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ES&H Master Mechanic

Requisition ID: 260408 

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Jubail 

Position Summary


Jubail is one of Bechtel’s most remarkable achievements—a city built from the sand up, requiring vast resources and logistical planning on an unprecedented scale. It the biggest civil engineering project in modern times—and it's getting bigger. Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. Bechtel serves as the Management Services Contractor (MSC), or “owner’s representative” for our client, the Royal Commission (RC). We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers, managing design submissions from local AE firms, and overseeing the actual construction work being performed by local contractors and sub-contractors in Jubail Industrial City. In June 2021, Bechtel’s contract with the Royal Commission was renewed for another 5 years with work focusing on building new residential communities, iconic buildings/ bridges, major site preparation, commercial buildings, mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, universities, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions, and more. 

Work Location: Jubail & Ras Al Khair


Major Responsibilities:

The Master Mechanic reports to the HSE Manager and is the project representative with specific responsibility for ensuring suitable systems and procedures are in place across the client contractor works sites to support best practice on plant/vehicle fleet management. The Master Mechanic provides technical support services to the Project Management, Construction and Engineering teams as well as field staff and client contractors so that the project proceeds in accordance with plant/vehicle fleet management requirements. Act as the project subject matter expert. Identifies opportunities for improvement and propose solutions to be implemented.




A. Supervision Received

  • Receives direction from the Project ESH Manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides operational direction to ESH Engineers on the Project.

C. Contacts

Works closely with the Project ESH Manager to:

  • Maintains relationships with project management, construction management and other project-level functional groups to help identify and coordinate integration of project-specific plant/vehicle fleet management requirements.
  • Maintains contact, as appropriate, with local and national government regulatory and resource agencies to obtain current information on new regulations, program initiatives, and technical requirements and standards.
  • Co-ordinate with client contractors to ensure they are up-to-date with project plant/vehicle fleet management requirement and support their development and performance improvement.


Will act as project subject matter expert for plant/equipment/vehicle/crane management. Provide training and guidance to project and also client contractors on related subjects.

  • Embedded in ES&H function. Reports to ES&H Lead Engineer on daily basis, under Project ES&H Manager.
  • Assume responsibility for setting up plant/equipment/vehicle management systems to be adopted by client contractors.
  • Conduct assessments across the contractor works sites to check for compliance against published plant/equipment/vehicle management systems.
  • Assist client contractors in setting up plant/equipment/vehicle management systems.
  •  Monitor implementation and application (through field compliance checks) of plant procedures and systems across the project to ensure compliance and amendment, if required. Assist project management in development of project-specific procedures to augment contract requirements, where necessary.
  • Conduct interviews of contractors proposed vehicle/equipment maintenance managers/technicians and competent persons, to establish and assess competency levels.
  • Act as project subject matter expert.
  • Be involved in incident accident/investigations, and provide detailed comprehensive reports on same.
  • Review and comment of relevant method statements and technical submittals.
  • Assist contractors in setting up preventative maintenance programs.
  • Provide training to Bechtel, client and contractors staff when needed. Produce training presentations. 


 Skills and Qualifications:


Essential Technical: 

  • Recognized degree /diploma in relevant field and/or minimum 10 years of experience in the Plant Maintenance & Vehicle function, with at least 7 years on site.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience for setting up plant/equipment/vehicle management systems & procedures to be adopted by client contractors.
  • Must be able to demonstrate experience in basic ES&H principles and hazard assessment.


 Essential Behavioral:

  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills to explain new work processes and standards to all levels of the organization.
  • High-level written and oral communication skills.
  • High level planning and organizing skills.


Preferred Technical:

  • BA/BS degree from a recognized college or university with minimum 10 of experience in the Plant Maintenance & Vehicle function, with at least 7 years on site.
  • Crane maintenance and inspection (mobile and/or tower) preferable but not essential.
  • Basic safety management awareness (IOSH Managing safely, OSHA 40 hours, NEBOSH Award etc.)
  • High-level technical expertise.
  • Flexibility in interacting with colleagues.
  • Compiling and Delivering training.
  • Procedure writing.


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.
  • Ability to work within an integrated RC/Bechtel team at multiple levels from working level to Project Manager level
  • Demonstrated ability to influence key stakeholders to make critical decisions where required.
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse organization, recognizing and respecting differences.
  • Able to communicate effectively when delivering presentations to diverse groups from senior managers to workers in the field, cognizant of the different learning abilities to ensure key messages are effectively received.

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; Energy; 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 and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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