Design Lead / Manager (Senior Associate)



As an international leading planning and design firm with teams across Australia, China and South East Asia, Place Design Group is continuing to be instrumental in some of the most exciting and dynamic projects across these regions, including Sydneys futurestreet, Campbelltown Billabong Parklands, Greenacre Splash Play Project (Canterbury Bankstown) and Springwoods Youth Playground Buttenshaw Park.  We are now recruiting for a highly experienced landscape architect that will offer the right candidate an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative and growing Sydney team.




Within the Sydney market, Place Design Group has developed a reputation for delivering commercially focused solutions, diverse in character and aesthetics, and unique to site.  This role will support projects working with both private clients, including many of the major developers working in New South Wales, as well as a broad range of local and state government departments. 


On a day to day basis this role will take responsibility for developing strong client relationships, assisting with the leadership of the team, project delivery and providing thought leadership and advice across a wide variety of projects from high rise and mixed use, through to greenfield subdivisions and industrial precincts.  A demonstrated ability to creatively communicate ideas and design principles with a strong attention to detail will be advantageous.  You will be working broadly on:


  • Client relationship development and securing new work
  • Mentorship and leadership
  • Training of junior staff members
  • Project management
  • Preparation of design drawings,
  • Project contract administration
  • Preparation of construction documentation
  • Provide advice to clients, both internal and external;
  • Preparation of tenders, proposals and submissions,
  • Performing site visits




Along with your strong technical skill set, you will have strong client relationships and architectural relationships across Sydney.


We are looking for someone who has exceptional client relationships, strong technical skill, is excited by business development, and thrives in a team environment.


You will be loyal, committed and client focused. You will be able to balance priorities well and meet deadlines working within and assisting in the development of a strong team.


Essential Experience:


  • Tertiary qualification in landscape architecture
  • Min. 10 years industry experience
  • RLA
  • Significant experience with project management
  • Wide range of client relationships with a focus in the private arena
  • Experience leading design focused teams
  • Expertise in Adobe Creative Suite and Sketchup
  • Solid graphic communication skills
  • Proactive self-starter with interest in the industry
  • Attention to detail and delivery of quality documents and communication
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Australian resident




If you feel you are the right person for this opportunity, we would love to hear from you.

21/07/2020 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Design & Architecture
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