Design Director Southeast

Opus Career Management Inc - Charlotte, NC

Full-timeEstimated: $100,000 - $130,000 a year
Our client is a top multi-family architecture firm with headquarters in Texas and offices across the US. They are looking for a Director of Design based in the Southeastern US to join their team. This position can be remote, but preference towards candidates located in North Carolina, Florida or Georgia.


Assist Business Developers in pre-sales and post sales efforts
Act as a liaison between the Business Developer and Designers
Maintain staff by selecting, orienting and training staff
Accomplish results by coaching, counseling and disciplining staff and by planning, monitoring and appraising job results
Ensure site planning and schematic design phases are complete, accurate, and in compliance with applicable requirements and standards by developing schedules; assigning and monitoring work; ensuring appropriate resources; resolving operational matters
Participate in annual strategic planning meetings to establish studio goals and objectives
Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and completing required continuing education
Establish and maintain long-term client relationships through positive client interactions and delivery of high-quality products
Meet, or exceed, established financial goals

Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor’s degree in architecture; Master’s degree in architecture preferred; Licensure is preferred
15-25 years of experience; design and personnel management experience is desirable
Professional practice experience with strong skills in contract preparation and negotiation, financial management, employee engagement, conflict resolution, client relations, and business development
Highly entrepreneurial leader with experience building teams
Advanced graphic and verbal presentation skills
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; both verbally and in writing
Strong interpersonal skills to liaise with clients, municipal officials and executives
Technical proficiency in Proficiency with AutoCAD as well as experience with Sketch Up, Photoshop
Experience managing designers and design teams comprised of 8-12 employees
Strong written and verbal skills
Revit proficiency a plus

Please send resume and work samples to

Opus Career Management is the leading A/E/C recruitment firm who specialize in permanent, direct hire recruiting for senior and intermediate level candidates throughout the US