Senior Access Consultant – Sydney Office

Looking for an new career opportunity? We have a position vacant for a full-time Senior Access Consultant based in our Sydney (Artarmon) office.

Position Objective

This position is a full-time position as Senior Access Consultant within Philip Chun Access to meet the needs of accessibility consulting within Philip Chun.

Responsibilities

The following responsibilities form a part of the role of Senior Access Consultant.

Team Dynamics

Within the team and across the Philip Chun Group, ensure consistency of interpretation and implementation of the relevant Acts, Standards and Codes with respect to accessibility.
Liaise with other team members and administration teams to ensure most effective use of resources, including fee proposal distribution and delivery and office presence.
Ensure prompt input of time sheets.
Ensure on time issuing of invoices.
Assist with annual performance reviews of staff.
Assist in the mentoring of Access Consultants and Building Code Cadets in relation to the DDA.

Workload

Prepare fee proposals with required time frames.
Assess building designs and manage projects to ensure work complies with relevant Acts, Standards and Codes.
Prepare access reports to satisfy client requirements.
Carry out site inspections to ensure work complies with relevant Acts, Standards and Codes as it relates to the DDA.
Complete physical access audits and design reviews of existing buildings to assess compliance with the BCA/DDA and associated legislation.
Assist with the general office operation including administration, electronic filing and recording of project documentation as applicable.
Implement document control and management systems.
Manage competing deadlines.
Prepare, review and approve monthly invoicing in consultation with Finance team.

Client Liaisons

Attend consultant meetings with Architects, Project Managers and Designers and provide a high level advice on DDA and BCA matters.
Liaise and negotiate with clients, relevant authorities and their consultants to achieve optimum outcomes.

Business Development

Participate in actively marketing the services of Philip Chun Access, seeking and obtaining new work through the establishment of relevant client and industry contacts and memberships.
Assist in the implementation of marketing strategy and commercial activities of access consultancy.
Attend relevant industry conferences as a Philip Chun representative.
Deliver business presentations.

Competencies

The following competencies are in keeping with the Philip Chun Access Consultant Competency Matrix for a Senior Access Consultant. This position requires the following as a minimum:

Bachelor Degree in in Occupational Therapy, Architecture, Interior Design, Building Design, Building Construction or similar.
Accredited member of the Association of Consultants in Access, Australis (ACAA).
A commitment to continuing professional development in keeping with ACAA requirements as a minimum.
Strong knowledge of the Disability Discrimination Act, Building Code of Australia and Australian Standards.
A solid base of knowledge and is across new trends and developments within the building and construction industry.
Ability to influence and persuade others through oral, visual and written communication skills.
Ability to consistently work without supervision.
Capability to thrive in a high paced work environment when under pressure.
A reputation as a “can do” person who achieves results.
Solid understanding of how clients’ business operate and draws on this to deliver results
Understanding of trends in the industry and ability to think strategically about how these can be used to benefit clients.
Ability to follow business processes and procedures for invoicing and claim for variations for out of scope work.
Confidently prepare fee proposals in accordance with company fee scales.
Work with clients and stakeholders to develop realistic but challenging project plans.
Flexibly to adapt work and project plans in a dynamic work environment.
Time management to deliver projects within the project budget.

Preferred

Deltek Vision database experience
Bluebeam architectural plan mark ups

Salary

Salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience.

APPLICATIONS

Please submit your CV along with cover letter to emily.raper@philipchun.com

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