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Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum, Inc. Practice Leader - Healthcare in Seattle, Washington

Tracking Code3365-737Job DescriptionWe are currently seeking a Practice Leader to join our team. As a Practice Leader, you will be responsible for supervising select project teams and leading the development and execution of practice areainitiatives.LeadershipIn collaboration with Practice Principals, develops and executes strategic practice planning and marketing strategies.Assists Design Principal and Marketing Principal in the organization, budget and delivery of design competitions.Acts as mentor to project managers and other practice staff by providing technical expertise and leadership.Acts as mentor by coaching and motivating design teams and individuals; fostering an environment of mutual respect and trust among members of the group as it grows and develops.Takes personal responsibility for fostering a green workplace through sustainable work practices.May act as Project Manager of assigned projects.Fosters a culture of external and internal client service.Business DevelopmentParticipates in developing annual business plan for the practice.Identifies new business opportunities while developing current client relationships. Listens for and seeks out new projects which may exist or are being formulated.Participate in selected marketing and business development opportunities.Develop and maintain positive relationships with consultants, contractors and jurisdictional/approval agencies.Assist in development of fee proposals for marketing proposals.Participates in local or state professional associations, maintains active membership, and attends conferences valued by clients as appropriate.Staff DevelopmentPrepares and delivers design staff evaluations; responsible for performance development, compensation decision-making and allocation processes of department.Supports diversity, HOKU programs and develops continuing education opportunities (e.g. site visits, lectures, road trips) to expose design staff to influences which will stimulate design creativity and innovation.Participates in interviews and recruiting of professional staff.Encourages staff exploration and innovation to achieve project design excellence and continual improvement. Required SkillsAbility to manage staff with a collaborative leadership style which puts value on relationships, both internal and external.Ability to think strategically, implements change, enforces policy and resolve conflict.Thorough understanding of project work plans, schedules, staffing, budgets.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.Proven ability to masterfully present, effectively sell and negotiate the services of HOK.Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.Thorough knowledge of sustainability, integrated design and LEED guidelines.Knowledge of buildingSMART, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Integrated Project Delivery (IDP).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 ExperienceBachelor's degree in architecture or equivalent in educatio

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