Landscape Architect Director

Landscape Architect Director

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Job Description

Job Summary
Sets strategic direction and leads an entire region or large business unit or function, including responsibility for operational, financial and people results.

  • Set the Landscape studio vision in collaboration with peers and leadership.

  • Innovate and be an advocate of new landscape architecture ideas and strategies.

  • Deliver financial results as per plans and mitigate any shortfalls.

  • Report on utilization issues and ensure team's mitigation of the any shortfalls.

  • Disseminate cash collection targets and follow up with project leads to ensure compliance.

  • Continuously develop the urban design practice and set up strategies, business development and implementation plans.

  • Assess available backlog and identify gaps and establish mitigation and business development measures.

  • Coordinate between practice lines and create synergy where needed.

  • Develop geographical market studies and portfolio of potential projects and client.

  • Coordinate with other geographies and other offices and establish an understanding of available expertise across the globe.

  • Drive specialism in design staff to cover various market sectors if possible.

  • Attend and report back to teams leadership meetings and disseminate actions.

  • Be present at key presentations to Senior client stakeholders and present when necessary.

  • Lead client account management across the studio and assist in maintaining positive feedback

  • Maintain healthy work environment across various offices and propose continuous improvement plans.

  • Innovate and implement solutions to increase efficiency and quality in performance and delivery

  • Provide ultimate review and input during submission of project deliverables and proposals inline with the business, financial, and other set plans.

  • Establish the urban design practice design ethos in the geography and review projects design directions accordingly

  • Maintain calendar of creative and project performance reviews and report to management

  • Establish urban design team structure, skill gaps and contribute to sourcing and recruiting processes.

  • Report back to management on diversity and inclusivity in the work environment.

  • Report and assist in resolving internal behavioural conflicts between staff and establish a collaboration ethics.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum of 20 years experience in Landscape Architecture
Middle East experience preferred
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Landscape Architecture or equivalent
Masters Degree preferred
Professional Membership preferred
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.
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.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.3 billion in fiscal year 2021.

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