Industrial Cluster Manager

Requisition ID:  270245

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Family
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed? Yes 
  • 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.



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:

 This position shall be advisory in nature, to support the Royal Commission (RC) on tasks provided by RC on day-to-day basis, and fully under RC supervision and control.

  • Understanding and ability to formulate a business case for heavy industrial development.
  • Ability to participate in marking and promotion of heavy industrial opportunities directly to the business development side of targeted industry.  
  • Interface with Royal Commission for technical issues related to Ras-Al-Khair Industrial City (RIC), such as Engineering, Environmental, Power & telecom, Sanitation, Roads and Landscaping, Urban Planning, Construction, Planning & Budget for utility supply & demand – as directed by EDD Jubail.
  • Interface with Investor I Industry applicants I Utility and Service providers, as required.
  • Evaluate Investor's Site Allocation Request with emphasis on plant layout, environment, utility I infrastructure request, land utilization. Organize and conduct meetings, prepare presentations.
  • Review investor proposed technology I processes I flow diagrams I plant balance / production I capacity I phases I fuel I feedstock I schedule I logistics, etc. requirements of the projects.
  • Review investor technical and feasibility studies and provide input to RC.
  • Coordinate and liaise with investor's engineers on process I design issues.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Environmental, other RC Department as required to process SARs.
  • Coordinate with engineering I construction to monitor development progress, establish early access schedules, and availability of utilities I infrastructure for potential investors.
  • Conduct independent analysis of Best Available Technologies.
  • Assist in the planning, design and implementation of infrastructure and development projects.
  • Help in the review, approval and technical direction for relevant planning & technical studies.
  • Help in the review and approval of infrastructure and development documents and reports.
  • Assist in the preparation of essential contractual documents such as Scope of Work, Request for Proposal (RFP) and Information Report. Formulate letters, reports, analysis, and presentations, as required.
  • Assisting in the management of a city’s current infrastructure and urban resources.
  • Designing and adapting city plans for population growth and development.
  • Coordinate with government agencies. Meet with public officials and the public regarding development plans and land use. Recommend approval or denial of proposals.
  • Engages in continuous learning and development that enhances individual performance and organization capabilities. Proactively educates junior specialists and others throughout the organization.


Skills and Qualifications:

 Essential Technical:

  • Relevant university/college degree in Mining/Chemical Engineering/Urban Planning or relevant equivalent.
  • Minimum 15 years experience in planning, studies design & development, industrial business planning.
  • Must be familiar with and capable of: 
  • Assessing the business case for industrial investment. This ideally would be in, but not limited to the minerals-metals-mining industries/sector, phosphates sector, the ship building
  • sector, the green economy hydrogen and ammonia sector the auto sector and other existing and future heavy industry value chains.
  • Developing draft business cases for industrial investment as an aid to inward investment negotiations and promotion.
  • Sizing, locating, allocating, co-locating, separating, zoning, etc. industrial facilities/factories/plants and their land-use requirements based on their ultimate build-out and applied
  • technology.
  • Master planning, industrial planning, approval and regulatory capacity/support.
  • Evaluating, environmental and economic requirements.
  • Helping assess all utilities requirements and their sizing i.e., power, cooling water, process water, industrial waste, feedstock (energy, product, process, etc.) etc.


Essential Behavioral:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to provide strong, active technical leadership to adopt and enforce a consistent approach that nurtures a culture of quality, creativity, innovation, and empowerment.
  • Capable of dealing and interacting with challenging people and situations.
  • Emotionally mature and intelligent, patient, and tolerant with ability to train, coach and develop direct reports, peers, and colleagues.
  • Hands-on approach, solution, and delivery oriented.
  • Meticulous attention to detail with capacity to articulate and defend their own deliverables, reviews and evaluations concisely, respectfully and professionally.
  • Delivery focused with a desire to “get things done” in a professional, ethical, and timely manner.


Preferred Technical:

  • Masters degree and above
  • A clear understanding of business cases development for heavy industry gained by academic, consultancy or industry experience.
  • An understanding of the servicing needs of new plant construction gained through an industrial engineering qualification, focused academic study or relevant work experience.
  • A broad understanding of the mineral processing industries (specifically aluminum, steel, copper, zinc, phosphates and titanium) gained through an engineering qualification and targeted study, focused alternative academic study or relevant work experience.
  • A broad understanding of emerging green industrial value chains especially carbon capture storage and use as well as the onwards value chains of green hydrogen, ammonia and synthetic green fuels.
  • Should have a demonstrable; effective oral and written communications skills; ability to review, analyze and represent independent judgment; ability to communicate and coordinate effectively with stakeholders I investors I service I utility providers, across organizational I cultural lines. Should have demonstrable experience in problem solving skills; effective understanding of legal parameters; knowledge of responsibilities of other disciplines associated with design.


 Preferred Behavioral:

  • Fluency in English (and Arabic preferred) language.
  • Willing to work on complex and challenging project /program execution.
  • Able to work in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Successful implementation of mentoring programs for young career minded professional.
  • Multi-tasking co-ordination skill while executing complex and challenging project /program execution.
  • Creativity, imagination, Lateral and spatial thinking.
  • Client 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 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.

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