Urban Design Leader

Flex your skills in design, winning work and building your own team. Newly-created, independent role with renowned, international studio. CBD location, bonus incentives, great support. Experience and network within government projects (i.e. transport and infrastructure) advantageous.
  • Salary: A$140,000-170,000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sydney
  • Sector: Strategic Appointments
  • Job Ref: 54742

About this role

This award-winning, international architecture practice works across numerous sectors and regions. Design-led and multi-disciplinary, the group has a reputation for outstanding design and a positive, collaborative culture. Due to continued growth, the practice is looking to solidify their push into the master-planning and urban design realm with the appointment of an Urban Design Leader. With the support of urban design specialists in the group’s other offices, take projects from initial bid phase through to handover, and build your team as you go.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead key projects and win work
  • Lead and manage the Urban Design team
  • Develop relationships with key clients and stakeholders
  • Apply Urban Design knowledge design, documentation and administration services
  • Produce advanced level sketch design, design reports, drawings and specifications
  • Ensure documents comply with relevant codes, standards, strategic planning and strategy
  • Contribute to design reviews by providing expert advice relating to Public Realm design

Skills & Experience

  • Tertiary degree in Architecture or Urban Design from Australia or NZ (or a recognised equivalent tertiary qualification)
  • Approx 15 years of experience in architecture or urban design roles
  • Experience in leading design teams in the development of complex urban spaces
  • Demonstrated track record of winning work and maintaining successful client relationships
  • Network within government projects (i.e. transport and infrastructure) preferred
  • Extensive experience in working with community groups and forming effective collaborative relationships with consultants
  • Extensive experience in regulatory framework, strategic planning, and strategy
  • Extensive experience in managing project profitability, managing risk, formal QA processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively
  • Motivated and positive outlook

Benefits & Culture

  • Established and respected international design studio  
  • Collaborative and supportive team
  • CBD location
  • Bonus incentives

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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