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Parsons Corporation Technical Director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Minimum Clearance Required to Start:

Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Competition makes you stronger

You love a challenge. You thrive on seeing possibilities and opportunities that others miss and coming up with productive, creative solutions. Your competitive spirit gets you over and around obstacles and your drive is motivational to others. That's what makes you the kind of manager we want. We value the way that healthy competition advances our business and all the people in it, and your talent at motivating your team will be well rewarded. If your energy needs an outlet (and a lot of recognition), we've got a challenge for you to enter... and win.


To manage the Design Section for Parsons to ensure financial, sales, technical, and personnel growth and development, while maintaining continuous improvement in quality and client service, consistent with Parsons Mission and good business practice. To accomplish the above by maintaining and enhancing the quality of our workforce by providing our employees challenging and interesting work, opportunity for professional development, a good work environment, and fair personnel policies.


Financial Performance - To meet financial targets, and assist positioning the Middle East Operations for long term growth.

  • Assist the Middle East Region Manager in meeting the financial targets. Assist all design engineers to meet project budgets and assist in project budget control.

  • Responsible for developing and implementing operating plans, and preparing departmental budgets, forecasts and other financial reports.

  • Responsible for the quality and timeliness of cost estimates, budgets, financial reports and schedules.

Project Execution - Ensure technical reviews and compliance of design engineering with controls to maintain and improve high quality deliverables to our clients.

  • Ensure that project plans are in place for all jobs within two weeks of project authorization. This is to result in better-planned projects and improved project team understanding of milestones, budget, and deliverables.

  • Target meeting or exceeding client expectation. Where non-compliance exists, ensure corrective action implementation occurs within three months of the reported non-compliance.

  • Provide direct input to proposals, strategic plans, client presentations and contract negotiations. Makes presentations to management and clients.

Office Planning - To prepare and implement regional growth plans.

  • Expand design capabilities to accommodate increased growth in design and support of other Parsons entities.

  • Participate in developing company policy.

  • Participate in interdepartmental workload and staffing plans.

  • Responsible for the results of department procedures used for monitoring and controlling cost and schedule.

Collaborate, Participate, Create

Some of our best work is born out of great collaborations between individuals, with other teams, and between anyone who wants to see ideas through. If you're comfortable leading and participating in brainstorming discussions, you'll make a great manager here. Our safe, inclusive environment encourages every member of our diverse staff to speak out and share ideas. There are no limits to opportunities for anyone in our welcoming organization. Care to pitch in?


The Design Director shall be a degreed Engineer (by a Western University), with extensive design and construction experience.

The Director shall have outstanding client relationship building skills and shall possess excellent written and oral communication skills.

Thorough knowledge of contractual matters and project control is a must for this position.

The Design Director shall be experienced in writing and pricing proposals and shall be capable of effectively communicating the project requirements to personnel involved in the project execution. The Director should be able to implement the Quality Management System on his projects effectively and should have prior experience with approvals from different Government/Regulatory bodies for the Project Execution. The Design Director shall be capable of working with different agencies/departments like client, contractor, construction department, etc.

Organizations win or lose based on customers' experiences. Join a winner!

We aim for more than customers - we want loyal advocates. We throw ourselves into achieving that goal by giving people more than they expect. We're a driven bunch, but we love doing it, and our customers can tell that we do. If your managerial style inspires, our environment will inspire you. Our diverse staff is empowered to shape their futures in a welcoming environment filled with opportunity.

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.