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Lead Civil/ Geotechnical Engineer

  • Job reference: ME-005882
  • Sector: Defence
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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We currently have an opportunity for a Lead Civil/Geotechnical Engineer to join our expanding team in the Middle East and work on a range of challenging projects and specifically in our expanding Ground Engineering team based in Riyadh.




The successful candidate will be a a Lead Civil/Geotechnical Engineer with a proven track record in civil engineering consulting, geotechnical design and the design of infrastructure and building structures including foundations, earth-retaining structures, roads and water and drainage-sewerage systems. Candidates should be practical and demonstrate good commercial skills that will help develop and expand our ground engineering business in the region.


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.


  • A good academic background with a civil engineering bachelors or masters degree
  • Ability to undertake technical and feasibility studies including site investigations
  • Experience in working within multi-disciplinary groups, engineers and sub-contractors and the ability to resolve design and development problems
  • Good knowledge of relevant international codes and standards
  • The ability to compile job specifications, supervise design development and ensure compliance with project requirements and procedures
  • Ability to review and interpret geotechnical data and to derive geotechnical design parameters
  • Experience undertaking geotechnical and civil engineering design and the design of building structures and foundations, retaining walls, shoring and other related infrastructure
  • The ability to participate in civil-structural engineering design and detailing
  • Ability to assess flood and hydrological studies, topographical data, maps and aerial photos
  • A proven track record in delivering projects on time and to specified budgets
  • Experience in building relationships with both clients and staff and an ability to influence and coach others
  • Experience of working in a fast moving engineering consultancy environment (ideally including international experience)
  • A high level of technical capability and attention to detail
  • A minimum of 5+ years of experience in the civil / geotechnical fields in a consulting environment
  • Approaching or have achieved chartered status (or equivalent) within a relevant professional association
  • A high level of numeracy and attention to detail with the ability to self check and produce accurate work
  • Appropriate experience in the use of computer software for developing detailed geotechnical and civil engineering design
  • Effectively manage own time which may be necessary if allocated to more than one project
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English (clear, concise report writing will be expected)



  • Excellent team player
  • Decisive
  • Sound communicator
  • Excellent technical judgement
  • Adaptable
  • Willingness to participate in all aspects of Civil and 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 working 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 Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


Apply and the process:


We are in the process of shortlisting the candidates and will advise you on your status soon

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