Principal Landscape Architect – Dubai

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About the job

SSH is looking for a Principal Design Landscape Architect with 18-20 years of Experience 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:

– Min 18-20 years of experience

– Current Principal or equivalent position

– GCC experience a must (not remote based but based in GCC)

– Large project experience

– Landscape degree

– Top tier consultants experience

– Previously managed a LS team

– Strong designer

– Strong Technical knowledge

– Strong client/Stakeholder engagement

– Leadership skills

– Time and people management skills

– Master planning experience

– Horticulture experience/Knowledge

– Proven track record of delivered/built projects

– Experience in bids and proposals

– Hospitality and mixed-use project experience

Job Description

• 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

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

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