Heritage Architect

Contract:   Permanent, full time, with three month probation
Deadline for Applications: May 16th 2014

In 2011 TPG Town Planning and Urban Design expanded to incorporate a specialist Heritage division. Our Heritage Team specialises in the conservation and management of heritage-listed buildings and conservation areas, working for both public and private clients. We work on a wide range of projects often dealing with complex and sensitive issues; from highly specialised conservation works, through to providing guidance on adaptive reuse works, interpretation and representation at the State Administrative Tribunal.

We are recruiting a Heritage Architect to join our ever-expanding heritage team, based in our Perth, Western Australia office. We welcome candidates who have the following qualifications, skills and experience.

  • An Architect with a minimum of 8 years post qualification experience working with buildings of cultural heritage value;
  • Demonstrable passion for the historic heritage environment, and the ability to communicate this to non-experts in an inspiring and accessible manner;
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of the principles and processes of the Burra Charter, including demonstrated experience in preparing Heritage Assessment Statements;
  • A sound knowledge and understanding of architectural history with relevant and demonstrable experience in the conservation of the built environment, through a track record of preparing documents such as:
  • Condition assessments 
  • Feasibility studies
  • Schedules of conservation work
  • Specifications for conservation work
  • Preparation of Conservation Management Plans
  • Experience in taking creative, pragmatic and constructive approaches to the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings;
  • Strong negotiation skills, and the ability to work closely within a design/project team that meets the aspirations of owners and users of the places, and the requirements of statutory authorities, whilst respecting the cultural heritage values of the place; 
  • Ability to mentor and manage other TPG staff and project teams; and
  • High levels of self-sufficiency, motivation and adaptability, the ability to meet tight deadlines and to work effectively as part of a team.

Other experience that would be of benefit includes:

  • Drafting/drawing/illustrative ability (CAD or similar);
  • Knowledge of the Western Australian planning system and the place of heritage within that.

Benefits of working at TPG include:

  • A competitive remuneration based on skills and experience.
  • A favourable income protection insurance plan
  • Support for professional membership  (AIA, AICOMOS etc)
  • An active social calendar with regular in house and industry events
  • A proactive approach to professional development
  • A creative and hard working environment, where assertiveness and innovation are highly encouraged

Please send your covering letter and CV to Jan Burch via email - jan.burch@tpgwa.com.au.



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