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Design and Construction Manager - New Centres

Date: 02-Jan-2019


Company: Goodstart Early Learning

Goodstart is Australia’s leading child care and early learning operator with $1bn in revenue, 650 centres and 13,000 staff, providing education and learning for 73,000 children. Goodstart was created by a partnership of four of Australia’s leading charities; the Benevolent Society, Mission Australia, the Brotherhood of St Laurence and Social Ventures Australia. We are not for profit operating with commercial disciplines, reinvesting our surplus back into our centres for the benefit of our children.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Design and Construction manager within our new centres team.  The role will be a key interface between the acquisition team, architects, developers, internal stakeholders and project managers.
The role will lead the key aspects of the design and construction process on behalf of Goodstart, from initial concept design through to construction completion.  the Design and Construction Manager will support the team of Project Managers in ensuring all new centre developments meet the requirements of the Operational stakeholders, reach department compliance and are ready for set up according to the new centre program.
To be successful for this role you must have the following :
Minimum of 5 years in construction/ project management (client-side experience strongly desirable)
Experience in leading the delivery of projects on a national scale
Experience in the development and upkeep of design guidelines
Experience in critical path project management Project management experience in the delivery of projects ($150K-$10 million)
Strong knowledge and understanding of both Project and Construction management models and associated building construction contracts, service contracts
Experience in leading financial management/contract administration of large national multisite projects
Strong knowledge and experience with WH&S plans, systems and processes.
A collaborative teamwork approach
Flexibility to undertake domestic travel is essential and flexibility to work outside normal business hours as required.
Goodstart is committed to child safety, with a zero tolerance of child abuse, and we look to reflect this commitment in our employees. Should you strive to uphold and reflect these values then we would love to hear from you!
If you are interested in applying for this role, please apply by selecting “Apply Now” and uploading your CV & Cover Letter, unfortunately we can't accept e-mailed applications. To request a copy of the position description, please e-mail Pamela King-Owen at

Posting Notes: MURARRIE, BRISBANE || QLD || Australia (AU) || Finance || SF:LI || No Early Childhood Qualification || Full-Time

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