Architectural Team Leader

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Employment: Full Time

• Manage coordination and delivery of Architectural projects
• Lead and develop Architecture team capabilities and skills
• Plan, lead and manage the Architectural team resourcing, delivery, and skill development within a 1–2-year time horizon
• Allocate tasks and budgets to Architectural team
• Provides overall vision and direction for the team.
• Coordinates with other Team Leaders in GHD globally to provide a collective approach to delivery.
• Directly inputs into the plan for the Business Group. Support the BGL in achieving the group's targets and business plan objectives
• Possess extensive experience managing complex Architectural designs
• Ability to effectively manage people and coordinate with the other multi-discipline project teams
• Knowledge and experience of relevant and upcoming design software
• Experience in securing Client and authority liaison for design approvals
• Preparation of design reports for key design stage deliverables
• Draws on professional knowledge and best practice to define or diagnose issues or obstacles, and define the most effective and efficient solution for moderately complex problems without the benefit of defined procedures
• Identifies new product or service offerings to better meet the needs of existing clients or markets
• Leads the development and submission of proposals for routine, low risk projects which at times may involve convincing internal and external stakeholders who have a desire to reach agreement
• Exercises limited management authority; typically sets employee performance objectives, conducts performance reviews, trains team members, and may recommend salary actions
• Would be called upon to be responsible for smaller or routine projects (as per GHD Limit of Authority and Governance) in the role of Project Director; or would be called upon to be responsible for large or more complex projects (as per GHD Limit of Authority and Governance) in the role of Project Manager


• Commercially Aware: Demonstrates working knowledge of external forces impacting GHD; financial, market, economic, legal and regulatory environments and how GHD responds to them commercially.
• Agile Learner: Actively learns through experimentation and experience and seeks ways to grow and to be challenged by new and novel conditions.
• Client Centric: Anticipates and prioritizes client needs and takes action to provide high quality client experience.
• Enabler of Self and Others: Demonstrates trust by bringing the best of self, valuing others contributions, and engendering confidence and trust with others.
• Well- developed communication skills - both oral and written
• Team player, cooperative with other staff with open sharing of information and knowledge
• Shows ability to influence with or without formal authority
• Ability to handle stress related to project deadlines
• Ability to manage a group of subject matter experts
• Sound judgement and decisiveness
• Ability to mentor junior employees
• Meet Architectural team utilisation targets
• Teamwork, cooperation, open communication, client focus
• Technical capability
• Chargeable time
• Implementation of individual Action Plan


We are committed to addressing the world’s biggest challenges in the areas of water, energy and communities.

GHD is a global network of multi-disciplinary professionals providing clients with integrated solutions through engineering, environmental, design and construction expertise. Our future-focused, innovative approaches connect and support communities around the world, resiliency and sustainability for generations to come.

Established in 1928, we remain wholly owned by our people. We are 10,000+ diverse and skilled individuals connected by over 200 offices, across five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America, and the Pacific region.

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