Prinicipal Landscape Architect – Parsons International Limited – United Arab Emirates



Parsons requires a very capable, self-motivated, self-sufficient, experienced all-around Landscape Architect to join the landscape design team at Parsons’ Dubai studio. Must be good with clients as well as managing project teams. Must have a DESIGN background and be a capable and preferably talented intuitive conceptual designer. Must have excellent technical skills including construction supervision and know-how to supervise development of all phases of design service including construction documentation packages.


The Principal Landscape Architect provides oversight to realize execution excellence in the delivery of all phases of landscape architecture projects under his/her direction and in the landscape group generally. He/she shall be responsible for the technical excellence of the tasks and analyses performed, regulatory compliance, and for on-schedule completion of landscape projects within or below budget in accordance with contractual obligations.


Along with the Project Managers, who are responsible for the overall health and delivery of projects in terms of budget, schedule, and client satistfaction, the Principal Landscape Architect is responsible for delivering technical and aesthetic design quality and value to clients, within allocated hours and associated costs, identifying scope creep as potential variation orders, and otherwise be responsible for the technical delivery of the projects in tandem with the Project Managers.

Determines aesthetic design and practical technical solutions for the planning of external spaces including hardscapes, softscapes, streetscapes etc. Project types may include urban space planning, commercial buildings and spaces, residential projects, industrial sites, public open spaces and parks, resorts, hotels and leisure facilities etc.

· Proficiency in providing complex technical solutions and preparing full technical packages from Concept Design, through Design Development, Final Design to Tender and Construction Contract Documentation in coordination with landscape team members and internal and external allied technical disciplines. Experience and/or willingness and adaptability to transition to a BIM-based design process and delivery paradigm.




In close coordination with the Lead Designer and/or Design Director and others, lead and direct the efficient, professional analysis, synthesis, and recommendation of conceptual design alternatives to establish, communicate and sell the design vision for landscape architectural design projects.


Supervise the preparation, design and presentation of high quality landscape concept drawings and reports.


Supervise the preparation of technical design packages through to tender and monitor construction quality.


Liaise with Project Managers, Discipline Leads, internal and external team members including master planners, architects, urban designers, specialist designers, all engineering disciplines and quantity surveyors.


Plan, program and delegate within the team structure and participate in work flow reporting and planning.


Provide high level liaison with Clients and Client’s representatives.


Participate in writing technical proposals, estimating levels of effort, work plans, and schedules as required.


Maintain affiliations with professional societies to keep abreast of development of trends and technologies.


Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-02-26
Job Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Job Role: Architecture
Company Industry: Construction

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Career Level: Mid Career

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