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Senior Field Telecom Engineer - ITS Specialist (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  217796



Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia

This position is open for applicants as an International Assignee 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 Senior Field Telecom Professional to join the Jubail, SA team. In the Senior Field Telecom Engineer - ITS Specialist role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professional across the globe to support the Team.


Role Summary:


The Field Telecom Engineer (FTE) Role is very important for the client (the Royal Commission), he will be our eyes on site and everybody will rely on his feedback and experience to get the job done safely with quality and on time. He is responsible for implementing safety and quality programs, coordinate with Utility Company site engineers, conducting site inspections, witnessing testing & commissioning, monitoring progress on site, field reporting, reviewing technical submittals and design packages for constructability in accordance with Utility Company project technical specifications (PTS), other related standards & procedures including referenced international standards e.g. NEC, IEEE, NEMA, NETA, ASTM, IEC.  

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

The FTE 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 FEE 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.


Job Responsibilities:


A Supervision Received

  • Receives direction from the Resident Engineer & Area Manager.
  • Receives functional direction from PFE lead.


B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides field directions to contractors’ field Engineers and Forman about safety, performance and quality.  


C. Contacts

Works closely with the Resident Engineer to:

  • Ensure the Project Progress at site is meeting schedule and inform RE of any arising site issues that might jeopardize progress.
  • Ensure the implementation of contract specifications, Utility Company PTS, safety & Quality requirements at site.
  • Ensure that safety and quality programs are implemented on site to achieve target zero accident and rework.
  • Review Material Technical Submittals.
  • Capable to applies general ITS planning and engineering principles to solve specific ITS-related problems.
  • Capable of checking and verifying IFC drawings and understanding technical specifications.
  • Read project schedule and track progress on site.
  • Performing inspections & tests to determine whether delivered products and or installed systems meet Utility Company & standards and approved material & design submittals.
  • Respond to and conduct “Requests for Inspection (RFIs)” in a professional and on timely manner.
  • Review design packages for constructability.
  • Prepare Several Field Reports and submit them on time.
  • Do site coordination with Utility Company engineers or between different contractors working at same area or where there are overlapping/interfacing activities. 
  • Verify Contractors installed quantities included in the monthly progress invoices.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Electronic/Telecom Engineering from a recognized University. 
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience as an Electrical field / site engineer or equivalent position in the construction industry working on Infrastructure projects.
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experiences in construction, relevant experience providing exposure to information and communication technologies, including fiber optic communication design, video systems engineering, traveler information, electronic payment, or traffic control systems.
  • Under supervision, applies knowledge of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) technology to the investigation of transportation planning, engineering and operational needs and problems, the coordination of ITS project activities, and the preparation of preliminary plans and documents.


 Basic Behavioral:


  • Experience in leading multidisciplinary construction, testing and commissioning activities.
  • Capable of proactively identifying issues on the project and raising them through the relevant channels in the project organization.
  • Ability to manage priorities and take on additional evolving responsibilities with demonstrated experience providing direction/supervising to a team.
  • Serve as a resource for training/mentoring colleagues with less experience
  • 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.