Saudi Council of Engineers
Promote engineering profession, facilitate engineers and engineering establishments to reach ideal solutions, enhance the level of performance, and encourage innovation and creativity to achieve an internationally recognized position.
Building outstanding engineering efficiencies that effectively contribute to the economic growth of Saudi Arabia.
Creating conducive environment for innovation, development, and creativity that serve the requirements of the society.
Encouraging Saudi engineering firms and Saudi engineers to develop their competitive abilities.
To contribute to raise the standard of engineering education in academic, training, and professional fields aiming at materialization of compatibility between educational outcomes and employment market requirements.
1.1 To coordinate with universities and support their efforts in continuous revision of policies and educational programs in academic, training, and professional fields including:
– students’ skills development
– standards and rules for university admission
– potency of curricula and continuous development in light of the technical advancement in the engineering field.
– cooperative summer training programs and graduation projects.
1-2 to evaluate competency of engineering graduates with requirements of the market and to develop annual indices.
1-3 to work for materialization of integration between the engineering organizations in universities and the Council and to participate in organizing technical and professional seminars and conferences.
1-4 encourage compilation and translation works.
Enhance the capabilities of engineers and technicians by approving curricula for qualifying and training at Kingdom level that enable them to practice their profession effectively.
2-1 Authorization of progression of professional grades for engineers, to be applied in the national level, in both government and private sectors and the progression is based on professional examinations approved by the Council in accordance with the international rules and standards and to implement progression in job promotion as per its influence in levels of profession.
2-2 to work with government and private training bodies and universities to introduce approved training programs for all specializations and career levels of engineering and to evaluate them according to the specific standards, and develop continuously in light of emerging technology and market requirements.
2-3 to establish bases and fundaments to figure out training hours for qualification purposes and to adopt training registers for all engineers.
Work on authorizing the basics and rules that control the licenses, engineering practices, and ethics of the profession.
3-1 To form an effective and operational system for practicing engineering profession in the Kingdom by defining rules and fundaments and requirements of licensure for practicing the engineering for individuals and corporations, and to define administrational and professional rules and fundaments aimed to be achieved for renewal of registration.
3-2 to prepare comprehensive guides clarifying the bases and regulations which govern practicing of the profession, ethics, and qualification requirements of engineering offices and firms.
3-3 continual supervision on career practices and implementation of penalties or punishments for career violations.
Encourage research, development, innovation, and creativity in all engineering fields.
4-1 To encourage foundation of potent research centers in engineering establishments and large companies and to concern with step up the coordination and integration between them eying to create an effective national research group that will contribute in boosting the economic growth and independence.
4-2 work for allotment of incentives and rewards for individuals and organizations in design, development, invention and innovation.
4-3 work to allocate incremental budgets by the government for research and development in various government bodies and to assign national engineering firms for its implementation.
4-4 to work to include clauses in large government bids and company contracts stating the necessity of participation of Saudi establishments and individuals in execution of development and design works in these projects.
Offer attractive and prompt services to companies, engineering offices, and engineers.
5-1 To introduce new technical advancements and its usages and facilitate to obtain them.
5-2 to participate in developing methods and formalities related to the practices of various engineering works, especially in quality, work force, and financial aspects; and to suggest specific levels for quality in accordance with the services offered, and the size and nature of the works.
5-3 to establish an information center contains broad technical references and provides local, regional, and international regulations, and contract and competition requirements and surveys.
5-4 to provide enough information on projects which contain engineering services and efforts for the use of members.
Review decisions and codes of practices/systems in both public and private sectors pertaining to engineering sector and profession, and to suggest appropriate amendments that will contribute to realize the goals of the Council.
6-1 To suggest suitable amendments to procurement regulations or any other rules that affect both public and private sectors, contributing in development of the engineering sector and development and enhancement of engineering capabilities.
6-2 to rush to get acquainted with regulatory projects and decisions that affect engineering sector and to coordinate with concerned parties to influence positively, and broaden participation of the Council in various committees in favor to, which, in turn, will enhance the level of profession and benefit both the service providers and beneficiaries.
6-3 to ensure the authority of the Council in qualification process for engineering activities throughout the national level for all the beneficiaries in both private and public sectors to guarantee unique standard levels for qualification and supervision of the performance of engineering service sector.
Active participation of Saudi engineers and engineering companies in projects in both public and private sectors, and developing real working partnership between Saudi and foreign engineering firms in such a way as to develop the national faculties.
7-1 To work out for partition of big contracts in order to allow Saudi engineers and engineering companies to take maximum part in its execution.
7-2 to work out for inclusion of training and effective participation programs for Saudi engineers in big engineering contracts.
7-3 deepening use of advanced technologies by Saudi engineers and engineering firms to a level that will give them chances to participate in various projects.
7-4 encourage foreign companies who gain big contracts to give subcontracts to local Saudi companies and Saudi engineers in influential areas.
7-5 encourage Saudi engineers and engineering firms to carry out engineering projects outside the Kingdom and to sponsor, support, and assist them.
7-6 to prepare comprehensive surveys on size and nature of participation of Saudi firms and engineers in various projects and their ratio to the total work, and the nature of the cooperation with foreign companies.
7-7 highlight the importance of participation of Saudi firms in execution of different projects and the positive effects that could achieve.
Encourage integration between national companies and engineering establishments to enable them to execute major projects.
8-1 Endeavor to make principles and rules that allow a group of engineering firms to carry out tasks together or provide engineering services as a single joint organization.
8-2 work out in coordination with other related parties to create an encouraging environment for different Saudi engineering firms to entrust with some of their requirements to specialized Saudi companies or individual engineering offices, in order to strengthen the capabilities, increase the competitiveness, and reinforcement of integration that enable Saudi engineering group to carry out bigger and more complex projects in and out of the Kingdom.
Strive to promote small and medium size engineering establishments and individual engineering offices.
9-1 To make effective programs focused on sponsoring small-sized engineering offices and individuals to support and guide them towards the ideal rules and principles in career practices and its development, work-flow systems, and to get the works.
9-2 to work out for issuing a system to delimit categories of engineering projects in public and private sectors for small and mid-sized engineering firms and individual engineering offices in order to participate in their development.
9-3 to urge the public sector firms to seek assistance of Saudi engineering firms and engineers in implementation of their programs.
Edify the society about goals and assignments of the Council, and the role of engineering sector in the execution of various developing projects.
10-1 To prepare an awareness program addressed to all classes of the society clarifying the role that the Council undertakes and the benefits of its objectives to the society as being the first beneficiary.
10-2 to publish a series of directories and manuals to serve the citizens and guide them in all their needs related to the engineering services.
10-3 to highlight the role of engineers in the society, and to shed light on the general concepts of engineering specialties, and the role of each specialization.
10-4 to clarify the general concepts of etiquettes of the engineering practices, career disputes, penalties, punishments, and bylaw of Council, and terms of cost calculation of engineering services and the importance to stick on with.
10-5 to edify the importance of professional engineering qualification, and professional training and tests; and to clarify the differences in career between the different qualification levels and the duties and responsibilities based on them.