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Architect And Urban Designer

Development Victoria - Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design
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About Development Victoria

At Development Victoria we’re passionate about making Victoria a great place to be.

We create vibrant places across our state, through diverse and strategic property development and urban renewal projects.

As the Victorian Government’s development arm, we revitalise iconic public buildings, create important cultural and recreational facilities and repurpose public land, for all Victorians.

We also build great homes and communities where people and business can thrive, catering for different budgets, lifestyles and people - designed to be sustainable and affordable.

We help create a better Victoria.

About the Design Branch

The Design Branch, as part of the Precincts team within Development Victoria, is responsible for providing strategic direction and design services on a diverse range of projects, from Innovation Districts to new acquisitions for policy rich residential development. 

We value design that improves quality of life, prioritising buildings and spaces that deliver social and economic benefit to Victoria.

We apply hands-on architecture and urban design services, feasibility studies, strategic thinking and design direction to influence and assist government and build strong relationships with partner agencies and industry. We work closely with a multi-disciplinary team at Development Victoria across the full life cycle of projects. Problem solving and design thinking underpin our work. 

Our services include:
Project enabling – Vision development – Commercial feasibilities – Design communication – Place strategy – Master planning – Design direction and management – Strategic urban design – R&D – Brief development - Design Thinking – and more.

Job Description

About the role

This position is a 12-month contract.

Applying your expertise in architecture and urban design to the role of Assistant Design Manager, you will work collaboratively with a diverse team at Development Victoria through the strategy, feasibility, planning and design stages of major precincts such as Arden, Docklands and Fishermans Bend, and prepare concept designs for mixed-use and residential development for new site acquisitions.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the design team on precinct urban design strategies and concept design.
  • Prepare concept designs and feasibility studies for a wide range of potential site acquisitions including multi-residential, townhouse and commercial development.
  • Assist with the preparation of strategic documents to communicate the vision and objectives of our projects to government and key stakeholders.
  • Assist with input and research into the discussion of design, affordability, and environmental excellence.
  • Assist in providing general design support and design review for other divisions.
  • Coordinate and participate in project meetings, prepare meeting agendas and minutes.

Desired Skills and Experience

About you

Your background in architecture or urban design and proven experience in multi-residential development, urban design, concept development, strategy and project management will allow you to shape the role and provide a positive impact across many exciting projects.

Ideally you will have:

  • 5+ years’ experience in architecture and urban design.
  • Appropriate qualifications relevant to the requirements of the role.
  • Experience in multi-residential housing development, mixed-use and urban renewal.
  • Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills.
  • Ability to manage projects to timeline and budget.
  • Experience in preparing feasibility studies and concept designs.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of working within the planning framework and working knowledge of relevant regulations associated with residential development.

Our Culture

Our culture is one of collaboration and positive contribution, suited to energetic and engaging team players who can readily adapt to changing priorities, and bring a service-oriented approach.

We actively encourage sharing of knowledge and best practice across our teams. We respect and value every individual’s talents and contribution, in order to harness these strengths to collectively achieve the kind of results we can all be proud of.

Development Victoria is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to making employment-related decisions without bias or discrimination.

The preferred candidate will be required to complete a national police records check prior to an offer of employment being made.

Does this sound like you?

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for you, please apply by submitting your cover letter and resume by 19 May 2021 or reach out to Sarah Viola on 03 8317 3416 for a confidential discussion.

Please note that previous applicants for the position of Assistant Design Manager advertised between 13-26 April 2021 will be considered and need not reapply.

Melbourne, VIC

Construction, Architecture & Interior Design


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