• Trayne Consulting

Construction Lending Officer


Trayne Consulting is currently recruiting for a Construction Lending Officer to join our Client’s Gold Coast team, located in Bundall. Our Client is a fast growing, private mortgage lending and investment business, that prides itself in its ability to provide efficient and forward-thinking solutions for their clients across Australia.


To meet our Client’s needs, we are looking for an experienced, self-motivator who has the ability to think outside the square, problem solve, probe, question and check information ensuring that all due diligence has been undertaken at every step of the process.


This is a fast-paced role, where you will need to focus on the task at hand whilst having the ability to deal with constant interruptions and change of tasks due to the ever-changing priorities of the day


The role will have broad responsibilities including project management, contract administration, estimating, resource management and business development so you will need to have the ability


The key duties of the role are as listed, but not limited to:

  • Complete due diligence on Builders/Contractors for suitability and experience

  • Instruct QS Reports (Initial and Progress)

  • Request information required to complete Drawdown Requests and Consultancy Reports

  • Review QS, Decision Notices/Permits, Building Contracts, Valuation Reports as outlined below

  • Identify report exclusions that need to be considered and/or satisfied as part of the Solicitors Instructions

  • Identify Financier risks and review Build Contract clauses

  • Identify recommended contingency and provide commentary to Loans Committee

  • Identify Build Contract commencement and estimated practical completion dates

  • Provide breakdown of other anticipated costs related to the project outside of the building contract

  • Confirm relevant insurances are in place for the project and Financier is listed as an insured party

  • Review Progress Claims and request outstanding documents

  • Process Progress Claims and request payment to be made

  • Maintain Trello board with updates on drawdown progress and completed outstanding information

  • Manage calendar and follow up on Construction loan progression, key dates and milestones

  • Communicate with Builders/Developers on key issues and engage in problem solving

  • Report to Board on loan-book updates

  • Liaise with the Property Department on property research and valuations

  • Prepare project progress reports for Funders

  • Develop and implement new policies and procedures

To be successful in this role, you must have the following proven key attributes:

  • Demonstrated experience in a similar role such as Quantity Surveyor, Cost Estimating or Project Management background highly regarded or relevant transferable skills

  • General understanding of industry rates and construction costs (completion of simple trade and elemental take-offs)

  • Knowledge of development and building processes and costs associated with development including planning and consultants’ fees, DA costs, etc.

  • Understanding of development and building conditions, inclusions and exclusions and their implications to the Financier

  • Ability to analyse key project related documents including cash flow projections and feasibilities

  • Strong problem solving, research and analytical skills

  • Highly experienced in report writing

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written, with the ability to build positive relationships with a wide range of internal and external parties

  • Possess strong Microsoft office experience including Word, Excel & Outlook with the ability to quickly learn in-house systems

  • Highly organised, with the ability to multi-task, prioritise, be pro-active yet stay calm whilst working in a busy environment whilst working towards time sensitive deadlines

  • Strong attention to detail as every task undertaken must be “100% completed with accuracy”

  • Work autonomously whilst being part of a small fun team

  • Positive and can-do attitude to take on any new duties which may include learning new and challenging tasks and where no task is too big or too small

The successful candidate must be willing to undertake a police check before commencing this role.


If you have all the relevant experience or looking for that next opportunity to use your transferrable skills then please send up-to-date resume in Word format ensuring that your relevant skills are highlighted to recruitment@trayneconsulting.com.au


Due to a high volume of applicants, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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