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Project manager

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-1327

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Project Manager – Water/Wastewater

Atkins is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Riyadh, KSA office as a Water/Wastewater Project Manager. He will lead projects for water and wastewater clients in Saudi Arabia (mainly NWC and SWCC), related to water and wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure which may be comprised of water distribution and sewage collection systems, pump stations, reservoirs, hydraulic structures, and water/wastewater treatment facilities (including desalination).

The successful candidates will have the ability to work as Project Manager and lead a team of engineers, technical specialists and CAD technicians, based in country or remotely.

Capabilities required

Part of a multi-functional team responsible for delivering a large number of varied projects in accordance with the client’s requirements.
Complete review of existing operations within the client organisation, assessing both the strengths and weaknesses and compiling reports for presentation to the client.
Chair weekly/ monthly progress meetings.
Ensure resources are appropriate to meet current and future commitments and to maximise opportunities.
Experience of optioneering, scoping and feasibility studies
Experience of outline and detailed mechanical design work within water and wastewater areas
Proven ability in report and specification writing required.
Good communication skills required to interface with both sector managers and internal technical staff.
Ability to work to technical, programme and budget requirements.
The role is based in Atkins Riyadh office and will require ability to travel within KSA.

Education and Professional Qualifications

Degree in Engineering (BSc or MSc in Civil or equivalent Engineering field)
Professional Membership (APM or similar bodies) preferable
8 to 10 years experience minimum
Previous experience in KSA or GCC region preferable



Project Management experience.
Master Planning experience is a plus
Experience in engineering design teams for major water / wastewater engineering infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects
Familiarity with ME Water Industry practices
Demonstrable track record in the delivery of large water / wastewater projects such as desalination plants, wastewater treatment plants or large pipelines;
Knowledge of current design management processes
Understanding of BIM and its application in the water industry
Ability to identify innovative solutions
Effective in building good working relationships within complex structures both within projects, with clients and internally.
The successful candidate will also be able to mobilise people and teams and drive for a successful delivery.


Ability to exercise initiative and sound engineering judgement and decision making in complex situations
Positive outlook and approachable manner.
Well-motivated, able to work as part of a team or in isolation when required.
Taking personal responsibility to deliver results, demonstrating resilience and drive
Flexible, challenging and accountable
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Proactive commitment to Health and Safety

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

A competitive salary
Accommodation allowance;
Transportation allowance;
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

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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