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Automation - BIM Specialist (Saudi Nationals)

Requisition ID:  217146


Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


This position is open for applicants from Saudi Arabia that meet the requirements of the job specification



Job Summary 


The Automation-BIM Specialist will report to the Automation Manager and is responsible for supporting the BIM,GIS and Information Management strategy established by the National Project Management Organization (NPMO) for implementation in the Project Delivery units of government entities. This will include implementation of automation opportunities across the project lifecycle utilising many of the BIM processes. The candidate will have extensive experience on medium to large projects and be able to provide input identifying and implementing BIM opportunities to maximize the benefits to projects in the CAPEX and OPEX phases in the infrastructure sector.





 A.  Supervision Received                                                                                                                        

  • Receives project direction from Automation Manager
  • Receives operational and functional direction from the Bechtel GBU System and Engineering Automation Chief


B.  Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical direction to Learning Partner(s) (Saudi Nationals) on projects within NPMO.
  • Provide guidance and instruction to technical staff in the government entities (ministries) if required


C. Contacts

  • Work closely with the Automation Manager, other NPMO managers and functional managers to ensure that the BIM,GIS and other Automation strategies, plans, processes and procedures are in alignment with the overall enablement strategy
  • Work closely where necessary with BIM or Automation Managers in government entities implementing the BIM Execution Plan (BEP) and Automation plans
  • Work closely with the Global Business Unit (GBU) functional teams to develop the BIM Execution Plan and other Automation related documentation for NPMO
  • Work closely with the GBU IS&T function and Project IT professionals to develop appropriate Information Management toolsets and automation





  • Implement BIM processes and procedures to guide the approach to BIM and GIS in the KSA by the NPMO in the enablement of the Government Entities.
  • Implement agreed technology use-cases as approved by the Information Technology and Automation Manager
  • Providing technical input to KSA government entities for the Exchange Requirements (ER) and associated templates for use as part of the NPMO program and work with customers of the data to facilitate the definition of requirements to ensure asset related data can be fully utilized
  • Implementing the project information standards and protocols
  • Coordinate with KSA NPMO staff to implement BIM and GIS and related requirements
  • Providing project BIM training and support as required and working with the Project Functions to provide input to training plans for BIM tools and processes
  • Provide technical input on the implementation of 3D modeling software as appropriate
  • Supports the Entity Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in setting up the necessary application integration and data exchange requirements for the project
  • Facilitate practices that ensure BIM related data created on projects is compliant with the project information standards and protocols.
  • Provide input to audit and quality plans and procedures to ensure compliance
  • Facilitate practices that ensure the configuration control protocols are implemented and working
  • Coordinating the details of all applicable internal and external review Gates and data drops




  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction or Information Systems related field





  • Significant experience working on AEC or EPC projects with an understanding of cross-discipline and cross-departmental BIM work processes and the applications used for project execution
  • BIM and engineering automation experience together with general Information Systems experience (10 years +) with a passion for implementing new and innovative work processes
  • Solid knowledge of engineering technology and design methods
  • Understanding of the National BIM Standard – United States or BS/PAS1192 (part 2 through 5)
  • Working knowledge of Information Management, databases and SQL
  • Familiar with typical engineering deliverables together with practices such as 3D model reviews, clash detection, data quality reporting
  • Ability to share new work processes and technologies to employees from all levels of the organization
  • Ability to manage changing priorities and take on additional evolving responsibilities
  • Fluency in English is required and fluency in Arabic is highly regarded
  • Exceptional communication (written and verbal), leadership and teamwork skills




It is preferred if the candidate has:-

  • Project experience of one or more of Bechtel GBU’s
  • Varied project experience in sectors such as rail, airports, roads etc.
  • Working knowledge of programming in VB.NET and SQL is an advantage
  • Knowledge of GIS and the incorporating of GIS data in the BIM






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.