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QS & Contract Administration Supervisor, Ras-Al-Khair (International Assignment)

Requisition ID: 262041 

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


Company Overview:

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact. 

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security and Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


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: Ras Al Khair

This position is based in Ras-Al-Khair. You will be required to commute 90 KM on a daily basis (one direction) using the available transportation facility (shuttle bus service) or company provided vehicle.


Major Responsibilities:


The QS & Contract Administration Supervisor role is office based within the Engineering Department of the Royal Commission in Ras Al Khair, and:



  • Leads/coordinates the reviews of RFP/bid documents prepared by the Royal Commission’s AE design consultants.
  • Reviews/coordinates technical content and coordination of design for engineering errors and omissions
  • Reviews/coordinates the material take-off, bills of quantities and pay item descriptions in RFP documents and Design Change Proposals for accuracy and completeness.
  • Coordinates with Engineering Core Group disciplines for identification of scope errors, omissions and missing pay items.
  • Provides/coordinates package quality checks to reduce of bidder queries, design errors and omissions, missing pay items
  • Development and standardization of the Royal Commission method of measurement, including training and coaching for Design Consultants
  • Review/coordinate reviews of bid documents and contract change orders for completeness and accuracy 
  • Ensure proper monitoring, management and close-out of design review comments during the design review process.
  • Provides QS team members with guidance and support and develops team performance metrics.


Contract Administration

  • Implement the Division Responsibilities Matrix which records the Project’s agreed assignment of various contract management tasks and the Standard Work Process Procedures applicable to Contract Administration.
  • Administers assigned technical contracts maintaining a continual review of progress and providing management with information regarding projected financial, schedule or technical difficulties.
  • Coordinates with other project staff on operational activities affecting contractual rights and obligations, contract performance, contract administration and other major matters.
  • Administers moderately complex contract changes by negotiating with customer personnel and obtaining settlement.
  • Represents Bechtel in contractual discussions of moderate complexity.
  • Administers information programs to ensure mutual understanding of contract terms and conditions.
  • Prepares periodic status reports for management.
  • Provides guidance and training and transfers knowledge to Saudi National engineers
  • Receives direction on from Manager of Engineering and functional support from Manager of Contracts



  • Intermediate to expert knowledge of QS and contracting regulations, policies and practices.
  • Specialized courses or experience in QS, pricing, contract law, negotiations and accounting.
  • Experience in developing and recommending potential solutions to bills of quantities and contractual problems to management.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, with team and other project members.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the project functional groups and company policies, procedures and work practices.


Essential Technical:

  • University degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Construction Management or other related discipline
  • Minimum fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible experience in construction industry with: 1) at least ten (10) years’ experience as a Quantity Surveyor, and 2) at least ten (10) years of contract formation and administration experience
  • Relevant experience on infrastructure based projects, such as site preparation, site development and highways as well as buildings projects
  • Expertise in standard methods of measurement and quantity take-offs
  • Familiar with different BOQ Work Breakdown Structures and Pay Items
  • Knowledge in the formation and administration of construction, technical and O&M contracts relative to law, negotiating and cost engineering


Essential Behavioral:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Coaching and mentoring skills required for knowledge transfer to colleagues and external design consultants to develop competency in standard methods of measurement and quantity take-off
  • Coaching and mentoring skills required for knowledge transfer to colleagues in the administration of contracts, including enhancement of processes and procedures.
  • Self-motivated individual with good leadership skills and experience and the ability to influence staff and management in a cross-functional environment


Preferred Technical:

  • MSc in Quantity Surveying
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) or Professional Membership (MRICS, MCIOB, AACE)
  • Knowledgeable in various construction disciplines – civil, structural, electrical, mechanical, telecommunications
  • Familiar with CSI Masterformat Work Breakdown Structure and Composite Pay Items
  • Estimating experience, claims experience, and contracts experience (formation through close-out)
  • Field experience on construction projects with diverse, multi-cultural personnel
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and standard Microsoft Office software applications
  • Previous experience in supervisory role and/or coaching a team
  • Previous experience with Bechtel and / or Middle East desirable
  • Previous experience in teaming arrangements with clients desirable


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Resourceful, self-motivated individual with good leadership skills, with drive to meet critical project deadlines
  • Ability to manage priorities and willingness to take on additional evolving responsibilities 
  • Effective in providing direction/supervising to a team, including work allocation and career development
  • Ability to work within an integrated Client/Bechtel team at all level
  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse organization, recognizing and respecting differences


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.

In accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, Bechtel has adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for all work locations in the country. These requirements may include vaccination and testing. Any and all offers of employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia are expressly conditioned upon the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with all COVID-19 related safety laws and Bechtel protocols in place at the time of a candidate’s start date. A candidate’s failure or refusal to comply with such laws and protocols renders an issued offer null and void.
This requirement cannot be waived by a recruiter, manager, or supervisor. Your submission of an application for employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia constitutes your understanding and acknowledgment of this express condition.