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Parsons Corporation Technology & Innovation Engineer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Technology & Innovation Engineer

Riyadh, KSA


An extensive knowledge of development projects technologies is essential which should be grounded with a deep understanding of the fast-paced R&D initiatives underway at both private and public sector institutions globally. Appreciation of the technology landscape and innovative concepts is essential and how different technologies and disruptive services fit together to form an integrated smart city system.

Delivery of a full range of technology assessment services including; consultancy, engineering, technology development and productization as needed. A proven capability to deliver multiple projects is a key requisite.

Responsible to grow and maintain an external and internal innovation & technology ecosystem through relationship building and a strong industry presence.


  • Identify, develop and evaluate technologies, solutions, applications, and ideas that can be leveraged to advance the PIF mission in line with the Saudi 2030 vision throughout the Kingdom.

  • Drive the business strategy for innovative technology evaluation and deployments including leading the team’s input for tender responses in technology and related fields.

  • Lead and oversee the delivery of technology deployment pilots and projects across multiple industry domains which include both consultancy and solution / product deployment.

  • Work with the PIF Strategy team to identify and build relevant industry partnerships in order to support the innovation strategy

  • The Center of Excellence is a key innovation flywheel in PIF and thus a major area for development of innovative technologies, a critical aspect will be the two-way interface other innovation teams across PIF and related entities, to build capability and share knowledge and strategies.

  • Makes regular recommendations for new technologies and product offerings through a knowledge of the innovation and technology landscape.

  • Leads current and futures trends and serve as the internal and external subject matter expert for Smart City.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


  • Minimum; Bachelor’s degree in a technology engineering related field, chartered status is preferred

  • 10-15 years’ successful experience in various technology-driven business development, design and deployment projects around the world.

  • As a recognized professional in innovative technologies, the candidate shall be the representative of PIF and shall have proven experience of publishing thought pieces, journal papers and have extensive experience presenting at industry relevant conferences and events (as determined by PIF)

  • Identification of new areas of work, to keep ahead of industry trends identifying opportunities to diversify the portfolio and disrupt the industry.

  • Proven experience of the innovation and technology ecosystem – transport, energy, water, etc – with a particular emphasis on groundbreaking .

  • The candidate must demonstrate strong communications and analytical skills and the ability to pay careful attention to details and must have the capacity to work well in groups.

  • Appreciation and understanding of the wider technology research is key and the role Smart Cities / Mobility can play within the delivery of a wider program of work.

  • The candidate shall have excellent project management and communication skills.

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