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Senior Associate

Melbourne, Vic

A top tier and well known-International Architectural Practice are looking to appoint a Senior Associate to work closely with some of their key clients.

This is by far one of the best firms worldwide, they have a strong International brand and have 70-80 staff across their Sydney office alone, with plenty of opportunity to grow and expand new talent.

They have been hugely successful in securing a strong pipeline of projects for now, and well into 2023. Project workload is not an issue.

The role will be for someone who has extensive experience managing projects, teams and enjoys the project management side of the business. As a Senior Associate, you will be require to have current experience working across all stages from full sketch right through to project completion. A supportive team will be provided to you, paired with some of Melbourne's best projects for you to be excited and proud of being a part of.  Being a Senior Associate we are keen to find someone who has strong technical construction knowledge, however the real value add will be in your ability to influence clients and other consultants to ensure the design/facade intent of their projects is being realised, and the best possible building is standing at handover.

Company Benefits

This practice provides a supportive office structure and offer a number of benefits to their staff. This role presents is a real opportunity for long-term career development, as they can provide:


  • Exciting Projects to work on with a Variety of work to suit different interests, experience and goals.
  • The opportunity for individuals to move between different types of projects within the office.
  • Annual reviews for all staff, to review performance, salary and identify future goals.
  • Opportunities for promotion to Director Level.
  • Extended Annual Leave
  • 8 weeks paid Maternity Leave
  • Fresh fruit and Coffee in the office
  • Close to trainline and walking distance to cafe's, restaurants and gyms
  • On-going Revit training provided
  • Full support by the Principals/Directors for a Senior Associate Level
  • 2 days work from home per week, 3 days in the office
  • More benefits on offer and will be discussed at interview stages - Apply within

The Role

The role will require you to have input across projects from the initial brief, concept stage, council, construction on site, right through to handing over over the keys to the client. 

This firm has gained a reputation for no-nonsense high quality work, this is why 85% of their business is from returning clients. For this reason they consider this appointment as critical and therefore are setting the bar high for this particular role.

This role will include the following responsibilities:
Including initial submission preparation, feasibility studies, sketch design, design development, construction documentation, tender management, construction phase support, contract administration, defects liability period and final completion. Overall, project management is key, An ability to work well with clients is essential.  Problem solving and design thinking will be key to success in this role.

Sectors you will be working across will include large scale projects within - Defence, Commercial, Education and Technology. In this role it is essential you will need to have previous experience leading a project in at least one of these sectors. 

  • Revit skills are essential
  • Minimum of 10 years experience within Australia
  • M.Arch & B.Arch degree essential
  • Registration is desired but not essential
  • The ability to work well with clients is essential. 
  • Problem solving and design thinking will be key to success in this role.


To discuss this opportunity and for further details please contact Gemma Palfreyman on 0409 909 505 or gemma.palfreyman@kappaexecutive.com for a confidential chat. Alternatively please apply for this role by clicking on the link below.



Kappa Executive Search is a boutique search firm based in Sydney. We specialise Engineering, Design and Construction sectors. We pride ourselves in working with the highest calibre candidates and consultancies across the APAC region.

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