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Electrical Engineer (Power Distribution) - Design / Lead Engineer

  • Job reference: ME-005467
  • Sector: Energy, Support Services
  • Location: Al Khobar
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Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.


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.

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine, innovation, imagination and best practice.


We are currently looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer (Power Distribution)-Design / Lead Engineer to join our team based in Al-Khobar


The Engineer will be responsible for carrying out the complete electrical design services including power load determination, developing power distribution networks (MV and LV), street lighting and exterior lighting schemes. He will be responsible for developing design calculations, layouts, drawings, technical reports and specifications in line with the client requirements, local authority requirements and Atkins quality procedures. The successful candidate will take a leading role in the department, particularly with respect to network design and analysis. He will be capable of providing planning, leadership and technical expertise in management of complex and interdisciplinary projects.



The Ideal candidate will have a minimum qualification of Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering or equivalent, having a minimum of 10 years’ experience in infrastructure design industry.  The experience will include usage and knowledge of power distribution and street lighting design tools.


Technical Competencies



The ideal candidate for this role will need to be able to demonstrate the following level of skills and experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or other appropriate qualification.
  • Minimum of 10 years post graduate experience in electrical distribution consultancy work.
  • Demonstrate a high level of expertise in design
  • Good knowledge of local and international codes and standards
  • Ideally, shall be proficient in the use of lighting software such as Dialux, Relux etc.
  • Able to produce technical reports in English in a clear and concise form.
  • Able to communicate effectively with both colleagues and clients
  • A competent ability to utilise Microsoft Office suite of products and Microsoft Project
  • Able to work with and manage technicians
  • Good presentational skills


  • Middle East Experience
  • Design management experience of design and construction projects
  • Knowledge of infrastructure design using software tools such as AutoCAD and Civils 3D
  • Ability to actively led tender submissions; both technically and commercially. 

Behavioural Competencies

  • Good Team Player
  • Good Leadership and Communication Skills
  • Good command over English Language

Rewards & Benefits 

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 working day’s annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme (as per the Saudi Labour law)
  • 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. #SF1


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