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Junior Architects (Saudi Nationals)

  • Job reference: R-029071
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh
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Why not...

As a provider of multi disciplined technical services to the built environment Atkins in the Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine innovation, imagination and best practice.
As a graduate Architect within our Middle East business you could be involved in a number of mass infrastructure and master planning projects across the region.  
We encourage vision, problem-solving, ambition, enthusiasm and drive. We recognise that people are the key to our success, and our graduates are the future of our business. We ensure that we provide you with a varied workload and encourage you to extend yourself in order to reach your potential.


This is a full-time role working Sunday to Thursday, 8am-6pm. You will join Atkins in the Middle East as a Junior Architecture.  You will have one base location but you will eventually be assigned to projects across the region therefore it is likely that an element of travelling will be required for your role. Specific responsibilities will depend on the project(s) you are assigned to, but may include:

  • Concept Design, schematic design, detail design, tender documents, specifications and site follow up.
  • Coordinating with structural engineers, building services engineers, infrastructure and other sub consultants and specialists. 
  • Liaising with Senior Design Architect on a regular basis regarding progress, design, quality, resources, changes, site issues, planning issues etc.
  • To contribute to new initiatives, quality enhancements, technical memos etc.
  • To show commitment to raising Atkins design standards.
  • Liaison with clients, stakeholders, other professional bodies and contractors 
  • Compliance with Atkins quality, safety and environmental procedures

You will be supported towards a relevant internationally recognised professional institution (i.e. RIBA) and provided with all the support infrastructure required in order to achieve professional status, both financially and through work experience & structured training.


  • Minimum degree classification of 2:1 (i.e. 3.2/4 GPA or above) in Architecture.
  • A further specialist (such as a MEng or Masters degree) would be an advantage
  • No more than two (2.0) years of relevant work experience
  • Drive and self motivation to achieve chartered status with the relevant institution
  • Drive to continuously develop your technical & behavioural skills
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in English (verbal & written) within multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to work on your own initiative
  • Ability to adapt to changing environments
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver to tight deadlines
  • Ability to influence others
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make sound judgments

The Individual

  • Ability to adapt to diverse cultures and working environments to build rapport with customers
  • Experience of using written and spoken English within a business environment

Rewards & Benefits

  • We offer an excellent package which includes
  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 days working week)
  • 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

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.

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