Project Architect

  • Consider a long term move to live on the Surf Coast! Geelong, Torquay, Bells Beach, Ocean Grove.
  • Some staff surf regularly. You could too! Enjoy genuine city, coastal or country living.
  • Manage the entire design process to create fantastic workplaces for clients.
  • Internal studio-like environment. Great team of six currently. Mentoring graduates.
  • Key role in a dynamic and growing business with a proud 30 year history. Flexible and supportive culture.

Hill Start International Pty Ltd is a specialist recruitment company working with quality clients to represent exceptional career opportunities across Australia.

Our client is a nationwide provider of specialist design, construction and fit out solutions to a highly profitable niche market in Australia. They have a track record of successfully completing projects across Australia and continue to reinforce their position as a design and market leader in their field. They have a talented and well-established internal design team of six currently, creating fantastic workplaces for clients.

Due to a sustained increase in the number of projects, we have been exclusively engaged to recruit a talented Architect to join the team and take responsibility for the entire design process for clients. This is a full time, permanent role and there is substantial opportunity for career growth within the business including initially mentoring graduate architects.

Specific duties will involve.

  • Provide architectural designs for construction and fit-out projects across Australia. Manage projects across all stages from concept design to full documentation.
  • Prepare work to a high standard and adhere to all required Australian regulations e.g. NCC, Green Star and Disability Access.
  • 3D concept modelling and rendering using Revit.
  • Coordinate and attend client meetings. Present documentation packages for client review.
  • Liaise with external consultants, engineers and project managers. Prepare and submit detailed designs to local authorities.
  • Manage client and consultant communication and engagement.
  • Mentor junior team members.

The business is well-established (30 years) and has excellent prospects for the future. They have survived and thrived through COVID and operate in a relatively recession-proof industry sector. Working closely with a committed and passionate management team, there is plenty of scope to genuinely add design flair to interesting and challenging projects.

Due to the diverse skill set of the department, this role would most likely appeal to an architect with 10 years of quality architectural experience gained in Australia. The remuneration on offer will align with your experience.

To succeed in this role, you will need to demonstrate.

  • Degree or equivalent tertiary education in architecture.
  • 10+ years of quality architectural experience. Architectural experience for retail, commercial, office, education or healthcare projects will be especially of interest.
  • Design flair.
  • Advanced CAD/BIM skills, ideally with Revit.
  • Good understanding of relevant Australian building codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience of Adobe and Microsoft Office products.
  • Willingness to add commercial value to the business and continue to develop your career.
  • Eligibility to work within Australia.

The role will be based at the Geelong headquarters but offers genuine flexibility with regard to working from home and in the office as required. If you are living in Melbourne currently and considering a move to the Surf Coast over the next few years, this role would be an exceptional opportunity to facilitate that. There may be occasional travel to client locations across Victoria/Australia.

This is a long-term career role with the opportunity to develop your skills and over time take on more responsibility within the business. Furthermore, this role represents a chance to work with some of the most creative and skilled architecture and design specialists in this sector in Australia.

In the first instance, please submit your CV and any accompanying information to the Director and Principal Consultant, Jeremy Hill, quoting reference JH40251 and we will be in touch with you ASAP to discuss this in more detail. If you have any questions, feel free to call me on 0424 122 179.