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Practice Manager

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Job Listing Date
29 Jul 2019
Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Design & Architecture, Landscape Architecture

CONTEXT is an award winning landscape architecture practice committed to the creation of inspiring and enduring places. CONTEXT takes pride in maintaining an integrated and collaborative approach towards landscape architecture and urban design that achieves creative excellence and innovation.

The work of the firm includes landscape master planning, education precincts, communities, parks and public domain, town centres, waterfronts, campus, leisure, tourism precincts and green infrastructure.

We are currently looking for a reliable and responsible Practice Manager to help with our growth and redefine our processes, implement our CRM system Deltek and manage all new business submissions and support marketing activities. This could be for someone already in a similar role, or an architect who is looking to make the move into practice management.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you'll be working alongside our senior management team.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Embrace and champion CONTEXT values, vision and mission.

  • An immaculate eye for detail and quality and strict quality control standards.

  • Experience in an architectural or design practice.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the architectural project process.

  • Amazing writing skills to assist with submissions and marketing material.

  • Business minded with a customer centric approach.

  • Have fun at work, make other people’s days, choose a positive attitude and be there.

You'll be:

  • Enthusiastic and motivated with a commercial mind.

  • Level headed; someone who can work under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • A personable team player who can work autonomously.

  • A person who always strives for their personal best.   


  • Oversee and organise workflows to ensure the best productivity and efficiency, reporting weekly to Managing Director on key initiatives.

  • Handle any escalations and work closely with Senior management team and be able to think on your feet to find the best solution and outcome.

  • Strive to design, develop and improve office templates.

  • Ensure and promote a focus on quality with project management procedures and processes.

  • Create and implement workflow and project management processes to make for a smooth, efficient project life-cycle.

  • Review daily resource and workload schedules and manage team.

  • Assist with proposals and submissions.

  • Be responsible for the management of company CRM (DELTEK).

  • Facilitate daily team WIP meetings and supervise delivery schedules.

  • Implementation of DELTEK – Experience of project management flow implementation.

  • Creation and management of operational reports.

  • Co-ordination of team training/education.

  • Manage HR within a team of designers ensuring a happy yet productive working environment.

  • Assist with marketing duties.


  • University or similar tertiary qualification; Architecture/Landscape Architecture preferred but not essential.

  • Minimum of 4 years in Studio/ practice Management role.

  • Intermediate to high computer skills across MS Office, Adobe suite.

  • Experience in using DELTEK or other project management tools.

  • Experience in proposal/ Submission writing and co-ordination.

 Working with us is more than "just a job"

We recognise that the success of the business is a result of the people we have hired.

Great East Sydney location near Hyde Park

This is a unique opportunity for a driven professional who is looking to grow their future career and the Practice.

Join an inspirational, progressive and growing company that's committed to improving the world we live in.

We promote the following values:



To apply for this position, please attach send your cover letter and resume to

All applicants must have the right to work in Australia without restrictions (no student or working holiday visas).

No recruitment agencies please.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a practice manager?

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