KEO International Consultants

Senior Landscape Architect

Job Location(s) Portugal-Lisbon
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/15/2024 6:38 AM)
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Landscape Architecture


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 60 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.

We invite you to join us. Why?

When you join KEO, you’ll discover more than just a job – you’ll find a supportive environment that fosters your professional development through internal global mobility and career development and does so within a culture that supports company-wide health and well-being through on-demand counselling services and regular workplace clinics. You will be invited to celebrate community events such as sports days, fun-runs, in-house sports teams and beach clean ups. In addition to your competitive package and benefits you will have access to a suite of policies that include hybrid working arrangements, individual athletic sponsorship, study assistance sponsorship, employee referral rewards, mentoring and coaching programs and extensive in-house on demand learning courses. 


Our newest opportunity is for a talented Senior Landscape Architect to join our allied practice, InSite, in our brand new office in Lisboa.

InSite are urban designers, planners and landscape architects who share a love for the craft of designing the built environment and consist of a diverse studio of designers from around the world.   


The Senior Landscape Architect will manage projects and direct the work of more junior landscape architects. This position is responsible for managing a design studio in the successful delivery of Landscape projects to high quality standards, in a timely and cost effective manner and in accordance with the Client’s expectations. The Senior Landscape Architect will be required to demonstrate an expert understanding of both the landscape profession and the necessary technical programs required to work at a high level within the profession. 


We envisage success in this role to include:


  • Demonstrating an expert understanding of the aesthetic, technical, resource and financial components of landscape architecture.  
  • Guiding the aesthetic and technical development of assigned projects.  
  • Demonstrating an expert understanding of production techniques, procedures and standards.  
  • Developing technical scopes of works, resource allocations and financial fees for project opportunities. 
  • Managing projects through all aspects of the design process. 
  • Leading, organising and directing teams of more junior staff in the execution of assigned projects. 
  • Coordinating with other internal disciplines and managing the activities of outside sub-consultants in the execution of assigned projects. 
  • Preparing technical and financial proposals for designated project opportunities. 
  • Planning and monitoring appropriate staffing levels and utilisation of labour 
  • Preparing and delivering performance appraisals for staff.  
  • Mentoring and coaching team members to further develop competencies. 
  • Performs other related tasks as directed. 


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity we envision that your career journey to date will include 10+ years of relevant work experience partnered with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from an accredited University or College program with a professional registration, licensure or chartership with an internationally recognized professional association. 


  • An expert understanding of the regional construction industry, local construction methods and their influence on design decisions.  
  • Strong design management experience on landscape projects. 
  • An expert understanding of industry codes, standards, health & safety requirements, sustainability regulations, local construction methods and their influence on design decisions 
  • A strong understanding of key design related computer programs. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.    
  • The ability to comprehend, analyse, and interpret complex documents.  
  • The ability to solve problems involving several options in situations.   
  • Strong organizational, analytical and quantitative skills.   
  • The ability to make effective presentations on general topics.   
  • The ability to partner with clients to exceed their expectations and build client relations.


Please submit your CV and a design portfolio which demonstrates your experience and explains your suitability for the role. Please provide an embedded PDF link on your CV covering a maximum of 10 projects. 


KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work. 


We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially. 


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