Communications and Engagement Manager - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

Saudi Arabia


Communications and Engagement Manager

Role Context:

KBR has been awarded a support contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (UK MOD). Under the terms of the contract, which will run until 2022 (with options out until 2025), KBR will provide communications network support and deliver training services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This is a significant long-term project and expands our portfolio of work with the UK MOD in the Middle East.

Under the contract, KBR is seeking to recruit staff to deliver:?

  • Support in delivering IP Telephony at multiple sites, host applications such as Network Management System, Cable Management System and incident management software.?
  • Operation of Service Desks in a number of regions.?
  • Support to maintain operational capability of Fixed & Deployable equipment/capabilities.?
  • Design & deliver a new Management Information System
  • Technical & English Language Training in a number of regional locations.?
  • Built Estate maintenance and upkeep.?


Riyadh, Middle East, with some frequent travel required

Responsible for the delivery of some of the most complex and large scale programmes, KBR is an exciting place to be. From delivering projects for the UK military in the remotest regions of Afghanistan and Iraq; to delivering the world's largest transport infrastructure programme, the Qatar Expressway - we are ready to take on any challenge wherever our customers need us.?

Job Purpose: To develop, deliver and execute a proactive internal communications and stakeholder engagement strategy for a unique project in the Middle East, based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Helping to develop and improve project communications Kingdom wide.

Responsibilities will include:

Main Duties & Responsibilities - Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Lead

  • Develop and implement an internal communications strategic plan for the OM&T project project in the Middle East with the aim of improving and enhancing available communication channels.
  • Write and edit internal communications.
  • Advise and lead on internal campaign and support development of wider Kingdom wide approach and messaging to promote KBR
  • Work closely with the Project Director and Senior Leadership Team to develop innovative and effective strategies to improve employee engagement, enhance the sense of community, Health & Wellbeing of staff, embed the ONE KBR values and develop a positive leadership culture.
  • Develop and improve internal communication channels across, working with the wider KBR Communications and Marketing teams, and IT, to make effective use of internal channels.
  • Ensure suitable mechanisms are in place to allow for communications to flow across departments, the project and the wider business, enhancing awareness and helping build a culture of trust and openness.
  • Implement guidelines for consistent and recognisable branded style for communications.
  • Evaluate the success of communications campaigns and use data and research to improve communications techniques and strategies.
  • Manage communications and marketing associated with key business unit proposals, including liaison with partners on potential strategies.
  • Support the development and implementation of a social value strategy within the OM&T project, linking in with the wider business strategy in this area.

Essential Experience

  • A proven track record of successfully developing and implementing engaging internal communications strategies for complex projects with wide ranging and geographical distributed stakeholders
  • Experience of measuring the effectiveness of communications and associated strategies
  • Experience of engaging and influencing senior managers within an organisation
  • Experienced in leading relationship formation with stakeholders including developing advocacy amongst key opinion formers
  • Experience of working in the Middle East
  • An entrepreneurial approach and passionate about work
  • Ability to demonstrate strong commercial acumen and desire to work with a close-knit strategic senior leadership team

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and technologies across the asset and program lifecycle within the Government Solutions and Energy sectors. KBR employs approximately 38,000 people worldwide (including our joint ventures), with customers in more than 80 countries, and operations in 40 countries, across three synergistic global businesses:

Government Solutions , serving government customers globally, including capabilities that cover the full lifecycle of defense, space, aviation and other government programs and missions from research and development, through systems engineering, test and evaluation, program management, to operations, maintenance, and field logistics

Technology Solutions , featuring proprietary technology, equipment, catalysts, digital solutions and related technical services for the monetization of hydrocarbons, including refining, petrochemicals, ammonia and specialty chemicals, as well as inorganics

Energy Solutions , including onshore oil and gas; LNG (liquefaction and regasification)/GTL; oil refining; petrochemicals; chemicals; fertilizers; differentiated EPC; maintenance services (Brown & Root Industrial Services); offshore oil and gas (shallow-water, deep-water, subsea); floating solutions (FPU, FPSO, FLNG & FSRU); program management and consulting services

KBR is proud to work with its customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, integrated EPC delivery and long term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver .