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Senior Architect Team Leader

Europe Region

A career at Arup offers you the chance to make a positive difference in the world. Independently owned and independently minded, Arup is the creative force at the heart of many of the world’s most prominent projects in the built environment. We believe that flexible arrangements, such as hybrid working, create a more inclusive way of working that supports our diversity and the wellbeing of our people.

We are truly global and our 15,000 planners, designers, engineers and consultants around the world deliver innovative projects with creativity and passion. We have over 650 staff members working in Ireland with offices in Dublin, Cork, Galway and Limerick.


Senior Architect Team Leader

We are looking for a senior Lead Architect to develop Architecture in Ireland and provide discipline leadership from concept stage to final handover, strongly focused in the Science, Industry and Technology (SI&T) sector. Our customers require that we provide a full design services including Architecture, the successful candidate will work with our internal Engineering teams and our Architectural partners to deliver a comprehensive service offering to our new and existing clients in SI&T. The Senior architect will join our vibrant SI&T team, working on exciting, technically challenging projects for our global clients in Ireland and across the world, would be based in our Cork office, Ireland and will grow to meet our client’s and business demands.


Your responsibilities

  • Client facing role to provide strong design leadership with a “Total Architecture” approach (single point of delivery of multidisciplinary services) founded on our Sustainable Futures program.

  • Work with our business leaders in the SI&T sector to win new work.

  • Bring innovation looking at new technologies in the built environment and the SI&T sector.

  • Custodian of knowledge associated with architecture on our projects.

  • Provide input into our projects from an architectural perspective.

  • Input or lead submissions where architecture is needed.

  • Liaison with Local Authorities in relation to planning and licencing on SI&T projects.

  • Design Management responsibility for projects with a large architectural element.

  • Assist in the Building Physics for SI&T projects.

  • Helping develop our increasing sustainable and digital approach to design

  • Working with and managing our external architectural partners.

  • Enhancing current delivery of “Total Architecture” primarily in the Science, Industry and Technology market

  • Reinforce our cross-discipline collaboration to refine designs with a holistic view of design and Technical Challenges


Current Projects/Skills and attributes needed

  • Qualified (RIAI/RIBA) architect with 15+ years’ experience.

  • Experience leading and managing design teams, project-based or firm-based, in response to different assignments.

  • Direct and extensive multidisciplinary experience working in the SI&T sector, in particular pharma, Life sciences and clean tech projects.

  • Ability to carry out project masterplans and site due diligence.

  • Experience working with and providing leadership to international and multidisciplinary design teams.

  • Strong concept design, presentation skills and freehand sketching.

  • Excellent communication skills and team-work spirit.

  • Entrepreneurial, responsible, and self-motivated.

  • Experience with architectural design software – Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino et al.

  • Ability to travel for project related activities.

  • Focused on sustainability and climate change.


Your Education/Profile

  • Degree holder in Architectural design or related majors.


What to expect at Arup 

  • A multicultural and informal working environment where you can develop professionally by being part of a team who enjoy what they do.

  • Opportunities for short or long assignments at Arup’s offices and projects anywhere in the world.

  • Employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme, which is dependent on the firm’s financial performance.

  • Competitive performance-based salary growth.

  • A strong corporate culture committed to its values: quality of work, holistic approach, humane organization, straight and honourable dealings, social usefulness and reasonable prosperity.

  • Continuous training and professional development that will allow you to adapt to the growing needs of our clients as we embrace digital transformation.


Join us in shaping a better world

Our goal is to shape a better world, finding solutions for some of the world’s most complex problems. From climate action to social value, we consider the most expansive impacts of our work. Our drive to build a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future shapes our culture and has made us leaders in sustainable development. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary design teams focusing on technical excellence and innovative solutions that create a better future for people, places, and the planet.  


'A better way'- Sustainability and Social Equity

At Arup, we strive to bring environmental sustainability and social equity together. We put sustainability at the heart of our projects and invest in research and development that helps tackle issues such as climate change and poverty. We have made a commitment to reach net zero by 2030 and to contribute meaningfully to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, creating shared value for our clients and our communities while safeguarding our planet. Read our net zero carbon plan here.

A career at Arup gives you the chance to have a positive impact on the world. For us, corporate responsibility is not just a policy; it’s a way of working.


Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is at the heart of what we do

We are committed to creating an inclusive working environment for talented people of any background based on merit, fairness and respect. At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in social, cultural and educational events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or with your colleagues by joining staff networks such as those for women, culture or the LGBTQ+ community. At Arup we are committed to making all stages of our recruitment process accessible to candidates with disabilities. Please speak to our recruitment team and we will work with you to make reasonable adjustments to ensure you can perform at your best.

We are a certified CPD accredited employer with Engineers Ireland and we were named Engineers Ireland CPD Employer of the year in 2020



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