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Design Architect

Architectural | Sydney | Full Time

Job Description

Grimshaw is a global architecture and design studio of ideas and invention, driven by a desire to connect people to each other and the world around us. We recognise the urgency of the challenges that face our planet, and our duty to deliver architecture and design best suited for a flourishing future. Our studios are founded on analysis and exploration. We relish the challenges inherent across a wide range of work, engaging our expertise and agility to deliver lasting, meaningful design that brings value and joy to clients and users. At Grimshaw, we encourage creativity, collaboration and innovation. We want our staff to be fulfilled by their time with us as we know the key to our continuing success is working with and engaging the most talented people we can find.

We are currently seeking talented Design Architects to join our Sydney Studio, predominately working on either Education, Transport, Master Planning or Mixed-Use related projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the successful delivery of a complex, large scale project

  • Have responsibility for specific roles, areas or packages within a project

  • Work within an agreed scope and deliver complete ‘packages’ of work to deadline

  • Demonstrate design and technical aptitude, with developing design and technical confidence

  • Contribute to the generation and exploration of design and construction ideas, being aware of the balance of conceptual, aesthetic, constructional and cost influences

  • Contribute to the design work on ‘big picture’ context, objectives, composition, materials and colour, architectural ‘volume’ control, detail quality and build quality

  • Develop design work in close cooperation with other members of the Grimshaw project team

  • Assist with liaison with the client, stakeholders and authorities, in collaboration with Project Leads

  • Be attentive of client feedback, issues or potential problems and report any issues raised

  • Help assist and coach junior team members on the project

To be successful you will have:

  • 3 - 7 years’ experience

  • Master’s Degree in Architecture or equivalent

  • Exceptional design skills with experience working on large scale projects

  • Knowledge of construction industry legislation, practice and procedures

  • Working knowledge of all project work stages

  • Experience with Revit is essential

  • Excellent communication skills to work with internal and external clients

  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team

  • Ability to analyse and critically assess problems

  • Imaginative and creative thinking skills and ability

  • Registered or working towards architectural registration

Please include a cover letter and resume outlining your suitability for the role, as well as your portfolio as part of your application. Please note that due to a large volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Grimshaw is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our colleagues.