WS/2466 - Head of Department - Civil and Structural Engineering

Job ID



Engineering/Civil/Structural Engineering


Head of Department - Civil and Structural Engineering




Attractice Tax Free Package


Saudi Arabia, Al Khobar

Open To

ALL -Preference to Western Nationalities

Start Date


Interested in TAX FREE Role? A major global engineering and design service provider seeks a Civil & Structural Department Head to be responsible for managing the Civil/Structural Department. Applicants invited with a minimum of 20 years’ experience in Civil & Structural Design activities combined with department manager experience with the ability to manage and develop a team with diverse ethnicity and cultural backgrounds. Working on a Tax Free, Expat residential permanent role, you will be exposed to a great opportunity to develop your specific expertise working across various stakeholders on high value projects. This role is offered in adherence with Saudi Labour Law and therefore these positions are only open to Males and under the age of 58.

The Company employs 5000+ people and formed in 2009 from the integration of two of the Kingdom’s engineering companies. They provide engineering, project management, procurement and construction management solutions for Oil/Gas, Pipelines, Healthcare, Waste and Wastewater, Petrochemical etc.

Al-Khobar is a large city located in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf and is linked to Bahrain via the causeway.

This is a residential permanent position (i.e. not rotational) and the Company provides 22 – 28 days holiday (depending on grade) plus you are entitled to all of the Saudi Public holidays (circa 10 - 14 days). The Company will provide accommodation for single or family status in a secure compound. They will organise all mobilisation / demobilisation transport and you will be entitled to 2 flights home per year.

Due to visa restrictions within Saudi, there is a preference for American, Canadian and British nationals.

Responsibilities: You will be responsible for:
  • Developing and implementing procedures, guidelines and training material for the extended department.
  • Mentoring across the department.
  • Managing department overhead and project budgets.
  • Overseeing Analysis, Conceptual & Detail Designs of Highways, Roads & Bridges, Geometric Designs of Bridges, Designs of Highways Intersections level intersections & Super Elevated Types (Cloverleaf, Diamond etc..), RCC & Steel structures, Blast resistance Buildings etc…
  • Interface and managing client personnel at a project level.
  • Overseeing design Calculations and RCC / Structural Steel & Fabrication drawings for industrial structures, Substation Building, Pipe rack and Pile Foundations etc.
  • Preparing Contract Bids, Tender Documents, Estimates, Technical Specification, Scope of work, Drawings, Bill of materials for various projects and proposals.
  • Undertaking estimation and controlling of Civil & Structural Quantities and Man hours as per project requirements.
  • Preparing Design Manual / Design Basis, Specification, Civil & Structural Deliverables for specific projects.
  • Reviewing and Approving Civil & Structural Calculations and structural steel & RCC drawings and Civil 3D, PDS, SP-3D and PDMS Model Review.
  • Overseeing analysis & design of Industrial Buildings, RCC & Structural Steel Structures – Using STAAD-PRO.
  • Managing Design of STP, WTP, Sewage Lift Stations, Surface Drainage System (UG & Open Surface Channels
  • Overseeing Design of Utilities Network (Water Distribution Network, Sewage Network, Irrigation Network, Fire Water network etc.
  • Managing Site planning & Development, Topographic surveys & site grading design work.
  • Preparing Project execution plans.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends and technologies within your relevant field

Preferences: The successful candidate will have
  • Full time degree (no long distance learning degrees) in Civil & Structural Engineering essential.
  • A minimum of 20 years’ both Civil & Structural Design activities essential.
  • FEED, Basic & Detailed design expertise in both Civil & Structural engineering essential.
  • Prior department manager experience is required with the ability to manage and develop a team with diverse ethnicity and cultural backgrounds.
  • Working knowledge of International & American Codes & Standards, including but not limited to AASHTO, IPA, ASTM, ASCE, NFPA etc. essential. Knowledge of Saudi Aramco Standards & Codes highly desired
  • Software knowledge such as STAAD PRO, AUTOCAD- Civil 3D , Water CAD, Sewer CAD, PDS, Microstation etc. essential.
  • Previous experience working in Saudi or the Middle East advantageous.
  • Department Operation & Management experience with the ability to make independent decisions in the planning, organizing and coordination of solutions to complex problems.
  • Previous experience with Resources Planning, Forecast & Allocation
  • Department & Personnel Administration experience
  • Capability of developing Procedures, Guidelines and Projects Execution Plans
  • Competent with the ability to lead a team of discipline engineers and provide engineering support.
  • Enthusiasm and drive to stay abreast of new trends and technologies in your field.
  • Proactive, flexible and dedicated team player, able to achieve goals.
  • Strong Personality with self-confidence
  • Enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team essential.
  • Excellent communication skills in English with the ability to engage and work effectively with team players from various cultures. Good sales capability.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop good working relationships
  • Valid driving license of Saudi or country of origin highly advantageous.
  • Ability and willingness to travel offshore to make inspections and to undertake surveys.
  • Ability to lift and carry things whilst offshore.
Other Information
Package: A highly attractive Tax Free salary is on offer dependent on skills and experience. In addition, a full Ex-Pat package for single or family status is available including housing, transport, 2 flights home per year, health and dental insurance 22-28 days holiday plus all Saudi national holidays which are circa 10-14 days. End of Service Benefits on offer as per Saudi law.

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