Job Summary

The Senior Stakeholder Engineer coordinates between the design and supervision teams and local authorities. He reviews design deliverables with local authorities and seeks necessary approvals and permits in a timely manner. The jobholder is the key conduit of authorities’ comments and requests for design changes to relevant project teams to ensure the incorporation of requested changes. He shall stay abreast of all changes in local engineering / construction-related regulations and codes and ensure that all changes are communicated to relevant stakeholders in a timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Clarify the authorities’ requirements to design teams
  • Ensure completeness of all documents prior to submission for authorities’ approval
  • Conduct design reviews with authorities for designs of high complexity, and ensure adherence of design deliverables with authority requirements at each stage of the design
  • Relay authorities’ comments on designs of high complexity to design teams/design support teams and ensure the incorporation of comments in subsequent submittals
  • Advise design teams on how to best incorporate authorities’ comments and requirements
  • Submit and discuss design deliverables of high complexity with relevant authorities to obtain No Objection Certificates (NOC) and approvals for commencement of the construction phase
  • Resolve critical discrepancies and issues with authorities, and escalate issues as needed
  • Submit and discuss design changes during the construction phase with relevant authorities to obtain necessary approvals in coordination with respective Supervision Project Managers, Project Managers, and design support teams
  • Support Stakeholder Engineers on coordinating authorities requirements for non-complex designs, as needed

Qualification, and Technical Skills Required to Execute this Role

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or related topics
  • In-depth knowledge and proven track record of roads and highways design
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering standards and codes
  • Sound knowledge of local authorities’ regulations, codes, and guidelines
  • Solid knowledge of engineering design
  • Good communication, organization and planning skills
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English and Arabic

Experience Required to Execute this Role

  • 8+ years of experience in the Architecture, Engineering and Planning Industry in a top tier regional/multinational engineering consultancy firm, with demonstrated roles in design or authorities coordination
  • Strong experience and track record with authorities coordination in managing large and complex roads and highways design projects
  • Experience within the MENA is preferred