Design Manager

Position: Full time
Location: Whangarei
Start date: As soon as possible
Application closing date: 11 Dec 2021

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The Opportunity 

At the heart of Donovan Group is the Design Station team. From offices in New Zealand and the Philippines, expert structural engineers and structural and architectural detailers provide complete support for each of Donovan Group’s distribution channels.

Together with a fresh approach and expert technical skill, the team utilises a specialised engineering system and custom-designed software, to engineer and detail standard pre-engineered and specifically designed steel buildings.

Design Station turns concepts into reality by creating 3D structural models which detail everything down to the last bolt hole, giving precise instructions for the manufacturing process. Utilising a highly efficient file-to-factory workflow, these fabrication drawings are packaged together with a full bill of materials, itemising each component, and construction drawings with labelled parts and a unique numbering system. Alongside structural and architectural plans, and specific engineering required for building consent, the team ensure a smooth process from start to finish.

Our Design Manager will be responsible for leading and overseeing Design Station, to successfully complete projects profitably, and ensuring a best practice world class design office service. This will include an overall responsibility for design delivery requirements. It is an exciting time to be joining our Design Station team, as we have ambitious growth plans, and need someone to develop and implement initiatives to optimize performance and lead these growth plans. 

About You 

You will have expert knowledge of engineering practices and expert technical drawing skills. You will know the ins and outs of relevant legislation and processes, such as the Resource Management Act, the Building Code, local by-laws, and town planning regulations. Alongside this, you will have strong knowledge of building methods and materials, specifically in steel construction. 

Ideally, you will have previously led an in-house design team, under a billable hour’s structure. You will be a leader, with the ability to plan, make decisions, and motivate a team of designers and engineers. You will be driven by innovation and have the desire to be ahead of the trends in design, construction and technology. 

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