Atkins Realis

Commercial Director

Job Overview

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. We connect people, data and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure and energy systems. Together, with our industry partners and clients, and our global team of consultants, designers, engineers and project managers, we can change the world.

We have a strong presence in the Middle East that enables us to build deep and lasting relationships with our clients. We share their goals and long-term ambitions; we’re on the same journey to create places and infrastructure which will support long term sustainable development, healthy living and vibrant communities.

AtkinsRéalis are currently looking for experienced Commercial Director to join our team to work on newly awarded projects across varying sectors and various locations within KSA. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing team on high profile projects within in KSA.


  • Understand and interpret AtkinsRéalis rights and responsibilities across its KSA project portfolio.

  • Support Project Directors in delivering projects to contractual arrangements and required commercial outcomes.

  • Coordinate commercial appointments for services provided by all parties, including other AtkinsRéalis Business Sectors and sub-consultants.

  • Develop and manage commercial administration, monitoring, and change control systems.

  • Develop commercial understanding and competence within the Project Management and Design delivery staff in KSA.

  • Support Project-based Commercial staff within the country’s live projects.

  • Escalation and reporting on claims made against AtkinsRéalis Professional Indemnity insurance.

  • Conduct commercial review and audit of live projects in the country.

  • Monitor compliance of the Service Delivery Process throughout project delivery phase.

  • Review monthly financial reports and review actions in respect of the Risk Register and project contingency.

  • Provide guidance to project teams to ensure a consistent approach to billing in line with contractual arrangements.

  • Influence behaviors to provide early warnings of risk to projects’ financial health.


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate engineering discipline, Quantity Surveying, or equivalent.

  • Professional Membership (MRICS, MCIOB, MCIPS, MCIArb).

  • Extensive experience in contracts and sub-contracts, preparation, review, and evaluation.

  • Knowledge of the design process in the project lifecycle.

  • Experience in project planning, programme, and delay claim preparation and evaluation.

  • Senior level commercial experience on at least one major design and construct project.

  • Negotiation skills.

  • Risk management process and practice.

  • Excellent ability to develop successful client relationships.

  • Design and build project experience, especially contractor-side design.

  • Middle East experience.

  • Experience in Infra/Residential/Mixed-use projects.

  • Commercial experience with the delivery of projects in the entertainment sector.

Personal Attributes:

  • Business-minded and commercially astute.

  • Client-friendly with strong relationship-building skills.

  • Self-motivated with a winning attitude.

  • Good team leader and team worker.

  • Excellent communicator in written and spoken English.

  • Strong influencing skills.

  • Willingness to travel regularly in the region.

About AtkinsRéalis 

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. 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. News and information are available at or follow us on LinkedIn. 

 Why choose AtkinsRéalis

Your difference makes a difference. We care for our people and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where you can thrive and build a future you want to be a part of.

Thrive with us. When you join us, your wellbeing, health and safety become our top priority.

Engineering the future with digital. From design and engineering to project management, digital is fundamental to our way of working.

Champion lasting change. We build sustainability into everything we do.

AtkinsRéalis is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity amongst our workforce. We aim to provide quality and fairness for all job applicants and employees and not to discriminate on grounds of gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement. We oppose all forms of unlawful treatment and discrimination.

Our aim is for the company to be representative of all sections of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to a policy of treating all our employees and job applications equally.

We pursue this commitment by:

Having clear and concise procedures and guidelines for both line managers and employees to ensure policies are fully understood and implemented;

Complying with the relevant employment legislation and codes of practice;

Ensuring that all existing employees, potential employees, colleagues and customers are treated equally and with respect;

Ensuring that the workplace is an environment free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and bullying regardless of an individual’s gender, marital status, age, race, ethnic origin, religious conviction or disablement;

Making all decisions relating to recruitment, selection or promotion according to the employees’ ability