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About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

Primary Responsibilities

Work collaboratively with the Operations Manager and Project Leads to ensure timely contract performance data is available to regarding project performance.   Resolve financial issues, produce financial reports and be the go to person for financial issues on all HDR architecture projects.   The project accountants contribution is key to ensuring that the Project Leads involvement in the management of non-technical issues of the project are kept to a minimum; and the Operations Manager and the Project Leads are kept fully informed regarding current financial status of the project. This will maximize the Project Leads ability to technically manage projects and ensure we deliver design excellence.

Key Accountabilities:

Design Excellence

Activities here focus on achieving quality outcomes through all of our work including design, delivery, processes, project management and how we use technology.   Applying critical thinking and innovation to ensure ongoing evolution quality design are paramount. Everyone in our team contributes to delivering design excellence.

  • Resolve HDR project and client finance enquiries within a timely and effective manner.
  • Work with operations manager and project teams to provide timely contract performance data, resolve financial issues and produce financial reports.
  • Assist multiple project managers and staff on a daily basis.
  • Identify opportunities to improve internal and external client service and process delivery.

People and Culture

Activities here relate to individual contribution through self-leadership, collaboration, relationship management and team work; and at a more senior level the leadership and development of others including coaching and mentoring.

  • Contribute to the overall success of the HDR Australia Finance team supporting and mentoring team members as required.
  • Take accountability for personal development including maintaining and growing technical skills and knowledge.
  • Advise Finance Manager/ Operations Manager and/ or other relevant managers of any discrepancies or anomalies identified.
  • Champion the HDR values and culture - upholding the integrity of the position at all times.

Client and Business Development

Activities here ensure we have strong collaborative client and stakeholder partnerships, and support the ongoing growth and development of our business. At a junior level they will include developing the right networks, client relationship management and at a more senior level it will include strategic relationship development and achieving Net Fees Booked targets.

  • Be an advocate for the client as well as HDR.
  • Develop strong relationship with key client contacts and contribute to building a brand of being easy to do business with.
  • Be responsive to sub consultants and other service providers, and demonstrate client care - they are all brand ambassadors for HDR.

Business Performance

Activities here relate to achieving our financial and strategic goals including achieving Net Fees Earned and profitability targets, project performance and external awards.   At a senior level they will include to the contributing to the development and leadership of our business strategy.

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