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Assistant Resident Engineer - Buildings, Jubail (International Assignment) 1

Requisition ID:  260346

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/13/2021

Detailed Job Description:


Position Summary:

Supervise all activities relating to one, or several concurrent contracts, as assigned by management. The specific responsibilities of the Assistant Resident Engineer include, but are not limited to, the following


  • As a deputy of the Resident Engineer, serving as primary field contact between the client (Royal Commission) and the Contractor, proactively engaging and leading the Contractor to successfully perform, complete and close out contracts.
  • Monitor construction-progress to ensure actual progress meets planned progress and critical milestones. Guide Contractor to adjust its production rates, activity-logics and –durations on an as-needed basis so as to meet schedule.
  • Resolve design clarifications and site conditions to facilitate construction progress. This task requires interactions with Engineering & other departments.
  • Chair weekly / bi-weekly progress meetings and other meetings as-needed. Generate meeting minutes. Follow up on action-pending items.
  • Evaluate Contractor’s schedules (contract baseline, updates and revisions, 4-week rolling-schedules, etc.) and contract-time-extension requests, including obtaining & considering input by Construction Department scheduling engineers.
  • Enforce compliance of the contractor’s safety program to achieve zero accidents.
  • Supervise field engineers to ensure the Contractor’s quality of works complies with contract design and specifications, applicable codes and Royal Commission standards. Ensure the Contractor adheres to the processes and procedures stated in the approved Quality Control Program.
  • Supervise field engineers to properly review technical submittals and shop drawings in a timely manner for compliance with contract requirements. This requires interactions with Engineering and other departments. If necessary, participate in the actual review.
  • Coordinate and resolve interfaces between different disciplines within a contract (e.g. between structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, telecom, etc.)
  • Supervise field engineers assigned to the contract, ensure compliance with reporting requirements, and prepare their annual performance review.
  • Coordinate and resolve interfaces with other Royal Commission departments.
  • Review DCN’s, issue DCN’s to Contractor, obtain price quotes, assist the Facility Contracts Supervisor in negotiation of prices and contract time extensions.
  • Assist in the preparation of Request-for-Change’s, tacit approvals, Contract Change Orders, etc.
  • Manage contractor’s monthly progress payment application by ensuring timely ascertainment of quantities of completed works by field engineers and quantity surveyors and timely submittal of invoices by the Contractor.
  • Ensure Contractor’s compliance with administrative procedures (e.g. as-built drawings, inspection notices, etc.) as specified in the contract documents or Jubail Management Procedures.
  • Review material testing reports and evaluate the results.
  • Review drawing and specification packages for new contracts as required by Engineering and other Departments.
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, site visits and bid evaluations as assigned.
  • Participate in kick-off meetings for the assigned contracts.
  • Participate in the preparation of annual Work Plan (projected annual construction expenditure). Monitor the contractor’s monthly expenditures.
  • Coordinate with the local Utilities Companies and other Departments to assist contractors to obtain work permits.
  • Training and evaluating team members performance.


Essential Technical:

  • University Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management with minimum ten (10) years of field construction experience.
  • A minimum of 8 years of Hands on experience in the construction supervision and management of Housing and Educational facilities.
  • Working experience and general knowledge of multi-craft and multi-discipline construction practices – such as civil, structural, architectural mechanical and electrical disciplines.
  • Hands on construction management experience covering 5 key aspects: Contracts, Quality, Scheduling, Cost, and Safety.


Behavioral Technical:

  • Ability to explain work processes and procedures to all levels.
  • Must Possess excellent oral and written English communication skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a team-based environment.
  • Must be results and solutions orientated, and be able to solve problems.
  • Be able to prepare correspondence, reports, analysis, etc., in English language, associated with construction related issues.


Preferred Technical:

  • At least 10 years of direct Civil Engineering experience in Residential Buildings, Universities and Recreational Facilities that includes experience in all stages of building construction (cast-in place and pre cast), miscellaneous installations (roofing, mechanical, electrical, fire protection, elevators, BMS, etc.) and architectural finishes (materials & installations methods) such as Gypsum board, windows, and doors, vinyl floor, tiles, painting, plastering, carpet, block work, false ceiling, hardware, built-in furniture and all other architectural finishes related to construction.
  • A strong understanding of construction means, methods and requirements, including concrete works, finishing works, utilities, grading, etc. Be able to identify proper work procedures to assigned scope of work.
  • Be able to understand and analyse a detailed baseline schedule, including resources, critical path and provide feedback and/or recommendations. 
  • Have a basic understanding of contract administration, including preparation of correspondence, analysis of claims, and construction negotiation.. 
  • Experience working overseas, either on CM or Direct Hire Contracts, preferably in the Middle East.
  • Professional Registration or Project Management Institute certification is desirable.


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Self-motivated individual with good leadership skills and experience and the ability to influence without authority.
  • Ability to manage priorities and take on additional evolving responsibilities with demonstrated experience providing direction/ supervising a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders to make critical decisions where required.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse organization.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and under pressure.


Shaping tomorrow together

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