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AECOM Associate - Landscape Architecture in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Job Summary

Leads strategy and innovation related to products, processes, standards and methodologies to achieve market, customer and industry goals.

  • Manages, coordinates and leads multiple medium-sized landscape design projects independently with less oversight. Structures teams for these projects with clear understanding of the project’s roles and responsibilities. Prepares deployment based on the fee provided for review with the senior team.

  • Operates as a technical lead for medium-scale landscape projects with a strong capability to coordinate multiple disciplines and communicate project requirements.

  • Leads client interface/meetings and manages project’s contractual requirements. Oversees and coordinates project deliverables with client, consultants/subs and other teams. Provides clear solutions for delivery.

  • Plans and conducts design and creative review sessions for ongoing projects and competitions.

  • Aware of all public realm design standards and applies them across landscape projects.

  • Contributes to the studio design ethos discussions and design drivers.

  • Bridges between delivering design ideas and delivering to budget. Understands client objectives and steers design thinking accordingly.

  • Leading and delivering entire technical packages independently with review from senior staff.

  • Full understanding of the planting and irrigation requirements/standards and guidelines per region.

  • Leads and delivers designs independently with review from senior staff.

  • Actively engages in promoting innovative design solutions and influence peers and reports.

  • Identifies new potential areas of innovation and improvements in design ideas and presentations that the landscape team can benefit from. Promotes innovation and change in the landscape design graphics across projects and documents the same for wider team use.

  • Promotes the use of new innovative digital tools in landscape design projects and engage in internal research and development.

  • Fair knowledge of the market and helps in reviewing landscape cost plans on projects.

  • Organises internal libraries and updates Landscape capabilities statements and project sheets for ongoing/completed projects.

  • Gain experiences on site for an ongoing landscape-built projects and resolves issues on sites.

  • Assists and updates finance report/project financial status on projects; writes change orders/variation orders for the project they are responsible for in liaison with Project Manager and Project Director.

  • Provides updates for weekly studio/resourcing meetings.

  • Identifies skills gaps and helps in the sources, interviews and recruitment of new joiners.

  • Manages, coordinates and delivers landscape bids and proposals while tailor technical approach, methodologies and delivery structure. Prepares and coordinates commercial aspects of bids in line with project expectations.

  • Be an advocate of quality procedures applicable to the Landscape Design Technical practice group and apply continuously thorough self-checks and reviews of deliverables before being shared. Reviews and checks deliverables as per QA/QC requirements

  • Provide professional mentorship/guidance to junior staff members.

Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum 10 years of relevant experience in Landscape Architecture

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture.

  • Masters degree preferred.

  • Professional membership such as ASLA, Chartership Landscape Institute, CSLA, AILA, SILA, IFLA or equivalent required.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Architecture and Design

Business Line U&P

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Arab Emirates

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 262730BR

Additional Locations AE - Abu Dhabi, UAE - International Tower

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.