Graduate Architect

Location Sydney
Discipline: The Built Environment
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £ Competitive Salary
Contact name: Sam Jenkinson

Contact email:
Published: 28 days ago

You will be working for our key client Foster + Partners in their Sydney office as an Architectural Designer. We are looking for a creative Part 2 or equivalent Architect to join the team based in our Sydney office. If you have a flare for creative design and already hold good revit skills working on large projects then please get in touch


  • Architectural Graduate or recently qualified Architect. Circa 5 years post-graduation experience

  • Experience with reviewing contractor shop-drawings

  • Good Revit experience

  • Good 3D skills (Rhino etc)

  • Experience on CBD/premium grade office buildings would be advantageous

  • Experience on transport (metro) projects would be advantageous

  • Prepare, develop and edit, under the guidance of the project leader or nominated architect, drawings, models, images and other documents relating to the design

  • Where appropriate, assisting with Client Liaison in conjunction with other professionals to establish building type, style, cost limitations and potential landscaping requirements.

  • Where necessary conducts potential studies on condition and characteristics of site, taking into account drainage, topsoil, trees, rock formations, etc.

  • If required - analysing the site survey in conjunction with project leader and advises client on development and construction details taking into account the surrounding areas.

  • Where appropriate monitors construction work in progress to ensure compliance with specifications.

  • Seek to understand the design project

  • Develop, where required, representations of design options for further discussion by the design team.

  • Record evidence of your professional experience in accordance with the requirements of the RIBA (or equivalent as applicable e.g. AIA)

  • Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Foster + Partners procedures and standards

  • Contribute, or otherwise assist, as required by the Partner, Senior Partner or nominated Architect

Qualities and skills required

  • Able to demonstrate ability to undertake the above responsibilities

  • Legally able to work in the country in which the position is based

  • Evidence of a good design understanding e.g. a good design portfolio

  • Ability to use a variety of media in the development and documentation of a design project

  • A flexible and open attitude towards new ways of working and commitment to independent, life long learning

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Able to manage sensitive and sometimes confidential information

  • Self motivated and able to demonstrate initiative and a proactive approach to daily tasks and in response to direction or instruction

  • Good interpersonal skills and able to work independently and as part of an effective team, assisting and supporting team members

  • Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally

  • Resilient to cope with conflicting demands, able to prioritise duties and work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines efficiently and effectively budget

  • Evidence of the ability to understand design decisions taken by others

  • Ability to use some of the following: Revit, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer