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Design Coordinator

There’s been an industry trend to involve builders and contractors in early contractor involvement, especially in Design & Construct projects. With this trend, Design Coordinators & Design Managers continue to be in strong demand.

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Design Coordinator Career Pathways

After an industry average of 7 years in a Design Coordinator role, your next career step is to be promoted into Design Manager role. A Design Manager reports into the Project Manager for each project they’re working within.
After approximately 1o years and a minimum of 3-4 projects in a Design Manager role the next step is promotion into a Design Director role, providing the construction company has this role available. The Design Director reports into the Project Director.

How to become a construction Design Coordinator

Design Coordinators are required to hold a Bachelor Degree in Architecture or Construction Management, Engineering, Economics, Quantity Surveying, Law or Commerce.
On completion of your degree you may be accepted into a Graduate Program, usually only available in Tier 1/2 builders for those wishing to become a Design Coordinator. Tier 3 construction companies don’t often have a Design Coordinator role.
After 2-3 years as a Graduate, you may be promoted into Design Coordinator.
An alternative route to becoming a Design Coordinator is to move from an Architecture firm into a construction company.

What does a construction Design Coordinator do?

The job of a Design Coordinator is exciting, challenging and ultimately rewarding, as you play a crucial role in the final product of the completed building project.
While there might be numerous designers involved in any given project, the Design Coordinator must take each designer’s contribution and integrate them into a single, seamless design that is ready for construction.
Aside from removing any clashes in design components, this process reduces costs, delays and ideally it prevents any issues from emerging during construction.

  • The overseeing and management of a project’s building design; right down to the nuts and bolts
  • The establishment of clear and concise design protocols, and ensuring all designers involved in the project strictly adhere to them
  • Clear communication between each and every contributing party; be it lead designers, sub-contractors, project managers, consultants and more
  • Efficient delivery of well-structured design proposals which clearly convey every aspect of the projected building design

Design Coordinators need to be able to keep a close rein on a project’s budget and time constraints, and problem-solving is also an essential skill. In order to be noticed by hiring managers seeking someone for Design Management positions, your Conecta profile should clearly convey that you possess these skills.

Conecta is your ideal resource for Design Coordinator jobs

Not only is Conecta the most innovative resource for recruitment in Australia’s construction industry, but this platform will continue to serve your building career long after you secure a job.
As your skills, qualifications and experience grow in a Design Coordinator role, so does your likelihood of being noticed by industry professionals; exposing you to off-market opportunities.
With Conecta, there is no limit to where a career in building design management can take you. The same goes for aspiring Site Managers, Project Supervisors, Construction Managers, Contract Administrators and more.
Our impressive list of highly reputable building companies that have partnered with Conecta speaks for itself.

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