Assistant Project Manager - Commercial Developer

Job title : Assistant Project Manager - Commercial Developer
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : Base plus super
Contact name : James Shiells
Contact email :
Job reference : 1246692
Our client are widely recognised as being one of Australia's top Head Contractor builders across the tier 1and tier 2 space.  Their development business is growing rapidly, with several large-scale commercial developments in the works. As a result, their team is expanding, and they are seeking a talented Assistant Project Manager to assist the lead Project Manager in the planning, design and delivery of these projects. 

Focused primarily on commercial property ventures (office, industrial, hotels etc), you will work closely with the Development Team, that will support for you throughout this process. 

This role will allow you to fully immerse yourself in the project, with plenty of scope to drive the design deliverables and champion the direction and program of the project. Being the internal connection between Hickory Developments and Hickory Construction, gives this role a unique exposure to the end-to-end lifecycle and day-to-day duties, going far beyond traditional development management.

Key accountabilities include but are not limited to:
  • Preparing detailed scopes, briefs, tenders & compare and engage consultants as required.
  • Managing consultants across all stages of the project life cycle.
  • Preparing project briefs, principals requirements, programs and design directions.
  • Managing the delivery of coordinated design documents and reports suitable for tender.
  • Preparing and coordinating tender and contract documentation.
  • Facilitating the transition of projects with key stakeholders through to the construction business.
  • Assisting in the preparation of development programs, budgets, cash flow projections etc.
  • Monitoring and reporting on works in accordance with the agreed delivery program.
The ideal candidate will have client-side Project Management, construction or development experience, with an emphasis on construction knowledge.

Additionally, some design training or experience will be highly advantageous. 
In addition, we are looking for someone who has:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Project Management, Construction Management, Architecture, Property or a related discipline.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the residential/commercial construction or in a related field.
  • Sound understanding of the full property development life cycle.
  • Outstanding critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to quickly adapt and overcome/understand new challenges.
  • Professional standard written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management and organisation skills, with the ability to deliver on your promises.
  • A passion for understanding, learning, and exploring new things.
  • Advanced MS Office suite skills, including Microsoft Project.
  • A strong work ethic with a continuing enthusiasm and desire to contribute to the business success.
This a rare chance for those working in the construction sector or PM consulting space to make the transition into a true developer side role managing enviable large scale projects. 
  • Strong salary package
  • Brand new state of the art office working environment
  • Office wellness and fitness centre with yoga studio and gym.
  • In-house office café and bar.
  • Work for one of the most innovative builder/developers in Australia
  • A supportive team that values learning and development 
If this sounds like the role for you, please submit your CV via the link.  alternatively, please contact James Shiells at / 0411 256 983