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Senior Scheduling Engineer (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  217143

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.


The project is currently seeking a Senior Project Controls Scheduler.  The Senior Planner supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and recovery plan development activities. Manages integration of subcontractor schedules into overall baseline schedule.  Engages with all disciplines and departments to ensure total project integration into the baseline.  Supports project organizational and administrative activities.  Establishes milestones for the total project and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures.  Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to planning and scheduling problems.


Project Description: 


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 Responsibilities:


  • Prepares detailed schedules, cash flows, trend forecasts, contract & budget forecasts, & percent complete calculations.
  • Prepares contract check plans and schedules, preliminary quantity man loading & cash flows and progress measurement guide for contracts.
  • Assist with project summary reports and pre-award contract analysis.
  • Monitor contractor performance, manpower, cash flow and interfaces.
  • Performs and/or coordinates, collects, verifies, and integrates the work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules. Establishes the conceptual scope of schedule studies. Prepares and analyses comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies. Reviews labour estimates for reasonableness.
  • Reviews and evaluates schedule durations for all disciplines’ activities relative to the support of project milestones. Supervises/directs the calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.
  • Obtains required schedule information from all disciplines and subcontractors. Identifies schedule restraints and their effects on the total project schedule. Works with all departments to ensure an understanding of the total project schedule needs. Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdisciplinary or group restraints and interfaces.
  • Monitors and reports the critical path and schedule performance of the total project.
  • Supports development of scheduling standards and procedures. Compiles, summarizes, updates, and maintains historical schedule data.


Basic Qualifications:


  • College/University Degree required in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in Engineering and Construction Industry.
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience as Senior Planner/Scheduler on Heavy Civil / Infrastructure projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of planning practices and procedures. Advanced working knowledge of Primavera P6 to plan, organize, review and develop complex EPC schedules. Proficient in CPM scheduling, resource loading and leveling.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.   Advanced knowledge of excel to produce well designed graphs, charts, and reports to communicate with key stakeholders.


 Basic Behavioral:


  • Candidate should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers, external customers, and client counterparts.
  • Ability to train junior planning engineers.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.


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.