May 24, 2022

Regional Science & Technology Leader

  • Fetch Careers, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Full time Architecture Construction Director Vice President Principal

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Regional Leader of Science + Technology to join our team. As a Regional Leader of S+T, you will be responsible for the planning, design and implementation of S+T projects as well as winning new commissions, leading project teams and leading the business unit’s S+T practice in business development, project design/delivery, client relations, financial management and staff development. 



  • Is an extended member of the S+T practice leadership team and participates in defining the vision, strategy, and business plans for the firm-wide practice
  • Is the primary representative for S+T in their region
  • Fulfills the firm-wide Regional Market Leader criteria:
    • Is a subject matter expert
    • Can win new work
    • Can lead teams as Principal-in-Charge
    • Participates in Market leadership
    • Participates in Regional Practice Leadership Group
  • Will occasionally serve as principal-in-charge (PIC) for S+T projects
  • Understands the industry, regional client sensitivities, and market drivers
  • Strong communication skills
  • Effective collaborator and a good partner
  • Fosters a culture of external and internal client service


  • Provides day-to-day administration of the S+T regional practice
  • Is the primary S+T liaison with the regional business unit
  • Is responsible the successful execution of the defined practice goals and business plan
  • Serve as Principal-In-Charge (PIC) and/or Project Manager on one or more projects
  • Responsible for S+T regional projects
  • Regularly reports regional status to S+T firm-wide leadership team
  • Assists in preparing project fee and workload projections
  • With the appointed PM, is responsible for regional S+T project performance
  • Monitors and maintains an appropriate level of chargeability

 Business Development

  • Responsible for the development and execution of the S+T practice’s regional marketing strategy
  • Identifies new business opportunities
  • Maintains and grows current client relationships
  • Proactively seek out new opportunities and prospects
  • Participates in regional S+T marketing and business development opportunities, proposals, interviews and presentations
  • Assists in preparation of other related marketing, promotional, and press-related materials
  • Regularly participates in the S+T industry activities by way of speaking, presenting and/or writing to enhance the S+T practice’s thought leadership

 Staff Development

  • Serves as mentor/advisor to S+T related regional staff 
  • Leads S+T input on regional staff performance evaluations, including recommendations for bonus and promotion
  • Promotes and supports diversity
  • Participates in recruiting of S+T related staff


Required Skills

  • Demonstrated creativity, passion and interest in design and planning of S+T focused facilities.
  • Advanced knowledge in S+T programming/planning, design development and project leadership.
  • Advanced knowledge of technical and regulatory requirements for S+T facilities.
  • Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.
  • Through understanding of the current laboratory design codes and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).
  • Ability to manage the S+T department with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.
  • Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, and budgets.
  • Ability to think strategically, implements change, enforces policy and resolve conflict.
  • Proven ability to prioritize oneself and the work of others in order to meet deadlines and provide high quality service to clients.
  • Proven ability to create and maintain strong working relationships with external clients and internal staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Proficiency in the basic technical skills of architecture including the following computer skills:
    • Proficiency in Deltek Vision highly preferred.
    • Proficiency in Primavera or MS Project preferred.
    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite.
    • Proficiency in Newforma preferred.
    • Proficiency in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop preferred. 
    • Proficiency in Revit is preferred.
    • Knowledge of 3D Modeling software such as 3D Studio Max and Viz 2006 preferred.
    • Knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchup, and InDesign graphic software preferred.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in architecture or equivalent in education or experience required.  Master’s degree preferred. 
  • 10 years of science and technology experience, with at least 5 years in a management/leadership role.
  • Published and/or award winning projects a plus.
  • Licensed Architect with current registration in your region required, if licensure is offered in your region.
  • NCARB registration preferred.

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