Elevate the human experience through designTM






Regional Sector Leader, Healthcare

Department: Architecture
Location: Portland, OR
Job ID: 2727

We are an integrated design firm with a promise to elevate the human experience through design. This fuels the work we do around the world and inspires our mission to improve the lives of our clients, our communities, and our planet. If this sparks your interest, you’re in the right place.


  • Seattle, WA

  • Portland, OR

Position Summary

DLR Group is seeking a Regional Sector Leader role for our Healthcare Sector in the Pacific Northwest. The ideal candidate demonstrates a strategic and visionary approach for growth to the Healthcare Sector and can lead a high-performing team. In this role you will manage a team working on regional healthcare projects.

To thrive in this role, a candidate must possess exceptional communication skills, a collaborative mindset, and the ability to build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. As a mentor and coach, you're passionate about nurturing and developing talented team members by providing guidance and support.

We empower our employee owners to use their design voice to shape strategies, drive innovation, and impact the company's direction. If you are a professional with a track record of fostering growth, creativity, and delivering results, we invite you to join our organization and make a lasting impact.

The successful candidate will:

  • Communicate regularly with the Global Healthcare Leader, Northwest Region Leader to lead the pursuit, award, and execution of work across the Healthcare Sector
  • Establish annual business goals, strategies, and tactics in collaboration with other Leaders.
  • Work with Business Development staff to nurture client relationships and develop new business.
  • Provide innovative thinking about healthcare design, project approach, and creating an environment that encourages exploration of creative design solutions.
  • Review of projects with managers to ensure quality, efficient and profitable project performance.
  • Oversee financial health of regional sector operations and achieve annual profit and growth goals.
  • Identify regional issues requiring global solutions and elevate to the Healthcare Forum
  • Promote DLR Group's vision of fostering a culture of transparency and equity. This includes equitable hiring, project assignments and promotion considerations, and mentoring. Lead, mentor, &/or participate in performance management of sector-specific staff and business development staff.
  • Act as a leading voice for the healthcare design community, be visible in speaking events, writing and other activities to amplify DLR Group’s design voice to champion industry thought leadership and demonstrate familiarity with healthcare evolution and trends.
  • Attend industry events, business development events, interviews, and client meetings as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Professional accredited degree in Architecture or other industry related degree such as construction
  • 15+ years of architectural design experience with emphasis in healthcare
  • Leadership experience
  • Professional Licensure (NCARB or equivalent)
  • Ability to travel as the team and projects require (WA & OR)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States without need for sponsorship visa or residency.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Affiliation with healthcare accreditations such as American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), Center for Health Design (EDAC), or other related associations

DLR Group is an integrated design firm delivering architecture, engineering, interiors, planning, and building optimization for new builds, renovations, and adaptive reuse projects.

We are 100% employee-owned: every employee is literally invested in our clients’ success. At the core of our firm are interdisciplinary teams engaged in every step of project lifecycles. Our teams champion true collaboration, open information sharing, shared risk and reward, value-based decision making, and proficient use of technology to deliver exceptional design. We are pursuing the goals of the 2030 Challenge, the ME2040, and the SE2050, and are an initial signatory of the China Accord and the AIA 2030 Commitment.

Our comprehensive Benefits at DLR Group include medical, dental, vision, disability, wellness programs, flex spending, paid holidays, and paid time off. We also offer 401k, employee stock ownership, and bonus opportunities. Compensation considerations are based on location, experience, and skills. The potential pay range for this role is $110,000 - $150,000.

DLR Group operates within a hybrid work model, supporting flexibility between office time and work from home.

Through our values – commitment, creativity, environmental stewardship, fun, integrity, ownership, sharing, teamwork – we elevate the human experience through design, together.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.





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