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Field Mechanical Engineer (Irrigation and Landscaping) - PP&SD (Saudi National)

Requisition ID:  217939



Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia

This position is open for applicants from Saudi Nationals that meet the requirements of the job specification.


Job Summary:


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is seeking a Field Mechanical Professional to join the Jubail, SA team. In the Field Mechanical Engineer (Irrigation and Landscaping) – PP&SD role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professional across the globe to support the Team.

The Field Mechanical Engineer (FME) is the front end of Bechtel’s operations in Jubail, responsible for overseeing multiple contractors to construct, test and commission irrigation systems whilst maintaining a positive health and safety working environment with the site team and proactively eliminating rework through an effective quality control program.

The FME reviews and approves all quality assurance and health and safety documentation and is then responsible for working with the contractor to implement these practices on the construction site. The FME will be capable of independently working with the contractor whilst representing the client on site, he shall be competent to read, analyze and advise on interpreting design drawings and specifications and proactively identify conflicts between the disciplines.

The FME shall have experience in the design, construction, and installations of irrigation pipelines, large scale pump stations, and mechanical equipment.


Job Dimensions:


A Supervision Received

  • Receives direction from the Resident and Assistant resident Engineer
  • Receives technical direction from the Project Field Engineer.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Shall take responsibility for all site related activities including Health, Safety and Quality.

C. Contacts

Works closely in a multi-disciplined team of field engineers and safety engineers to:

  • Oversee multiple utility construction projects.
  • Maintain a zero-accident policy on site.
  • Proactively implement a zero-rework culture within the project team through careful coordination with other disciplines.
  • Is the primary contact on site for the clients team.


Job Responsibilities:


  • Construction supervision of irrigation system installations including pipelines, pump stations and mechanical filtration equipment through the whole project life cycle including the testing and commissioning process.
  • Review and approve shop drawings, vendor design packages all other site related quality and health and safety documentation.
  • Maintain a zero-accident policy on site with the contractor through regular participation in the clients health and safety programs and undertaking regular health and safety audits on site.
  • Proactively eliminate rework activities through reviewing and understanding drawings and specifications and coordinating with other discipline specialists in the team.
  • Support the contractor to prepare and submit technical queries as and when required.
  • Support the contractor to implement a quality assurance system in line with Royal Commission quality processes and procedures including recording as-built drawings, technical submittal logs and TQ registers.
  • Represent the client in undertaking quality, health and safety inspections on site, preparing punch list items and taking lead with the contractor to close all outstanding comments.
  • Monitor all site related material quantities and as clients representative sign off on contractors’ monthly invoices.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from a recognized University.
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience for BS degree and 5 years for candidate with MS degree as a mechanical field / site engineer specializing in irrigation systems on Infrastructure projects.
  • Has a thorough understanding of construction, testing and commissioning for irrigation system including piping, pump stations, filtration, control, and valve installations.


Basic Behavioral:


  • Must be able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a positive work environment between all parties including the client, contractors and other stakeholders throughout the project life cycle.
  • Ability to work independently and exercise professional judgment within the framework of guidelines provided by superiors. 
  • Capable of working across multiple construction sites and contracts at one time.
  • Capable of Reporting to Senior Management.




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.