Atkins Middle East
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job description / Role
Acuity are currently looking for experienced Management Consultant with experience in Business Process Reengineering and Operational Excellence. The candidate will lead the delivery of projects across the region with a focus on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The role will be based in the MENA region, and the successful candidate will be reporting to the Director of Managing Consultancy. The candidate will be a specialist in business processes and be able to manage Projects from inception to close.
Expected technical responsibilities include
Plan and execute stakeholder workshops to gather information
Present to clients and Project stakeholders
Development of Business Process Architectures / Framework aligned to business requirements
Development of Business Processes (Level 1 – Level 5) as aligned to APQC or similar
Understanding of Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN)
Develop processes on either a digital platform or on Microsoft Visio
Review and assess business operations to identify operational excellence areas
Develop KPI’s aligned to business processes
Develop supporting procedures if required
Expected business responsibilities include:
Support the development of the Acuity business and Corporate strategy
Support and lead the development of Acuity Offerings
Support development of ‘Go-to-Market’ strategy, approach and supporting material
Support pipeline development activities and opportunities
Leverage existing network of clients and build new relationships within target market
Supervise the performance of junior staff, providing clear direction and regular monitoring, while giving feedback and constructive criticism
Oversee and manage the delivery of Project deliverables
Manage bid proposals in response to RfPs coordinating with multiple internal and external stakeholders
Manage and grow existing accounts demonstrating strong account management practices
Represent Atkins Acuity by speaking at relevant seminars and conferences
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.
Acuity is the advisory business from the Atkins Group. We help clients with big infrastructure and energy ambitions to deliver them successfully. Combining deep business acumen with the engineering expertise of Atkins, we offer seamless, end-to-end advisory services that build greater
value, and ever rewarding partnerships.
Acuity advisory services help clients achieve genuine benefits from their investment and change programmes. We advise at senior levels on complex business problems, but we also take a hands-on role, to ensure the solutions aren’t just conceived, they are delivered. Our ethos is to stand side-by-side with our clients until the real-world benefits of their investment and change programmes are realised.
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The basic competencies include
Shall be qualified with a degree (preferably Business Management, Project Management, Information Technology or Engineering)
Five (5) to ten (10) years of relevant experience in project management, management consultancy or an advisory services capacity
The ideal candidate should be someone who has worked in a Management Consultant capacity preferably with a Big Four Consultancy or Global strategy houses or international management consultancies in the Middle East region.
Strong analytical, organizational, multi-tasking, presentation, communication, and problem-solving skills
Experience of planning & reporting tools, including MS Project, Primavera – P6, MS Excel, and MS PowerPoint is advantageous
Compliance best practices in management and improving business processes
Excellent commercial and financial acumen related to project budgeting and cost estimation is advantageous
Self-motivated and determined to pursue continuous improvement, which is essential to processes & procedures development
Strong data management and detail oriented
Sector exposure and experience of the following areas:
Infrastructure development & Construction
Transport, Logistics, and Supply Chain Management
Municipal services and urban development
Demonstrate drive, enthusiasm and commitment to projects while projecting a professional image
Excellent planning and organisation skills
Able to make decisions, act on own initiative and operate in a proactive manner with a positive attitude
Able to manage junior members of the team and assign tasks
Function confidently and competently within client environment and has a positive impact on clients’ perception of Acuity
Planning and Organizational agility: Accurately scopes length and difficulty of projects, setting realistically aggressive objectives and goals. Compensates for roadblocks and looks ahead to see impact on dependent activities.
Consistently achieves high quality standards and requires limited direction and supervision
Shows flexibility in tasks and location, and deals well with ambiguity
Excellent communication skills – written and spoken English is essential (Arabic preferred)
About the Company
Atkins is one of the leading providers of professional, technology based consultancy and support services to the industry, commerce and governments in all of the worlds major economies. With over 17,000 staff operating in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and the Americas, Atkins has a broad range of skills and resources and provides Clients with a comprehensive service throughout the entire life cycle of the projects in the built environment.
We aim to be the international first choice supplier of technical and integrated services. Shaped by our customers’ needs, our vision is to:
- focus on quality
- seek world class design and excellence
- strive to add value
- be flexible to the evolving needs of a changing society
Atkins first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. From its regional head office in Dubai, U.A.E. Atkins Middle East now employs over 2000 staff located in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Oman (Muscat ), Qatar (Doha) Bahrain (Manama), Kuwait (Kuwait City) and India (Bangalore).