Architect - Design Manager for Government

City of Sydney - Seeking a talented Graduate of Architecture/ Architect to join the government's office in the position of Design Manager.
  • Salary: A$60-A$80 per hour
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Sydney
  • Sector: Architecture
  • Job Ref: 65874

About this role

Excellent opportunity to be involved in a significant government and client environment and contribute to the future of Sydney. This team has a global reputation for delivering award winning facilities, protecting and enhancing open space, promoting design excellence, delivering new transport options and championing sustainability. You will be a highly motivated and experienced Architect with the ability to articulate well considered design and engage with clients and design teams. Join initially on a 12 month contract basis, to commence as soon as possible, with a view to transition to permanent. 


Key responsibilities

  • The design and management of architectural projects across all project phases
  • Develop project briefs and engage and manage external design consultants to develop and document projects.
  • Collaborate with clients, stakeholders, the design team and delivery team on design and delivery solutions
  • Driving innovation and design quality on projects, whilst challenging project teams to obtain ‘best value’ throughout the project lifecycle.

Skills and experience

  • Operating at a level equivalent to 5-10+ years post-graduate experience 
  • Significant experience in the design and delivery of complex public architectural projects
  • Great communication, collaboration and time management skills
  • Ability to reason conceptually, and readily acquire new information to make clear decisions to resolve problems, inspire design outcomes and establish design excellence.

Benefits and culture

  • Valuable experience and long-term career progression opportunities
  • Rewarding and meaningful career working with the community
  • Collaborative and supportive team 

Ryan Barton

Bio: Ryan studied landscape architecture at the Manchester School of Architecture before gaining some architectural design experience in Shenzhen, China, after which he returned to the UK to work for landscape and urban design specialists, Plincke. Having gained valuable experience in the industry, Ryan settled in Sydney to recruit for Australia’s leading design studios specialising in Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design.

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