Senior Process Systems Engineer

Requisition ID: 273645 

  • 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 & 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.


Project 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. Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) 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 and Ras-Al-Khair Industrial Cities. 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. 


Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Chief Mechanical Engineer, the Senior Process Systems Engineer is responsible to scope and then review the process design and control systems design for all hydraulic systems, gas distribution systems and steam distribution systems. The work will require close coordination with the broader Engineering Department and with other departments and external stakeholders as well as assuming technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating across multiple projects. The role will also involve close coordination between Engineering and Construction Departments to ensure early planning for pre-commissioning, commissioning and capacity ramp up is built into the design of facilities and Construction plans.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide active input to the scoping, design and commissioning of projects with process elements. This may include;
  • Working with internal departments, planning teams, end user and other stakeholders to clearly define demand cases for various utilities and process inputs provided by the Royal Commission
  • Supporting the development of the design basis for the process components – including identification of process design scenarios for commissioning, ramp up periods, operations phases and full
  • operational design.
  • Proactively working with design consultants to define the full range of operating scenarios and the corresponding control system requirements.
  • Interdiscipline coordination with Civil, Mechanical, I&C and Telecom design teams to ensure appropriate design elements are incorporated to meet the process design basis.
  • Working collaboratively with Construction, Vendors, Acceptance Teams and End Users to plan for commissioning and to provide technical review of Contractor Method Statements for Commissioning.
  • Review Technical Submittals for equipment and controls configuration for process elements of design
  • Facilitation and/or contribution to Hazard Assessments and HAZOP’s for process elements of projects.
  • Manage complex technical discussions with third parties (customer, licensors, suppliers and regulators) in order to facilitate appropriate technical decisions.
  • Provide input to, and review of Operations and Maintenance Manuals for process elements of projects.
  • Provide timely response to sensitive technical queries from Consultants or Construction Contractors (RFI, FCD)
  • Provide support to Operating & Maintenance Departments within the Royal Commission and / or 3rd Party Utility Companies to resolve technical process and control system issues related to critical infrastructure serving Jubail Industrial City.


Qualifications and Skills:

Essential Technical: 

  • University degree in mechanical engineering or process engineering or related discipline with minimum of 10 years’ experience in process design within multi-discipline design teams.
  • Extensive process engineering experience related to major utilities such as sea water, chilled water, process water, fire water, industrial waste water, steam, gas, district cooling systems, sanitary waste water, irrigation water, potable water, etc in PC/EPC and/or operating industry, with multiple years in a process engineering role. 
  • Demonstrated experience in process simulation and automation.
  • Experience in pre-commissioning, commissioning and the incorporation of planning for commissioning into design.


Essential Behavioral:

  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Highly collaborative across departments and disciplines
  • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment.


Additional Qualifications:

Preferred Technical:

  • Experience in developing and/or checking Process Design Basis, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Utility Flow Diagrams (UFDs), Process & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and Process Functional Descriptions for potable water, irrigation system, waste water treatment plant, industrial waste water, lift stations, sea water and chilled water piping systems.
  • Experience with the estimation, allocation and tracking of utility demands across a large and diverse industrial complex and/or a large commercial / community area.
  • Sizing and calculations of gas distribution piping, gas network, and scraper launcher layouts and design.
  • Practical knowledge of steam systems and condensate recovery (includes pressure regulation, pipe rack, steam piping and associated ancillaries, flow meter, condensate traps, etc.) 
  • Providing input for design reviews such a PFD/P&ID reviews, HAZOPs, 3D model reviews, Operability reviews.
  • Ability to explain process design issues to clients and other discipline engineers.
  • Knowledge of engineering software applications (such as Water Cad,Pipenet and Flowmaster) as related to the design of process infrastructure.
  • Mechanical systems engineering background for water treatment systems.
  • Deep knowledge of industry codes and standards.
  • Experience with process configuration and optimization studies to increase system reliability or reduce utility consumption (steam, power, cooling water etc.)
  • Development of offsites and utility design including consumptions and the overall utility summary.
  • Experienced in review of mechanical process calculation, e.g. heat and mass calculation, heat exchanger calculation, mass balance calculation and hydraulic calculation applied to a variety of process/water streams.
  • Familiarity with Quality Management Systems based on ISO:9001 standards as applied to engineering design.
  • Experience working within an integrated engineering design team on complex industrial infrastructure projects.
  • Experienced in District Cooling Process design.


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Capable of dealing and interacting with challenging people and situations.
  • Experience working in KSA / Middle East.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal/ people management skills.



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.