nic sutherland

design / projects / strategy


Nic is a business administration professional, creative thinker and proven project manager.

First educated in design and landscape architecture; strong planning and time management capabilities led Nic to leadership and project management.  

He now has over 15-years’ experience in various commercial and public-office environments, and a masters-level business education to validate his experiences.

Nic comes ‘job ready’ with a comprehensive range of digital media and design tools, a track record in project management, strategic acumen, and a broad range of competency from various stakeholder perspectives.


Technical ManagerSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/09 – present.

Project & Design ConsultantSwimEye, Stavanger, Norway, 2018/01 – 2018/08.

Primarily focused on internal improvement projects and strategic improvement of this business, I have produced a strategic forward plan, developed holistic business and external facing improvements, and began implementation these projects. My role has included customer relationships, project management and all of the organisations marketing/digital media activities.

Project ManagerCitta Property Group, Hobart, Australia, 2013/06 – 2017/03.

Working as a client representative within a larger management team, I led the redevelopment of c1846. sandstone “heritage” buildings from a state-of-total-disrepair, towards full renovation and modification to become a luxury boutique hotel. The role included project control, design and development management, project management and stakeholder relationships.

Construction Technical OfficerGlenorchy Municipality, Hobart, Australia, 2013/02 – 2013/05.

Contracts, procurement and project management support to the Works Manager.

Landscape ArchitectInspiring Place, Hobart, Australia, 2012/09 – 2013/05.

Concept development, design and documentation of various urban design and landscape architecture projects including mixed-use development planning, sporting precincts, education campuses, playgrounds and streetscapes.  At Inspiring Place I received some excellent professional and personal mentoring from Tasmanian icon, Jerry de Gryse.

Project Manager, Adelaide Civil – engineering contractors, Adelaide, Australia, 2008/04 – 2012/07.

As a construction project manager, I led teams of employees and contractors through multiple complex construction project at the same time. Through the implementation of sound project management principles and astute cost control, I had an excellent track record of on-time project deliver, profit and positive customer relationships.  

Here I was deeply involved in the redevelopment of internal quality, project and safety management systems. Which included training and mentoring colleagues, system auditing and administration of the system.

Landscape ArchitectSalisbury Municipality, Salisbury, Australia, 2005/07 – 2008/04.

In my first professional role, I gained experience in design development and execution of design project, including graphics, presentations, public speaking and communications.


Master of Business AdministrationAustralian Institute of Business, 2017.

Bachelor of Landscape ArchitectureAdelaide University, 2006.

Bachelor of Design StudiesAdelaide University, 2004.

Diploma of Project ManagementThe Centre of People Development, 2007.

Certificate IV Work, Health & SafetyPlenty Training, Varsity Lakes, Queensland, 2014.