Design Manager

Join our team across a range of different new build commercial projects with a leading industry professional and a forward thinking national business.



The ADCO story began back in 1972. In the years since, we’ve grown to be a multibillion-dollar construction business, guided by an unwavering commitment to quality, our clients, and our people. These foundations have seen us become one of the top private companies in Australia with a blue-chip client list and an award-winning portfolio of almost 4,000 successfully completed buildings from early work packages to $300+ million projects.

A career at ADCO provides a sense of belonging, ownership and opportunity, where talent is cultivated and achievements are celebrated. We are a passionate team of people who build.

We understand the deep value of work-life balance and support the physical and emotional wellbeing of our team members through a wide range of initiatives. These include flexible working arrangements that accommodate family needs, company subsidised health and fitness programs, access to our employee assistance program and regular staff recreation days. We also listen closely to our people as Australian workplace attitudes continue to shift and evolve.

Putting our people first has shaped our success for more than five decades. We continue to invest heavily in identifying talent, supporting skills development, incentivising performance and rewarding high achievement. Our extensive national training programs ensure our people are always across the latest construction and management best practices.


Assist the Pre-Construction Manager in the coordinated and successful management of design processes on one or more tender projects, to achieve work winning targets. Support project teams with the successful management of design processes through the conversion and delivery of projects. Ensure all undertakings are executed in accordance with The ADCO Way.



  • Ensure the organised and accurate compilation, management and distribution of relevant design information
  • Identify and clarify inaccuracies and ambiguities, and proactively resolve coordination issues
  • Identify, assess and communicate risks in design, consulting with expertise where necessary
  • Identify, assess and delivery opportunities in design and value engineering
  • Review and contribute to the documents and plans that govern the project delivery
  • Coordinate with Project Manager to manage design packages and approvals in line with project plans


  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture, engineering, or a related field
  • Proven experience in a Design Manager role, with a strong background in construction
  • Exceptional project management skills with the ability to work autonomously
  • Proficiency in design software and tools
  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Detail-oriented, with an eye for design aesthetics and quality
  • Understanding of local building codes, regulations, and industry standards


If this is a role you believe you would be suited to or want to hear more about it, please contact