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BIM 5D Specialist - Quantity and Cost SME ( International Assignment )

Requisition ID:  223557

Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia



Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) has worked as the management services contractor directly with our client, the Royal Commission for over 40 years.  We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers working in an integrated customer organization.  We are responsible for planning and managing the design production by the client’s design professional consulting workforce of over 1,000 through more than 20 Technical Service Contracts that we administer.  We also provide engineering support through the bidding, procurement, and construction contract phases.


Generally, we manage over 100 building and infrastructure projects at any point in time, ranging from:  New residential communities, iconic buildings and bridges, site preparations and developments, commercial buildings, mosques, schools (including a new 30,000 student university), hospitals and clinics, sports facilities, warehouses, military installations, utility services, electrical sub-stations, roads and highways, ports, pipeline corridors, and significantly more.





The BIM 5D Specialist - Quantity and Cost SME is assigned to the Royal Commission Jubail (RCJ) BIM Department and reports directly to the RCJ Building Information Modelling Manager.  The BIM 5D Specialist will liaise with both internal and external stakeholders and will serve as the primary BIM support 5D specialist for in house design and construction teams as well as external contractors across all phases and disciplines of project deliveries.  The BIM 5D Specialist role will be the key subject matter expert for 5D quantification and costing in design, construction and operations and will be vital in educating, training and supporting the in-house engineering design and construction teams as we implement the RCJ BIM program.  The BIM 5D Specialist role will primarily focus on the the 5th Dimension of BIM, the quantification and cost coding, but will also assist in 3D Model Development, Interference Checking & Design Coordination, Q/A & Q/C, and the development of the RCJ BIM processes, standards and procedures.



Job Dimensions 


Works closely with the RCJ BIM Manager to:

    • Ensure the RCJ BIM program is implemented in accordance with the objectives contained within the RCJ BIM Implementation Plan and RCJ management directives.
    • Contribute in the development and implementation of BIM process, standards and procedures for the RCJ BIM program.
    • Assist in the training and support of BIM applications, methodologies and process to the RCJ technical staff.
    • Serve as the primary 5D BIM support resource for internal and external design and construction teams and stakeholders.
    • Assures contractor’s project 5D BIM implementation and use is executed in accordance with the BIM contract requirements and in alignment with RCJ BIM standards, processes and procedures.
    • Review contractor’s 5D BIM submissions to ensure adherence to contract requirements and RCJ BIM standards.



Job Responsibilities 


  • Assists in developing and implementing the Project BIM Strategy and BEP through the design, procurement and construction phases, and handover to end users.
  • Assists BIM Manager in executing execution scope packages (ESP) in alignment with client requirements and various project stakeholders.
  • Supports the RCJ organizations use of the CDE as the single source of truth for all project data generated.
  • Works with BIM manager and engineering department to contribute to the Jubail standards for BIM execution, procedures and standard BIM object library.
  • Leads the 5D BIM training of the RCJ staff on the use of the Building Information Model and associated tools.
  • Conducts regular assessments, audits and model interrogations in the review of contractor’s project 5D BIM progress to assure compliance with RCJ requirements and standards.



Qualifications/ Experience

Essential Technical


  • Recognized degree/diploma in a relevant field i.e.  engineering, construction, quantity surveyor, information management, information technology is preferred but relavent prior experience may also be considered.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design engineering and construction industry and/or prior work experience in related fields leading to a thorough understanding of the role requirements as listed, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a BIM/VDC related role.
  • Experienced working on large-scale capital design, construction projects.
  • Able to demonstrate capabilities for working across EPC functions.
  • Understanding of cross-functional EPC work process and related applications used in BIM project delivery.



Essential Behavioral


  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills to explain new work processes and technologies to all levels of the organization.


Preferred Technical


  • Relative Engineering, Construction, Project Controls, Automation or Information Systems experience in a BIM design delivery project.
  • Ability to demonstrate BIM work processes through examples of achievements.
  • Held prior position as a BIM Coordinator, BIM Technician or BIM Technical Specialist working with multi-discipline design teams, design subcontractors and/or third party stakeholders on design and design build projects.
  • 7+ years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry and/or prior extensive work experience in related fields leading to a thorough understanding of the role requirements as listed.
  • Advanced skills in Autodesk Revit, Civil3D, Navisworks Manage.  Experienced working with or working knowledge of costing softwares such as CostOS are a plus.  Knowledge and capabilities with Bentley AECosim a plus.
  • Construction Classification System knowledge and demonstrated use.


Preferred Behavioral


  • Self-motivated, self-starter with good interpersonal skills.
  • Capacity to lead, guide and mentor BIM coordinators, technicians and modelers.
  • Capable of managing priorities and take on additional evolving responsibilities.
  • Ability to work within a multi-cultured, integrated RC/Bechtel team.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse organization, recognizing and respecting differences


Bechtel employees in Jubail receive free furnished housing and basic utilities, work transport, free health care (on site in Saudi Arabia), eligible participation in Bechtel group/private health care plan options, retirement benefit plan participation, life insurance options for you and qualified dependents, a base of 24 days of paid leave, 11 paid holidays, airfare coverage and additional time off for R&Rs and Home Leave, and local private schooling tuition coverage for up to two school-aged dependent children.



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.