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Senior Civil Engineer - Utilities (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  223001


Location: Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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.


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. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu later asked the company to manage Jubail II, an $11 billion (2006-2016) expansion of the city’s industrial and residential areas. The project was expanded for a further five-years in 2016 with Bechtel’s work focusing on providing residential accommodation and education facilities - including a 18,000-student 'greenfield' university - as well as roads, bridges, medical centers, and power, water and waste facilities. 


Job Description:

The candidate will be responsible, on behalf of the Royal Commission (client), for reviewing the design, providing guidance; checking and ensuring Engineering Quality Design of Independent Engineering Firms that are carrying out the detailed engineering design of the site preparation and site developments within Jubail Industrial City. The responsibilities include also providing the assurance that the Royal Commission (client) technical requirements are respected in the design and that the optimum designs are achieved.  The Candidate may represent the client in technical meetings, Value Engineering analysis and is also expected to provide some limited technical support during the construction phase.


Basic Qualifications:



  • University/College graduate with BS in Civil Engineering or related.
  • 10+ years professional engineering  with experience in Civil Engineering Design related work on large industrial and infrastructure jobs with emphasis in hydraulics. 
  • Strong background in water distribution systems and  wastewater collection systems.
  • Preparing computer models (water cad, sewer gems or approved equivalent) for hydraulic systems including distribution networks for potable water, fire water, irrigation and wastewater collection networks.
  • Reviewing A/E wet utility systems design for packages.




  • 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.
  • Works effectively within the team and demonstrates developing meaningful internal and external relationships by building trust, acting with integrity and being approachable.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates making well thought out, timely decisions and prioritization that lead to successful outcomes. Includes the right people at the right time.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Reviewing existing water and wastewater design capacities vs. requirement for compounds and commercial lots developed by private investors.
  • Providing input for planning purposes on needed expansion in water and wastewater facilities to meet expected growth. Updating forecast curves for systems, based on development demand forecast.
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.
  • Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
  • Reviewing hydraulic and system design by plant suppliers, for water and wastewater facilities expansion. Supporting investment department by reviewing proposed design for industrial wastewater submitted by the industries.
  • Strong background in hydrology and surface and subsurface drainage engineering.
  • Professional/Chartered Engineer preferred.



  • 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.
  • 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; 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.