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Project Manager – Water/Wastewater

  • Job reference: ME-006078
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Riyadh Province
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Project Manager – Water/Wastewater

  • Atkins is seeking a highly motivated, detail oriented, self-starter to join our Riyadh, KSA office as a Water/Wastewater Project Manager. He will lead projects for water and wastewater clients in Saudi Arabia related to water and wastewater infrastructure and non-infrastructure which may be comprised of water distribution and sewage collection systems, pump stations, reservoirs, hydraulic structures, and water/wastewater treatment facilities (including desalination).
  • The successful candidates will have the ability to work as Project Manager and lead a team of engineers, technical specialists and CAD technicians, based in country or remotely.
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.

Capabilities required

  • Part of a multi-functional team responsible for delivering a large number of varied projects in accordance with the client’s requirements.
  • Complete review of existing operations within the client organisation, assessing both the strengths and weaknesses and compiling reports for presentation to the client.
  • Chair weekly/ monthly progress meetings.
  • Ensure resources are appropriate to meet current and future commitments and to maximise opportunities.
  • Experience of optioneering, scoping and feasibility studies
  • Experience of outline and detailed mechanical design work within water and wastewater areas
  • Proven ability in report and specification writing required.
  • Good communication skills required to interface with both sector managers and internal technical staff.
  • Ability to work to technical, programme and budget requirements.
  • The role is based in Atkins Riyadh office and will require ability to travel within KSA.
Education and Professional Qualifications
  • Degree in Engineering (BSc or MSc in Civil or equivalent Engineering field)
  • Professional Membership (APM or similar bodies) preferable
  • 5 to 7 years experience minimum
  • Previous experience in KSA or GCC region preferable


  • Project Management experience.
  • Experience in engineering design teams for major water / wastewater engineering infrastructure and non-infrastructure projects
  • Familiarity with ME Water Industry practices
  • Demonstrable track record in the delivery of large water / wastewater projects such as desalination plants, wastewater treatment plants or large pipelines;
  • Knowledge of current design management processes
  • Understanding of BIM and its application in the water industry
  • Ability to identify innovative solutions
  • Effective in building good working relationships within complex structures both within projects, with clients and internally.
  • The successful candidate will also be able to mobilise people and teams and drive for a successful delivery.
  • In depth experience in water and wastewater network modelling
  • Previous experience in development of water and wastewater master plans


  • Ability to exercise initiative and sound engineering judgement and decision making in complex situations
  • Positive outlook and approachable manner.
  • Well-motivated, able to work as part of a team or in isolation when required.
  • Taking personal responsibility to deliver results, demonstrating resilience and drive
  • Flexible, challenging and accountable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Proactive commitment to Health and Safety

Rewards & Benefits

We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary
  • Transportation allowance
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • 22 calendar days annual leave
  • 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

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