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Lead/Principal Landscape Architect

  1. Dubai
  1. Cities & development

Lead/Principal Landscape Architect

Atkins are seeking a creative, energetic and highly motivated candidate to join our Dubai Team as a Lead/Principal Landscape Architect. Independently and with minimal supervision, applies technical professional proficiency to the solution of landscape architectural problems including multi-disciplinary design coordination, collaboration and integration. Reports directly to the Practice Director.

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.
 As one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.
We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.
Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

Job Duties:

• Leads and manages the design and delivery of various projects including day to day coordination with project team members.
• Team management, mentoring and guidance
• Working with the Practice Lead to drive landscape business development, win work and delivering technical/commercial proposals
• Develops client relationship as well as attends key client presentations and meetings including stakeholder and authority engagements
• Develops and creates high quality and innovative concept designs
• Lead preliminary and detailed design drawings and documentation including technical specifications and construction detailing
• Selects and recommends landscape materials and palette for hardscape, softscape and site furniture based on local knowledge/experience of materials
• Leads and manages developing concept and detailed master plan focused on public realm design and strategies
• Ability to manage and execute projects from concept through to construction documentation
• Strong graphics and presentation skills in both hand sketches and digital program/software
• Ability to multi-tasks in a fast-paced working environment

Skills and Qualifications:

• A degree in Landscape Architecture from an accredited university
• 10-15 years of working experience in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Master Planning
• Minimum of 5 years work experience in ME is an advantage
• Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills
• Strong presentation skills – able to engage confidently with clients and senior leadership
• Strong computer skills (AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Sketch Up, Lumion, Microsoft Office)
• Basic to intermediate knowledge/skills in Revit is an advantage

Rewards & Benefits
We offer an excellent package which includes:

• A competitive salary
• Transportation allowance
• Medical and life insurance cover
• 22 calendar days annual leave
• Medical and life insurance cover
• Company gratuity scheme
• Discretionary bonus scheme
• Annual flight allowance to point of origin
• Employee Assisatnce Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


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