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Senior Geotechnical Engineer

Requisition ID:  231703

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/31/2021

Senior Geotechnical Engineer 

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 northwestern 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 be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.


Detailed Job Description

Summary: Sr. Geotechnical Engineer

Job Dimensions: Grade 26

Job Duties: Sr. Geotechnical Engineer to support geotechnical engineering activities for the NEOM project.   The position will be part of Bechtel’s NEOM Project Design Review Team and will be based in New Delhi, India.  The successful candidate is expected to work independently, but will report to and receive technical supervision and functional oversight from a Lead Geotechnical Engineer or another engineer assigned by the Design Review Team  Manager as required.


Position requires knowledge of subsurface investigations and laboratory testing, development of geotechnical parameters based on the results of the investigation and geotechnical design.  Responsiblities include reviewing geotechnical aspects of drawings and specifications, geotechnical analyses and reports covering topics such as geotechnical investigations, earthwork, stability of slopes, bearing capacity and settlement of shallow and deep foundations, lateral earth pressures, axial and lateral pile capacities, support of excavations, etc.  Work will also involve communication on geotechnical issues with the project team during the engineering design and construction stages of the project.



Essential Technical Skills: (5 required technical skills to be used for basic screening)

An M.S. degree in Geotechnical Engineering with a minimum of 10 years of working experience in that field or a person with a Ph.D. in Geotechnical Engineering and minimum 3 years of experience.  Professional registration is preferred.


Advanced proficiency level in subsurface investigations, foundation analysis and design, earthwork, slope stability, support of excavations.


Should be familiar with geotechnical engineering computer program applications such as (or equivalent to) Flac, Plaxis, LPILE, GROUP, SLOPE/W, SEEP/W, GRLWEAP, gINT, etc.


Must be familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.


Essential Behavioral Skills: (5 required behavioural skills to be used for basic screening)

Must demonstrate strong verbal and written skills to communicate with team in preparation of reports, memos and other forms of documentation and communication.

Must embrace Bechtel’s diversity&inclusion, leadership, quality, and safety values.

Act as a mentor for younger Engineers and Designers. 

Participate in technical excellence activities.


Preferred Technical Skills:

Previous experience with geotechnical aspects of rail design is preferred.



Preferred Behavioral Skills:

Previous experience with projects executed in the Middle East or Saudi Arabia is preferred.

Previous experience working on large international projects is preferred.

Previous experience working for a large engineering/procurement/construction contractor is preferred.


Living Conditions:

This position will be based in New Delhi, India. Ability to adapt to other locations is requested.

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 and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.