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Graduate Landscape Architect


Abu Dhabi, UAE

Job Summary

The deadline for applications is 21 July. Please ensure you attach your CV, Portfolio, and covering letter.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

AECOM are looking for exceptional graduate landscape architects to join our busy studios within Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates).

We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed.

As a graduate in our Landscape Architecture studio, you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of project types from public realm planning through to the landscape concept design and implementation process. The scope will include providing assistance with preparation of all phases of design from pre-concept, schematic, detailed, tender and construction documentation. You will utilise various software programs, undertake site work and analysis and work collaboratively across our network of offices.

We enjoy an exceptional team approach working closely with planners, architects, engineers, ecologists and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated projects. Our local practice network leverages AECOM’s global presence to address urban and climate changes in the next century and to serve as catalysts for regeneration.

Our team of Landscape Architects deliver a range of exciting and varied projects across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. We work in dynamic and challenging environments, in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of client sectors including development, energy, oil and gas, water, government and transportation.

We are looking for creative and highly motivated team players that have the ability to assist senior members of the Landscape Architecture team and would like to be part of exciting projects on a local and national level.

When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of tasks such as:

Developing public realm strategies and analysis

Design development of both hard and soft landscape schemes

Assistance towards the coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams

Field visits and surveys

This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career, gaining valuable work experience, within an established consultancy.

Key Benfits include:

Tax free salary of 12,000 AED per month

Flight, 14 nights accommodation, and 3,000 AED relocation payment if relocating from outside of the UAE

Costs of visas covered by AECOM

Medical Insurance

Minimum Requirements

Landscape Architecture Degree – minimum 2:1 classification (or equivalent) or above

Proven exposure to Landscape Architecture (ideally 6-12 months relevant work experience gleaned either during studies, industrial placement, vacation work or since)

AutoCAD essential, 3D computer skills preferred i.e. Revit/ Rhino/ Sketchup

Sound knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite

Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

Membership with a relevant international Landscape Architectural Institute and on a programme to Chartership/ accreditation is preferred

Interest in all aspects of Landscape Architecture from concept through to detail design

Ability to deliver Landscape Architecture solutions, and successfully manage time to meet project deadlines

A hard working and highly motivated individual with excellent communication and report writing skills

Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach

Able to demonstrate a commitment to continued education and improvement through participating in our approved training schemes

Preferred Qualifications

As Above.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people.


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