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Primary Utility Plant Manager

  • Job reference: FG-004926
  • Sector: Construction, Programme Management
  • Location: Saudi Arabia

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As part of our regional growth plans, we are currently looking for an experienced Primary Utility Plant Manager with experience in the design and construction of Major Utility Plant such as HV substations, District Cooling Plants and Sewerage Treatment Plants to join our team in Saudi Arabia, providing leadership, direction and management to develop and manage the construction of Primary Utility Plant for a major development in Saudi Arabia



  • Performance: Satisfactory delivery of the Infrastructure and Early Works Project Management Consultant contractual scope of services. Identify non-compliances and seek resolution or escalate the issue with recommended mitigation plan.
  • Procurement: Direct the review of scope briefs for procurement of design consultants and provide coordination in the procurement of construction packages.
  • Change Management: Variations and adjustments to consultant’s scope, review the requirements and assess the impacts. Monitor construction change management process via the Engineer.
  • Permitting: Direct infrastructure related approvals e.g. substation, treatment plant design/construction NOC process though appropriate agencies considering related risks and mitigating consequential impacts.
  • Cost: Technical reviews for completeness of established budgets (WBS and CBS align), review cost plans and monitor budgets against design.
  • Planning: Monitor the timely completion of design deliverables in accordance with construction need dates, review programming and construction sequencing that they reflect plot development programme; and utilities provided in accordance with programme requirements.
  • Risk reporting: Risk register developed and coordinated by design consultants, review mitigation measures, assess effectiveness and seek improvements where necessary.
  • Interface: Coordination across all programme consultants e.g., environmental, utility networks etc. and that network delivery teams are coordinated with the Major Plant consultant and contracting team.
  • Communication: Communication through weekly meetings incorporating progress updates and issue review across all elements of the programme.
  • Reporting: Weekly updates in the form of a dashboards associated with infrastructure, review all data and evaluate prior to project controls presentation to employer.
  • Assurance: Direct procedures for primary utility plant consultants and supervision teams submission QA, Safety, Environmental, Welfare reports review and report on non-compliances.
  • Building good working relationships within complex structures both within the project with client, consultants, contractors and external stakeholders.
  • Develop and Implement the relevant industry standards.
  • Procure and direct Peer Reviews – Covering issues such as cost effectiveness, aesthetics, alternatives, operation and maintenance, design life, etc.
  • Value Engineering – Workshops to study options for savings / concluding with a benefits analysis to justify recommendations.
  • Directing the liaison and interfacing with utility companies to ensure the design takes cognisance of their requirements


Faithful+Gould is one of the world’s leading consultancies providing integrated project and programme management services for construction and engineering projects, with a turnover in excess of £200 million.


Faithful+Gould worldwide has access to 2,300 consultants, of whom 400 are located in the Middle East across six offices. We have successfully delivered commercial advice and management support for over 65 years to clients in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, UK, and North America. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Atkins Group, the design and engineering company.


Active in the Middle East for 18 years, Faithful+Gould combines in-depth knowledge of the region with the ability to draw on our global resource and constructive expertise, to deliver the most challenging of projects. With registered companies in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, this makes us one of the strongest international construction consultancies in the region.


  • Qualified mechanical / electrical professional who has technical ability and experience in two or preferably three of the following fields – Primary Substations, District Cooling Plants, Sewerage Treatment Plants and / or Lifting / Pumping Stations.
  • Qualified to BSc, BEng or equivalent as a minimum
  • Chartered status or equivalent
  • Considerable relevant and appropriate experience (20 years’ experience with 5 being similar to this project/role)
  • A demonstrable track record in the delivery of large multi-functional projects.
  • Capability to provide planning, leadership, direction and management to manage complex tasks and multidisciplinary projects.
  • Knowledge of project controls procedures.
  • Comfortable with the planning, analysis and managing process and commercial considerations.
  • Experience spanning local and national government clients and stakeholders in Saudi Arabia would be an advantage
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Fluency in Arabic would be advantageous


Rewards and Benefits:


We offer an excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Accommodation allowance;
  • Transportation allowance;
  • Annual leave;
  • Medical and life insurance cover;
  • Company gratuity scheme;
  • Discretionary bonus scheme;
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin;
  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


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