Senior Architect - Technical Leader

Global multi-disciplinary practice seeking an Associate Principal to provide technical leadership across a range of sectors on city shaping projects.
  • Salary: A$170,000-200,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sydney
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 53115

About this role

This role will lead and drive processes and protocols around construction documentation excellence. Integral to this role will be a commitment to delivering excellence in the execution of sustainable architecture and technologies. A hands on role you will closely with staff and raise standards through effective training, mentoring and detailed checking of documentation and specifications on complex projects. The right person will have a passion for details and outstanding interpersonal skills.

A rare senior opportunity to join a progressive global studio with a reputation for sustainability.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and supervise technical documentation production throughout the Australasian architecture business
  • Lead the drive for technical excellence in the delivery of projects, including the delivery of sustainable design and integration of sustainable technologies and circular economy principles.
  • Work with teams on large multi-disciplinary projects to ensure sound delivery.
  • Ensure all documentation is to appropriate regulations, codes and standards
  • Ensuring technical documentation and detailing is in line with design intent and direction
  • Act as a hands-on checker of technical excellence in documentation and delivery for all of the Australasian regional architecture team
  • Mentoring and training younger and mid-level staff in construction documentation
  • Working with the leadership team to set technical direction for the region team, including around implementation of sustainable construction
  • Work with project leaders to manage successful commercial outcomes for major projects
  • Work with senior staff to ensure design/ technical / quality reviews of outputs are rigorously undertaken
  • Develop relationships and working closely with Arup infrastructure, buildings and consulting colleagues to pursue new opportunities.
  • Extensive liaison with internal clients as well as working with other teams within the business.
  • The ideal candidate would likely be a good representative for the Australasia Skills leader role.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to listen and work collaboratively with the team.
  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels in both technical and non-technical environments.
  • Ability to remain positively motivated and foster team spirit at times of significant pressure, including assisting others to meet deadlines;

Skills and Experience

  • The Candidate must be a Registered Architect in NSW
  • At least fifteen years’ experience at leading design practices with a strong career focus on documentation and delivery, including through Revit and BIM.
  • Experience in transport and infrastructure projects preferred.
  • A collaborative ethos with a focus on quality
  • Ability to work closely with leaders across Arup (Infrastructure, Buildings and Consulting groups) and be comfortable working in close collaboration with a multidisciplinary business.
  • Be comfortable working across a number of projects at one time, overseeing and guiding staff
  • A demonstrated understanding of the links between design intent and architectural detailing

Benefits and Culture

As part of the team you will enjoy benefits such as;

  • Flexible working hours
  • Opportunities for professional development and training
  • A culture committed to sustainability and excellence
  • An above market salary and yearly bonuses
REFERENCE Misty Waters #53115

Misty Waters

Bio: Misty worked in her early career as a registered architect and then a practice manager. She brings over 18 years' experience within the industry. She has worked for small and large practices including eight years as practice manager at Bates Smart. She has used her extensive knowledge to advise and support leading firms and government agencies in Sydney on their recruitment requirements. Misty is now mainly focused on senior/ strategic appointments.

+61 (0)2 9212 0230

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