Director, Architecture

Job Description

Job Summary

Job Summary:

AECOM is seeking a Director, Architecture to be based in Shanghai office.

At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – 47,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.


  • Lead a 20-people design team to deliver architectural design tasks of large-scale mixed used projects, e.g. high-rise office, retails, apartments, hotels, etc.

  • Provide design directions to the project teams and control design quality.

  • Be responsible for financial management of the project, ensure key deadlines are met and staff are working together effectively.

  • Lead design in a holistic process-oriented approach based on a contemporary innovative methodology from the vision to build works; Evaluate, select, and apply standard architecture design techniques, procedures, and criteria.

  • Play a key role in client and government relationship management and keep high standard of works we deliver.

  • Inspire and manage a diverse team of design professionals with good communication and leadership skills.

  • Support executive management and business development teams in project pursuits.

Minimum Requirements


  • At least 18 years’ design experience with international background; At least 5 years leadership experience.

  • Design experience with large-scale commercial projects, mostly mixed-use, e.g. high-rise office, retails, apartments, hotels, etc.

  • Experience with comprehensive design cycle, including concept forming, function layout and facade construction, etc.

  • Proficient in design software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Grasshopper, Sketchup, PKPM, Photoshop, InDesign, etc. and management software such as Microsoft Office and Project, Bluebeam, Acrobat, etc.

  • Proven leadership, team building and mentor skills.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build and maintain good working relationships with internal teams and external clients.

  • Well organized and highly responsive.

  • Proficient in writing and speaking both Chinese and English.

  • Portfolio attached is a must.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Architecture or related majors.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed. You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients. We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business. We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career. When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line Architecture

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country China

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 272137BR

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

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