KEO International Consultants

Project Manager - Landscape Architecture

Job Location(s) Portugal-Porto
Posted Date 5 months ago(10/2/2023 4:42 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 57 years we have 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 ranked by ENR in the Top 225 International Design Firms; in the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms; and by World Architecture as 50th largest global architecture firm and #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2021 WAS 100 Survey.


We invite you to join us.


Our newest opportunity is for a Project Manager - Landscape Architecture, to join our allied practice InSite and will be responsible for managing all aspects of project scopes including set up, design and project management.

This position will be based out of our Porto office location.


We envisage success in this role to include;


  • Manage all phases throughout project scope, including project set up, design and project coordination meetings.
  • Plan and manage project scheduling, project budgets, project staffing, project work plan, and project set-up with project team and sub consultants.
  • Proactively identify, assess and mitigate project risks.
  • Resolve problems through objective and systematic analysis.
  • Collaborate with Leaders and colleagues to promote an inter-disciplinary design approach and philosophy, and to achieve project targets.
  • Ensure project standards and QA/QC control procedures are implemented and maintained for each of the technical areas required to complete the job, to achieve high standards of design and documentation.
  • Track and proactively manage the financial performance of project, e.g. work plan, schedule, fees, billings and collections, to ensure completion of project within budget and with maximum profitability (this includes the completion of monthly project progress reports and preparing invoices and pursuing payments).
  • Create and communicate clear and attainable project objectives and project requirements to key stakeholders, including appropriate and complete communication with the client.
  • Manage the performance of the project team to achieve high standards of design and documentation.
  • Coordinate all other KEO Divisions and sub consultants for projects under your responsibility. Develop, manage and maintain effective, positive client relationships to ensure repeat business from existing clients.
  • Ensure Project Terms of Reference are established, confirmed and fulfilled.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the project team through the proactive, engaging communication of project objectives, contract scope, terms, and schedule.
  • Ensure proactive, up to date communication and reports to Design Leadership and Principle in Charge regarding project status and performance.
  • Prepare look-ahead reports for MD InSite, Operations Director, and other Principals/ Studio Leads.
  • Ensure implementation of and compliance with ISO 9001 at all stages of the project to achieve technical excellence in all deliverables.
  • Make recommendations to the Technical Leaders and Project Leadership on resource needs for projects.
  • Identify and proactively alert the InSite Leadership Team about performance issues.
  • Provide feedback and input on staff capabilities and performance to Technical Leaders.
  • In relation to new work: Ensure terms of contract are followed and secure supplemental agreements as required; Prepare proposals or assist in preparation of proposals and meet with clients to discuss proposals; Assist in presentations for potential projects.
  • May perform other duties as required. 


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that your career journey to date will include 15+ years of relevant experience on various mixed use, largescale projects. Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture / Master Planning / Urban Design / Architecture. Masters, PhD, or similar is an advantage.


  • Licensed as a Professional Landscape Architect / Master Planner / Urban Designer / Architect / Engineer by an internationally recognized architectural or engineering association or body.
  • Experience in the management of entire project lifecycle of large, complex, multidisciplinary projects through to post-occupancy.
  • Proven ability to lead, manage and mentor multiple project teams.
  • Ability to develop collaborative relationships across the firm, with clients and other key constituents, to achieve project targets and business results.
  • Demonstrates initiative and a strategic approach to team delivery.
  • Proven track record of successful project fiscal accountability and responsibility.
  • Strong, persuasive communicator with excellent verbal presentation skills and the ability to communicate complex design concepts to clients and staff.
  • Expert understanding of the principles and methodology of the management of the entire project lifecycle of projects through to post-occupancy.
  • Advanced knowledge of Local Authority codes and standards.
  • Demonstrate resourcefulness in setting priorities and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • Ability to advise and guide clients using commercial acumen and business insight to build the relationship. Business development skills and experience.
  • APM or PMP certification would be an advantage.


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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