Global Studio

Special Projects Lead – Technical Innovation & Design Technology

New York    San Francisco     Sydney     Melbourne    Los Angeles    Adelaide

We are flexible regarding the Woods Bagot studio in which you are located. Options include: New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide.

Woods Bagot is hiring a Special Projects Lead to work as part of a global research and development team focused on technical innovation and design technology. We are interested in individuals with backgrounds in both architecture and technology, and specifically the use of an ecosystem of technologies to design, collaborate, communicate, and deliver architecture and interiors projects.

We believe design and delivery must be agile, and we operate our international team to suit. We run a flexible working environment to ensure a strong work/life balance. This includes options for partial work-from-home and time-shifting your hours.

We want to work with you to create the future of design, delivery, and experience for the built environment. We believe this demands the development of new design and delivery workflows to cross the silos of AECO roles, enabling enhanced experiences for all stakeholders and those who inhabit the spaces we design. Woods Bagot will drive a workflow and technology ecosystem with an agile stance, moving beyond what is provided by a previously platform-centric technology culture. This new ecosystem elevates collaboration, communication, and data flow across the entire project lifecycle to be first-class citizens in design and project delivery.

The position will lead the research, development, prototyping, and deployment of initiatives that may include:

  • Workflow automation and modeling agility tools, working with the software development team
  • Exploration and implementation of new project information systems, including new ways to harness data to better understand our processes and products.
  • Project communication, review, and collaboration platforms
  • The application of project management platforms and methodologies, including Agile and Lean, to architectural projects
  • Model and data-driven delivery methodologies
  • Collaborative VR/AR implementations on projects
  • Creation of new design and experiential client services


  • Lead strategic projects on behalf of the Design Technology Team
  • Working with key global stakeholders (studio and sector leadership, design leadership), contribute to the strategic development of Woods Bagot’s design and delivery capabilities by researching and developing innovative new methodologies and technologies.
  • Strategically assist and collaborate with the Global Design Technology Team to deploy and support new software plugins, applications, and web environments.
  • Develop and promote Woods Bagot’s reputation for design technology expertise and quality project delivery, including participation in industry events and technical forums


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, Engineering, Design, or a related discipline
  • Experience delivering architecture or interiors projects is preferred
  • Strong experience in the application of technology workflows to design projects
  • Experience working with software development teams in agile delivery is an added benefit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability use time effectively, maximise efficiency, and meet challenging goals
  • Ability to determine and manage priorities with minimal guidance
  • Ability to work as part of a team, and independently

We are flexible regarding the Woods Bagot studio in which you are located. Options include: New York City, San Francisco, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide.

How to apply:

Please send your CV and covering letter/email through our LinkedIn job post for the Special Projects Lead, also indicating which of the above Studios is your preferred location and that you meet the mandatory requirement below. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and will close on 2 December 2021. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirement:

It is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position applicants must have the legal right to work in their preferred location/s (i.e. New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide).

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

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

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where 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 to 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