Atkins to double Saudi office headcount by year end

Atkins to double Saudi office headcount by year end
RIYADH DECEMBER 22 Kingdom tower on December 22 2009 in Riyadh Saudi Arabia Kingdom tower is a business and convention center shoping mall and one of the main landmarks of Riyadh city
Published: 4 June 2019 - 11:15 a.m.
UK-headquartered construction consultancy Atkins is looking to double the headcount of its recently opened office in Riyadh by the end of 2019, Adrian Lindon, the company's managing director, MEA, told Construction Week.

Lindon revealed additional details in conversation with Construction Week during a recording of a Construction Week Viewpoint episode.

“[Our] office in Riyadh has already grown just this year up to 60 staff in the design business alone,” he said, noting that figure stands at 120 after including the staff of Faithful+Gould – a project management consultancy thaht is part of the Atkins business.

“We’re looking at [...] probably doubling the headcount in the [Riyadh] office by the end of the year.”

Lindon said gigaprojects were driving Atkins' growth in Saudi, adding that the company was “also looking at Qiddiya, Neom, Amaala, and The Red Sea Project".

He added: “We have done quite a bit of work in the kingdom already, but, we are now really seeing a push for growth, driven by the key gigaprojects.”

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