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Studio Lead I

Marion, Texas
Job Type
30 Jul 2022

RS&H is seeking a talented Aviation Studio Leader for our San Antonio office!


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  • Are you ready for a challenge that not only leverages your strengths, but also stretches your capabilities?
  • Are you fueled by the opportunity to help solve complex problems in the aviation industry today?
  • Are you drawn to an environment where ideas come from all over and solutions exceed expectations?
  • Do you have the experience and strong leadership competencies for client management, business development, associate development and growth, and an uncompromising commitment to quality and safety?


Our Aviation Studio Leaders prioritize the following:

  • We value our associates. 
  • We love our clients. 
  • We deliver operational excellence
  • We expect growth - both individually and as a team.
  • We have fun - it's in our DNA

As a Senior Aviation Project Architect / Studio Leader, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring client satisfaction, quality experiences, and quality outcomes for aviation and transportation clients.
  • Leading client relationship development activities while working closely with client managers and business development teams.
  • Driving top line sales growth.
  • Leading the development and execution of win strategies for high-profile core business and critical pursuits while working in collaboration with the business development and marketing team.
  • Overseeing and at the appropriate times, leading the delivery of multiple, high-profile design projects that are critical to expanding client relationships and growing our portfolio.
  • Leading the development of a top-in-class design and production team by developing and retaining existing associates, and recruiting new talent and capabilities to the firm.
  • Driving operational excellence, including profitability, operational efficiency, resource management, and quality deliverables.
  • Collaborating effectively with other studio leaders, market leaders, and the engineering, business development and marketing teams to help drive success at RS&H. 



  • Bachelor and/or Masters degree in Architecture from an accredited university.
  • Must be a registered architect in good standing and able to obtain reciprocity.
  • Minimum 8 years of related experience.
  • Provide subject matter expertise in the planning and design of aviation-related facilities at medium and large hub airports.
  • Thorough knowledge of architectural design, drafting, detailing, building materials, building codes, construction techniques, and costs.
  • Proven knowledge of general architecture practice including programming, site planning, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical engineering.
  • Capable of marketing building-related services to existing and new clients.
  • Adept at mentoring and encouraging young architects to maximize their abilities.
  • Strong analytical, oral and written communication skills. Ability to build quick rapport.
  • Skilled in the areas of problem identification and solving.
  • Knowledge of the aviation market sector's unique challenges for planning, design, and regulation is preferred.
  • Collaboration with other architects to create cohesive concepts and achieve project requirements.
  • Provide expertise on codes, quality assurance, and construction methods and materials.
  • Capable of handling multiple projects, being innovative, and able to communicate effectively across multiple disciplines with technical detail.
  • Serve as the team leader and the main point of contact for many major architectural issues.
  • Adept at mentoring and encouraging young architects to maximize their abilities.
  • Responsible for all architectural design aspects of large or complex projects.
  • Ensure project deliverables are met on time and budget.
  • Delegate work and provide oversight of group work plans.
  • Manage an architectural team of junior and senior architects as well as administrative personnel.


  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401K
  • Medical and Dental
  • Click Here for Full Benefits Information







Joining our Aviation team means an opportunity to explore your potential and apply your diverse skills to serve the large and small airports of the aviation industry as a trusted advisor.  You can do this in a collaborative and team-oriented environment among other driven professionals. Service areas include airfields, buildings, facility planning, environmental planning, and environmental stewardship & resiliency.  Join RS&H to define and master challenges, advance professionally, and build strong and lasting relationships.


RS&H provides fully integrated architecture, engineering, and consulting services to help clients realize their most complex facility and infrastructure projects for land, air, and space. We are committed to bringing extraordinary solutions to our clients through the promise of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. With a tradition of excellence that began in 1941, we are consistently ranked among the nation's top 100 design firms. We attribute our success to an unwavering commitment to our core values of: integrity, quality service, business success and valuing associates.


An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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  • Job Reference: 671834321-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: RS&H
  • Location: Marion, Texas
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent