Resident Engineer (Defence Projects experience mandatory)

Atkins Middle East

Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-2068

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Atkins have formed a regional Defence business with the purpose of maximising upon the potential for growth in the Middle East. Atkins is particularly well placed to provide facilities and infrastructure services drawing upon its US and UK specialist experience and skills, and has started to grow a core resident team in Middle East which will have sufficient skills to respond to the opportunities arising in the region.

An essential component of this core team are professionals with previous experience in military facilities projects such as buildings, camps, airbases, infrastructure and ports, and will be familiar with military operations and specifications.

Owning to the expansion of our defence and energy business we have exciting opportunities for project management professionals to join our fast-growing team in the UAE. This is a unique opportunity to be involved in some of the most complex and challenging projects in the UAE today.

We are seeking a Resident Engineer who demonstrates a passion to work collaboratively with our clients to deliver their complex infrastructure projects to time, cost and quality with a commitment to safety.


- Construction/Civil related degree

- Military/ Defense experience preferably on US facilities

- Minimum 15 years related experience

- Good command of English (written and verbal)

Project Interface

- Manage the supervision of the works designed by Atkins to ensure compliance with the contract documents

- Liaise with the project supervision team, coordinate and resolve any issues of concern.

- Liaise with sub-consultants directly appointed by Atkins and manage the supervision of works designed by them.

Functional Duties

- Review prior to issue to the contractor all project related correspondence, submittals, instructions, technical query and estab l i sh lines of communicatio n .

- Review contractor's quality systems, procedures and monitor implementation across the project sit e .

- Review contractor's safety systems, procedures and monitor implementation across the project sit e .

Principle Activities

- Establish the site organization and lines of authority

- Be responsible for the conduct of the entire project.

- Take overall responsibility for all technical, contractual and financial matters relating to the delivery of the consultant's supervision duties

- Establish standards and procedures in conformity with client requirements

- Liaise daily with the Project management team

- Manage the supervision team and monitor and supervise their performance and attendance

- Liaise with the Contractor

- Attend and chair meetings

- Prepare reports

- Monitor progress of the works against the contractor's latest approved programme.

- Check and sign all correspondence

- Sign off the contractor's interim payments following review by the SQS

- Identify and initiate recruitment of site staff through standard process

- Implement financial controls on the construction element of project

- Identify training needs and provide or recommend external training

- Set and maintain under review Company performance expectations

- Maintain reasonable discipline, resolve poor performance issues

- Provide pastoral care and encourage staff to develop their full potential

- Identify and manage project construction risks

- Advise the Project Manager on delays, cost and cost forecasts and progress

- Ensure quality of supervision and of work completed by Contractor

- Ensure implementation and maintenance of good records and documentation

- Ensure preparation of quality, safety and environmental plans/procedures and that they are met.

- Co-ordinate backup support from Head Office staff and technical co-ordination with discipline heads.

- Continually seek to improve upon the service provided and to come up with innovative ideas.

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.

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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Resident Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

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SAR 21,000

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