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Statutory Authority Support

  • Job reference: ME-006303
  • Sector: Atkins
  • Location: Riyadh

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.

Working on a range of Projects in Riyadh, this role is to coordinate and manage the process of Authority Approvals on behalf of the Employer and Programme Manager. 

The successful candidate should have significant experience in the permitting process, dealing with authorities (including Amanah, ADA, Civil Defence, S.E.C, N.W.C, M.O.T, GACA etc.) and be able to add significant value through being able to facilitate necessary planning and design approvals to progress the development.  

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assist in developing a Statutory Authority and Approvals strategy. 
  • Ensure authority approval requirements are known and planned;
  • Execute, monitor and update the Authority Approvals / Permits register and work with regulatory authorities to ensure that the required approvals are in place in a timely manner;
  • Develop relationships and hold regular meetings with key permit users to the project to ensure all necessary permits for delivery of construction works are in place;
  • Support the Project Managers, Design Consultants and Contractors to resolve Authority approval and permit interface issues as necessary;
  • Together with the wider project team develop systems to ensure that permits are current and valid for the construction activity being undertaken.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience 
  • 3 years of experience in KSA in similar roles
  • Experience in working with construction and/or engineering companies
  • The successful candidate preferably should be an Arabic speaker with fluent spoken and written English.

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 Assistance Programme – 24-hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultant

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