Design Manager

Date Published

about adco

ADCO is a leading Australian construction company with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth. Established in 1972, ADCO sees annual revenues approaching $900 million and employees over 400 employees. ADCO is rated one of Australia’s top 100 private companies.

ADCO aspires to be the Builder of Choice for our clients, our employees and our subcontractors.

Our open and inclusive culture encourages staff to grow with the organisation. We place a high priority on the retention and development of our people.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer who proactively supports diversity in our workplace.


The successful candidate will report to the Pre-Construction Manager to manage ADCO’s design process, involving concept design and detail design phases within Design and Construct projects. General tasks will include:

  • Facilitating meetings/workshops with Clients and prepare a comprehensive Client Brief
  • Selecting consultants, negotiating fees and assisting with the formation of Professional Service Agreements
  • Managing the output of the project consultants to ensure the that design milestones are achieved
  • Setting up systems with the project team for the ongoing review of design changes
  • Assisting in the procurement of repeat business and new projects for ADCO by establishing and maintaining relationships with clients
  • Preparing and maintaining project document files for all projects (e.g. EOI, Tender and live projects) using a standard document administration template.


To be a successful candidate in this role, you will ideally have:

  • A degree or diploma in Architecture, Urban Development, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management or Applied Science
  • A minimum 5 years in a similar role in the commercial or industrial construction industry.
  • Knowledge and understanding of
  • Literacy in Advanced Microsoft Office suite, Aconex and Microsoft Project
  • Analysis and problem-solving skills to respond appropriately to a range of design requirements while maintaining the required standard of implementation.

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If you would like to submit your expression of interest in career opportunities at ADCO, please email the relevant State Office: SYDNEY@ADCOCONSTRUCT.COM.AU