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Document Controller

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-1851

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

As part of our regional growth plans, we are currently looking for a Document Controller to work closely with the team in Saudi Arabia.


- Registering all incoming and outgoing correspondences, MoMs, Drawings & technical submittals.
- Maintaining a register of all incoming and outgoing mail, stamping and recording of mail before circulating for distribution to the Project Manager as set out in BMS_Project Communication and Document Control and BMS_Site Supervision Quality Procedures
- Responsible for Control/Track/Issue of complete project documentation such as incoming and outgoing correspondence, site instructions, change orders, NFC, RFI, CVI,RFM, Letters, staff daily report, Submittals and other forms of pertinent documents from the client and subcontractors (including Atkins internal documents).
- Responsible for receiving, logging and distributing all technical documents and assisting in coordination and monitoring of administrative activities to facilitate and expedite the work flow.
- Set up/assist document control filing system.
- Maintaining all files within the Filing Department
- Opening new files in accordance with PQP for each new project
- Maintaining all tracking records and ensuring that they are initialled when a file is taken from the filing room
- Chasing up each individual for return of files
- Maintaining all Tender Documents and ensuring originals are not take from the filing room
- Keeping all files in a tidy condition
- Collecting faxes regularly, recording and sending for distribution to the individuals concerned, photocopying fax if it is marked for someone's urgent attention and sending them accordingly with a copy to the Project Manager/line manager
- Implement and maintain a coordinated and consistent filing system; ensure that all filing is up-to-date and in accordance with QSE procedures
- Co-ordination between other Consultants & Contractors for facilitating documents workflow and ensure documents status to be closed.
- Update drawings in accordance with Drawing Register.
- Follow-up with team members and others for "open" status items to be closed down.
- Maintain Project Documentation as per ISO standards.
- Electronic-transmission of documents
- Data input to database related to document receiving & tracking document.
- Assist Site office administration
- Coordination with the respective Project Managers, Secretaries and other staff to ensure correctness of the records.
- Archiving contract/project documents
- Maintain Archive section up to date.
- Successful closeout and handover of documentation as required by line manager
- Regular periodic backup (electronic copy) of project documents
- Other duties as requested from time to time.



Technical Competencies:

- Degree qualified: Bachelor Degree or equivalent in a related field;
- Minimum of 6 years Document Control/Management experience on major building projects (e.g. mixed-use/high rise/hotels/mega development projects);
- Exceptional level of computer literacy in Windows - Word, Outlook, Excel
- Knowledge of document management is essential
- In-depth knowledge of document control systems and procedures.
- Effective in building good working relationships within the project team, and with project stakeholders
- Experience of using EDMS (Electronic Document Management Systems) such as Projectwise would be advantageous

Behavioural Competencies:

- Ability to relate and interact successfully with a multi-cultural workforce at all levels
- Must have outstanding communication skills in written and spoken English
- Able to use initiative and a adopt a proactive approach

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

- A competitive salary
- Accommodation allowance;
- Transportation allowance;
- 22 calendar days annual leave;
- Medical and life insurance cover;
- Company gratuity scheme;
- Discretionary bonus scheme;
- Annual flight allowance to point of origin
- Employee Well-Being Programme - 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants.

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979. In July 2017, Atkins was acquired by SNC Lavalin and so it is now part of larger global group that can support the full range of project delivery, from inception to construction and final operation.

SNC Lavalin's Atkins business is one of the largest multidisciplinary, multi sector engineering design consultancies in the world and is part of the SNC Lavalin Group.

As one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies with a leading track record in the defence sector, Atkins are ideally placed to respond to this market. We have a broad establishment and proud, 50 year history throughout the Middle East region.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.
Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, and Sharjah.

About the Company

Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.

We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers' needs, our vision is to:

  • focus on quality
  • seek world class design and excellence
  • strive to add value
  • be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society

Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).

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