Architecture Leader – Southeast Asia

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About Woods Bagot

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

With a team of over 850 experts working across 17 studios in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America, our Global Studio model allows us to work collaboratively across time zones and borders, using the latest technology to share design intelligence and strengthen our knowledge base around the world.

The Role

The role of the Architecture Leader – Southeast Asia (SEA) is to provide a high-level of design, leadership for winning and delivering key projects across the region.

This role requires someone who has a true passion for quality design as well as an entrepreneurial spirit that supports the building of new and existing client relationships. Enthusiasm to grow and build a dynamic studio culture.

The ideal candidate has strong existing client relationships, experience leading and mentoring teams, and have a track record of high-quality conceptual design work and a built portfolio of large mixed-use architectural projects across Southeast Asia. The role will require a hands-on and collaborative approach and the ability to develop and articulate creative design concepts within a team environment.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Responsible for the management and performance of Design within the Singapore Studio.
  • Actively participate in Business Development, leverage existing contracts in the region to open new opportunities for Woods Bagot.
  • Lead major bids throughout the South East Asia region.
  • Travel regionally to support business development and delivery of projects
  • Be responsible for the resources and revenue management of projects and support the studio practice management goals and procedures
  • Work within the Studio Executive Chair to ensure effective operations across studio
  • Build a strongly integrated Design team.
  • Be a mentor for Designers and Architects in the Studio.
  • Monitor and lead design gateway reviews.
  • Quarterly reporting to the design council on the design performance of major projects of the studios.
  • Champion a studio culture through studio design reviews, events, and processes
  • Represent Woods Bagot in the community and industry events

About You:

  • International Registered Architect with a minimum of 12 years of experience
  • Degree in Architecture (minimum requirement)
  • Strong track record of delivering projects within the South- East Asia and Singapore region
  • Minimum of 5 yrs experience of working in South- East Asia/Singapore region
  • Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of bids and pitches
  • Strong local and regional market knowledge and business sense
  • Ability to build and maintain successful client relationships
  • Strong conceptual design, communication, and presentation skills
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with a ‘hands-on’ approach
  • Previous experience working at an international design consultancy
  • Strong Interpersonal skills
  • Confidence with building strong teams and promoting planned succession

How to Apply

Please send your resume and portfolio via the Architecture Leader – Southeast Asia LinkedIn job post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory Requirement: It is an essential requirement that applicants must have the legal right to work in Southeast Asia when applying for this position.

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity and gender expression.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where the difference is celebrated, valued, and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation of creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients, and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of architects and designers, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.

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