Design Manager

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Job Reference 1242696

Location Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Industry Process - Mining & Metals

Function Engineering & Design

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 2, 2024

The Opportunity

We are seeking an experienced Design Manager to partner with our client to assist their customers provide the energy, chemicals and resources that society needs now. 

You will be responsible for providing design and drafting oversight and technical direction to all disciplines across the project with focus on digital tools (particularly the 3D modelling environment). Accountable for design integrity and consistency across the project in compliance with Company and Customer requirements to meet all safety, ergonomic, economic, operability and maintenance requirements and owns All discipline technical competency and quality programs and oversees technical competency of those within the design team.


  • Ensures HSE has the highest priority in all activities undertaken by engineering and design personnel and also ensures team member adherence to generally accepted engineering and design practices, regulatory requirements, and customer specifications including design parameters defined by the Discipline Design criteria and Basis of Design (BoD). 
  • Helps to develop and implement design standards, processes, and best practices to improve efficiency and quality of design deliverables and support the standardization of equipment specifications, drawings, and document templates.
  • Conduct regular informal design reviews to evaluate progress, identify potential issues, and provide recommendations for improvement and Oversees the design process from concept generation and feasibility studies through detailed engineering, Execute and handover to construction and commissioning.
  • Supports management of project change by identification of changes in scope and communicating this to the project Discipline Leads for action and provides input into quality activities and recommends improvements, and takes action where required related to engineering design.
  • Oversees the 3D modelling activities by all disciplines, ensuring the 3D model adheres to all project and regulatory standards as well as assists in ensuring the 3D model is clash free, data is consistent, and design correct.
  • Ensures modelling meets the required model content for stage model reviews.  Supports the Lead Discipline Designers in their specific accountabilities.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Advanced Work Packages (AWP) and its set up and management through all project phases.
  • The Design Manager is not directly responsible for the generation of project deliverables but is a support function to the engineering design team. 


About YOU

  • Has been awarded 2 or 3 year technical diploma with discipline specific training or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Trained in leadership and project execution, or has demonstrated experience.
  • Strong background in discipline work, and a competent understanding of regulations, codes, and industry standard practices. Extensive discipline experience along with decent years of experience in project leadership.
  • Experience in managing design teams including skills in project management, risk management and quality.  Experience in procurement or construction execution is also useful.
  • Completed projects utilising workshare in other parts of the world and is able to adapt to working with teams co-located or remotely.
  • Competent in Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, SharePoint, Word, Excel, Teams, and PowerPoint) and can navigate intranet pages, conduct searches, and retrieve information.
  • Proficiency in CAD software along with proficiency in Navisworks (or similar) to navigate the output from 3D modelling software.
  • Has an awareness of the interrelationship of tools within the discipline, analytics and modelling, and cross-discipline data-centric methods



Airswift is an international workforce solutions provider within the energy, process and infrastructure industries. Airswift serves as a strategic partner to our clients, offering a turnkey workforce solution to capture and deliver the top talent needed to complete successful projects by aligning with the unique needs of our clients. 

With over 1000 employees and 9,000+ contractors operating in over 130 countries, our geographical reach and pool of talent available is unmatched in the industry and the level of experience, exposure and expertise that the organization has is unparalleled.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia will be considered. (Australia Citizen, PR Holder, or Valid Australia working VISA).


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