the new homes and spaces in communities with need, leaving a legacy of improved urban development.

You will be part of the Alliance Design team reporting to the Design Operations Manager and working across the full lifecycle of the project from planning, detailed design, construction, and handover.

What you will be doing:

  • Developing and executing the neighbourhood delivery plan in conjunction with Kāinga Ora team members
  • Develop neighborhood programs to coordinate phasing and activity of neighbourhood projects.
  • Develop and manage Design budget for a neighbourhood and each project within it.
  • Working through project pressure points to ensure positive outcomes.
  • Delivering the neighbourhood reporting and outputs to ensure all stakeholders are aware of progress, obstacles, challenges and achievements.
  • Co-ordination and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Ensure collaboration between design and construction teams.
  • Manage and oversee the change process for multiple projects.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in construction management or project management
  • Managing large-scale design and construction projects from $20M - $40Million
  • Previous Alliance and/or Design and Construct experience preferable
  • Managing and mitigating risk whilst ensuring prompt solutions to minimise disruption.
  • Proactively maintain and build relationships with Kāinga Ora, Auckland Council, CCO's and utility authorities

What’s in it for you:

Openings like this don’t come along very often. A once in a generation opportunity to make a difference and get exposed to a broad range of inspiring colleagues, multiple disciplines and ambitious projects that will open doors for you in the future. We have a great culture driven by our vision to transform Auckland and offer a dynamic and fun environment.

About LEAD Alliance

LEAD Alliance is unique because unlike other alliances, our focus is multiple large-scale infrastructure developments in complex urban environments. On behalf of Kāinga Ora, we develop land and deliver new infrastructure and amenities. We work across eight neighborhoods that total 52 sq. km2 - equivalent to half the area the size of Hamilton!  

If you thrive in a complex, dynamic environment, then we want to hear from you.

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Auckland, Auckland

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Posted On:

February 21, 2024