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Lead Architect

  • Job reference: ME-006206
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction
  • Location: Qatar
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Job Scope

Our Middle East offices include the UAE (Dubai & Abu Dhabi), Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia & Kuwait.   As a provider of multi-disciplinary 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. 


  • Overall responsibility for managing the design process and technical compliance
  • Report to the Programme Director on a regular basis on the progress, costs and quality of the package and obtain authority for any decisions/instructions required to ensure continuity in the design function
  • Monitoring all work executed, at all stages, to ensure that an accurate and professional service is offered 
  • Professional interface with other disciplines, consultants, contractors 
  • Manage the quality and timeliness of service delivery 
  • Manage technical team resources 
  • Manage contractual deliverables resources in compliance with the clients requirements
  • Manage adherence to the procedures described in the design manual 
  • Create a positive and proactive approach that drives the whole of the team
  • Conduct team meetings and direct actions 

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.

  • Experience of mulit discipline design projects.
  • Degree qualified in an architectural or engineering discipline
  • Chartered Engineer / RIBA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Membership with MMUP(Grade A) preferred
  • Member of a recognised professional institution
  • Minimum of 12+ years of post graduate professional experience of which 5 will have been in a similar senior position within the consultancy/construction industry
  • Present evidence of multi-disciplinary team management 
  • Experience either within the Middle East or on the design of Middle East projects
  • Detailed knowledge of applicable international design standards across the disciplines
  • Experience of technical design software 
  • Demonstrable experience in and commitment to sustainable design
  • Sound managerial and technical skill set 
  • Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English 
  • Ability to liaise with a wide variety of staff and clients at all levels essential 
  • Be able to show Leadership skills 
  • Have excellent team building skills
  • Commercial awareness 
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety best practices in the Middle East preferrable
  • Administrative skills 
  • Delegation skills 
  • Presentation skills 
  • Experience of technical reviews
  • Experienced and technically excellent in design coordination.
  • Excellent team player
  • Decisive, clear and consistent in approach to Structural Engineering Design
  • Sound communicator
  • Excellent technical judgement
  • Adaptable
  • Willingness to participate in all aspects of Structural Engineering workload delivery
  • Understand the importance of technical accuracy with a high attention to detail
Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 22 calendar days annual leave (based on 5 day working week)
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin
  • Employee Assistance program

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