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Senior Decarbonisation Lead - UK

Requisition ID:  254621

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/26/2022

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.



Work Location: Based in UK (with ability to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as required)



Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of north-western Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea. NEOM will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centres, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations, and will eventually be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world.. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in ground-breaking ways. NEOM’s vision of “Building the land of future, in harmony with nature to create a better place to live & flourish” includes environmental and sustainability goals: Reversing Climate Change, Extracting Resources Wisely, Preventing Environmental Pollution, Supporting Social Cohesion, Building for Sustainability, and Demonstrating Circular Economy.



Job Summary

The Senior Decarbonization Lead is an important member of the project’s Key Materials Transformation Program, which is tasked with minimizing the impacts and carbon footprint of materials on NEOM infrastructure projects. The Senior Decarbonization Lead will assist in developing and implementing a strategy to accomplish these goals relative to project-wide material selection. This role is in support of the NEOM Design and Construction Innovations team and NEOM EPM Sustainability Manager on an as needed basis by providing expert input into material selection, implementation strategies, and providing expert review capability to the team.





  • Engage with the NEOM project team and its design partners to determine opportunities to decarbonize materials selection whilst complying with requirements, standards, and needs.
  • Provide support to the KMTP team in engagement with the materials supply chain to assess regional and local practices as well as material availability, including opportunities for the use of recycled materials.
  • Identify and assess opportunities to reduce the expected carbon footprint of NEOM materials through market knowledge and innovation.
  • Support the development of business cases as needed for selection of low carbon materials on the NEOM project in partnership with the NEOM team. 
  • Assist the NEOM project team in the development of a strategy for implementing innovative low carbon materials.
  • Provide technical guidance to assigned team members, including consultants, in the identification and selection of low carbon materials and technologies.
  • Champion the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction on the project.






  • Bachelor’s Degree in environmental science or equivalent from an accredited university.
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive experience in sustainable design and materials selection
  • Working knowledge of international standards and codes relating to materials.
  • Familiarity with the latest low carbon material innovations and industry trends, the use of recycled materials and design/construction innovations
  • Experience in developing carbon footprints of materials, processes, and organizations
  • Strong English language communication and report writing skills.
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of software.



Essential Behavioural Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: be a team player and have a knowledge sharing approach.
  • Industry or academic experience and be looking to broaden their planning and technical skillset within a specific program context.
  • Able to identify and solve problems, ask questions to understand the needs and requirements of the client, and other relevant entities in order to provide planning advice, and feasible technical solutions in a multi-stakeholder context.
  • Able to work within a multi-cultural team and manage challenging multi-cultural relationships across a range of entities.
  •  Ability to collaborate across departments and with subconsultants and other parts of the supply chain in pursuit of common objectives
  • Self-driven and able to plan and execute work without direct supervision from senior management and/or peers.
  • Flexible and adapt to working in a demanding Project Management Organization (PMO) environment, including the need to travel and work remotely if / when required.



Preferred Technical Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Advanced degree(s) or similar post-graduate education with emphasis in sustainability strongly preferred.
  • Ability to prepare clear strategic planning procedures and user-friendly templates to assist entities in undertaking forward, strategic planning.
  • Knowledge and Contacts of companies producing sustainable materials and technologies
  • Relevant experience in the middle east KSA and a sound understanding of the cultural norms and requirements of the region is desirable.



The incumbent should have legal rights to work in the UK and have no restrictions on international travel including to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia subject to Covid-19 protocols.




What we offer

At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

  • Flexible Working
  • Private Medical Coverage
  • Life Insurance Program
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability Scheme



Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things.



Bechtel is committed to building an inclusive and diverse culture where our colleagues feel valued, challenged, motivated and treated fairly. It is expected that you will actively promote and embed this culture in your work. 



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 Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.