Vice President / Senior Manager, Projects, Group Development Management (Based in Sydney, Australia)

Employment Type:  Permanent
Location:  Australia

The Role


This position will lead a team of Development Managers and provide mentorship and guidance to them in leading all aspects of development works, including overall development management of new developments and enhancement of existing assets across different sector classes ranging from industrial and logistics, commercial, retail, residential projects, with an emphasis on industrial and logistics experience. Lead team in managing projects independently from feasibility and design stage to authority submission and project management through procurement, construction process, project completion and handover.

Job Responsibilities


  • Coordinate with GDM HQ, Asset and BD teams to identify project risks and mitigation measures at all stages of project cycle. 
  • Lead team in managing design efficiency, costs optimization and project timeline forecast at feasibility stage, bringing proposals to successful conversion into Project under delivery. 
  • Manage the development of design concepts / options for the projects, which include conceptualizing development design requirements and formulate design briefs to ensure that these are aligned with the Company and project development strategy. Accountable for design efficiency/NLA and costs.
  • Manage the design consultants and liaise with all relevant authorities for timely regulatory approval of projects. Coordinate with business units and stakeholders to obtain quality, design, time and costs alignment.  
  • Manage procurement process including selection and Pre Qualification of all consultants, contractors and vendors. Maintain a documentation and assessment system of the same.  
  • Manage the tender and award processes, as well as construction and contract administration. 
  • Ensure project time, costs, quality and safety targets are met during construction and meet all handover requirements from Assets and BD teams. 
  • Ensure that the completion of projects is within budget, schedule, of quality and in compliance with regulatory requirements and corporate governance.
    • Budget oversight: Monitor project budgets and expenses, making adjustments as necessary to ensure financial objectives are met.
    • Schedule reporting: Prepare regular progress reports and project status updates for senior management, highlighting key milestones, issues, and resolutions.
    • Quality assurance: Implement and maintain quality control processes to ensure that projects meet industry standards and company expectations.


  • Lead the project team in liaising and coordinating with internal business units, external business associates and consultants on all project matters. 
  • Lead the team to support company initiatives including but not limited to sustainability, buildability, innovation, compliance and governance. 
  • Prioritize Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) considerations throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership by effectively managing cross-functional project teams, including architects, contractors, and other stakeholders, to achieve project goals. Foster a collaborative and high-performance team environment.

Job Requirements


  • Degree in Architecture, Civil/Structural Engineering, Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Project Management/Construction.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in development or project management experience in the execution of Industrial, Logistics, Commercial, Retail, Residential, projects.  Preference will be given to candidates with Industrial / Logistics experience.
  • Well versed with authority submission process and requirements, especially authorities in Australia. 
  • Possess strong business acumen, strong communication skills, able to operate team independently, has cultural sensitivity and high adaptability to change. 
  • Seeks continuous improvement to design and processes through consistently challenging the status quo or value engineering the optimum solution to all aspects of the project and development. 
  • Possess positive mindset with strong organization and planning skills. 
  • Able to formulate strategies and implement systems to resolve project and team issues on hand.   
  • Demonstrates experience in managing full development project cycle as a Project Lead.
  • Candidate with a strong background in project management with developers is preferred.