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Highway Design Engineer/Lead Highways

  • Job reference: ME-005464
  • Sector: Infrastructure
  • Location: Al Khobar
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The successful candidate will take a leading role in the department, particularly with respect to highway design and working with design teams based in other Atkins regional and Global Design Centre offices. He will be capable of providing planning, leadership and technical expertise in management of complex and interdisciplinary projects. Successful candidate should be willing to travel between Atkins offices and Client offices when and where required

The Ideal candidate will have a minimum qualification of Bachelor of Civil Engineering or equivalent, having a minimum of 12 years’ experience in infrastructure design industry.  The experience will include usage and knowledge of road design tools such as Mx, Autocad Civil 3D etc.


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.




The Engineer will be responsible for carrying out the complete highway design services including design calculations, layouts, drawings, technical reports and specifications in line with the client requirements, local authority requirements and Atkins quality procedures. He will be responsible for leading multidisciplinary infrastructure projects in terms of inter disciplinary co-ordination.


Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering 
12 years industry experience 
Good knowledge of AASHTO, DMRB and regional design standards for highways 
Good knowledge of the design procedures for major highway projects 
Good experience in the geometric design of roads, roundabouts, junctions and interchanges, traffic projections and pavement design methodologies.
Has knowledge of highway design software (MX Road/ AutoCAD Civil 3D project experience preferable).

Technical Competencies

The ideal candidate for this role will need to be able to demonstrate the following level of skills and experience:
Experience in major roads and infrastructure design 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 design software like Mx/Autocad Civil etc.
Good understanding of Utility Corridor design
Good knowledge of highway geometry, signs, road marking, traffic signal design and pavement design. 
Understanding of pavement maintenance and rehabilitation methods. 
Understanding of  road safety audits 
Able to produce technical reports in English in a clear and concise form. 
Able to communicate effectively with both colleagues and clients 
Able to work with and manage junior engineers and technicians 
Good presentational skills
A competent ability to utilise Microsoft Office suite of products and Microsoft Project


Have an aptitude to multi-task and be self-starting in new business environments 
Masters in Civil Engineering (Transportation/Highways/Urban Planning) 
Has good knowledge on traffic management for urban areas  
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 days annual leave (based on 5 days 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

Apply and the Process:


We are currently looking for an experienced Highway Design Engineer/Lead Highways to join our team based in Al Khobar. We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status by the end 31st January 2017.


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