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Associate Landscape Architect

location Dubai - United Arab Emirates

experience 10

We are looking to hire an experienced and knowledgeable Associate Landscape Architect who will act as “Project Leader” on selected large scale, complex or high-profile projects and oversee all stages of a project from concept through construction, guiding and supporting Project Leaders in their day-to-day management and delivery of their projects. The Associate Landscape Architect will act as the primary decision-making and interaction point with clients, consultants, and contractors, and will be required to attend official client meetings and conduct site visits as necessary to oversee project progress and construction works. Ideal candidates would be someone looking for sustained career growth within a large design studio. This role will report to the Design Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Always delivering to a high standard, confidently manage projects, whilst actively engaging and contributing to the design team.
  • Assumes decision-making authority and owns overall technical and financial responsibility for all projects managed by Project Leaders working under his/her guidance.
  • Supervises project leaders throughout all stages of the projects, from concept to construction, to ensure the “design direction” set at the inception and during design development of a project is followed throughout the project effectively.
  • Leads all official client communications upon project handover from the commercial team and thereafter.
  • Regularly monitors projects’ progress with the project leaders to ensure all deliverables are completed to the client’s satisfaction and in accordance with the technical and contractual terms of project contract.
  • Oversees effective management of time and resources and is responsible for the management and expenditure of fees and timely execution of deliverables to meet project deadlines.
  • Oversees multi-disciplinary project teams of Landscape Architects, Architects, CAD technicians, Engineers, and specialist support teams to ensure project works are carried out in accordance with company standards and the project brief, and projects are delivered successfully.
  • Provides Mentorship to help grow the capabilities of the team.
  • Manages projects’ drawing production, documentation, and administration in accordance with company design and quality standards, policies and procedures and ERP system.
  • Responsible for ensuring all QA/QC procedures are followed, all checks are undertaken, required approvals are obtained during design development and drawing and documentation production prior to deliverables being released for submission to clients.

Technical Competencies:

  • Ability to manage multiple landscape design projects of varying complexity, size and value.
  • Ability to use extensive professional experience and project management skills to manage multiple Project Leaders
  • Oversee, review and challenge works performed by the design, technical teams, and other disciplines.
  • Be able to interpret technical drawings and documentation, specifications and reports, proposals, technical and financial terms, contracts, and tender documents.
  • Demonstrate excellent software skill in AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, MS Office. Knowledge of Sketch-Up, Lumion, Revit, Rhino is an added advantage.

Management and Corporate Competencies:

  • Commercial Awareness
  • Effective planning, organisational and execution skills,
  • Project planning and resource budgeting
  • Team leadership and people management
  • Internal and external client and stakeholder management skills

Position Requirements:

  • University Degree – Bachelors/Post Graduation or equivalent - in landscape architecture or architecture
  • CMLI UK or equivalent advanced-level professional qualification (preferred)
  • Min. of 10 years of work experience on sizeable design projects
  • Experience of working for international design/engineering related practices will be preferable
  • Experience in managing project teams/multiple staff
  • Fluency in English, verbal and written

Qualifying candidates may please apply to careers@cracknell.com with an up-to-date resume, portfolio, and technical drawings/construction packages. Those shortlisted will be contacted.

All applications should be submitted to careers@cracknell.com or via the form below:

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