Executive Director - Engineering Codes and Standards

Saudi Arabia Permanent
  • Opportunity to work with Saudi Vision 2030 entity
  • Opportunity to be a pioneer in disruptive engineering codes and standards set up

About Our Client

Saudi Vision 2030 government entity looking to disrupt the existing model for codes, standards, accreditation and set a new benchmark.

Job Description

  • Develop regulatory rules, guidelines and technical standards of materials, products and services for
  • Regulate to the most integrated and therefore highest standards for construction life cycle impact
  • Establish accepted practices and minimum technical requirements to regulate an industry
  • Address concerns related to consumer health and safety
  • Constantly evaluate the impact of regulation, codes and standards with regard to construction efficiency, cost competitiveness etc.
  • Develop a state-of-the art monitoring and compliance system that is lean, efficient and fair.
  • Oversee building codes periodic reviews to address emerging needs
  • Assess and give recognition to competent products, services and relevant companies
  • Participate in global initiatives for developing conformity assessment standards (e.g., ISO standards development)
  • Collaborate with international standards and accreditation bodies to address global health and safety challenges (e.g., standards for minimizing emission)
  • Continually evaluate key operational processes to facilitate accreditation-related work flow, improve productivity and maintain high standards of quality control
  • Monitor accreditation trends and develop or implement solutions, as appropriate
  • Lead the development and creation of key required councils/committees/Agencies related to Accreditation, standards and codes authority

The Successful Applicant

  • The candidate must be a Chartered/PE from an engineering discipline and must have strong technical knowledge of internationals ACOP/Institutions and KSA Codes.
  • Advanced degree in construction, engineering or in a related field,
  • 25+ years of experience in the public sector with a focus on codes and standards (building or engineering related) or in a private institution, including experience of periodic evaluation of code enforcement agencies for accreditation.
  • 15+ years of senior leadership experience in public sector organizations (e.g., Minister, Deputy Minister) or private organizations (e.g., as CEO, COO) is preferred
  • Demonstrates career history in major governmental companies providing strategic and tactical guidance, analysis and advocacy related to model regulations, including codes, standards and rating systems.
  • Knowledgeable in methods and techniques of construction
  • Solid understanding and appreciation of how technological advances can impact the construction/building processes and materials
  • Experience in principles and practices of budget preparation and administration
  • Effective communication skills (oral and written)
  • Knowledgeable in engineering principles and up to date with latest technological advancements
  • Possession of applicable licenses and certifications

What's on Offer

Competitive tax free salary, family benefits and opportunity to have a global industry impact.

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