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Senior Associate - Commercial Lead

A well-established national studio is looking for a stand-out Senior Associate to join and lead their commercial focused team here in Melbourne’s CBD. The opportunity offers succession into Partner, and equity further down the line. They are looking for an architect with a strong commercial project portfolio, particularly with tower experience with demonstrated leadership qualities to build a positive team environment, mentor others and drive the practice forward.
  • Salary: A$150,000-170,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 46668

About this role

You will have 10+ years industry experience, having completed projects from start to finish where a significant design input was recognised. You will be required to have a strong understanding of commercial and financial components of major developments, and a track record of managing multiple projects between $20M-$100M project value. Winning future business will be 20-50% of the role, therefore business development capabilities and a strong local network are a must.  

The successful candidate will be a registered architect with knowledge of the Australian market, a natural leader with passion and enthusiasm who can contribute to the business strategy and development of the practice, contributing on a macro and micro level.


The Role

Your role will include;

  • High level leadership across multiple commercial projects
  • Managing complex projects involving various stakeholders
  • Acquiring new business opportunities, delivering $1.2M business fees


Skills & experience

To be considered for the role, you will require the following;

  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, and a proven ability to form partnerships, motivate, enthuse and drive individuals
  • At least 10+ years professional experience in the Australian market
  • Previous commercial and tower project exposure


Benefits & culture

  • Foresight for strategic succession; Partner opportunities
  • Recognised national practice
  • CBD location, with great transport links

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.

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