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Job Information

AECOM Engineering Department Manager, Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia - , Riyadh

Job Summary

Are you an experienced, creative and highly talented Engineering Department Manager looking for unrivalled opportunities to work on megaprojects? AECOM is playing a major part in transforming cities, social infrastructure and urban environments across Saudi Arabia.

You will be the primary point of contact in providing leadership direction on engineering management services and supporting cross-discipline departments on technical aspects of the projects. The objective of this role is to ensure overall performance of the engineering department and its technical deliverables are performed in line with the PMO scope of work, i.e. quality, budget and schedule requirements.

Reporting directly to the Project Director, your key tasks include day-to-day operation of the engineering department, allocation of project resources, interaction with clients, local authorities and AECOM senior management to ensure project success from start to finish.

We also expect you to provide direction for the engineering management department, support staff professional development to ensure they have access to the necessary training, including on the job training, and are fully up to date on the latest industry standards and technical requirements.

Job Description

You will be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the department and oversee engineering services delivery:

  • Prepare department operating structure and staff roles and responsibilities

  • Prepare processes and procedures of the engineering department in line with PMO methodology

  • Oversee development of standard design criteria, construction specifications, and details of PMO field of work

  • Ensure appropriate interdisciplinary design review including value engineering and constructability processes and gateway procedures

  • Oversee the preparation of scope of work for engineering design RFPs and bid documents and support for the preparation and evaluation of construction RFPs and proposals

  • Review proposals for engineering design, design and build and other forms of contracts

  • Assist with setting up pre-qualification criteria for the Architectural / Engineering (A/E) companies and contracting companies

  • Manage the A/E companies engineering deliverables and scope of work to ensure the design is carried out on time, on budget and completed in line with the PMO / contract requirements

  • Oversee the review and comments on deliverables by A/E companies

  • Implement an engineering deliverable management system

  • Support for the preparation and evaluation of construction tender documents and receive tender proposals from bidding entities

  • Review and approve proposed design changes, addendum and change notices and claims arising from awarded construction/engineering contracts

  • Assign site engineers to projects (where required) and maintain functional responsibility of site engineers

  • Provide technical support to construction teams

  • Provide the necessary support to the team assessing the status of ongoing projects

  • Resolve design issues with design consultants and report those issues to the project delivery team

  • Provide deliverables schedule input to consultants and contractors for on-time delivery of documents

  • Coordinate with Design Review Team to develop and continuously improve the design review process

  • Implement and follow quality assurance program procedures

  • Identify specialized engineering or consultancy firms for owner approval

  • Organize design workshops to enhance design delivery

Minimum Requirements

  • Our clients really value the experience and expertise that our employees bring to their projects. This is particularly the case in KSA where our clients often request previous AECOM or legacy company experience. If you have previous AECOM or legacy company experience, really want to be able to make a difference whilst working on some truly incredible projects and would like to explore the possibility of returning to AECOM we would love to hear from you.

  • Minimum 25 years of experience with national/international major initiatives and developments, plus minimum 15 years’ experience within project/construction management in a similar role

  • Background in consultancies/contractors with a proven track record in leading technical design process for healthcare, high rise, retail, mixed-use, public realm, landscaping and infrastructure type of projects

  • Strong knowledge of RIBA, AIA definitions of design stages and the application of them

  • Expert in directing and leading multi-disciplinary engineering teams for engineering design and site-based projects, including management of contractors and subcontractors

  • Experience of engagement with authorities, utility providers, wider commercial and public-sector stakeholders in the KSA or other Middle East countries

  • Proven experience in engineering/management of construction and infrastructure projects, with good understanding of international and local building codes related to building construction

  • Experience working with other disciplines and understanding of civil engineering, transportation, infrastructure, architecture, landscape architecture, contracts and construction

  • Proven experience in construction industry including supervision, fieldwork, and utilities, and proficient knowledge of procurement, contracts, construction and quality assurance

  • Good working knowledge of FIDIC contracts or similar

  • Working knowledge of BIM, Revit, Navisworks, Rhino.​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors / master’s degree in architecture / structural / civil / MEP or equivalent discipline from an accredited university

  • Membership of a chartered institution

  • Able to obtain engineering registration as an Architect or Engineer within KSA

  • PMP or an equivalent accreditation

  • LEED/ BREEAM and/or other sustainable practices preferred

  • Previous working experience in the USA, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.​

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Construction Services

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country Saudi Arabia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 226891BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


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