Area Engineering Manager - Studies & Industrial City Planning

Requisition ID: 273328 

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Ras Al Khair 

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. 


Work Location:

Ras-Al-Khair. The work location for this position is at Ras-Al-Khair which is located about 100 KMS north of Jubail Industrial City. You will be required to commute Jubail - Ras-Al-Khair - Jubail daily using the available transportation facility /shuttle bus service. The accommodation will be provided at Jubail Industrial City. Free breakfast and lunch is currently provided for Ras-Al-Khair assignees during workdays.


Major Responsibilities

Reporting to the Manager of Engineering and/or Manager of Engineering Projects the Area Engineering Manager – Studies & Industrial City Planning is response to: lead a team of Project Engineers and Specialists; develop, update, maintain, monitor and coordinating the progress for ALL Studies (technical (e.g. utilities, traffic-transportation, environmental, land-use, industrial, etc.) and, non-technical (e.g. economic/ financial marketing/ branding, etc.).


Essential Job Duties:

  • Primary focus of all requirements stated herein is for Ras Al Khair Industrial City (RIC) however, it MUST INCLUDE coordinating, aligning, engaging, collaborating, supporting its SABCO counterparts in Jubail industrial City (JIC).
  • Reviews and ensures quality of A/E (CONSULTANT) submittals.
  • Manages the Project Engineers and Specialists in their activities and provides operational support as well as guidance on Task issues.
  • Ensure that Project Engineers and Specialists deliver tasks on time and budget.
  • Participates in weekly staff meeting and monthly area review meetings to report on project performance and resolution of issues.
  • Requests and manages off-project support, if deemed necessary.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • University degree preferably in: Civil Engineering or Urban-Regional-Town Planning coupled with experience/qualifications in Applied Finance-&-Investment and/or Real Estate Development, and/or MBA, and/or Strategic Planning.
  • 20-years minimum actual design experience including 5 years leading and managing various multi-discipline design projects studies and reports e.g. White Papers, feasibility studies, front end engineering design.
  • Demonstrate minimum of five (5) years bottom line involvement in the economics of infrastructure and industrial project development.
  • Very high level of oral, written and presentation communication skills.
  • High level of skill interfacing with and presenting to senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to provide strong, diverse-broad ranging active technical leadership to espouse and enforce a consistent approach that nurtures a culture of creativity, innovation and empowerment.
  • Strong direction leadership, people management and persuasive communication skills.
  • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment.


Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Sustainability principles, key sustainability guidelines, and certification organizations, including LEED, BREAM, CEEQUAL etc.
  • Financial planning-&-management, resource planning-management-organization.
  • Familiarity with Engineering Design and Construction practices.
  • Accountable, response, nurturing and team building
  • Conflict resolution skills, tolerant, inclusive and covers diversity.
  • Excellent skills in the development of collaborative working relationships across a wide range of departments and entities.


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.