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Chief Resident Engineer

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | Jacobs

  • Industry:
    Architecture / Construction / Civil Engineering
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Engineering
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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What if…

… we showed you how we’re solving the world’s greatest challenges by transforming intangible ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomises the “why” of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole.

Jacobs is delivering engineering and construction management services on a major infrastructure project on the outskirts of Riyadh that is set to become an oasis in a large urban metropolis, the vision for Wadi Al Safar is already drawing comparisons with Beverley Hills. This is a truly exceptional project and already home to an important historical and cultural site, the At-Turaif Unesco world heritage site. The development will be an exclusive address, comprised of homes set upon large residential plots, with gated and secure access, and complemented by a golf course and club house, hotels and villas, sports, health and wellbeing, equestrian park, outdoor event areas, mosques and FM facilities. Jacobs’ scope includes design and supervision for the integrated infrastructure including associated wadi drainage, public realm, streetscape and hard and soft landscaping up to private plots. 


About the opportunity

The Resident Engineer will be responsible for the construction supervision of various projects in KSA. Providing oversight of the construction supervision of the projects to ensure that the design documentation is safely and accurately implemented on site, and that the requirements of the construction contract are followed.  


Performing the duties of the Resident Engineer on site.

Managing and directing of a team of Engineers for the construction supervision projects.

Providing technical and contractual advice for all of the projects, as well as resource management.

Responsible for overall project delivery and client liaison. 

Building a trusted relationship with the management team and with the client’s counterpart staff.

Establishing an appropriate working relationship with the contractors.

Placing an emphasis on safe construction practices (Beyond Zero) and on maintaining a high quality of construction.  

Leads by example in driving safe practices on site. Uses effective project management and controls systems to regularly report on progress to the management team.

Monitoring progress of construction against the programme, and takes steps to ensure the programme is achieved.


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Key requirements for the role

Experience as a Chief Resident Engineer or similar role within Infrastructure projects and are ideally located in KSA or Middle East region.

Minimum of 15 year’s post graduate experience in site supervision and construction management of major infrastructure projects.

Degree in Civil Engineering from an internationally recognized and accredited university.

Fully understand the aspects of site supervision and construction management.


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