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Architectural Business Leader

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Position Summary

SSOE | Stevens & Wilkinson is seeking an architectural thought leader to continue the growth of the firm into a preeminent design partner to the Midwest healthcare market. This position is principal-tracked and based in the Detroit/Toledo-metro area. The opportunity is part of a continued strategic investment that SSOE is making to strengthen and grow the architecturally based design practice, including the recent acquisition of 100-year-old Atlanta-based design firm Stevens & Wilkinson to enhance our architectural brand, portfolio, and resources. This position will be part of the practice-level leadership team and will be given the resources needed to expand our existing healthcare client base. Business development, client management, and overall team vision/leadership are necessary qualities. SSOE | S&W has consistently been named a “Great Place to Work” and is in the midst of the most successful year in our history. This position will be eligible for a generous bonus package and profit sharing in addition to having the opportunity to purchase shares in the company— shares that have significantly outperformed both the S&P and Dow averages. SSOE | S&W’s vision is to design and build the future for our clients, colleagues, and communities. If you share this vision and are motivated by being a part of something larger than yourself, then we’re interested in talking to you! The Architectural Principal / Business Leader (Healthcare) will be responsible for leadership of the healthcare practice design team and practice group. Responsibilities will include business development, client development/ management, and overall team leadership.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads overall client maintenance, client contact and business development activities, and the development of proposals.
  • Provides the vision and project control to ensure client goals are being delivered.
  • Provides oversight of project work and helps to develop overall workload schedules for department and project staff.
  • Ensures the technical competency and quality of work performed and may be required to seal discipline documents
  • Directly accountable for adherence to timetable and financial success of projects.
  • Monitors, directs, coordinates, facilitates, and supervises department personnel
  • Travel required.

Minimum Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree / DIRECT / 8+

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor or master’s degree required along with a minimum of 10 years of experience within an architectural practice. Must be registered architect (RA).
  • Strong background in the design of healthcare facilities.
  • Flexibility to work with a variety of healthcare project types on multiple, concurrent projects in various stages of development.
  • This position will be integral to the strategic growth of our healthcare division. We’re looking for a candidate with current relationships with clients and a proven history of developing new relationships on a local and regional level.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, technical, written, and verbal communication skills. An experienced, highly motivated, self-directed professional with a hands-on attitude and the ability to work with a diverse, multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong leadership, organizational, communication, technical, strong written and verbal communication skills. Hands-on attitude.
  • Basic familiarity with Revit and AutoCAD design software and strong knowledge of building codes, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other design / regulatory requirements.

About SSOE Group

As a nationally ranked design and construction management firm, SSOE focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (BD+C).

With 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 70-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries—with projects completed in 40 countries.

  • SSOE was founded in 1948.
  • We are a global project delivery firm for architecture, engineering, and construction management.
  • SSOE offers program management services from design through construction, to commissioning and start-up, for seamless project delivery.
  • 150 of our clients have been with us for over 20 years.

Equal Opportunity and Disability Accessibility Statement

SSOE is an equal opportunity employer and provides fair and equal treatment to all individuals, employees, and applicants for employment, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability, genetic information, military / veteran status, or any other protected group status under federal, state, or local law. SSOE complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and related laws. SSOE does not make employment decisions based upon any protected status under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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