Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer

Full Time Role
Posted 1 year ago

Job description

Title: Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer
Division: Construction Project Management
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Department Overview:

We are a sector-focused business actively operating and delivering within the Commercial, Residential, Education, Data Centre, Mixed Use, Sports, Retail, and Defense & Aerospace sectors. Our Engineers work in close contact with clients, advising them on design and assurance activities for the client and their customers.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in a similar consultancy or client construction management environment and demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role. They will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

We are currently recruiting for a Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer to join our client-focused team in Saudi Arabia. You will be accountable for the effective delivery of Construction Management engineering and assurance services, exceeding the expectation of the client.

Role Overview:

The primary role of the Chartered Civil / Structural Engineer is to monitor and report the Construction Contractor’s performance and effectiveness in respect of his engineering discipline in accordance with the Project Manager – Implementation’s (hereafter referred to as ‘PM’) instructions. To ensure adequate surveillance of the Construction Contractor’s activities and verify records in respect of his engineering discipline, as and when required. Ensure that all Construction Management activities under his control are undertaken in accordance with the applicable specifications, standards, codes of practice, and quality system procedures.

Job requirements

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out monitoring and surveillance of the Construction Contractor’s activities in respect of his engineering discipline to determine compliance with the applicable specifications, standards, codes of practice and approved construction drawings.
  • Review the Construction Contractor’s site-generated data in respect of his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor the Construction Contractor’s site work methods involving his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review Construction Contractor’s proposals and activities in respect of the programming and resourcing of his engineering discipline.
  • Ensure all materials used and work performed are as per project construction specifications and oversee the selection and requisition of materials and equipment by review/comment/approval or rejection of Contractor’s material submittals.
  • Monitor and certify, in liaison with other discipline engineers as necessary, the commissioning, testing and handover of completed works together with O&M Manuals, within his engineering discipline.
  • Monitor and review construction drawings, calculations, and shop drawings in respect of his engineering discipline and review their incorporation into as-built records.
  • Within his area of responsibility, ensure that the Project and Quality Plan and related Project Documents are prepared, implemented and updated through the respective phases of the project.
  • Ensure that all Risks and Opportunities associated with the activities under his control are identified, communicated to the PM, and that the necessary risk mitigation and opportunity realisation actions are identified and implemented.
  • In liaison with the PM, monitor on a regular basis site progress and actual against programmed start/finish dates for activities within his engineering discipline.
  • Prepare monitoring and surveillance reports and liaise with the PM in respect of the reports findings.
  • Prepare, when directed by the PM, Technical Queries for submission to the Construction Contractor or CM Design Review Section as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the PM on the preparation of Observation Notes, Non-Conformance Reports and on the Construction Contractor’s subsequent proposals.
  • Liaise and coordinate activities with each of the other discipline engineers as necessary.
  • Liaise with, and report to, the PM as necessary in respect of the above items.

Person Specification:

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.


  • Chartered / Registered Civil / Structural Engineer
  • A degree in Civil / Structural Engineering
  • Saudi Council of Engineering membership or ability to obtain
  • A minimum of 8 years Civil / Structural Engineering experience
  • Understanding of engineering, design, and quality standards.
  • Well-organised, diligent, proactive, assertive, well-disciplined and commercially astute
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills
  • A track record of working with teams and managing projects by prioritising workloads and delivering to deadlines
  • A team player, outgoing, flexible, enthusiastic, ambitious, adaptable – a strong work ethic is essential
  • Ability to identify and develop potential opportunities to secure more business for RLB

Company Overview

With 100 KSA staff and 4,500 worldwide, Rider Levett Bucknall has a truly global reach, and with such scope can offer a local presence to its clients almost without exception. We are committed to our core services and pride ourselves on our dedication to customer care and leading-edge service provision.

We are an award-winning, leading independent firm providing our clients with some of the most comprehensive and forward-thinking advice available.

We offer a range of complementary quantity surveying, project management, building surveying and advisory services from conception, through design and construction and operational performance of facilities to their eventual disposal or reuse.

Our clients have rapid access to the latest industry intelligence and innovations, which serve to enhance value and mitigate risk.

We provide expert management of the relationship between value, time and cost from inception to completion. We do this through our global and local team of experts, who possess a passion for both core services and innovation.

We are committed to developing new services and techniques aimed at enhancing our clients’ businesses in the long term.

Job Features

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