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Associate Director

  1. Riyadh
R-117572

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. We connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. Together, with our industry partners and clients, and our global team of consultants, designers, engineers and project managers, we can change the world.

We have a strong presence in the Middle East that enables us to build deep and lasting relationships with our clients. We share their goals and long-term ambitions; we’re on the same journey to create places and infrastructure which will support long term sustainable development, healthy living and vibrant communities.

AtkinsRealis are currently looking for experienced Associate Director to join our team to work on newly awarded projects across varying sectors and various locations within KSA. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing team on high profile projects within in KSA.


Essential Criteria:

  • In-depth knowledge and experience in cost and commercial management of projects at both pre contract, tender/procurement and post contract stages.

  • Middle East construction market experience in last 5 years preferable.

  • Middle East construction experience added benefit, delivery experience in KSA would be a differentiator.

  • Good common law, contract, commercial and fiduciary understanding, minimum 15 years post qualification experience.

  • Excellent written English for preparation of contracts, task orders, contract letters, notices and communications.

  • Good negotiation skills to agree contracts with clients, contractors, and sub-contractors.

  • Previous experience in government departments/ client-side and or contractor roles.

  • Large company project financial control systems use and understanding.

  • Large company internal governance procedures will be an added factor.

  • Good attention to detail and ability to review invoices and contracts prior to issue.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Degree in relevant discipline (quantity surveying).

  • MRICS qualification mandatory

  • Strong communication skills, client interaction experience

  • Ideally, background in building-related sectors

  • Knowledge of KSA common/ government/ contract law.

  • Must have experience in Infra/ Residential/ Mixed use projects

  • Knowledge of PMIS systems.

  • Contract interpretation and advice/ action.

  • Client and stakeholder management.

  • Executive level reporting.

  • Internal project and financial management.

  • Internal governance management.

  • Resource management.

  • Managing and assisting technical teams to prepare task orders/ work packages.

  • Desirable Internal Accounting Experience;

  • Maintaining rolling revenue, cost, margin and headcount forecasts.

  • Reporting on project performance.

  • Leveraging project commercial performance – revenues and costs.

  • Ensure time charge hours properly captured and invoiced on time.

The Individual

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management from recognised University or Bachelor of Laws.

  • Must have previous experience of FIDIC Contracts.

  • Strong contractual, commercial and financial knowledge.

  • Minimum 15 years pre and/ or post-contract relevant capacity in cost and commercial management.

  • Must have consultant and/ or client background for minimum of 10 years.

  • Must have minimum of 4 years Middle East experience preferred.

  • Project management acumen.

  • Good communication skills.

  • At ease with Client presentations/ reports.

  • Team player, team leader

Technical Knowledge and experience

  • Contracts and sub-contracts- preparation, review and evaluation

  • Knowledge of the design process in the project lifecycle

  • Knowledge of the site operations process

  • Contract and commercial correspondence

  • Preparation of financial models and pricing proposals

  • Understanding and experience of project planning, programme and delay claim preparation and evaluation

  • Management of variations and claims processes, claims preparation

  • Senior level commercial experience on at least one major design and construct project

  • Negotiation skills

  • Risk management process and practice

  • Excellent ability to develop successful client relationships

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary 

  • Accommodation allowance 

  • Transportation allowance  

  • Medical and life insurance cover 

  • 22 calendar days annual leave 

  • Company gratuity scheme 

  • Discretionary bonus scheme 

  • Professional membership fees 

  • 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

About AtkinsRéalis 

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. We create sustainable solutions that connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. We deploy global capabilities locally to our clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning and capital. The breadth and depth of our capabilities are delivered to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance and Capital. News and information are available at www.atkinsrealis.com or follow us on LinkedIn. 

 Why choose AtkinsRéalis

Your difference makes a difference. We care for our people and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where you can thrive and build a future you want to be a part of.

Thrive with us. When you join us, your wellbeing, health and safety become our top priority.

Engineering the future with digital. From design and engineering to project management, digital is fundamental to our way of working.

Champion lasting change. We build sustainability into everything we do.

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented;

Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice;

Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect;

Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement;

Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability

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