At Warren and Mahoney, we’re the sum of the collective brilliance of our people. We’re a team of designers, makers and enablers. Adventure is in our DNA and our purpose is to solve the most complex challenges, creating extraordinary outcomes for our people, our clients, and communities across the Pacific Rim.

We offer our people exciting, ever-changing and diverse opportunities to make an impact on the world and on their careers. That’s due to our strong culture of creativity, collaboration and innovation, and the way we work as ‘one studio’ across our seven Australasian locations. The latest opportunities to join our growing team of change makers are set out below. Or if you can’t see the role for you, please get in touch and let us know about the impact you’re looking to make.

So why join us?

We're ambitious for you

Joining Warren and Mahoney provides access to an amazing diversity of work with a strong design, sustainability, cultural, and innovation focus. Your career is shaped at the cutting edge and, within our ‘one studio’ structure, there’ll be chances to tackle varied, challenging, creative projects across the globe.

We'll help you grow

We’ll give you every opportunity to expand your skills and build your career. We offer in-house mentoring, on the job training, formal training in both technical and soft skills and we support graduate architects seeking registration. We also offer plenty of scope for flexible and remote working, so our people can pursue passions, raise families, and still super charge their careers.

Stories from our team

Fiona Short

Principal, Christchurch

"Sustainability is important to me because I care about what we leave for future generations. We need to design buildings people love so they are kept longer and serve others well into our low-carbon future.

Having built up my experience in sustainable design, I now help guide our teams to design and deliver better long-term outcomes.
Our practice is made up of a lot of talented individuals who work closely in project teams and become like family. The culture here is a unique mix of creative excellence, professionalism and adventurousness. These elements come together in different ways across projects, social gatherings and everyday life."
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James Morgan

Associate Principal, Sydney

“I was really surprised when I started here by how dynamic the studios feel. There are always people working on projects in different studios so you feel part of a larger connected whole. It creates an outward and international focus which is inspirational and aspirational.

I transferred from Auckland to Sydney, where there was the chance to work on larger projects in a more intimate ‘family’ environment, and to contribute to the culture and growth of the studio.

I’ve made lifelong friendships at Warren and Mahoney. You get to work alongside extremely talented and experienced people – some of the most generous with their time and knowledge that I’ve met."
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Jonathan Goss

Associate Principal, Queenstown

“High levels of creativity are really valued here compared to other practices. Values, identity and authenticity are core principles in the creative work we do and an important part of who we are.

I’ve had the opportunity to step out of my previous design specialism – food and beverage – to become a sector lead in hotels and tourism. It’s been great for my career development to broaden my experience like this in a new area.

Technology like screen sharing allows us to work on documents alongside colleagues in real time. I’m based in Queenstown and have been working on a project in Auckland. I’m still connected and just as productive as if we were in a room together."
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Hayley Fisher

Principal, Christchurch

I am a mother to two young children, and I would not be in a leadership position at Warren and Mahoney if I didn’t have a support network that includes both my own family, but also a flexible professional working environment.

What I enjoy most about working at W+M of course always comes down to the people and the projects. There is a strong culture of creativity and excellence. As an organisation, we undoubtedly work hard, and we strive to achieve our best and excel at every project and task we undertake. With this culture comes a responsibility that we care and support one another. There is a great comradery in our practice and a lot of respect. It really is a wonderful, challenging, exciting and supportive place to work and grow as a creative.
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Tessa Lloyd-Hagemann

Architectural Technician

"Having completed qualifications in boat building and special event production, I was looking for my next challenge and decided to enroll in the NZ Diploma in Architectural Technology. I love the practical, detailed aspects of construction; but what also attracted me was the variety of challenges and opportunities that come when building something unique to a set budget and deadline for different stakeholders.

I joined Warren and Mahoney’s Auckland studio as a graduate technician after finishing my diploma. I love the people, the variety of projects, and the way Warren and Mahoney is truly invested in diversity, innovation, sustainability and honouring the Indigenous cultures of the places we work – it’s not just lip service. When my wife had the opportunity to study in Melbourne, Warren and Mahoney supported my move. While our studios are different, the core elements of the cultures are the same – supportive, collaborative, and ambitious. It's a really friendly and social practice that celebrates the wins for everybody and has a culture of collaboration and learning that I’ve been incredibly grateful for."
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Julia McPherson

Principal, Wellington

"Flexibility means sometimes I’m at home doing emails and calls on my day off – but it also means I can leave early to do things with my daughter. We have a really strong culture of trust around here and a number of people work flexibly.

We’re very focused on planning and resourcing projects well and sharing workload across studios. We all muck in and help our colleagues. Plus the reward is working on incredible projects – the projects of your life.

As a leader now, I have regular one-on-one catchups with my team, and they know they can come to me with any issues. I look for opportunities for them to work across our ‘one studio’ network, and position them to take these."
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Francis Falani

Associate, Auckland

"Some people may feel intimidated by Warren and Mahoney’s size and reputation as a top New Zealand firm. But you’re never alone here, and there are amazing networks and mentors to support and guide you to be successful.

In my seven years here I’ve been able to work on exciting and challenging projects. I’ve been promoted to Senior Technician and now, with excellent mentoring and support, I’m on the path to becoming registered as an Architect.

Warren and Mahoney has also provided me with amazing workplace flexibility, with opportunities to start and finish early and work from home to tie in with my family commitments."
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Nadine Kirk

Associate, Christchurch

“I came into Warren and Mahoney as a temp on reception in our Christchurch studio and knew I wanted to work here permanently on the first day. Since that day, I have been given opportunities to advance my career and am now the Operations Manager. When I realised our Australian studios needed more support, and I recognised that I wanted a change and a new challenge, I put my hand up and was transferred to our Sydney studio.

The people are what I enjoy most about working here. Warren and Mahoney has managed to bring together such great people in every type of role. I’ve made lifelong friends while I’ve worked here.”
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Akiko Liyanage

Architectural Graduate, Auckland

"I first joined Warren and Mahoney as an intern. This was an exceptional learning experience, as I worked on a real project, acquired valuable skills in software applications such as Revit and InDesign, and made strong connections and learnt so much from my team. Following this, I worked part-time at Warren and Mahoney while completing my final thesis. Upon completing my studies, I accepted a full-time position. I was impressed with the emphasis on professional development and learning, and I wanted to continue to work alongside talented professionals whom I respected, had learnt so much from, and had developed strong relationships with.

I am currently working in the health sector, which is a challenging yet highly rewarding environment. What truly stands out and brings me immense satisfaction is the incredible team I have the privilege of working with. The collective wisdom, expertise, and unwavering support I receive from my team has been invaluable to my growth and development. Working in health gives me a deep sense of purpose, as I am involved in supporting the community and making meaningful differences in people's lives."
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The extras

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A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

We have seven beautiful, high-tech studios, all in great locations. Our active social culture includes sports teams, Friday drinks and plenty of other opportunities to get to know your colleagues.

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ASSISTANCE TO THRIVE

We pay your KiwiSaver employer contribution on top of your salary, offer discounted medical insurance and have an employee assistance programme if you or your family are in difficulty. Plus all the little things – great coffee, fresh fruit, morning and afternoon snacks – that perk up your day.

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CAREER DEVELOPMENT

We want all our people to continuously learn and grow. You’ll get regular on-the-job feedback, plus formal Career Conversations twice a year. We offer mentoring and training programmes for both soft and technical skills, and pay for all our registered architects to attend their National Institute's annual conference.

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REWARDS AND RECOGNITION

Done something amazing? We like to recognise outstanding performance in the moment with valued rewards – for example, restaurant vouchers, or a weekend away. We also acknowledge loyalty through our long-service award programme.

Positions hiring

A better future with Warren and Mahoney

At Warren and Mahoney, we’re a team of designers, makers and enablers. We’re researchers and strategists, advocates and futurists. We are committed to delivering better futures for people, place, and planet. We are leaders and enablers of our future cities, where shared experiences are enriched through our passion for creative innovation and excellence.

With a growing team of close to 375, we’re the sum of the collective brilliance of our people. We engage the very best talent, welcoming a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds so we deeply engage with our clients and communities.

We are proud of the rich, diverse and inclusive studio culture and embedded Te Matakīrea processes where we seek to unlock the true identity for every project and potential of indigenous design in Aotearoa, the Pacific and beyond.

Our diverse range of work provides a variety of opportunities across many sectors for our team to continually grow new skills and experiences. We are searching for dynamic and brilliant designers with diverse perspectives that can imagine new futures with us.

Please visit our website www.warrenandmahoney.com to find out more about our organisation and view our portfolio of work.

About the role:

We are looking for an engaging and outgoing Studio Manager for a 12-month contract to become an integral part of our team in our Wellington Studio. This role will encompass premises management, health and safety, support management, executive assistant duties, general office procurement and responsibility for reception and front of house management.

You will be responsible for:
  • Executive assistant duties including travel arrangement, expense management, diary management, organising meeting and conferences, responding to, and writing basic letters on behalf of the Studio Principal and Head of Design
  • Managing the Wellington Studio and ensuring the receptionist and front of house is running efficiently.
  • Managing new employee arrivals, workstations set up and induction process.
  • Responsible for the procurement needs of the Wellington studio.
  • Monitoring external industry events happening and coordinating who attends, along with purchasing tickets or Tables.
  • Managing the monthly invoicing for the studio and understanding project financial systems

Skills required:
  • Have 8-10 years or more experience ideally working in professional services
  • A relevant tertiary qualification, higher school certificate or NZQA level 3 preferred
  • Experience and knowledge working in a construction industry or professional services organisation is highly desirable
  • Have a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and basic InDesign software programmes
  • Proven experience of being trustworthy to deal with confidential information
  • Proven experience in compiling statistics with strong numerical skills
  • Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work under pressure with conflicting demands
  • Strong communication/influencing skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have demonstrated initiative and ability to work proactively
  • Be friendly, inclusive and adapt well to different personalities

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and ethnic minorities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Warren and Mahoney, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. So, if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every element in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

If this sounds like you, please submit an online application with your CV.

We are unable to consider applications from candidates that do not currently have the right to live and work in New Zealand. To be legally entitled to work in New Zealand, you should be a citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work visa.

Please let us know if you need any adjustments throughout the application or interview process. We also encourage expressions of interest from applicants interested in discussing flexible work options.

In your application, feel free to let us know what your pronouns are (for example, she/her, he/him, they/them etc).

We take your privacy seriously at Warren and Mahoney. As Warren and Mahoney operates in both New Zealand and Australia, we are bound by, and act in accordance with, both the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 and the Australian Privacy Act 1988. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Statement which is available on our website Warren and Mahoney Architects | Warren & Mahoney.
A better future with Warren and Mahoney

At Warren and Mahoney, we’re a team of designers, makers, and enablers. We’re researchers and strategists, advocates, and futurists. Adventure is in our DNA and our mission is to solve the most complex challenges, creating extraordinary outcomes for our people, our clients, and communities across the Pacific Rim.

We are committed to delivering better futures for people, place, and planet. We are leaders and enablers of our future cities, where shared experiences are enriched through our passion for creative innovation and excellence. With a growing team of over 375, we’re the sum of the collective brilliance of our people.

We engage the very best talent, welcoming a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds so we deeply engage with our clients and communities.

We are proud of the rich, diverse and inclusive studio culture and embedded Te Matakīrea processes where we seek to unlock the true identity for every project and potential of indigenous design in Aotearoa, the Pacific and beyond.

Our diverse range of work provides a variety of opportunities across many sectors for our team to continually grow new skills and experiences. We are searching for dynamic and brilliant designers with diverse perspectives that can imagine new futures with us.

About the role:

We seek an energetic detail-oriented Projects Business Partner (or an ambitious advisor/coordinator wanting to step up into a business partnering role)

This is an exciting opportunity to partner with key leadership supporting Principals and Project Leads through managing, planning, coordinating and organising business-related functions of an architectural project. You will learn and review our practices and processes with a continuous improvement lens and, in conjunction with the Australian Commercial Director, implement a strategy to bring best practice project management knowledge and skills to the firm. You will work with a fun, collaborative, supportive team in this role.


You will be responsible for:
  • Overseeing project controls effectiveness and working closely with project leads to create and maintain project plans for effective resourcing
  • Supporting the project leads in the management of our projects financial risks,monitoring and advising on project trends and requirements
  • Scheduling and attending regular project review sessions to review projects with Project Principals/Leads
  • Ensuring accurate information regarding time and revenue is associated with the correct phase in the correct project
  • Developing knowledge regarding unique project fee structures and creating of project invoices
  • Forecast updates and cashflow management, including for our sub-consultants.
  • Support the development of best practice project management in our Studios
What experience/skills you will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting or other work-related degree or equivalent experience preferred
  • 5+ years of finance/project management/project accounting experience preferably in a large corporate
  • Exposure to accrual accounting methodology and a firm understanding of project financial systems
  • Good numerical and analytical abilities, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Strong communication/influencing skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with initiative and communicate clear and concise data to cross functional teams
  • Experience and knowledge working in a construction industry or professional services organisation preferred

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and ethnic minorities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Warren and Mahoney, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace. So, if you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every element in the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

If this sounds like you, please submit an online application with your CV.

We are unable to consider applications from candidates that do not currently have the right to live and work in Australia. To be legally entitled to work in Australia, you should be an Australian citizen, permanent resident, or hold a valid work visa.

Please let us know if you need any adjustments throughout the application or interview process. We also encourage expressions of interest from applicants interested in discussing flexible work options.

In your application, feel free to let us know what your pronouns are (for example, she/her, he/him, they/them etc).

We take your privacy seriously at Warren and Mahoney. As Warren and Mahoney operates in both New Zealand and Australia, we are bound by, and act in accordance with, both the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 and the Australian Privacy Act 1988. For more information, please refer to our Privacy Statement which is available on our website https://warrenandmahoney.com/.
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We take your privacy seriously at Warren and Mahoney. As we operate in both New Zealand and Australia, we are bound by, and act in accordance with, both the New Zealand Privacy Act 2020 and the Australian Privacy Act 1988. For more information, please refer to our