PARSONS is actively seeking a creative, highly talented entry level landscape/urban designer for immediate employment in the Dubai Built Environment Studio. In collaboration with design studio leadership, the candidate will work closely with project design teams and project landscape architects, managers and designers to design and assist in the execution of projects within the UAE, the Middle East, and internationally. Projects in the studio are design-driven and involve close collaboration with engineers, planners, cost estimators, and other technical consultants.
PARSONS is proud to provide our employees with exciting, challenging projects. Built Environment studio includes a broad range of urban-based, multidisciplinary public realm projects, such as resiliency and green infrastructure, plazas, streetscapes, parks, waterfronts, infrastructure, urban design plans, master-planning, and ecological restoration.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Perform technical design & planning work of studio
Prepare hand and computer drawings
Project support and coordination
Participate at client and agency meetings
POSITION OVERVIEW Determines aesthetic design and practical technical solutions for the planning of external spaces including hardscapes, softscapes, Streetscapes etc. Works would cover urban 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 Contract documentation in coordination with Senior Team members. Construction packages would include construction details for all built forms within the external works packages to be designed in coordination with the relevant engineers prior to contract documentation. Hardscape detailing would include the design and specification all external finishes, level changes, walls, minor structures, drainage, water features etc. Softscape detailing would include the design and specification of all plant materials, planting medium, preparation of the site, contours & grading and control of all horticultural practices for installation works. The Landscape Architect would assist with supervising installation of the landscape contract works on site, and would report on site works, progress, changes etc. The landscape architect would assist in administration of the contract to ensure the works are carried out to the contract specifications and programme. SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Preparation, design and presentation of high quality landscape concept drawings. Preparation of technical design packages through to tender. Contract administration of projects. Liaise with juniors and plan, program and delegate within the team structure. Coordination with other relevant disciplines such as Engineers, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, Architects. Provide high level liaison with Clients and Clients representatives. Prepare contracts within budget requirements and provide accurate costing information to the client or quantity surveyors. Develop maintenance plans for completed sites. Maintain affiliations with professional societies to keep abreast of technologies.
Accredited Degree in Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, or Architecture
0-3 years of professional experience
Demonstrated production experience with AutoCAD, Adobe CS, MS Office, SketchUp and Rhino. BIM a plus.
Experience on design development and construction details for landscape architecture projects
Excellent verbal communication and writing skills (English) are necessary
Ability to effectively manage time and self-edit work
Proficiency and passion for creating compelling open space design, with an ability to develop the work through the technical design phases
Team player with the ability to collaborate as part of a diverse studio team
Skills to generate exceptional two dimensional and three-dimensional design graphics
Experience in ACAD Civil 3D, Grasshopper, Revit, ArcGIS, and other computer applications is highly desired
Strong knowledge/interest in plant materials
Experience preparing construction documents
Ability to quickly and effectively explore and communicate visual and spatial ideas
Strong visual / graphic discernment and ability (a good eye)