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Insights Why Saudi Arabia could be the next destination for your landscape architecture career

Saudi Arabia’s built environment is accelerating at a rapid pace and is gaining a reputation for its fantastic career opportunities in the construction industry, particularly for landscape architecture professionals. The country has an outstanding cultural heritage and is in the midst of a dramatic transformation with the Saudi Vision 2030 which aims to create an inclusive, diverse and vibrant society, with a thriving economy.

Atkins, a member of the AtkinsRéalis Group, has a strong presence in the design and industry within Saudi Arabia (KSA), participating in projects that will shape the future of the nation. We are following our global Net Zero Carbon route map and placing a keen focus on improving the urban environment and infrastructure to meet the needs of the country’s growing developments.

The role of a landscape architect is to produce innovative and beautiful environments for people to enjoy while ensuring all work is completed with sustainability and the environment in mind. Continue reading to find out why you should consider enhancing your landscape architecture career at AtkinsRéalis in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia landscape architecture

Take part in large-scale projects

Saudi Arabia is experiencing a rapid influx of large-scale projects, also called Giga Projects, which offer exciting prospects for innovative landscape architects. The Red Sea Project, for example, secured a huge green financing investment and is the first of its type to be executed in riyals.

Due for completion in 2030, the giga-project will span across 22 islands that form an eye-catching archipelago on Saudi Arabia’s west coast and offer 50 luxury hotels. The project is setting new boundaries for innovation and sustainability by running completely on renewable energy, being 100% carbon-neutral and adhering to a zero waste-to-landfill policy.

Projects such as these offer a wealth of opportunities for talented and ambitious landscape architects. Saudi Arabia’s drive for a sustainable future means that these large projects will require intricate external design, producing a spike in demand for landscape architecture skills.

Accelerate the drive to improve quality of life

When it comes to working on the built environment, there is a range of projects for which the involvement of landscape architects is crucial. These include recreational projects such as parks, museums and open exhibitions. These projects provide a host of economical and social benefits all designed to improve the quality of life of Saudi Arabians.

Saudi Arabia’s Quality of Life Program was created in 2018 with the aim of enhancing the lifestyles of residents and visitors to the Kingdom. The goal is to achieve this by developing an environment that offers vibrant options and encourages citizens and residents to take advantage of the fantastic benefits that it will offer.

Enhancement of the quality of life of Saudi natives represents a substantial portion of the nation’s 2030 vision and landscape architects will play a key role in the movement. This fantastic program offers an excellent opportunity for landscape architects who have a passion for making a tangible difference in people’s lives.

Build your architecture career within the AtkinsRéalis Group in Saudi Arabia

To contribute to our culture of promoting diverse and innovative ideas, we’re looking for architects who excel in thinking outside of the box. With our broad range of expertise and our experience on multi-discipline, complex projects, Atkins is one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region. We are looking for ambitious individuals to join our diverse teams and help us continue driving innovation and creating efficiencies to win and deliver work in Saudi Arabia.

We are taking a leading role in the rising sustainability discourse in Saudi Arabia, with the aim of reaching our Net Zero Carbon emissions targets by employing astute architects and engineers to build for the future. Apply for a landscape architecture job in Saudi Arabia and build a career to be proud of.

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