Macquarie University

Macquarie University

Senior Architect


Closing in 10 days


• Salary Package: $133,989 to $141,514 (HEW Level 9), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading • Appointment Type: Continuing, Full-time • Location: Macquarie University, Wallumattagal campus, North Ryde


Reporting to the Director, Strategy and Planning, the Senior Architect will provide best practice architectural services to support the management of the design and planning team to deliver the University Infrastructure strategy.

Key accountabilities include:

  • Collaborate with Director of Strategy and Planning in delivering best practice architectural and interior design services across all University properties;
  • Lead and manage the Planning and Design team in the design, documentation, and delivery of a wide variety of projects;
  • Undertake feasibility studies, conceptual, and urban design where appropriate for university properties;
  • Coordinate and drive high level strategies to deliver comprehensive architectural solutions for our University Clients;
  • Develop and oversee the Value Management of projects from the detailed design stage through to construction where required;
  • Be responsible for proactively engaging consultants, undertaking and highlighting any risks on small scale projects to the Director, Strategy and Planning;
  • Lead the development of business cases and briefs for projects to ensure stakeholder requirements are met;
  • Manage the Planning and Design teams resourcing and prioritise team activities and tasks in a weekly workslate;
  • Proactively oversee and minute regular project team meetings reporting on deliverables, and milestones against programs;
  • Work closely with the internal teams such as Space management, project managers regularly around design management and compliance;
  • Update and continuously improve on Property design standards and guidelines;
  • Manage all architectural benchmarking on projects as needed;
  • Provide ad hoc design advice on projects when required;
  • Provide advice on pathways for Building & Authority approvals;
  • Comply with relevant EEO and WHS regulations;
  • Perform any other duties as required and appropriate for this classification.

    You will have a Degree in Architecture and/or equivalent related discipline. With extensive knowledge and application of AutoCAD, you also have a deep knowledge and experience using Sketch Up, Photoshop and PowerPoint.

    You have experience leading and developing a diverse, high-performing team, and enjoy working collaboratively within a team environment. You take pride in your ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships.

    As the successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate your excellent architectural design and technical skills through a portfolio of successful projects with recent whole of project involvement from inception to completion.


    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation in 1964, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

    The Property team are responsible for Macquarie University owned and leased assets. The team consists of three main areas, including Strategy and Planning, Project Management and Client and Facility Services. Together we plan, design, deliver and maintain the infrastructure to meet our client's needs for all University infrastructure.

    Macquarie University is ranked amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Take a look at the staff benefits on offer.


    To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Degree in Architecture and/or equivalent related discipline.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of AutoCAD is essential.
  • Deep knowledge and experience using Sketch Up, Photoshop and PowerPoint
  • Advanced skills in MS Office Suite and MS Project.
  • Excellent architectural design skills, with a portfolio of successful projects with recent whole of project involvement from inception to completion.
  • Experience and a track record of achievement in overseeing and managing multiple projects of work in a large complex environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in direct recent negotiations with approval authorities.
  • Experience leading and developing a diverse, high-performing team.
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of Australian Codes and regulations relative to building design and compliance.
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills.
  • Ability to clearly articulate and translate stakeholder requirements into deliverable designs, providing clear meeting and communication notes.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including superior verbal presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills to complete tasks and achieve objectives within firm deadlines.
  • Experience building and sustaining strong stakeholder partnerships to successfully deliver projects.
  • Experience working onsite with contractors to ensure design specifications are managed and met.
  • Experience with design and modelling software.
  • Experience in the design of student accommodation.
  • This position requires a criminal history check.

    Position Enquiries: Tracey Baldwin, Director, Strategy and Planning at [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Emma Todd, HR Consultant at [email protected]

    Applications Close: Sunday, 8 October 2023 at 11:59pm (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    08/10/2023 11:59 PM

    Diversity and Inclusion

    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

    Job details


    Senior Architect


    Macquarie University




    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 08, 2023

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Arts and Culture,Engineering

    About the employer

    Established in 1964, Macquarie University is a public university located in the suburbs of Macquarie Park in Sydney, Australia. The establishment of the university marked a bold step towards transforming the otherwise traditional education system that was prevalent in Australia. The institution offers several facilities and services to students and is ranked among the leading universities globally.
    The university has a total student enrolment of 40,209 students of which 27,795 students belong to full-time programs and 12,414 belong to part-time programs. The university saw a total of 8,641 international admissions and 31,568 domestic student enrollments for the last academic year (2019-20).

    A vibrant hub for students, researchers, and teachers, all work towards pursuing a common goal of a brighter future. Macquarie University has been ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world by QS World University Rankings, 2020. Considered one of the top universities in Australia, the university has been on the ninth position for Australia for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings, 2020), producing graduates that are among the most sought after professionals in the world.

    Spanning across 126 acres of land, the university provides an extensive range of courses for students to choose from. The Faculty of Business, The Faculty of Education, The Faculty of Engineering, The Faculty of Law, The Faculty of Science, The Faculty of Medicine and Health, The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Faculty of Information Technologies, The Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, The Faculty of Media, Communications and Performing Arts, The Faculty of Psychology and Cognitive Science and The Faculty of Security, Intelligence and Criminology offer various courses and research degrees for both undergraduate as well as graduate studies.

    The university has several accommodation options for its students to choose from. Students can select their hall of residence according to their preferences and would not face any inconvenience during their stay in the city. Amenities at Macquarie University campus include a Bookshop, Counselling Services, Cafes, Medical Clinic, Pharmacy, and a Private Hospital along with other facilities. The university is situated at a prime location and has the availability of most resources, students would require around its premises.

    The University also offers excellent sports facilities to students which are considered to be one of the greatest in the country. The Sports and Aquatic Centre located at the university has swimming pools, health clubs, basketball and squash courts, and even a martial arts area for students to indulge in.

    To promote global higher education, Macquarie University awards scholarships to the tune of $6 million. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, diversity, leadership capabilities, financial hardship, and/or key achievements such as sports and voluntary experience. The university has one of the most substantial scholarship programs in Australia, providing several opportunities each year to international students to undertake studies at the university.

    Ranked among the safest cities in the world, Sydney is an ideal study destination for students from all across the world. The university takes the safety of its students very seriously and has security personnel posted within the campus walls.

    Some of the notable alumni of Macquarie University are Chris Lilley - Australian comedian, Rob Oakeshott - Member of the Australian House of Representatives, Tania Mihailuk - Member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly, Adam Hills - Australian comedian, Murray Cook - Australian musician, Greg Page - Australian singer, Lauren Jackson - Australian basketball player and Anthony Field - Australian musician among many others.

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