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Parsons Corporation Principal Architect in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Job Description:

Principal Architect

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

You see the trees and the forest

What some may consider a small oversight can cause a major work problem. That’s why we need an executive leader who’s a keen observer to note the out-of-place crack before it spreads into a disastrous gap. You have a meticulous work ethic, founded on attention to every element of a situation, and your influence spreads wide. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our fast pace is your fast track to accomplishment

Lead like-minded colleagues: upbeat, confident people who are ready and able to do whatever it takes to follow through, and who are geared up to handle urgencies. Our inclusive, welcoming, and diverse culture assures that everyone has opportunities for unlimited growth.

Job Description:

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

Job Requirements:

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 urban design 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 workflow 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from a recognized university

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in the masterplan/urban design field showing increasing levels of responsibility

  • Experience managing groups for established Architecture/Engineering firms or the client side

  • Experience dealing with UAE based municipalities and developers

  • Proven leadership and delivery ability

  • Knowledge of LEED and ESTIDAMA principles, certification preferred

Excellent English verbal and writing skills

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We aim for more than customers — we want loyal advocates. We throw ourselves into achieving that goal by giving people more than they expect. We’re a driven bunch, but we love doing it, and our customers can tell that we do. We support diversity by empowering all employees to shape their futures and ours in a welcoming environment filled with opportunity. If you might be the leader we’re looking for, we want to tell you more.

About Us

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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