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Ghafari Resident Engineer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Job Description:

The Resident Engineer shall be responsible and accountable for managing, monitoring, and controlling all construction site activities to ensure that the project’s Scope of Work, Quality, Schedule, and Cost are provided by the Contractor in accordance with the HSE and Contract Requirements.


  • Report to the Project Director and lead Sr. Site Engineers, HSE Manager and Site Inspectors.

  • Review and maintain Contract’s technical documents & BOQ as well as Contractor’s approved Quality & HSE Plans, Schedule Baseline,

  • Oversee field site activities and provide technical advice on construction and design.

  • Ensure that all Contractor’s submitted technical transmittals including shop drawings, material submittals, RFIs are processed in accordance with the Design and Specifications of the Project.

  • Ensure that all Contractor’s submitted Inspections Requests for delivered material and executed works are processed in accordance with the Project Specifications, approved shop drawings and material submittals.

  • Ensure that the QA/QC activities on site are in accordance with the approved Quality Plan and Project’s Quality Procedures.

  • Ensure that the RE team conducts regular site surveillance and issuing Site Observation Reports (SOR) and Non-Conformity Reports (NCR) whenever applicable.

  • Issue and maintain a log for SORs and NCRs reflecting the closure status for each.

  • Ensure that all site activities are being executed in accordance with HSE requirements, conduct weekly HSE meetings, issue HSE Violation Reports and ensure that they are closed promptly.

  • Provide technical input to the Contractor’s proposed technical deviations.

  • Provide input to Contractor’s monthly interim payments regarding executed works on site.

  • Provide input to Contractor’s claims and Contract’s variations.

  • Attend site weekly progress meetings and provide input regarding ongoing site activities.

  • Monitor and report on Contractor’s manpower and subcontractors.

  • Maintain accurate records and reports related to the project.

  • Monitor and facilitate the Testing & Commissioning of the project.

  • Participate in contract close-out activities.


  • Bachelor’s degree in architectural or civil engineering. A degree in Construction Management is a plus.

  • Minimum 15 years with at least 10 years in the role of Resident Engineer.

  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents and construction plans and specifications.

  • Must be very organized and have effective problem solving, leadership and negotiation skills

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English. Arabic is a plus.

Additional Preferable Requirements:

  • Based in KSA with transferable Iqama.

  • Valid SCE membership.

Since 1982, Ghafari Associates has taken a personal approach to highly technical projects in complex markets including: aviation, manufacturing, healthcare, retail, hospitality, K-12 and higher education. As a global team of engineers, architects, process designers, and consultants we blend insight with technological innovation helping clients elevate their efficiency, sustainability, and impact.

Continuously rated a Top Workplace to Work ( , Crain’s Cool Place to Work ( , and a Best and Brightest ( company to work for in the US, Ghafari has made a name for itself through our culture, employee benefits, and portfolio of projects ( .

Over a quarter of Ghafari employees have diverse identities that are championed by our growing approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We provide flexible work environments allowing team members a schedule that benefits them, whether it is fully remote, hybrid or an in-office experience.

Through career mapping, Ghafari employees are encouraged to seek licensure, coached for knowledge growth, and provided opportunities for management and mentorship roles if interested. Our robust internship program recognizes undergraduate and graduate students from across the world, having an over 90% success rate of hiring our interns after graduation.

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