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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National Drafting Manager

Apply now Job no: 494054
Work type: Full time
Location: M St Kilda Road
Categories: Management


Throughout our history, Simonds Homes, as part of the Simonds Group, 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.


We are seeking a National Drafting Manager to support our wider VIC drafting teams, this role will be based out of our head office on St Kilda Rd. This key role will effectively support, manage and monitor the drafting workflow and objectives across the state, implementing strategies to ultimately ensure a high quality of drafting is delivered in all regions. Reporting to the Executive General Manager – Business Operations some key accountabilities of this role include:

  • Implement the agreed operation’s strategies and systems across the region
  • Set objectives and benchmark targets to measure performance against business activity
  • Forecast and monitor staffing overheads and requirements across the region’s drafting teams
  • Review regional drafting outputs and performance, identify exceptions, leakages and areas for improvement
  • Ensure a consistent approach across the Group is adopted and practiced to achieve on time delivery, accurate and quality drafting services
  • Identify potential and future areas/opportunities to improve processes.
  • Review impacts of margin; establish and monitor the real cost to produce and the impacts on job margins and erosions
  • Keep abreast of current and future industry practices and innovation to be able to forecast potential industry issues and their impact on the business.
  • Identify any internal issues, development needs or constraints that may impact the delivery of drafting services across the business 
  • Consult with and keep the Regional Managers - Business Operation's informed on a regular basis regarding the delivery of drafting activities across each region.
  • Training and development of staff at a regional level
  • Provide reporting to the Executive General Manager – Business Operations and the broader business when required


Ideally, we are looking for someone who has:

  • 10+ years drafting experience within residential home construction, ideally with leadership experience, Certificate IV in Architectural Drafting (or higher)
  • Advanced knowledge of drafting processes and procedures, residential construction guidelines and legal requirements in relation to building
  • Advanced knowledge of current drafting software platforms
  • Ability to identify opportunities and areas for improvement to achieve best practice and alternative ways of achieving improved and consistent drafting quality and output.
  • Experience managing and/or developing workflows and operational processes
  • Proven ability in the development, delivery, and monitoring of organisational objectives in line with operational priorities.
  • Prior experience employing and managing people and performance with the ability to lead and mentor teams and individuals in the achievement of positive outcomes.
  • The ability to engender respect and to develop and maintain a strong and positive team culture.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and consultation skills and expertise in providing advice on a range of complex matters.
  • Relationship building skills with expertise in the effective management of internal and external stakeholder groups.


Aside from a great opportunity to work for one of Australia's top residential builders, as an established and growing national business Simonds can offer you:

  • A variety of career opportunities and subsidised training through our very own, Builders Academy Australia (BAA)
  • Fantastic benefits across a wide range of products and services including a generous discount on our award-winning homes as well as all the great things that go in them
  • Access to our employee well-being program, Simonds ‘Reward Days’ and discounted health insurance
  • A supportive, safe and friendly workplace culture.

If this sounds like your next opportunity, we'd love to hear from you as soon as possible! Click APPLY today! Due to the volume of applications we receive only successful applicants will be contacted - thank you for your understanding.

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