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Associate Director - Mission Critical Electrical

Sydney, Australia | HDR

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Project Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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To provide specialist skills in the area of electrical services design, documentation and commissioning for mission critical projects.This would include strong knowledge of the design and implementation of medium voltage power systems (11kV to 33kV), discrimination, UPS systems and diesel generators and in depth understanding of resilience for mission critical projects.

Working as the Second in Command (2iC) to the Mission Critical Director.

To provide management of an engineering team. Monitoring and delivering projects with effective use of resources relative to fee with maximum profitability, maintaining technical quality, professionalism and completing all design activities to programme. Monitor and coach all staff performance within their group. Implement training, QA, Health and Safety.

General Duties

Monitor resource relative to each project monthly allowable fee expenditure, defining monthly CAD requirements and two-weekly engineering workload forecasts. Carry out engineering concept design to detailed design, tender and contract on site supervision, to completion, ensuring projects are undertaken in accordance with design briefs and that completion deadlines are achieved, via frequent design reviews with engineers. - Ensure all design projects and reports within the group are technically compliant, to a consistent quality and standard. Maintain regular ‘in house’ design reviews and checks.

Monitor contract staff or third-party appointments.

Maintain excellent client relationships and contacts to achieve high levels of satisfaction and repeat business. Manage client’s expectations and promote a team approach.

Develop new business opportunities where appropriate and participate with company presentations.

Motivate yourself and manage staff within group to build coherent high performing teams. Set objectives, monitor performance, coach and develop staff to optimise their potential.

Monitor and control project progress, design variations and project financial budgets.

Implement management and administration systems (timesheets/expenses etc.), co-ordinate holiday leave within group.

Carry out staff Personal Development Plans in accordance with the Personal Development Plans Procedures. Report any staff performance problems to Divisional Director/group Director and agree corrective action. Identify and implement all training/CPD requirements of staff within their group.

Implement and manage QA systems and procedures on all projects. 

Ensure Quality Management System ISO 9001 and 14001 are adhered to.

Implement Company Health and Safety.Ensure all designs respond to the CDM regulations. 



Skills & Qualifications

Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Extensive experience, especially in designing and managing projects, ideally 10+ years of industry experience.

Experience of monitoring contract staff or third-party appointments would be desirable.

Able to undertake computer Organizationelling organise and direct the production of CAD/ REVIT drawings and correspond effectively with opposite numbers with other consultants.

Skills in project managing on-going jobs with limited supervision are desirable.

Experience in the same or similar position is desired.

Competency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook & PowerPoint.

The ability to project a positive and professional attitude at all times.

Educational qualifications to a degree level are desired. 

Incorporated Status in chosen discipline preferred and ongoing pursuit of Chartered status and business qualifications if not already achieved.

Good knowledge and use of appropriate project and design analysis software.

Personable and a ‘can do’ attitude with resource management experience.

Able to establish rapport and good working relationships within the project team and Clients.

Some leadership and people management skills and experience preferred.

To be able to work as part as a team and collaboratively and co-operatively.

Strong knowledge of Electrical Design Software including PowerCAD and preferably etap.

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