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Lead Architectural Designer - Global Retail Brand

A permanent, full time position, the ideal candidate will be a talented designer with a strong understanding of retail functionality and the ability to design for a brands aesthetic. Join a humorous and fun, light hearted team where the best project outcomes are always a collaboration. 
  • Salary: A$90000-105,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 44615

About this role


A well-recognized global brand that specialises in high end retail goods globally. They are currently seeking a Lead Architectural Designer to become part of their talented in-house team to work within the Australia and New Zealand region.

Key responsibilities

  • Own your own project from beginning to end!
  • Encompassing all aspects of store design including site selection, concept, design development, documentation, pricing, contracts, procurement, site checks, through to handover
  • Responsible for new build, refit and refurbishment projects
  • Effective and timely communication on project progress with all relevant stakeholders
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time and within budget

Skills and experience

  • Registered Architect with 5+ years’ experience in a similar lead design role, retail or hospitality sector experience is ideal
  • Ideally Revit and Rhino skills, but open to alternate software as demonstrated in a supporting documentation package 
  • Strong rendering acumen for artistic expression purposes and graphic presentation skills
  • Astute communication skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated creativity, understanding of materiality and construction processes
  • Demonstrated understanding of documentation, detailing and the project management process
  • Ability to respectfully influence an outcome with your negotiation skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Interior Architecture or Architecture

Benefits and culture

  • Opportunities for professional development and exceptional onboarding training including workshops and tickets to seminars and events
  • A lighthearted and fun team; a collaborative work culture with monthly lunches and internal celebratory events - mid and end of year.
  • Plenty of opportunities for travel and career growth with this global business

Jenna Harrold

Bio: Jenna gained her Bachelor of Interior Architecture and Design at Nottingham Trent University and worked as a senior designer on retail, commercial and mixed-use projects for six years. In late 2016 she made the move to Australia to help establish the practice on the ground in Melbourne undertaking a business development role, familiarising herself with local developers, architectural practices and the Australian architecture & design landscape. Jenna has an expansive understanding of the industry domestically and abroad - she joined Bespoke Careers in 2017 on the architecture team.

+61 (0)3 9663 1188

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