The DP+E, Middle East, Landscape Studio Lead will work alongside, the other DP&E Directors and support the Head of DP+E, ME for bidding and winning work activities and wider AECOM strategic commissions in collaboration with the Buildings + Places Middle East leader, regional leadership and Middle East strategic growth team.
The DP+E, Middle East, Landscape Studio Lead will report to the Head of DP+E, Middle East and will responsible for the business development of the ME landscape market DP+E plan, to align with the AECOM Buildings + Places and EMIA strategy for growth. This work will include supporting the overall business development plan and marketing activities to cultivate an enhanced presence and client base in the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the wider Middle East market and secure future master planning, landscape and public realm design projects for the practice.
An important part of the role will be to identify and align with high-level influencers and clients both in government and the private sector, to demonstrate AECOM as the strategic consultant of choice for regional, urban development and development/infrastructure projects.
In addition to management of the technical group of landscape designers the role requires the strongest behaviours of collaboration and leadership as part of the broader teams including those from other end markets. Technical excellence and continuous quality improvement is pivotal to a successful business and the ME DP&E Landscape Lead Architect is responsible and accountable for ensuring the quality of for all landscape deliverables leaving the office.
You will also have coaching, influencing, mentoring and staff development responsibilities to ensure the delivery of high quality and timely outcomes in line with client requirements, providing technical counsel on projects, and client relationship marketing and management. They will also actively contribute to the team environment, staff development and retention.
The DP&E, ME Landscape Lead Architect will work with project teams to complete work in accordance with the budget and timelines for the client. You will also work as part of a senior management team and have business and leadership responsibilities. This will include but is not limited to:
Apply high level senior level knowledge and judgment for a landscape and master planning projects. Manage and deliver a range of bids and projects across DP+E and supporting DP+E leader and other business lines.
Anticipate future business needs, plan for resources and ensure teams are focused and aligned on key objectives to advance the company and deliver results. Takes accountability for results and proactively addresses any unintended consequences.
Act as Bid Director, directing the production of complex technical and commercial proposals involving multiple disciplines and geographies.
Prepare relevant internal bid documents and provide leadership and direction on pricing strategies.
Be able to develop bid strategy and identify and communicate critical success factors for winning the project to the client in the bid Undertake any design work in accordance with the scope of the proposal as agreed by the client and within the associated budget parameters.
Work closely with the client and stakeholders to deliver high quality design product in a timely manner.
Monitor project progress against the budget on a regular basis to track and report project performance.
15+ years in and most recently taking senior leadership roles in relevant projects
Proven experience successfully managing a team and multi-disciplinary project teams
Experience working in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the Middle East region will be considered favorably
A proven track record of successfully delivering a range of landscape, master planning and public realm development projects