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Principle Architect, Practice Group Manager - Transit Architecture

IBI Group

IBI Group

Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024

Company Description

Arcadis is the world's leading company delivering sustainable design, engineering, and consultancy solutions for natural and built assets. We are more than 36,000 people, in over 70 countries, dedicated to improving quality of life. Everyone has an important role to play. With the power of many curious minds, together we can solve the world’s most complex challenges and deliver more impact together.

Job Description

Our Transit group is an award winning mid-sized design studio dedicated to delivering creative public transit design solutions that elevate and strengthen the communities they serve. We are committed to being a great place to work that fosters the professional growth of every individual through a relaxed, collaborative and dynamic work environment.

We are seeking a Transit Architecture, Practice Group Manger (PGM) for the Architecture and Urbanism (A&U) division of the Global Business Area Places. The PGM reports to Business Area Director and works closely with the Transit Architecture Practice Group Director. As the PGM for Transit Architecture, you will grow the respective practice unit presence in line with our strategy and financial targets, with a focus on design and technology.

Role accountabilities:

We are looking for a Senior Design Architect with experience in delivering complex projects from start to finish. This is a great opportunity for a passionate and creative mind to take on dynamic and challenging projects and be part of leading the creative design initiatives on transit projects both locally and internationally. The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of experience, be an out-of-the-box thinker with a talent for developing creative design ideas, will offer a robust design portfolio showing an array of projects and a holistic understanding of the design process.

  • Lead the Transit Architecture Practice in the US
  • Develop enduring relationships with clients to understand their business needs and ensure client satisfaction to improve retention and deliver organic revenue growth.
  • Lead, motivate and develop a diverse team of senior architects and designers by recruiting, setting objectives and reviewing performance to ensure staff are developed, driven and have the necessary skills to deliver the program objectives.
  • Coach and mentor studio managers and service managers to ensure all projects are set up for success and appropriate governance is adhered to, with the goal of improved client satisfaction.
  • Direct the identification of talent in the practice group in both technical capability and sales and promote career development by directing individuals who are identified, to the appropriate development programs.
  • Direct decisions on resource utilization within the practice group and maintain the integrity of the unit composition and pyramid management structure to enable resource optimization.
  • Lead ultimate accountability for performance (utilization, billability, contribution, debtors etc), service quality delivery within the practice group; develop and oversee the implementation of the strategy to ensure service quality delivery, service excellence and profitable growth within the practice group, to support the delivery of the line of business objectives
  • Maintain an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of the practice group’s clients and the market to identify key trends and emerging opportunities.
  • Develop relationships throughout Arcadis to foster cooperation and to maximize opportunities to cross-sell within the organization.
  • Develop and implement the business plan and ensure the team understands it, and the role that they play in its achievement, through the development of the appropriate culture and the provision of context and clarity.
  • Lead the identification and targeting of clients through the delivery of service excellence to deliver growth in organic revenue in the practice group
  • Build strong relationships and create successful teams
  • Minimum 3 days a week in person working at an Arcadis US office

The salary range for this position is $133,000 - $200,000. Actual salaries will vary and are based on several factors, such as experience, education, budget, internal equity, project, and location.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Registered Architect AIA
  • Award Winning Architectural Experience
  • Substantial experience (15 years or more) in a discipline, including 10+ years' experience Transit Architecture
  • Experience leading and implementing complex business change solutions,
  • Experience managing business relationships at executive level,
  • Experience managing teams across geographies,
  • Significant experience on large-scale/highly complex projects​​​​​​

Additional Information

We can only achieve our goals when everyone is empowered to be their best. We believe everyone's contribution matters. It’s why we are pioneering a skills-based approach, where you can harness your unique experience and expertise to carve your career path and maximize the impact we can make together.

You’ll do meaningful work, and no matter what role, you’ll be helping to deliver sustainable solutions for a more prosperous planet. Make your mark, on your career, your colleagues, your clients, your life and the world around you.

Together, we can create a lasting legacy.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we are proud to support the growth and equality of our people through initiatives like our Mentorship Program, Global Women’s Network, and Diversity & Inclusion Council. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, race, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We request applicants submit a RESUME highlighting relevant work experience; please limit PDF files to 10MB. For design related roles, we also require a portfolio to review. We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

As part of Arcadis selection process, candidates may be requested to consent to background checks relevant to the role under consideration for, prior to receiving a job offer (as applicable under state law). These could include: work references, education and credential confirmation, employment verification, identity check, credit report, criminal offence, drug testing and driver’s license record.