We are looking for a talented experienced Architect to join our team in Melbourne. We’re after a results driven, tenacious, go getter to take on managing a mixture of bespoke architectural projects whilst also delivering new business. We are a progressive practice, so you’ll need to understand our culture and strategy, identify opportunities and be responsible for developing staff. It’s an entrepreneurial job, with loads of responsibility and the freedom to deliver results.

This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a World Architecture Top 100 practice renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.


The aim of this role is to assist in the effective delivery of projects, either as project runner or in collaboration with wider teams. The role requires a demonstrated ability to work effectively, focused and either individually or collaboratively in a team environment.

Working on a wide range of projects including places of regeneration, infrastructure and public buildings, the role will assist the studio to evolve, and establish itself as a leading architectural and heritage consultancy practice on Australia. An interest in place-making and activation of existing and heritage buildings and precincts is highly desired.

The role will be responsible for planning and designing repairs, alterations or additions to existing or free-standing new buildings, providing concepts, plans, specifications and detailed drawings, managing consultants and clients, negotiating with contractors and professionals, and advising on the procurement of projects. Ideally you will have a minimum 2 years professional experience and be either registered or be immediately eligible to sit for registration in Victoria.


Obtain instructions from clients (and in consultation with management as appropriate) to determine design, type, style and size of planned new buildings and/or repairs, alterations or additions to existing buildings, having regard to project budget and statutory planning, heritage and building controls and other considerations such as environmental footprint.

Advise or provide feedback on design, construction, material, feasibility, staging and estimated building time;

Refine design and prepare project documentation, including sketches, visualisations and scale 2D and 3D digital drawing documentation and/or models, technical specifications and schedules, integrating and co-ordinating advice from internal team members and external specialist consultants, stages or packages.

Assist in development architectural design and construction options:

  • Co-ordinate internal and external works packages and team members;
  • Assist with production of design related information and reports, both written and graphic;
  • Evaluate materials and products for durability, environmental and whole-of-life properties;
  • Demonstrate excellent technical knowledge of conservation repair, adaptive re-use and construction detailing;
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of local planning, building and design controls and processes;
  • Demonstrate excellent Revit-capabilities and knowledge of BIM.

Preparing tender and contract documents (drawings, specifications, schedules) for use by clients, contract administrators, contractors or specialist trades to suit various industry standard procurement models.

Demonstrate techniques and best practice to enable peer to peer learning.


  • Contributing to the development of a competent team
  • Excellent written, graphic and verbal communications skills
  • Demonstrate and encourage ‘One Family’ value
  • Learn, apply, share the core expertise and specialisms of architectural conservation
  • Contributing to project delivery and identifying improvements
  • Contributing to project profitability
  • Contributing to internal professional development and knowledge base
  • Contributing to winning work


The role also involves supporting the management and delivery of all types of projects located in south-east Australia and is integral to the development and management of client relationships. The position has excellent potential for supported career development and provides an opportunity to mentor other team members.


In accordance with the dynamic regulations in Victoria, all our staff can work from home (as required), remotely or in the Studio. The role is principally based in the Studio, though our flexible working policy is in the process of implementation. We anticipate you may commence the role while these or similar regulations are in place and therefore the ability to work from home is required.


Your application should include a CV and covering letter outlining your experience, as well as your contact details. Please do not send more than five A4 sheets. Video submissions are accepted.

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

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