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Insights Why KSA could be the perfect destination for your construction career

With massive investments in infrastructure and mega projects, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a great career destination for construction professionals. Whether you are a project manager or engineer, AtkinsRéalis will provide you with the foundation you need to succeed and develop your career in the KSA. 

You can help create the structure, processes, technology, and behavioural change to deliver large infrastructure programs with AtkinsRéalis .

Here are five reasons why KSA is the perfect destination for your construction career: 

Construction industry boom 

The Saudi Arabian construction industry is expected to register an annual average growth rate of 5% between 2024 and 2027, supported by investments in transport, renewable energy, housing and tourism projects under the Vision 2030 plan

The construction industry in KSA offers a large number of opportunities for professionals at all levels, whether you are searching for an entry-level position or a senior leadership position. 

new buildings being constructed in the new King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh

Work on exciting projects

KSA is a hub where large-scale growth is facilitating a range of exciting mega projects. With AtkinsRéalis , you’ll work on the most ambitious construction projects the world has ever seen. Here are some examples of projects: 

  • King Salman Park - ranging over 16 km², this destination will add colour to life, with arts, culture, sports, entertainment and innovation all surrounded by nature. 
  • Red Sea  - the most ambitious regenerative tourism project that will undertake construction using sustainable best practices
  • AlUla - As a ‘living museum’, AlUla will provide economic benefits to the area, as well as help support the ongoing protection and excavation of sites within the region.

Demand for skilled professionals

The Saudi Vision 2030 plan aims to diversify the economy, which has and continues to create a demand for skilled professionals. 

Some of the most in-demand industries required in the region include clean and renewable energy, tourism and entertainment, transportation, supply chain, logistics, and protection and development of wildlife. 

Experience the culture 

With a long and rich history, you’ll get the chance to immerse yourself in Saudi Arabian culture. KSA offers community and hospitality, and you are guaranteed to feel welcomed. 

Saudi Arabia is also known to be the birthplace of Islam and hosts religious sites in Mecca and Medina. In 2022, nearly 900,000 pilgrims, including some 780,000 from abroad, were welcomed to Islam's holiest cities of Mecca and Medina.

Meet diverse people

People of all different religions and backgrounds are all welcome in Saudi Arabia. A career in KSA is an opportunity to meet diverse people from all over the world. You will make connections with people from all walks of life. In 2021, the expat population in the KSA was 13.49 million showing the diversity of the region. 

The central location of Saudi Arabia in the Middle East means you have easy access to neighbouring cities where you can tap into more of the rich culture and people this country offers. 

Take your construction career to Saudi Arabia 

Moving to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is truly a unique experience to work on the world’s most exciting projects, experience the rich culture, meet diverse people, and expand your career. 

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