Senior Architect

People Oriented Design
Location: Cairns QLD, Australia
Added on: 29 Apr 2024, Job offer expires on: 30 Jun 2024

A career worth moving for? POD has a rare opportunity for a passionate, talented, experienced, and adventurous architect who is interested in a pathway to leadership in regional practice.

POD is a small practice with a national reputation for our commitment to social and environmental sustainability, our respect for Country, and working with First Nations people. We are change-makers, architects, landscape architects, researchers, and leaders based in Gimuy (Cairns), Qld.

POD’s work is always interesting, and it covers the vast and beautiful landscapes of northern Australia. Our pipeline of work is solid and spans cultural, public, education, health, commercial, and residential sectors. It means working with diverse clients and communities and the exciting and satisfying complexities of traveling and working in regional and remote contexts. POD’s culture is people-focused. We care about building long-term, meaningful relationships with our clients. We care about the well-being and career growth of our people, and support this through individual mentoring, flexible working conditions, and career opportunities.

We are productive and organised. POD has a certified Quality Management System and comprehensive systems to streamline workflows. We are transitioning to a company structure, with provision for future employee shareholding as part of our succession planning strategy.

Cairns offers a sea change and a tree change from congested urban areas and is simply a great place to live and work. It is an affordable regional city with a vibrant arts culture. Transport commutes are short, people are friendly, the food and coffee exceptional, the lifestyle relaxed, the environment stunning, and it is a superb location for outdoor pursuits.

Essential skills required:

-Talented, enthusiastic, registered architect with 10 years minimum post-graduate experience in architectural design, documentation, and community engagement.

-5 years minimum experience working in Australian practice.

-Interest in and aptitude for management and business development.

-Proficiency in Revit and the Adobe suite.

-Excellent verbal, written and graphic communications skills with the ability to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.

-Team player with experience supervising others.

-Passion for working with community and creating meaningful outcomes with great architecture.Alignment with POD’s values and philosophy.

What we offer:

– Engaging and supportive team culture with mentoring and opportunities for personal and career growth.

-Contributions to relocation costs.

-Support for continuing professional development.

-Cultural induction by elders and traditional owner of Gimuy (Cairns).

-Weekly yoga classes and regular team activities.

-Convenient city centre location, close to public transport & great coffee.

-Clearly delineated office hours (we value your time and it’s important to have a life beyond work).

To apply, please attach a CV, portfolio and cover letter to your application, and email to

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