Director of Architecture/Market Sector Leader-Science and Technology

Pailin Group Executive Search 

Director of Architecture/Market Sector Leader-Science and Technology - (BIA0000PW)

San Francisco, CA


Our client’s Buildings & Infrastructure Line of Business is a global network of employees, which serves both the private and public sector.  Our employees work to shape the communities we live in by creating world-class projects that transform the future development patterns of those communities.  We provide our clients award-winning planning, engineering, architectural and interior design, construction and program management, and design-build project delivery.  The business model allows us to successfully service our clients, leverage our integrated services, and provide our employees with growth opportunities while delivering global solutions to our client’s local programs.

We consistently receive high rankings from Engineering News-Record (ENR) in many classifications, including the categories of Top Design Firms, Top Contractors, Top Green Buildings Design Firms, and Top Transportation Companies.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Regional Manager - selected candidate's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • “Seller-Doer” - Developing and maintaining internal and external client networks and serving as a primary contributor during client meetings and presentations

  • Representing the organization in a positive manner at meetings, presentations and in public

  • Participating in directing growth and strategic planning as part of the Company’s management team

  • Initiating, preparing and reviewing proposals and participating in interviews in response to RFPs and RFQs

  • Developing and delivering presentations

  • Securing, assigning and maintaining a project team containing all the resources required to successfully deliver projects while maintaining quality.

  • Leading and mentoring project team members and thereby creating a positive team working environment

  • Identifying and assessing risks and implementing effective risk mitigation strategies

  • Implementing and maintaining effective communication to the project team and all stakeholders to ensure full understanding and commitment to the agreed to deliverables

  • Controlling scope and cost to the agreed project baseline

  • Ensuring the obligations of the agreement between Client and the Company are fulfilled

  • Developing and monitoring financial and project delivery schedules, including change management.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from an accredited University is required.

  • Professional Registration as an Architect in either the United States or California required.

  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in vertical buildings programs is required.  

  • A minimum of 5 years of management involving direct client contact and full responsibility for projects is required

  • Specific project experience in Buildings including Education, Healthcare is preferred.  

  • Must have good social, networking, organization, communication, people and presentation skills

  • Proven leadership record in the industry

  • Proven ability to strategize and direct business growth and direction

  • Forward thinking and ability to articulate clear vision and understanding of trends in the vertical space

  • Demonstrable experience of managing projects throughout the full project life cycle and able to demonstrate experience of estimating, cost control, planning and commercial awareness including the preparation of business cases

  • Must have experience dealing with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders 

  • Possess an analytical approach with high-level problem-solving ability

  • LEED accreditation a plus

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Our client is a background screening, drug-free workplace. 

Please forward resumes and salary requirements to

Robert Martin

Engineering Group Manager at