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Planning Engineer (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  219800


Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This position is open for applicants as an International Assignee that meet the requirements of the job specification.


Job Summary:


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure, mining and metals, nuclear, security and environmental, and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is seeking a Planning Professional to job the Riyadh, SA team. In the Planning Engineer role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professional across the globe to support Monitoring and Evaluation Team.


Project Overview:


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. 


The O&M Planning Engineer will help develop the plan for the set-up and implementation of the O&M Dashboard with the various entities for operating and maintaining facilities throughout the Kingdom. Initially, the focus will be to support the planning effort related to the software development for the O&M Dashboard. Following O&M Dashboard development, the planner will assist in preparing the plan for the implementation and training of entity staff related to the O&M Dashboard. In addition, the Planning Engineer will review the O&M Dashboard data for deviations and identify programs with declining performance for further reviews.  The Planning Engineer will have experience in planning projects and foundational knowledge of Project Controls both in engineering/design and construction and can apply it to operations and maintenance programs.


Job Responsibilities:


The Planning Engineer will be responsible for:


  • Work with the Dashboard Manager and O&M consultant to define scope of for the dashboard development.
  • Assist in the planning related to the dashboard software development.
  • Monitor the Dashboard development progress and track key performance indicators.
  • Work with entity PM’s on the O&M Dashboard entity implementation plan.
  • Assist with entity training and use of the dashboard.
  • Review the O&M national and entity level dashboard summary reports and related data monthly for deviations and identify entities and programs with declining performance.
  • Assist with the development the training materials and training of O&M and Entity personnel in use of the dashboard
  • Participate in entity audits and monthly reporting as it relates to O&M Dashboard metrics and KPI’s
  • Works with O&M Planner - Knowledge Transfer Partner including training and handover.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management from an accredited university.
  • Excellent work experience in engineering, procurement, and construction or operations and maintenance industry.
  • Grade 24: 3 + years 5+ years’ professional experience in Project Controls Planning & Scheduling on EPC/CM Projects.
  • Fluent in English language skills and Arabic language skills is a plus.


Basic Behavioral:


  • Experience and a cultural understanding of project management within KSA.
  • Broad knowledge of Project Controls principles/tools and their application to EPCM projects and demonstrates and understanding of how to apply it to operations and maintenance programs.
  • Experience in monitoring of key performance indicators.
  • Proficiency in verbal and written communications.
  • Proficiency in providing direction and on the job training to assigned personnel.
  • Proficiency in managing schedule performance.
  • Proficiency in the use of applicable computer programs including MS Office products and Power BI.




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.