Director of Landscape (Architecture)

Location Dubai
Discipline: Urbanism, Architecture & Interior Design
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £Excellent package available
Contact name: Liam Maguire

Contact email: liam@blakeandersonrecruitment.com
Job ref: 34422_1716892225
Published: 27 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

My client a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy in Dubai requires a Director of Landscape to lead a vibrant team.

About the Role:

We are seeking a highly experienced and visionary Director of Landscape Architecture to join our prestigious firm in Dubai. The successful candidate will lead our landscape architecture division, overseeing all aspects of project design, development, and implementation. This role requires a seasoned professional with a passion for creating innovative and sustainable landscapes that enhance the urban environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Leadership and Management:
    • Lead and manage the landscape architecture team, fostering a collaborative and creative work environment.
    • Develop and implement strategic plans to drive the division's growth and success.
    • Mentor and develop junior staff, providing guidance and professional development opportunities.
  2. Project Oversight:
    • Oversee the planning, design, and execution of landscape architecture projects from concept to completion.
    • Ensure projects meet client expectations, budget constraints, and deadlines.
    • Coordinate with other departments, including architecture, urban planning, and engineering, to ensure cohesive project development.
  3. Client Relations:
    • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, understanding their needs and translating them into design solutions.
    • Present designs and project proposals to clients and stakeholders effectively.
    • Address client feedback and make necessary adjustments to project plans.
  4. Design and Innovation:
    • Lead the conceptualization and design of innovative and sustainable landscape projects.
    • Stay updated with industry trends, new technologies, and best practices in landscape architecture.
    • Incorporate sustainable practices and environmentally-friendly solutions into all projects.
  5. Operational Management:
    • Manage project budgets, timelines, and resources efficiently.
    • Ensure compliance with local regulations, standards, and safety protocols.
    • Prepare and review detailed project documentation, including plans, reports, and contracts.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor's or Master's degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in landscape architecture, with a significant portion in a leadership role.
  • Technical Skills: Proficiency in design software such as AutoCAD, SketchUp, Adobe Creative Suite, and GIS. Familiarity with BIM is a plus.
  • Leadership Skills: Strong leadership, management, and mentoring skills. Proven ability to lead large, multidisciplinary teams.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to present complex ideas to clients and stakeholders clearly and persuasively.
  • Creativity and Innovation: A strong portfolio showcasing innovative and sustainable landscape projects.
  • Industry Knowledge: Deep understanding of landscape architecture principles, sustainability practices, and the regulatory environment in Dubai.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Experience working in the Middle East, particularly in Dubai.
  • Membership in professional organizations such as CMLI, ASLA or IFLA.
  • Proficiency in English.

If you are a visionary leader with a passion for landscape architecture and a track record of delivering exceptional projects, we would love to hear from you. Apply today to join our team and help shape the future landscapes of Dubai.