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Engineering Manager NPMO

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is engaged supporting the development, implementation and operation of the National Project Management Organization (NPMO) in Saudi Arabia.

The NPMO, known as “Mashroat” in Arabic, will support Saudi government agencies to effectively deliver complex infrastructure projects, in line with Saudi Arabia’s “Vision 2030” plan to modernize the kingdom’s administration.    

The NPMO is being established with the aim of improving the government’s capital expenditure program, to enable government entities’ project management offices to develop and improve related policies and create a dynamic ecosystem to deliver efficient and effective projects with the greatest impact; and we are looking for Engineering Managers to join our team.


  • Plans and coordinates engineering work.  Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments.  Is responsible for acting independently on engineering matters pertaining to the project, projects or designated large engineering assignments, such as government Entities performing projects. 
  • Manages all engineering activities on a large, complex project/program or on multiple lesser size projects.
  • Provide guidance, training coaching and support in the enablement of government entities’ project delivery department (E-PMO) to develop, improve and put into use, process, procedure and tools developed by NPMO in order to deliver efficient and effective projects. This position reports to the Project Manager assigned to the government entity regarding daily duties and to the Program (NPMO) Engineering Manager for functional on Project support for the undertaking of these duties.
  • Prepare summary document and presentation and deliver presentation of progress, accomplishments and achievements of work undertaken.
  • Has full technical responsibility for planning, interpreting, organizing, executing and coordinating the engineering assignments and activities on the project/program.
  • Establishes/manages the overall engineering budget, maintains ownership, and ensures execution within approved budgets. 
  • Acts as the primary interface to the global business unit Operation Manager, Project Manager, Manager of Engineering and client for all engineering and personnel matters within the project/program.
  • Establishes the Engineering Execution Plan that ensures:  the project/program is executed in accordance with Engineering Department Procedures; Technical Risk Assessments are comprehensive and complete; Safety Practices are implemented; and statutory and company specific design reviews are undertaken and are in accordance with quality assurance (QA) procedures.
  • In consultation with Manager of Engineering and Chief Engineers, makes the initial selection of project engineer management team (Project Engineers/Project Engineering Managers), and Engineering Supervisors on new projects, for engineering management/project management and client approval.
  • Directs and provides technical and administrative guidance to assigned Project and/or discipline Engineers in the management of engineering projects.
  • Reviews staffing plans on all assignments.
  • Participates in project planning prior to proposals to provide technical guidance in the engineering and construction review of proposals.
  • Inputs to, owns and reviews project schedules and approves staffing estimates for engineering personnel for new proposals and jobs as assigned.
  • Keeps informed on the status of all projects involving assigned personnel with respect to schedule, budget, work quality and client satisfaction, and contributes leadership, experience and expertise in the solution of difficult problems.
  • Inputs to and owns the engineering elements of a project capital estimate (proposals and execution) quantities and budgets.
  • Reviews major changes or deviations in project scope, project material quantities, budget or schedule, and assists particularly with defining the change, obtaining accurate estimates of the hours involved, and recommending budget adjustment.
  • Monitors the use of available engineering computer programs, technical advances and engineering management control techniques on the projects assigned.
  • Formulates and recommends for approval, engineering plans and programs for assigned projects.
  • Champions the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction on the project or program.


  • Significant experience and a cultural understanding of project management with a focus on engineering.
  • Bachelor in Engineering from accredited university
  • Has worked as an Engineering Manager on large scale projects
  • Understating of work environment within KSA or Middle East.
  • Technical knowledge of engineering systems, calculations, applications of engineering methods and materials and applications of computers 2-D and 3-D computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided engineering (CAE) to problems.
  • Proficient knowledge of legal, procurement, construction, environmental safety and health (ES&H), and quality assurance criteria.
  • Broad knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, engineering procedures, and project controls and design criteria in all engineering disciplines.
  • Proven leadership capability.
  • Broad knowledge of administrative practices.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

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