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Water Technical Advisor

  • Job reference: ME-005634
  • Sector: Water
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

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The pipeline and opportunities for strategic and major projects in KSA for Atkins Transport & Infrastructure (T&I) Division are significant. An opportunity exists for a driven, ambitious and self-motivated person to take a critical role in growing Atkins T&I Water Business across KSA. The successful candidate will work closely with KSA Clients of T&I in wining and delivering work in KSA for the Water sector. The work will include client engagement, bid management and managing the delivery of Projects to our Clients.
 
The role is based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia but will also requires working and travel throughout KSA including Western Region and Eastern Regions of KSA as and when required, sometimes at short notice. Potential candidates must therefore be in a position to travel and work occasionally across KSA.
 
The GCC is witnessing an increasing investment in water infrastructure including provision of major wastewater treatment and desalination facilities. Atkins is positioned to play an important role in providing technical solutions to many of the opportunities presented by this development programme and more particularly in KSA and UAE.
 
The role will cover technical advisory services from bid stage through to delivery (feasibility, conceptual/preliminary design, detailed design). The candidate should be a confident and experienced water professional with good presentation and technical skills. The Candidate must have over 15 years experience on water projects. This experience would ideally include previous experience in GCC countries.


Requirements:
 
Essential
  • 15 Years+ Water experience
  • Chartered Engineer - preferably registered in UK, EU, USA or Australia.
  • Desalination experience
  • Wastewater Treatment services experience
  • Technical Advisory services experience (Client Engineer and/or Lender’s Engineer)
  • Understanding of Safety, Availability and RAMS procedures
  • Design and Build experience
  • Good all round experience from front end to delivery
  • Experience on similar projects at a senior level
  • Experience managing teams
  • Client and stakeholder facing experience
 Preferred
  • Good understanding of Middle East Codes
  • Water Company Experience
  • Contractor experience
  • Middle East experience
  • Site experience
Behavioural Competencies
 
Essential
  • Must be able to work effectively in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual team environment
  • Must be a clear communicator in both verbal and written English (Arabic speaker is a plus)
  • Must be able to lead, motivate and inspire team members
  • Able to work in a high pressure, deadline driven, environment
  • Effective and imaginative problem solver
  • Must be able to travel extensively within the region
  • Able to work cooperatively with other disciplines to provide effective, multi-disciplinary, design solutions which add value for our clients
  • Must be a confident and capable presenter
  • Work as a team member and provide a positive contribution to team performance
  • Demonstrate use of initiative
Salary & Benefits:
 
We offer an excellent package which includes:
  • A competitive salary
  • 22 working 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 consultant
  • Training - Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. 
Apply and the Process:
 
Candidates will be screened based on the above criteria and contacted accordingly

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