Studio Leader – Design Technology

About the role

Woods Bagot is looking to appoint a Design Technology Studio Leader for its Melbourne Studio.

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 workflows, enabled by a modern technology environment that provides enhanced and agile experiences for our design staff and clients. Built on a foundation of BIM and computation methods, this new ecosystem elevates augmented and informed design, collaboration, communication, and data flow across the entire project lifecycle.

You will lead the Melbourne Studio’s design technology strategy, working collaboratively with the Studio Executive and the Global Design Technology Team. You will also be part of a global community of Design Technology Leaders helping develop and implement the next generation of technology-enabled design and delivery.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of Design Technology related methodologies and skills within the studio, including Building Information Modelling (BIM), parametric design and building analysis
  • Partner with design technology leadership in other studios (Australia and global) to enable cross studio projects and enhance work for global clients.
  • Improve project delivery outcomes through the application of appropriate design technology related techniques and strategies
  • Collaborate with the Global Design Technology Team to implement Woods Bagot’s Global Design Technology Strategy
  • Develop Woods Bagot’s reputation for design technology related expertise and quality project delivery, via participation in industry events and technical forums
  • Develop / deliver training to address skill gaps, with a goal of continuous improvement for all staff in design technology related tools and techniques
  • Review and address quality related aspects of BIMs
  • Assist and collaborate with other Design Technology Studio Leads and the Global Design Technology Team to manage the needs of multi-studio or complex project teams.


About you

You will be able to demonstrate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, Architecture, Engineering or a related discipline
  • 10-15+ years’ experience of using BIM for the delivery of complex projects
  • 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
  • Strong knowledge of computer systems and software applications
  • Extensive experience with the use of technology on large and complex projects
  • Extensive knowledge of BIM practices, standards and techniques
  • Expert knowledge of Autodesk Revit
  • Knowledge of related BIM design and delivery tools (eg. Rhino, Dynamo, Grasshopper, Navisworks, Autodesk Collaborate / Collaborate Pro)


Benefits we offer:

In addition to working for a world class design Studio you will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Paid Parental Leave Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Annual Discretionary Bonus
  • Interior Design Professional Memberships
  • Working on some of the most interesting and complex projects in Australia alongside a talented team


How to apply

Please apply via LinkedIn. Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter, resume and portfolio in PDF format. Please note LinkedIn file restrictions will only allow you to upload one document. We recommend including a digital link to your portfolio/work samples. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

All personal data collected by the Company will be kept confidential and only used for recruitment purposes.


Mandatory requirements

It is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position, applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.


About Us

Woods Bagot prides itself on driving Dynamic Careers. We believe that our people’s potential are released through opportunities and experiences which are the reward for contribution, initiative, and personal accountability. Our job is to help enable you to take your career to the next level.

If you have the knowledge, skills, and experience for this role, we would love to hear from you!


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, 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 of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.