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Industrial Development Manager & Industry Coordinator

Requisition ID:  254254

Requisition Posting End Date: 

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. 


The work location can be Jubail or Ras-Al-Khair.


Major Responsibilities:


This position is seconded to the client  - Royal Commission


  1.  Responsible for Industry Coordination to all existing Primary & Secondary Industries in operation and under construction including all new Industries that have executed the Industrial Land Lease Contract in Jubail Industrial City and Ras Al-Khair Industrial City to ensure successful operation and construction of their facilities up to commissioning and full sustained commercial operation.
  2. Reviews optimal product and service portfolio for the city to maximize synergies and promote clustering. Prepares and assesses opportunities in the city for petrochemical / energy intensive industries to promote and build out the cluster programs. Conducts economic and technical analysis of potential cluster opportunities, reports on findings, and meets with the department in order to obtain the needed feedback.
  3. Process and issue approvals for Encroachment Permits for various scope of Works submitted by Primary Industries, Secondary Industries, and other stakeholders in Jubail and Ras Al-Khair Industrial Cities including Saudi Aramco, SABIC, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Railway Co. (SAR), Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saline Water Conversion Corp. (SWCC) and Marafiq. 
  4. Meet with the operational industries in a regular basis to determine their needs and requirements from the Royal Commission and coordinate with them about new procedure and update. Coordinate with the utility provider and other organization in the city such as: SEC, Marafiq, STC, Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabian Railway, Ma’aden, the Saudi Seaport Authority (SEAPA), etc.
  5. Performs day-to-day coordination with the aforesaid industries and stakeholders in relation to their project expansion requirements, safety and environmental issues, permits requirements. 
  6. Updates Industrial Investment Quarterly Report periodically, and other reports as requested by the RC management. 
  7. Provides industrial data/input to RC concerned departments, as requested. 
  8. Evaluates and ensure the industry proposed projects if it is aligned with the Master Plan of RC Cities and industrial cluster strategy. 
  9. Review Industrial Land Lease Contracts between RC and Primary/Secondary Industries for RC Management approval.
  10. Evaluate and review availability of temporary industrial land for assigning to the industries for their construction projects.
  11. Collect information from the operational and under construction industries and build database that includes, capital investments, nature of the projects, products, feedstocks and number of employees, etc.


Skills and Qualifications:


Essential Technical: 

  • University/College graduate with BS in Chemical Engineering or related.
  • Master’s Degree in an Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum 15 years professional experience within a major industrial complex. 
  • Minimum 5 years operations experience within a petrochemical industrial plant.
  • Good knowledge of discipline engineering techniques and the design and operation of engineered systems.
  • Proven ability to interface with and coordinate a variety of industrial operating companies across petrochemical and minerals industries.
  • Extensive experience in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Fluent in English language (speaking, reading & writing)
  • Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.


Essential Behavioral:

  • Puts themselves forward to own challenging tasks/ projects. Takes full accountability for effectively prioritizing and managing their own workload, utilizing tools/resources at the appropriate time.
  • Proven team player across multiple departments and other internal and external project stakeholders.
  • Works effectively within the team and demonstrates developing meaningful internal and external relationships by building trust, acting with integrity and being approachable.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with clear ability to act on behalf of department management for short periods.
  • Demonstrates making well thought out, timely decisions and prioritization that lead to successful outcomes. Includes the right people at the right time.
  • Drives progress and performance towards meeting or exceeding targets


Preferred Technical:

  • Familiar with commercial and economic issues related to major industrial developments
  • Takes responsibility for optimizing coordination between departments and resolving technical issues.
  • Leads process, performance or quality improvement initiatives within a team.
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt certified.


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Accurately assesses a situation to find the best solution or way of working in order to resolve the issue. Is focused on creating a long term fix rather than short term solution.
  • Manages all interactions in a direct and transparent manner. Sets context and expectations that they have of others. Effective at keeping others informed on progress, so there are no surprises.
  • Shows commitment to Bechtel's VV&C. Demonstrates treating others respectfully, fairly and transparently, whether things are going well or when under pressure. Holds others to account when they see these values breached.

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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