Design & Specification Manger

  • Job Type:Full time
  • Category:Construction/Technical
  • Business Group:Residential
  • Location:Christchurch
  • Job Reference:FRL/19713
  • Closing Date:29 Apr 2021


About Us

Fletcher Living has a long history and a strong commitment to providing quality new homes for New Zealanders.  As one of the country’s leading residential developers and builders, the Fletcher Residential and Land Development Division has been an integral part of the Fletcher Building family for over 110 years.  Our reputation hasn’t grown overnight, James Fletcher built his first weatherboard home in Dunedin in 1909 and the home still stands proud today, an ever-present statement of our craftsmanship and attention to detail. 

Why Join Us?

We have a fantastic people culture at Fletcher Living and as an organisation we focus on the things that make it so great to work here, even as we continue to grow.  Our priority is to make all our people feel welcomed when they join and feel valued as they continue their journey with us.  Your personal and career development is also so important to us, we run functional workshops, regional sales coaching, people leader workshops, and several professional development short courses.  There is always something going on at Fletcher Living, whether that is a sports event or family fun day, either on a regional level or a casual get together at branch level.  We like to celebrate our successes and support each other.

Our workplaces are enriched by many different nationalities, languages, religions, customs and lifestyles.  We’re proud of this diversity and understand that it brings a richer and broader perspective to how we operate by helping us connect better with our people and with our customer base.

The Role

This is a brand-new position created for our thriving Christchurch branch, so it’s an exciting opportunity for you to come in and make it your own!  As the Design & Specification Manager you will be responsible for supporting the pre-planning, design coordination, specification, and colour-selection of homes to be built in our developments.  You will be generating briefing documents, and development themes, consistent with the boundaries of Resource Consents and planning regulations.  You will also be expected to drive the kitchen and bathroom design and specifications by co-ordinating external consultants and suppliers. 

This role won’t be customer-facing, but you will be liaising with every member of the branch team including Development, Sales, QS and Construction to immerse yourself in the brief and ensure that our external partners and consultants are fully on board. 

About You

The great thing about this role is that because it is totally new, we are open to what your background might be and what skills you can bring to the team.  We imagine you will be someone who is working in residential design and has an eye for colour and interiors, as this will be a major part of the role, or you could be a product specialist for a kitchen and bathroom supplier, and be passionate about getting the best quality and highest performance fixture for every aspect of the design.  The most important thing is that you have a commitment to being part of a team that delivers quality designed homes in a collaborative environment. 


Along with a competitive salary and rewarding incentive scheme, this role will see you working with a high performing team with a clear vision and goals.  You’ll also enjoy the security, benefits and recognition that come with working for a well-respected business unit within the Fletcher Building Group.

Application Process

Applications should be made by submitting a CV and cover letter outlining your interest, motivation and what you would bring to this role by way of background, experience and fit for the role and our team.  Please apply online.