KEO International Consultants

Specialist Materials Engineer

Job Location(s) Saudi Arabia-Al Ula
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/8/2024 1:53 AM)
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# of Openings
Project Management


KEO is a creative enterprise, where innovation is a way of life. We are uniquely resourced with end-to-end services to take clients from inspiration – through conceptualization – to realization of planning, design or project delivery in the built and natural environments. For over 60 years we’ve led with vision, contributing to many of the world’s most ambitious projects, iconic places, remarkable experiences and prosperous communities.

As a highly integrated and agile AEP/PMCM firm, KEO is recognized by ENR as one of the Top 225 International Design Firms and one of the Top 20 International PM/CM Firms. We are also ranked by World Architecture as the 57th largest global architecture firm and the #1 Firm in the Middle East Region in their 2023 WA100 Survey.

We invite you to join us. Why?

When you join KEO, you’ll discover more than just a job – you’ll find a supportive environment that fosters your professional development through internal global mobility and career development and does so within a culture that supports company-wide health and well-being through on-demand counselling services and regular workplace clinics. You will be invited to celebrate community events such as sports days, fun-runs, in-house sports teams and beach clean ups. In addition to your competitive package and benefits you will have access to a suite of policies that include hybrid working arrangements, individual athletic sponsorship, study assistance sponsorship, employee referral rewards, mentoring and coaching programs and extensive in-house on demand learning courses. 


Our newest opportunity is for a talented Specialist Materials Engineer to join our Project Management Division based in Al Ula, KSA. This position is responsible for making sure that the right material is used to meet the client specifications and shall be involved in developing, selecting or evaluating materials for specialist uses. 


We envisage success in this role to include;

  • Reviewing and making recommendation for approval of all submitted materials by the contractor.
  • Ensuring compliance of used materials with the projects specifications.
  • Participating in construction quality control.
  • Supervising, participating and directing sampling and testing of all materials according to the contract and the specifications.
  • Analyzing the test results in a timely manner and recommending action to the Senior Resident Engineer.
  • Maintaining records of test results and all taken corrective actions.
  • Tracking and reviewing the site testing and certificates of compliance.
  • Following up and verifying implementation of corrective actions.
  • Ensuring inspection and checking of all delivered materials to site for conformance to the project requirements and approval.
  • Preparing reports that will be submitted to management, the client and various 3rd parties for their review/feedback/action.
  • Leading inspections and installations of sandstone and limestone panels for building facades    


To be successful in this dynamic opportunity, we envision that you will bring a minimum of 12 years Site experience working with architectural / construction materials and finishes on high end hospitality projects.

Bachelor's Degree in Architecture or Civil Engineering along with having strong knowledge in stone and marble quarry operations, processing and cutting. Furthermore, candidates with stone factory experience is a plus  

KEO’s performance is founded upon integrity, results, innovation, safety and our people. We embrace diversity and recognise its’ contribution to client success wherever we work.


We are excited to hear how you can partner with our award-winning team and treat all expressions of interest confidentially.


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