First listed on: 18 November 2017

Head of Architecture

An Iconic Australian Developer, are seeking a driven and motivated Head or Architecture to be apart of leading there residential portfolio!

The Company:

Our Client is a well-known Australian Developer, with a healthy pipeline of projects within NSW. They have a reputation within the construction sector, of delivering cutting edge, and award winning project. They currently have a project portfolio of over $2Billion currenrtly in construction.

About the role:


As the Head of Architecture, you will be in a unique opportunity to get involved with all facets of design, and construction of high-profile projects. You will be assisting in determining the design potential, opportunities, constraints and risks of proposed acquisitions. Within this position you will have opportunity to add value to projects by leading innovative design solutions to maximize the site potential. Finally you will manage the design procurement from concept to construction also, Oversee and facilitate delivery of project through the construction phase, identify further value engineering opportunities, manage documentation, and facilitate project delivery on time, within budget, and with agreed level of quality.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee project briefs for external architects
  • Organise and manage design competitions where appropriate
  • Engage, co-ordinate, lead and manage relationships with project consultants, external architects and authorities
  • Negotiate mutually acceptable fees, rates and terms and conditions of engagements
  • Identify and manage authority approval, construction and cost issues arising from design decisions
  • Oversee design development and contract documentation process for projects, checking details and accuracy of documentation
  • Ensure design achieves all project objectives, and push the boundaries of planning instruments and approval processes to maximise site utilisation, design and commercial outcomes
  • Ensure any design changes are documented, signed off, implemented by external architects, and that any variations are negotiated and appropriately managed
  • Check all consultants invoices, approve those meeting agreed terms in conjunction with National Director of Construction
  • Deal with any invoices under dispute in line with the provision of the Security of Payments Act
  • Provide leadership to internal design team (team of around 10)
  • Provide general support and advice to internal project teams and executives

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Are in a Senior Management position within an Architecture Practice, or developer in Sydney
  • Highly developed expertise in large and complex projects
  • Strong understanding of the Multi-Residential sector.
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven track record in delivering to key stakeholders
  • Ability to work on site, and take charge of situations.
  • Registration in NSW.
  • Developer or Construction experience is desirable not a deal-breaker


This is an excellent next step for a driven senior level architect, to step into the next phase of there career. To apply please click the apply button below or for more information please get in touch for a confidential discussion on kushal.lal @randstad.com.au or on (02)9233 9905/0412 750 357.



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