Senior Project Engineer

About The Role

Q Design and Construct boasts a solid growth forecast with an exciting pipeline of work in Commercial and Industrial projects. Through its passionate leaders and the nature of work on niche design and construct projects, QDC offers rewarding career experiences, competitive remuneration packages and a fast-paced work and play environment.

Our projects are located in Perth metro, regional WA and interstate projects such as bulk storage facilities, warehousing, commercial buildings and civil works.

The integrated approach and commitment to continuous improvement results in smarter, more cost-effective solutions which requires candidates for this role to be problem-solving team players who are willing to challenge the status quo to contribute to value engineering and raise the quality benchmark.  Success in delivering this to our clients is aided by empowering our people with the right skills, tools, development opportunities and collaborative work culture where clients and subcontractors have input from concept to completion for practical and efficient outcomes.

The person we are looking for will join our team with at least 5 years experience in a construction environment, have site experience dealing with subcontractors and able to demonstrate a practical and creative approach to problem solving.  The person in this diverse role will be required to:

  • Assist with procurement of all required materials & subcontractors, making recommendations to senior management
  • Develop sub-contractor scopes of work based on Design and Construct contract
  • Subcontractor management including receipt and processing of subcontract interim payment claims & final accounts.
  • Monitor compliance of subcontractors against our HSEQ expectations
  • Assist with the preparation, review and submission of variations
  • Monitor and report on progress and programming of works and all subcontractor payments
  • Prepare all project documentation and procedures from concept to commissioning
  • Assist with the technical, practical and safety design and construct elements of industrial and commercial projects

You will become a technical contributor to projects on-site, supporting Site Supervisors and Subcontractors to deliver the project safely, on time and within budget, with an expected high quality and high level of service to our clients, many whom are ongoing & repeat customers.

What You Need To Excel In The Role

Your awareness of the construction process, collaborative mindset and passion for improvement is a key contribution of this role where you will be supported by an experienced Project Management team.   Applicants must have an open mind and willingness to work hard, continually learn, develop and improve the way things are done.

Other requirements of this role include:

  • Minimum 7 yrs post grad engineering, construction management or similar qualification
  • Site experience on commercial & industrial building projects up to $70M in a similar role of Engineer or Contracts Administrator
  • Working knowledge of Australian Building Codes, Standards and Regulations
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills
  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of contract management, program financial management, risk and opportunity management and performance reporting


What we offer
QDC is proud of its melting pot of diverse thinkers and cultures and encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We have seriously clever and motivated people to work with and learn from, all curious and driven to question "WHY" to land that best solution. A competitive salary package and development plan will be offered to the successful candidate. Uplift rates are paid when working on our regional and interstate projects. Whilst this is primarily a Perth-based role, regular site travel is required to support specific site activities.

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