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Design Technology Lead

Design Technology | 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.

Grimshaw’s Sydney studio is seeking a passionate and talented Design Technology Lead to provide leadership to the studio DT team and promote the use of technology within the studio, including computation, BIM, XR and other emerging technologies. The successful candidate will work closely with the studio leadership and Director of Design Technology on strategic initiatives, helping to push forward a progressive technology agenda for the practice. The studio lead will represent the Sydney studio in global DT strategies and initiatives.


As a Design Technology Lead at Grimshaw, you will be expected to:

  • have a primarily studio-focussed view, acting as an ambassador for Design Technology in the local studio
  • contribute to project discussions, exploring and developing opportunities for Design Technology
  • work with studio leadership to develop key DT strategies around the application of DfMA, sustainability, and data-driven approaches to projects
  • contribute Design Technology knowledge to bids to secure work
  • be relied upon to have extensive knowledge of your area(s) of expertise
  • actively contribute to local DT strategy
  • oversee and manage the work of the local DT team, in their role of supporting projects and training staff as well as contributing to non-project DT initiatives
  • actively contribute to global DT strategy
  • represent Grimshaw Design Technology externally through events, online presence and presentations

Skills and Qualifications

  • Must have at least 5 years of relevant experience with DT-related concepts
  • Experience of delivering projects to relevant standards (ISO19650, etc.)
  • Experience with large scale projects and teams
  • Experience of managing a digital team working across multiple projects and initiatives
  • Must be able to clearly articulate advanced concepts in a way that team members of all levels can understand
  • A methodical approach to problem-solving is required
  • The ability to rapidly pick up new software skills as required is essential
  • Must be highly organised with the ability to prioritise and balance workloads
  • Must have proven leadership and management skills
  • Must be comfortable representing the department to senior leadership

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.