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Parsons Corporation Lead Landscape Architect (Design) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

We are currently seeking a Lead Landscape Architect to join our team. This role is a recognized design leader providing clear vision and direction for innovative and responsive design. Working with clients and project teams, elevates design in all markets. Develops a culture of design excellence. In collaboration with the other leaders in the firm, builds on the successes of SAPL to secure the future as a top design practice that vies for the most significant work. As a member of the project team, establishes design direction, assists and coordinates with the construction document preparation to support design intent, prepares for design presentations and coordinates with agencies affecting design. Project types range from mixed-use developments, residential multi-family communities, urban/multi-use environments, and large-scale master planning developments. This individual will be expected to provide creativity, vision, and maturity in design judgment when anticipating and solving design complexities.

The Lead Landscape Architect will be responsible for the following items:

  • Designs and manages landscape architecture projects

  • Responsible for the design quality of work.

  • Develops solutions to design problems.

  • Responsible for promoting and maintaining SAPL’s design reputation.

  • Effectively listens and responds to client goals and offers excellent solutions and service.

  • Responsible for conceptual design excellence; initiates project design and idea discussions.

  • Follows a holistic and integrated approach to design focusing on creating high performing sustainable solutions.

  • Originates and develops creative design concepts and the design documents during the design development phase.

  • Designs, develops, modifies and reviews drawings for landscape architecture projects.

  • Demonstrates creative thinking abilities and contributes to Firmwide design excellence and problem solving.

  • Demonstrates reliable understanding of the relationship between design and constructability.

  • Maintains strong communication and relations with other SAPL practices and resources.

  • Oversees design team or less experienced designers to ensure design intent.

  • Continually contributes to the upgrade of the design process, working collaboratively with other discipline’s designers.

  • Fosters a commitment to external and internal client service.

  • Assist in preparation of proposals; participates in interviews and public presentations.

  • Actively promotes collaborative and innovative culture.

  • Proactively engages staff and provides opportunities for development.

  • Mentors and directs the work of less experienced staff, may participate in professional development reviews.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture or Architecture plus 8 to 15 years of experience; or equivalent in appropriate education and experience required. Master’s degree in landscape architecture or urban design preferred.

  • Proficiency in BIM and specific landscape script tools, Revit preferred

  • Proficiency in Adobe Suite software preferred.

  • Proficiency in AutoCAD .

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work in team environment.

  • Ability to effectively meet deadlines.

  • Ability to manage a team under his/her supervision

  • Strong conceptual and design skills

  • Strong experience with technical detailing, writing specifications, preparing contract documents, and construction administration

  • Experience in material selection and construction detailing

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (spoken and written)

  • Registration with current license required.

  • LEED credential required within 12 months of employment.

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Parsons is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran.

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Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+.

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