Work with Rob

Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors continues its growth beyond Melbourne as its reputation for designing residences for Australia’s best land is now sought after from Sydney Harbour to Byron Bay to Cottesloe Beach.

The opportunity is here for an architect to join Rob Mills as his 2ic at the highest level of our practice. This is a unique position which demands an exceptional level of skill, ambition and commitment across all facets of our business.

At RMA, the design department is responsible for much more than envisioning and executing peerless architecture. Rob and his senior team are a critical part of every element of the practice, extending across marketing and new business to ensuring projects are buildable as promised. As a result, most of their work is client facing. Key to this role’s responsibilities is ensuring everyone, from our clients to our artisans, has a quality experience with RMA. Above all, this means always working to ensure the practice keeps its word.

The successful applicant for this role will naturally have outstanding design skills. They will also be creative, committed, organised and process driven. They will balance a love of the craft with clear commercial acumen. They must be generous with their expertise within the studio, always helping elevate the work of others just as they are always elevating the reputation of RMA itself. Finally, as a key face of the practice, they will naturally be well spoken, well written and well dressed.

Working as Rob’s 2ic will be equal parts demanding and rewarding. RMA is a high-performing workplace with a team-orientated approach and professional, supportive environment. Hard work, innovative thinking and absolute dedication are recognised.

Rob Mills Architecture & Interiors holds a unique position in Australia’s high-end residential architectural landscape. This is an opportunity for an ambitious architect to join Rob as he shapes the future of the practice on a truly national scale, while always ensuring the vision, the quality, the character and the detail of each individual RMA project is upheld.

Working at RMA

RMA provides professional opportunities which match the qualities of our work: inspiring, industry-leading and rare.

As a holistic practice offering architecture, interior design, contract administration and project management under one roof, we offer a unique environment where you can develop your career in close collaboration across disciplines.

RMA is a residential and multi-residential specialist practice in a privileged position of being able to hand-select its projects. This means you will only be a part of high quality projects for intelligent and engaged clients who appreciate your efforts.

The superior standard of our work means you will also be collaborating with trusted and internationally renowned suppliers, artisans, craftspeople and consultants who will help you to deliver exceptional architecture and interiors, as well as in-house project managers here to nurture the integrity of your work at every stage.

Our generous remuneration is well above industry standards, with your commitment to the practice rewarded at half-yearly reviews. Our office is open, bright, ideally placed in the heart of Prahran and, most importantly, known for its culture of teamwork.


The role

Based in the head office in Prahran, the 2ic needs to be aligned with RMA’s design aesthetic and have complete knowledge of our processes, standards of production and construction documentation and be able to contribute to what has already made this a successful firm.

They should have a complete understanding of the processes required to successfully approve buildings through Town Planning and to balance the intent of RMA designed buildings and council regulations. Most importantly, they need to be a leader and teacher of highly skilled and trained people.

Key tasks:

• Oversee and managing the design and planning team

• Show a high competency in the co-ordination of consultants and strategic management of authority approvals

• Managing clients and projects

• Working with the marketing and client acquisition team in securing new clients

• Producing presentations to help aid in the acquisition of new clients

• Managing and tracking projects to ensure all deadlines are met

• Managing projects and team deliverables against resources and financial targets

• Contributing to monthly budgeting and forecasting meetings

• The quality control of all production

• Mentoring & coaching team members

Your Experience:

• Senior Design Architect with strong design intuition and natural skill

• 8-10 years’ experience

• Strong, local and or international experience at leading design firms

• Australian registered Architect

• Proficient in Victorian and NSW planning codes and BCA/ NCC regulations

• Must have experience in taking projects from concept design to practical completion

• Proficient in both design and planning as well as construction documentation

• Residential experience essential, high end residential experience desirable

• An inherent interest in sustainable architecture and practice

• Proficient in Revit, Microsoft office packages, (Adobe desirable)

• Strong communication, collaboration, leadership and mentoring skills and experience

• Demonstrated experience in leading a team

• Commercial and business acumen

Write to us

Email a Cover Letter and CV, which addresses the Job Description and folio (max 5MB) to Please ensure you put ‘Senior Design Architect application’ in the subject line.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.