Managing Principal
HDR, Inc
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
6d ago


HDR is an internationally recognized design firm that has partnered with clients to shape communities and push the boundaries of what's possible since 1917.

We specialize in architecture, engineering, and environmental services. With nearly 10,000 employees in more than 225 locations around the world, we think global and act local.

We are committed to design excellence and creative innovation. Our team of talented professionals is recognized for our award-

winning integrated designs for healthcare, science + technology, government, academic and private-sector organizations.

We are currently searching for a Managing Principal to lead our Vancouver architecture office. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who desires to lead an established architectural practice for an internationally recognized firm.

The primary responsibility of the Managing Principal is for strategic vision, leadership, inspiration, quality assurance, and profitability of the office to ensure the annual plan is implemented.

This individual will increase the awareness of HDR’s architectural practice in the Vancouver, British Columbia and Alberta markets while contributing to the reputation of the firm domestically and internationally.

To achieve success, the Managing Principal will work directly with the business development group to develop relationships with target clients and pursue new projects in Vancouver as well as the western region.

The pursuit of new work will be in a collaborative manner with local designers, technical leaders, and national experts as required.

This individual will oversee and direct the activities of personnel within the office including implementing annual plans, marketing strategies, public relations, project planning, financial planning and management, staff planning and oversight and other related matters.

This position will be responsible for establishing local office policies / procedures and adherence to corporate policies, project contract financial fee and budget information in conjunction with Marketing and Project Management, and establishment and / or maintenance of quality control processes and procedures.

The Managing Principal may be required to lead and manage teams on projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in architecture; professional registration.
  • 15+ years experience working in an architectural practice; previous management experience preferred.
  • Strong leadership, project management and organizational skills.
  • Capacity to lead teams and making client presentations.
  • Service and client related personality.
  • Strong communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments.
  • Ability to travel.
  • An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to individuals with strong ties and connections in the local market.
  • Stronger consideration will be given to candidates with Healthcare, Higher Education, Science + Technology and / or Civic project experience.
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