Atkins is celebrating its 10-year anniversary in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
An official ceremony was held at the British embassy in Riyadh to mark the occasion, with Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Simon Collis, and Atkins president Philip Hoare, both in attendance.
The consultancy opened its first Saudi office in Riyadh in 2010, and now boasts staff in Jeddah and Al Khobar that provide end-to-end advisory, design and engineering and project management services.
Collis said: “I congratulate Atkins on their first 10 years in Saudi Arabia.
"I know Atkins to be a world class company from working with them across the region over many years.
“Their values, capabilities and commitment put them in excellent position to partner with a wide range of clients in Saudi Arabia to design and deliver projects aligned with Vision 2030. I am excited to see what Atkins will achieve over the next 10 years.”
Riyadh Metro, King Abdulaziz International Airport, and King Abdullah Financial District are among some of the flagship projects where Atkins is proudly supporting the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its economic diversification agenda.
Supporting Saudization, Atkins has built a diverse workforce in the kingdom to empower local capabilities and promote knowledge exchange across a wide range of expertise and geographies.
Today, more than 85 Saudi nationals are part of Atkins' local team, and 15 Saudi graduates are enrolled in its 2-year graduate development program that helps early career professionals master essential technical skills through on-the-job training and planned rotations within business various operations.
“With over 50 offices across six continents, Atkins has established a stellar reputation as one of the most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies in the world,” said Hoare.
“For more than half a century, we have played a pivotal role in the transformation journey of the Middle East region, and the 10-year anniversary in the kingdom is a testament to our continuous commitment to supporting its sustainable growth through our world-class expertise, market knowledge and innovative solutions that bring our clients’ vision to life.”