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Principal ICT&S Engineer/Regional Team Leader

Atkins Middle East

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-1273

Job description / Role

We are looking for an experienced Telecoms professional.


• Oversee the site implementation of IT, Telecom, Security system (Access control, CCTV, Intercom, Gate barrier), Audio Visual system (Digital signage, IPTV, Meeting room/Training room requirement, Public Address and Background Music) and Guest Room Management system services as per project requirement.
• Oversee the site supervision quality procedures, and review submission requirements of the project, along with the MEP and ICT&S contractor.
• Review all construction documents and highlight any design and contractual discrepancies with the concerned RE/SHOE.
• Ensure that all statutory authority NOC’s / permits / design approvals are available on site for construction.
• Ensure that the main contractor and nominated ICT&S contractor coordinate with all concerned authorities departments and ensure that their requirements are adequately and satisfactorily incorporated.
• Extend the maximum possible effort to avoid contractor(s) claims for cost and/or delay.
• Prepare process control sheet for electrical works in conjunction with SHOE during the Enabling Works / Main Contract Works.
• Review and forward any comments on all submittals including contractors design drawings, shop drawings, materials and alternative proposals submitted by contractors.
• Conduct regular (daily) site visits and supervise/inspect and certify the installation of electrical services ensuring compliance with the contract documents.
• Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s method statements for installation, execution of the works and testing & commissioning of the system.
• Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s testing and commissioning plan / procedures / method statements.
• Review and forward any comments on the contractor’s technical submittals.
• Attend site technical coordination meetings to discuss contractor (s) submissions, shop drawings, material submittals and construction related matters
• Review and forward any comments on the Technical Query’s raised by the contractor.
• Routine Inspection of the works carried out by the contractor(s) to ascertain that works are executed in accordance with the Contract Documents and accepted practise.
• Assist the discipline staff in the review of submittals, specialised on-site / off-site inspections, testing and commissioning, including contractors design drawings, shop drawings, materials and alternative proposals submitted by contractors.
• Inspect the mock-up, permanent works, on-site and off-site materials to be used in the project and organise field and laboratory tests, conducted by others, on construction materials to ascertain their compliance with the specifications and determine the acceptability for use on the project.
• Raise non-conformance notices (NCNs)/reports; site inspections notices (SINs) identify quality deficiencies in conjunction with the RE.
• Review the corrective actions proposed by the contractor, respond / follow ups and close out procedure.
• Any potential safety concerns identified at site shall be reported to site SHSEE / RE.
• Review the site progress and assist in the review of the contractor’s interim payment application.
• Liaise with the SHOE for the effective implementation of the quality management systems and site supervision provision activities.
• Obtain samples and quotations as required for finalisation of any PS/PC Items.
• Monitor the progress of the work against the approved contractor programme of works.
• Witness the testing and commissioning of all the mechanical / electrical equipment and sign off the relevant documents for acceptance.
• Verify the accuracy of the contractor’s “As-Built” drawings reflecting in details the as-built conditions and approve the As-Built drawings.
• Review and approve the contractor’s operations & maintenance manuals.
• Liaise with the Statutory Authorities and follow up all final inspection and approvals as required.
• Carry out the final inspection for certification of final completion and handing over of the works.
• Assist the ICT&S staff on projects in the final inspection for certification and handing over the works.
• Assist the ICT&S staff on projects in resolving any technical issues, claims, disputes arising and requiring input for satisfactory close out.
• Perform design review at various stages as required and formulate all such comments.
• Perform Site Surveillance Audits (Technical), prepare surveillance audit reports and forward to SHOE.
• Induct, train and lead a team of the ICT&S staff.

Functional Duties:
• Assume responsibility of ICT&S works in the project and certify on completion the installations.
• Monitor performance of the Contractor / Sub-contractor and identify, raise any quality / workmanship concerns with the SQE / RE.
• Review quality procedures and effectively implement QA/QC plans across the project.
• Identify any particular site safety issues and bring to the notice of the contractor / SHSEE / RE.
• Mentor the ICT&S staff on any advancement of process, procedures and technical skills.
• Perform Site Surveillance Audits (Technical), prepare surveillance audit reports and forward to SHOE.
• Conduct training for the ICT&S staff.

Line Management / Administrative Duties:
• Update and maintain the latest revision of all project documents.
• Review, coordinate and forward submittals, inspection requests, technical query to the project team and/or discipline engineers.
• Assist the project site team during internal, external and site surveillance audits.
• Coordinate leave request and discuss leave cover with the SHOE.
• Prepare and regularly (weekly) submit reports and maintain records.
• Coordinate with discipline / ICT&S Engineers to prepare “Lessons Learned” report and submit to SQM/SHOE.


Experience and Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/ Electronics Communications Engineering or equivalent
• In-depth exposure in IP Network Delivery (IPND) project
• Minimum 15 year experience, ideally within the GCC
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Good interpersonal skills
• Presentation Skills
• Ability to write clear and precise technical reports

Rewards & Benefits:

• A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate
• Medical and life insurance cover
• Company gratuity scheme
• Discretionary bonus scheme
• Ticket allowance

Apply and the Process:
We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status at the earliest.

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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