Lead Landscape Architect

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About the job

SSH is looking for a Lead Design Landscape Architect to join our office in Dubai, UAE, where we provide front-end design leadership for the wider group.

Role Definition:

Works under the direct supervision of Discipline Lead – Landscape. This team member leads an architectural design team and schedules, organizes, coordinates and executes the design work on projects of all scales.

Core Accountabilities:

• Landscape Design.
• Team Leading.
• Client Interface.
• Resource Planning.
• Coaching.
• Performance Evaluation.
• Design Management.
• Design Coordination.
• Interface with Statutory Authorities.
• Design Research.
• Design Reviews.
• Site back-up.
• Lead a design group within the Landscape team throughout the design stages.
• Within the design group act as the client’s point of contact for design related issues.
• Within the design group act as the project’s design coordinator and contributes (fully or partially) to the overall design management activities.
• Responsible for the integrated design delivery of projects throughout the entire project life cycle.
• Ensure design excellence and delivery of project documentation to SSH quality procedures.
• Responsible for BIM integration and development of innovative working methodologies.
• Take initiatives to develop design manuals, standard design documents, presentations, etc. to increase efficiencies, knowledge and awareness across the wider architectural community.

Qualities & Skills:

• Developed Design skills.
• Appropriate project experience.
• Flexibility and attitude towards company objectives.
• Cordial relationships with clients and stakeholders.
• Understanding of SSH’s commercial management of projects.
• Understanding of risk management.
• Understanding of scope definition and scope interface.
• Developed presentation skills.
• Detailed knowledge of SSH’s standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to transmit the same to others.
• Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements.
• Developed knowledge of Health & Safety Principles.
• Developed knowledge of Sustainable Design principles.
• Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community.
• Ability and will to update knowledge.
• Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value.

Digital Platforms:

• Office 365
• Online Communication tools (MS teams, Skype, Web ex)
• Adobe Acrobat Professional DC
• Adobe Reader
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Photoshop
• Adobe Illustrator
• Autodesk Revit
• Autodesk AutoCAD
• Autodesk Formit
• SketchUp


B.Arch or M.Arch
Professional registration of an internationally recognised institution i.e LI, ASLA is highly desirable and a distinct advantage

Department: Architecture
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Arab Emirates

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