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Assistant Project Manager

  1. Riyadh
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Assistant Project Manager

The role of the Project Manager is to actively assist in managing projects, key clients, and a wide variety of other business initiatives. A multidiscipline team of architects, engineers and cost management consultants providing a comprehensive service to Atkins clients.


• Overall management of the project
• Preparation of the project brief and project quality plan
• Establish project scope and objectives
• Preparation of progress reports
• Oversee the tender and contract award
• Preparation and maintenance of the project programme with the Project Planner
• Organise and implement presentation of designs to the Client
• Preparation and maintenance of programme for design review and ensuring its implementation
• Financial management of the project
• Identify and manage project specific risks
• Cost reporting to the Client
• Set out / agree design standards and parameters
• Monitoring quality of the work
• Preparation of design changes and management of change
• Appointment and management of all required sub-consultants or other services
• Technical co-ordination with discipline heads


Technical Competencies:


• Degree qualified – minimum requirement of BSc Architecture and other professional qualification
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Architecture and/or Design Management; ability to manage projects and significant commercial experience
• Experience of preparing design consultancy tender submissions.
• Knowledge and understanding of a commercial stage gate process
• Able to solve problems by thinking laterally and able to understand the needs and requirements of providing design solutions in a developing country
• Experience in building design
• Experience in design team leadership
• Resource planning and cash flow forecasting
• Must be familiar with design, tender and construction processes
• Reasonable knowledge of the following software: project planning software and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint


• Master degree (preferable)
• Member of RIBA, ICE or IStructE Behavioural Competencies


• Excellent communication skills in written and spoken English essential
• Ability to lead a multi-disciplinary design team
• Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a proactive way
• Good interpersonal skills, telephone skills, customer focus, etc.
• Organised and able to work with remote design teams
• Must look forward to working in a multicultural team and be able to manage challenging client relationships

Rewards & Benefits:

We offer an excellent package which includes:

•A competitive salary
•Transportation allowance
•Medical and life insurance cover
•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 consultants;

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.

Active in the Middle East for over 20 years, we have offices in the UAE, Qatar, Oman and Saudi Arabia. We hire and retain only the best people in the industry. Our success is built on recruiting – and then developing – brilliant people from a broad range of professional and cultural backgrounds. It’s precisely this diversity of talent that sets us apart.

Acquired by SNC Lavalin in 2017, we also have an extensive depth of geographic exposure across 50 countries and the breadth of 53,000 experts. As one of the largest engineering consultants, we have access to 17,000 staff in the Middle East making us one of the largest multidisciplinary consultancies in the region.


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