Design Coordinator - Adelaide, SA

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:South Australia
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. Laing O’Rourke is proud to hold the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Citation - Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

About the Project

Overseen by managing contractor Laing O’Rourke, the Osborne North Development Project will see the construction, refurbishment and modernisation of purpose-built facilities specifically designed to enable the most effective build of Australia’s Future Submarine fleet. The design and construction activities for the new Future Submarine Construction Yard will be incredibly important and complex. The project will transform the naval shipbuilding and ship sustainment industry here in Australia.

About the role

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for a Design Coordinator role which has become available on our Osbonre North Development Project. This permanent role offers great career prospects with a privately owned tier 1 constructor, and an international engineering enterprise. Note that this is a residential role therefor fly in, fly out will not be offered.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure designs are in accordance with ‘Safety in Design’ procedures.
  • Establish and manage working relationships with Hub Engineering Management team, Project Engineers, and Design Managers.
  • Agree scope, priorities, schedule and deliverables with Line Manager prior to proceeding. Control time and monitor progress.
  • Efficient planning and execution of works.
  • Provide good quality, valuable, reliable, trustworthy and timely project technical support.
  • Prepare alternative concepts and DfMA options where appropriate.

About you

  • A minimum of 2 years’ design engineering project experience. An understanding of design codes, specifications, providing technical direction, issue resolution, providing quality assurance, producing reports
  • Degree in an Engineering Discipline (Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Geotechnical)


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.

As a proud RAP organisation, 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. Download our Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan at

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered.