At Simonds, we believe that our people are the core of our business, and are instrumental in our continued growth and sustainable success. With a variety of roles across our business, ranging from construction to procurement; administration to drafting and various shared services (HR, IT, Finance), we have a number of roles to suit many skill levels.

So whether you are looking for your first job, are an experienced tradesperson or contemplating a career change, consider Simonds for your next opportunity.

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Building Designer

Apply now Job no: 493879
Work type: Full time
Location: M St Kilda Road
Categories: Drafting

Throughout our history, Simonds Homes has developed an enviable reputation for building Australia’s best homes. Our goal is not only to provide our customers with high quality, affordable homes in some of the best land developments in Australia, but to ensure that they receive comprehensive and outstanding customer service throughout their home building journey.


Due to business growth, we are seeking a full-time Senior Residential Building Designer to join our Research & Development team, based out of our Head Office on St Kilda Road. In this role, your primary focus is design, analyse product and the integration of building materials in accordance with company construction details and technical standards. This can include tasks such as:

  • Produce new products for various projects nationally, in line with the Product Review Committee
  • Manage and improve home designs, ensuring build ability and standards are achieved
  • Ensure all designs meet energy rating requirements; make recommendations to adjust designs as needed to meet government standards and guidelines
  • Research and identify new opportunities in design, including latest products, methods and design principals
  • Work collaboratively with various internal stakeholders such as the Marketing, Construction and Procurement teams


  • Proven experience in residential volume building design, ideally 7+ years; medium-density building design would also be advantageous 
  • Min. Diploma in Drafting, Building Design, Architecture, or equivalent sufficient industry experience
  • Can demonstrate the ability to improve building design efficiencies and contribute innovative ideas that help to improve design outcomes
  • Strong, current knowledge of residential building codes and standards
  • Outstanding communication and consultation skills, in addition to expertise in providing high level advice on a complex design matters
  • Strong relationship building skills with expertise in the effective management of diverse internal and external stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a diverse team
  • Proficient in CAD


Aside from a free on-site cafe and a convenient office location close to an array of public transport, shops and parks, as an established and growing national business Simonds can offer you a variety of career opportunities - we love to promote from within! In addition, there are fantastic benefits across a wide range of products and services (including discounts on our award winning homes), discounted health insurance, Simonds "Reward Days", on-going learning and development opportunities including RTO certification, and a safe, friendly and diverse workplace.

If this sounds like your next opportunity we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible! Apply online today.

Please note: You must have unlimited Australian work rights to be considered for this role.

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