Principal/Senior Engineer Full-time Job

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This is a full-time role working Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm. You will join Atkins as a Senior/Principal Engineer within the Middle East business to support the team on our growing portfolio of projects within the region. Key responsibilities include:

Has sole responsibility for significant and complex activities or projects

Responsible for checking the quality and accuracy of own and others’ work

Responsible for monitoring budgets and controlling expenditure to meet financial targets for own areas.

Responsible for predicting and planning future resources which may include setting up new projects (technical or business) and project plans

Responsible for meeting agreed deadlines

Represents the company at internal and external meetings

Authors official documents e.g. letters and reports (for internal or external use)

Executes responsibilities as outlined in the firm’s Management System

Demonstrate excellent communication with all project stakeholders, sub-consultants and clients.

Considers and suggests practical and innovative approaches and ideas to create competitive advantage.

Encourages the development of innovative ideas

Collaborate effectively and efficiently with Atkins employees within other offices and sectors of the business.

Exhibit a collaborative One Company mind-set in the support of colleagues throughout Atkins.

May in addition be responsible for one or more of the following:

Responsible for the performance, work and development of others, providing guidance, training, motivational and directional feedback

Responsible for the achievement of financial targets in specified areas; contributes to the setting of budgets

Specific Responsibilities

Ensure that the structural design is multidisciplinary coordinated, meets client brief, adequate, safe, efficient, durable, constructible, meets local codes/authorities’ requirements and designed to best engineering practice.

Use computer-assisted engineering and design software and equipment for simulation purposes and to prepare engineering design documents

Research design options and document findings

Direct and supervise other Designers/Drafters activities as required

Perform structural design and analysis calculations using governing codes and standards, engineering formulas, skills and experience

Apply expert knowledge of the forces that act on various structures

Research design options and document findings

Provide drawing for own designs and produce sketches to incorporate in drawings by Designers/Drafters

Review shop drawings.

Lead the structural design of several mega projects, implement innovative solutions, check the design against project brief and the accuracy of the work by the Team.

Handle contract administration

Demonstrate capability and experience in managing and performing projects in a fast paced environment

To have strong project/design management capabilities for delivery and execution of high-end projects through multidisciplinary design teams, sub-consultants, vendors, contractors, PMCs, clients, and other project stakeholders to ensure the integrity of the overall design and full adherence to QAQC procedures.

To be familiar with procurement, tendering, developing client brief, change management, contracts variations, managing risks, cutting costs, controlling the work based on schedule and cost baselines & ensuring profits exceed expected margins.

Keep abreast of industry developments globally, improve technical excellence, H&S regulations, digital design delivery and promoting this culture within the team, running projects and the wider community

Focusing of high-quality standards and Client satisfaction, thereby increasing the chance of repeat business (Business development), by maintaining a high standard of reliability and trust.


We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with good written and verbal communication skills who have the desire to learn, grow and work as part of a team. Typically, our senior engineer will have the minimum.

A good engineering degree (honours or equivalent) in civil or structural (essential)

Chartered Engineer or in the position to imminently submit a chartership application to a recognised engineering institution

Minimum 12 years experience

Has a significant professional consulting experience of operating predominantly within challenging consulting environments and where a significant component of that experience should be from solution designs as well as from the management of projects and tenders.

Has widespread experience of taking the lead on consulting projects and in acting as an engineering, managerial and functional resource.

Demonstrates strong consulting and business acumen as well as strong engineering, technical and functional acumen, in relevant domains of knowledge.

Has excellent English language skills (written and oral), coupled with strong communication (written and oral) and negotiating skills.

Good presentation skills and the ability to interface with clients (e)

Project control and management experience (e)

Good reporting skills in the written form

Preparation of designs throughout all RIBA stages.

Excellent knowledge in the use of Etabs, Safe and other FE software

Ability to complete hand calculations when required to ensure models are working as intended.

Ability to review designs and provide comments, with validation.

Company Description
Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization that connects people, data and technology to transform the worlds infrastructure and energy systems. 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.