Senior Design Manager/Principal Design Engineer

Job Type:Full Time

About Laing O'Rourke

Laing O’Rourke is a $6 billion international operation with over 50 years of involvement in Australian construction and infrastructure including more than a decade under the Laing O’Rourke banner. We are currently delivering some of Australia’s most exciting projects across the transport, building construction, defence, airports, mining, civil and social infrastructure sectors. Laing O’Rourke is committed to becoming the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

About the role

Laing O'Rourke are recruiting for a Temporary Works Manager to join the South Eastern Program Alliance team based in Richmond, VIC.

Laing O’Rourke, as part of the South East Program Alliance (SEPA), has been awarded the contract to remove the dangerous and congested level crossing at Toorak Road and deliver a new $89M rail bridge over the road, and is also working with LXRP, Metro Trains Melbourne (MTM) and Jacobs to develop and deliver value-for-money engineering solutions for multiple level crossing removals.

The Level Crossing Removal Project (LXRP) is a delivery entity created by the Victorian Government to remove 75 dangerous and congested level crossings across Victoria by 2025. It is one of the largest rail infrastructure projects in Victoria’s history.

Our current pipeline of works includes major station upgrades, track duplications and a range of other critical rail infrastructure works.

Key responsibilities

  • Proactively support projects during tender and execution to ensure engineering excellence is achieved and risk is minimised.

  • Establish and manage working relationships with Temporary Works Subject matter Expert, Project Engineers, and Design Managers.

  • Review permanent works (PW) designs, contribute to development of work sequences and methods, and identify temporary works (TW) requirements whether to be delivered buy LOR or subcontractors.

  • In conjunction with Project Engineers prepare Design Briefs for TW schemes, including all necessary concept sketches, PW drawings, specifications and construction staging information.

  • Transmit Design Brief to competent designer, agree scope, fee, priorities, schedule and deliverables, control time and monitor progress of design, and obtain certified design documentation.

  • Review TW designs to ensure they are complete, practical, buildable, comply with the Design Brief and other project requirements, codes, standards and legislation.

About you

Degree in an Engineering Discipline with a minimum of 5 years' experience in the construction industry in a comparable role.

Knowledge and experience in design, construction & management of temporary works. An understanding of relevant design codes and proprietary temporary works systems. Experience in providing technical direction, issue resolution, providing quality assurance and producing reports


We work hard to create an environment that brings out the best in our people. We believe in building careers through providing a safe, connected and innovative culture that supports ongoing growth and development. We offer industry-leading benefits such as specialised learning and development programs, a mental health and wellbeing program, industry leading paid parental leave policy, family friendly work practices, additional purchased leave option and coaching programs for staff on parental leave.

Diversity & Inclusion

We are committed to building a workforce that reflects the diverse society in which we live and work. We recognise the increasing importance of flexible work arrangements and family friendly work practices to enable and maintain a diverse, adaptive and high performing workforce.

Laing O'Rourke is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.