KEO International Consultants
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Architecture Team Leader

Job Description and Requirements


  • Providing a creative, innovative, and nurturing environment in the team by developing an effective coaching/mentoring program, and by demonstrating leadership behavior, and communication and employee engagement practices aligned with KEO’s Core Values.
  • Representing the interests, concerns and problems of the team and ensure issues are addressed and resolved with speed and efficiency.
  • Working with extended leadership across Design and the broader KEO to reinforce a holistic KEO Design approach.

Talent Management & Development

  • Implementing the Performance Review and Talent Review processes for the team.
  • In partnership with the discipline-specific Design Leaders, identify and implement staff training and development aligned with business needs and performance reviews.

Financial Management

  • Implementing effective, consistent fiscal management, with overall P/L responsibility for the team.
  • Projecting the financial performance and monitoring budgets and profitability targets for the team to ensure project cost targets are being met.
  • Overseeing billing and fee management operations within the team and ensuring all financial activities are consistent with KEO’s policies and procedures.
  • Effectively managing accounts receivable, expense report approvals, held time monitoring, productivity projections and reviews for the team.

Client Relationship Management

  • Proactively playing the role of trusted advisor to the team’s client base to build trust and loyalty in KEO and develop additional business
  • Effectively managing client commercial, contractual, and legal matters across the team’s projects.


  • Attending client meetings, leading and participating in brand strategy, reviewing conceptual development and providing leadership, inspiration and motivation to the design team to ensure the highest quality design documentation is produced and client satisfaction is achieved.
  • Managing projects assigned to the team by focusing on the project process, service/delivery, work environment, and project documentation.

Team Operations

  • Monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of the team relating to all staff, business and financial operations.
  • Managing resource planning and allocation within the team in partnership with the technical leads, to meet utilization targets and project schedules.
  • Ensuring all technical staff maintain a billable status.
  • Effectively managing staff time and attendance, annual and other leave planning and administration.
  • Conducting weekly Project Manager meetings and monthly or bi-monthly team meetings.


  • To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that you will bring a minimum of 15 years of relevant professional experience partnered with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture.