Associate/Senior Associate Landscape Architect | Dubai, UAE | ASPECT Studios

ASPECT Studios is a purpose orientated, design led landscape architecture and urban design practice. With operations across Australia, Asia and the Middle East, our studios believe in the power of design to positively change people’s behaviour and lives, the environment and the planet.

Our Dubai studio is located in Souk Al Bahar Downtown, within walking distance from the Dubai Mall and the Metro. The studio is a wonderfully bright and airy workspace with a growing family of resident plants. It’s a relaxed, easy-going atmosphere with a young group of collaborative designers. The flexible work environment allows us to work where we feel we are most productive and comfortable. You’ll often find us in the shared space having discussions over a coffee about design ideas or strategizing on how to tackle the next project.

About You

We are seeking applications from senior landscape practitioners to lead and run our career-defining projects in the MENA region. Based in Dubai, this is a permanent full-time position. You will be responsible for overseeing project outputs and deliverables, including monitoring design outputs and the development of client relationships.

Our ideal candidates will be design focused, organised, degree or masters qualified Landscape Architects who are looking for sustained career growth within a growing regional design studio in the Middle East. Experience designing and implementing projects in fast-paced regional environments is a must, as well as the ability to lead and coordinate multiple complex projects at once.

Key requirements include:

  • At least 10+ years post-graduate industry experience in design, design development, project delivery, client liaison, and project management
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience in the Middle East,
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects of a range of scales from concept design, master planning to contract documentation/contract administration,
  • Ability to engage with clients and stakeholders at a high level, meet deadlines and successfully lead the delivery of complex projects,
  • Demonstrated experience leading and/or mentoring junior staff or small teams,
  • Demonstrated skills in strategic thinking, analysis and collaboration in integrated design projects,
  • Excellent concept design skills and ability to communicate using sketches and graphics, and
  • A vibrant personality, positive attitude and collaborative workstyle.

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Assisting the Studio Director in implementing and managing protocols and systems to improve efficiency,
  • Supervising junior staff/direct reports to deliver projects including delegation of responsibilities,
  • Preparing and externally present to client groups on project related matters, and
  • Enforcing design quality, including reviewing all work completed by staff being managed.

Candidates with Arabic language proficiency will be highly regarded.

We welcome international applications, however, the successful candidate will be required to live and work in Dubai with regular regional travel required.

ASPECT Studios Benefits

Our staff are creative and driven, so you can rest assured that your workmates will have your back and help you to succeed. We are a business that is extremely supportive of professional development that will facilitate individuals to reach their potential. Our Global Training Strategy includes a regular calendar of internal and external training throughout the year with dedicated Training Advocates in each studio location.

Additional benefits you will enjoy as an ASPECT staff member include:

  • Fantastic company culture and work environment.
  • Attractive tax-free salary and benefits.
  • Flight allowance and health insurance as per UAE employment law.
  • Free and confidential Employee Assistance Program and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Fantastic company culture and work environment.

How to apply Please submit your CV and work examples in strict confidence to [email protected]