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Parsons Corporation Geotechnical Engineer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Through collaboration, you can turn good ideas into great outcomes

You believe that it often takes a variety of viewpoints to reach more informed outcomes. You're energized by open dialogue and collaborative brainstorming. We encourage collaborations, with the understanding that different perspectives can lead to exciting outcomes for all. Let's talk about how we can work together.


The Senior Geotechnical Engineer will join the Middle East Geotechnical team and will be based in Parsons Abu Dhabi Office to work on various projects for prestigious Clients in Abu Dhabi and wider afield.


Develops and leads investigation, design and technical teams.

Understands and manages the needs and approaches to the engineering consultancy and design markets, including relationships with clients, work planning, project management and commercial management.

Conducts geological, geohazard and other technical investigations, particularly for Civil Engineering and major project purposes and across a wide range of ground engineering environments in the Middle East and Africa.

Carries out terrain evaluation of large areas to detailed investigation of specific sites that includes (as a minimum) assessment of ground conditions and production of ground risk assessments.

Efficiently utilizes engineering software, particularly GIS for mapping and 3-dimensional terrain and geological modelling.

Produces/writes high quality and accurate reports.

Delivers excellent and accurate work thru independent effort and team work. Conducts self-check as appropriate.

Effectively liaises with stakeholders particularly at project manager and project director level and with clients.

Ensure compliance with standard local practice and local authority requirements.

May attend business travels, short assignments for specific projects across Middle East Region, Africa and Europe.

May complete additional duties as assigned.

We will be open to your ideas

If you have suggestions that you think would be helpful and could improve your work experience, we're open to hearing them. Many of the most practical and creative improvements have come from people who are the most closely involved day-to-day in the task. We appreciate our diverse staff for the skills and unique perspectives they contribute to decisions. In our inclusive environment, everyone's voice is heard, everyone is welcomed and respected, and everyone enjoys opportunities for advancement.


Candidates must have/be:

Strong academic background with at least a Degree in Geology or Civil Engineering, preferably with a second Degree in Geology or Geotechnical Engineering.

Chartered status or approaching Chartered status with a recognized professional institution.

At least 10 years' experience preferably in the following sectors: high-rise buildings, rail, highways & bridges, offshore facilities, nuclear facilities, onshore pipelines and oil and gas facilities, dams & reservoirs.

At least 5 years relevant experience in the Middle East.

Adept in using related Engineering software, particularly GIS for mapping and 3-dimensional terrain and geological modelling.

Demonstrated technical, commercial and project management track record. Proven experience developing and leading investigation and design teams.

Good interpersonal skills. Can effectively communicate and establish amiable relationships across all disciplines and internal and external contacts.

Excellent report writing skills.

Proficient with local practice, local authority requirements and international standards.

Let us put your innovative ideas to work

We are looking for innovative thinkers - people who pride themselves in developing new ways to be more productive and competitive, and seeing their ideas put into action. Our diverse staff, with their contrasting and thoughtful points of view, offer a real asset to the process of innovation. Your stimulating ideas and opinions will assure you of unlimited opportunities and a role in the excitement of achievement.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.