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MEP Design Lead

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-2007

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Atkins we are currently looking for a MEP Design Lead (Buildings) in KSA.

"N.B: We are currently pending award on several significant projects. Should we be awarded, this position is key role. Consequently we are keen to speak to individuals in the market place with the experience listed below for such potential future programmes of work".


As a member of the Building Design team, you will be involved in real projects from day one, with exposure to some of the most demanding projects. We encourage vision, problem-solving, ambition, enthusiasm and drive. We recognize that people are the key to our success and we ensure that we provide them with a varied workload and encourage them to extend themselves in order to reach their potential.

- Represent Atkins on a daily basis to our Client, the Contractor & the Project Manager
- Experience on design and build project would be advantageous.
- An understanding of all MEP and building services design and to coordinate within the spatial constraints of a project is essential.
- Strong communication skills will be required to interact with project stakeholders, where necessary explaining and defending our designs and providing direction to our design team.
- Commercial awareness essential with an understanding and ability to administer Change Control.



- B.E / B. Tech or M.E / M. Tech Mechanical/Electrical Engineering degree from a recognized University.
- 15 years' experience in mega projects
- The ability to think laterally and possess a sound understanding of engineering principles.
- Ideal candidates will be able to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and will be able to build and develop relationships, both internally and externally.
- Experience on design and build project would be advantageous.
- Experience of working with Contractors
- Previous experience of leading multi disciplinary design teams and responsibilities for budgets and programming
- Commercial awareness essential with an understanding and ability to administer Change Control.
- Computer literate to understand; Word, Excel and Outlook software.
- Strong communication skills will be required to interact with project stakeholders

The Individual

- Demonstrable track record of technical achievement and client satisfaction within the MEP industry
- Ability to apply technical knowledge in analyzing problems and creating solutions
- Able to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams
- Flexible approach to work
- Ability to work on your own initiative
- Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgments
- Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments.
- Aspiration to grow with responsibility and to manage a growing team of skilled engineers
- Ability to build rapport with customers and colleagues
- Well motivated and able to work as part of a team or on individual assignments when required
- Excellent English spoken and written skills within a business environment

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

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

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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