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Site Senior Mechanical Engineer -Defence

  • Job reference: ME-005947
  • Sector: Buildings, Construction, Defence
  • Location: Riyadh Province

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


KEY TASKS:

  • Carry out monitoring and surveillance of Construction Contractor's activities in respect of his engineering discipline to determine compliance with the applicable specifications, standards, codes of practice and the approved construction drawings.
  • Review the Construction Contractor's site generated data in respect of his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor the Construction Contractor's site work methods involving his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review Construction Contractor's proposals and activities in respect of the programming and resourcing of his engineering discipline.
  • Ensure all materials used and work performed are as per project construction specifications and oversee the selection and requisition of materials and equipment by review/comment/approval or rejection of Contractor’s material submittals.
  • Monitor and certify, in liaison with other discipline engineers as necessary, the commissioning, testing and handover of completed works together with O&M Manuals, within his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review construction drawings, calculations and shop drawings in respect of his engineering discipline and review their incorporation into as-built records.
  • Within his area of responsibility, ensure that the Project and Quality Plan and related Project Documents are prepared, implemented and updated through the respective phases of the project.
  • Ensure that all Risks and Opportunities associated with the activities under his control are identified, communicated to the PM, and that the necessary risk mitigation and opportunity realisation actions are identified and implemented.
  • In liaison with the PM, monitor on a regular basis site progress and actual against programmed start/finish dates for activities within his engineering discipline.
  • Prepare monitoring and surveillance reports and liaise with the PM in respect of the reports findings.
  • Prepare, when directed by the PM, Technical Queries for submission to the Construction Contractor or FM Design Review Section as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the PM on the preparation of Observation Notes, Non-Conformance Reports and on the Construction Contractor's subsequent proposals.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with each of the other discipline engineers as necessary.
  • Liaise with, and report to, the PM as necessary in respect of the above items.
  • Review the Construction Contractor's site generated data in respect of his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor the Construction Contractor's site work methods involving his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review Construction Contractor's proposals and activities in respect of the programming and resourcing of his engineering discipline.
  • Ensure all materials used and work performed are as per project construction specifications and oversee the selection and requisition of materials and equipment by review/comment/approval or rejection of Contractor’s material submittals.
  • Monitor and certify, in liaison with other discipline engineers as necessary, the commissioning, testing and handover of completed works together with O&M Manuals, within his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review construction drawings, calculations and shop drawings in respect of his engineering discipline and review their incorporation into as-built records.
  • Within his area of responsibility, ensure that the Project and Quality Plan and related Project Documents are prepared, implemented and updated through the respective phases of the project.
  • Ensure that all Risks and Opportunities associated with the activities under his control are identified, communicated to the PM, and that the necessary risk mitigation and opportunity realisation actions are identified and implemented.
  • In liaison with the PM, monitor on a regular basis site progress and actual against programmed start/finish dates for activities within his engineering discipline.
  • Prepare monitoring and surveillance reports and liaise with the PM in respect of the reports findings.
  • Prepare, when directed by the PM, Technical Queries for submission to the Construction Contractor or FM Design Review Section as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the PM on the preparation of Observation Notes, Non-Conformance Reports and on the Construction Contractor's subsequent proposals.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with each of the other discipline engineers as necessary.
  • Liaise with, and report to, the PM as necessary in respect of the above items.

OBJECTIVE & OUTLINE ACCOUNTABILITIES: 


The primary role of each site-based Site Senior Mechanical Engineer is:

  • To monitor and report the Construction Contractor's performance and effectiveness in respect of his engineering discipline in accordance with the Project Manager - Implementation’s (hereafter referred to as ‘PM’) instructions. 
  • To ensure adequate surveillance of the Construction Contractor's activities and verify records in respect of his engineering discipline, as and when required.
  • To ensure that all FM activities under his control are undertaken in accordance with the applicable specifications, standards, codes of practice and quality system procedures.



OUTLINE QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE & BUSINESS EXPERTISE: 


BUSINESS EXPERTISE:

  • Significant understanding of the Saudi Arabia business and Operational Framework, or an ability to develop this quickly
  • Significant political and cultural awareness in areas relating to KSA business
  • Expert networking and communication skills used at a senior level with governments, customers, suppliers, partners and sub-contractors
  • Chartered / Registered Engineer or HND qualified with significant Mechanical Engineering with (2 to 5 years) experience.
  • Understanding of engineering, design and quality standards.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge and expertise efficiently to resolving problems without the need to rely on others.
  • Must have and be able to demonstrate sound oral and written two-way communication skills with the ability to be tactful, discreet and confident in dealing with people at all levels
  • Communication is key to success of any project so constant feedback and reporting of progress and issues will be required. This will be to any member of the project team as required by the nature of the task.
  • Must be computer literate with a sound understanding of the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Be able to work in close harmony in a mixed EE / SN workforce
  • Preferred understanding of the RSAF Operation and working practice

FUNCTIONAL KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:

  • The role would typically require a degree in Civil/Structure Engineering.
  • The Saudi Council of Engineering membership or equivalent.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:


Set Direction & Deliver Results

  • Drives Strategic Growth - Proactively makes changes to improve business performance
  • Partners with Customers - Adapts solutions for customers to meet their requirements
  • Generates New Ideas - Engages others in new ways of working and problem solving

Take Others With You

  • Understands and Develops Self - Proactively develops self and communicates effectively in challenging situations
  • Develops People - Develops others through feedback and guidance
  • Leads and Inspires Teams - Drives service excellence through teams and holds them to account

Collaborate To Win

  • Takes a Global View - Understands the benefit of cultural differences and harnesses it to add value
  • Collaborates Across Networks - Maintains a network of useful contacts inside and outside the business
  • Influences Others

SHE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Sets the right example by acting in a safe manner and challenging unsafe behaviours and conditions
  • Contributes to SHE discussions as agenda items at all team meetings 
  • Encourages team members to submit “spot it report it’ to identify and manage risk
  • Delivers against a minimum of one SHE objective as part of formal PDR processes
  • Has awareness of SHE status indicators and provides necessary support to ensure continual improvement in SHE performance
  • Ensures that all SHE mandated training associated with role is undertaken and refreshed as necessary
  • As required will support relevant process confirmations on significant SHE hazards in the workplace and ensure that safety tours & inspections findings, if any, are addressed
  • Will ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that SHE risks are identified and managed.
  • Will ensure so far as is reasonably practicable that SHE risks are identified and managed.

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