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Talent Acquisition Specialist (Saudi National)

Atkins Middle East

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP331-2081

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

The Talent Acquisition Specialist works with the wider Recruitment Team to support all forms of Talent Attraction, candidate sourcing and initiatives to enhance how the business engages with the labor market.

The role and responsibilities are listed below:

Liaising with the Universities and Education Institutes across the GCC
- Communicating with universities and vocational institutes across the GCC.
- Keeping in contact with these universities and institutions.
- Creating talent pools of senior students and recent graduates.
- Working together in creating internships for each semester.
- Working with internal stakeholders in L&D and Management to generate openings.

Interacting with the Ministry of Human Resources
- Assisting SNCL in becoming, for example, a Tawteen Partner in the UAE.
- Creating a line of contact with the Ministry of Human Resources to be able to recruit potential employees.
- Partaking in Ministry of Human Resources activities and online programs to be more visible to potential candidates.

Creating and updating talent pools on one drive.
- Updating and documenting Emirati, Omani, Saudi etc. CVs on OneDrive.
- Liaising with the respective Recruiters to source more CVs for the Talent Pools and any direct applications.

Creating content on Social Media + Contributing to Career Website Content
- Working with internal and external stakeholders to help create career website content.
- Creating initiatives and ideas to create more positive media exposure for SNCL.
- Assisting in creating more awareness and larger media foot print for SNCL in the GCC.


The required qualifications and experience for the position of Talent Attraction Specialist are as follows:
- Educated to University Degree level
- 3+ years working as part of a recruitment or Talent Acquisition in the GCC
- Native Arabic language skills (Speak, Read and Write)
- An understanding of Workday and MS Office suite applications
- Able to write and transcribe interviews into English from Arabic
- Self-motivated and able to build working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:
- A competitive salary
- Transportation allowance
- Medical and life insurance cover
- 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;

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.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting - and then developing - brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It's precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering consultants, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.

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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