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GIS Consultant

  • Job reference: ME-006126
  • Sector: Construction, Infrastructure
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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Atkins provides a range of engineering consultancy services globally which includes Geospatial services such as data acquisition, mapping, spatial analysis, information data management, system design to data integration. Atkins operates a Global Design Center (GDC) extending project support to all internal and external Clients.

The focus is to deliver innovative, consistent quality solutions to our Clients that sit well within the culture and setting of the user environment and meets the user requirements. Our success lies in our integration across Atkins Businesses, with the engineering, environmental and design disciplines to ensure well-grounded services, with a deep understanding of both the built and natural environment.

Job Summary

  • The role of Geospatial Technical Lead is an exciting and rewarding opportunity for the right person to gain experience in managing a team of GIS analysts, Photogrammetry & mapping specialists, 3D Infrastructure modellers and ensuring effective delivery of projects across disciplines.
  • The nature of work is inclusive at the minimum but not limited to basic constraints mapping for our environment teams, supporting web GIS, managing large scale data capture projects, photogrammetry, Lidar mapping and 3D infrastructure modelling.
  • The role requires allocation of all duties related to the general day to day running of the Geospatial discipline. 
  • With the support of the senior staff, should have the ability to instruct, train and monitor the team, to undertake work to the set standards.
  • Allocate staff and IT resources to projects in order to meet the project deadlines. 
  • Communicate challenges to senior staff and resolve any technical issues that arise. Manage the team in a fair and equitable manner to ensure efficiency.

Key Tasks

  • Perform day to day GIS tasks of any level (spatial analysis, data management, digitisation, map creation, etc., as per need basis) for any Client. This includes GIS Analysis team of Global regions offices.
  • Ensure the project management of GIS and IM (Information Management) work within the team is carried out effectively
  • Assess new technologies and develop new areas of capability. Undertake new and improved technological processes. To appraise and recommend technical products.
  • Work independently or part of a team, assess methods required, understand specification’s, carry out various mapping tasks as per the following (exhaustive and expert knowledge not necessary for all tasks)
    • Topographic aerial mapping (various scales) – requires stereo acuity
    • Terrestrial mapping (various scenes) – requires stereo acuity
    • Digital terrain models
    • 3D Modelling of built environment
    • 3D data processing and visualisation, including fly through and VR
    • Orthophoto production
    • Digitising of plans
    • Computer processing of data to CAD stage
    • Project Process and reporting
    • Adherence to QA procedures


  • Proactively engage with Clients, and demonstrable Leadership experience, collaborative working. Experience of working in a multinational consultancy


  • Working to set budgets and timescales. Able to assess results and draw conclusions/make recommendations. Gain knowledge of department management


  • Assist in overall business development, including marketing, internal reporting of working statistics, estimating, costing, and support bidding. 
  • Conversant with commercial aspects of project/program management


  • Display strong team management skills
  • Excellent Leadership qualities
  • Proactive business development in the discipline areas and across Atkins Businesses
Management (People)
  • Support Heads of Department with GDC team annual appraisals.
  • Responsible for learning and development requirements of the GDC team
  • Ensure the GDC team is motivated and maintain communication to enable two-way feedback on any issues to be given and received.
  • Be fully self-motivated, pro-active and able to work to tight and personally set deadlines without supervision.
Functional Relationship

To integrate, coordinate and work with following

  • Market Director
  • Clients
  • Program Managers
  • Project Directors
  • Project Managers
  • Practice Head
  • Business Head
Particular outlook or set of values
  • We encourage career progression through on the job training, formal training (internal and external).

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.


  • To be permanently located in KSA Riyadh
Communication & Verbal Skills
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English. 
  • Ability to negotiate and deal with Clients and internal Atkins Stakeholders across the Middle East region on a day to day basis.
  •  Able to deal and motivate staff and earn loyalty and respect.
  •  Able to define and articulate ideas with clarity. 
  • Able to prepare Management reports and reporting into the Digital Asset Management Market Director. 
  • Arabic speakers will be preferred

  • Either a Degree in GIS or Degree in Geomatics or equivalent.
  • Technical:
  • Minimum 15 years of professional experience. Out of which minimum 5 years’ experience of delivering successful GIS projects and also mapping projects involving photogrammetry, Lidar technology within the Middle East.
  • Ability to effectively sell the benefits of GIS to potential Clients and generate business leads
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in using ESRI ArcGIS X and its extensions, City Engine, AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, Micro station V8i, Terrasolid & others
  • Excellent presentation skills and enthusiastic about the benefits GIS can provide.
  • Ability to provide thought leadership in 3D Infrastructure modelling on industry standard software platforms.
  • Identify new Markets and Clients specifically within KSA.

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 24 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

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