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Regional HR Manager - Riyadh, SA

Requisition ID:  219876

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.

As the organization that reaches all our employees, the Human Resources department has a special role in capitalizing on opportunities and creating the future for Bechtel. 

Bechtel is seeking a Regional HR Manager who will report to the Global Manager of Regional HR. The position is responsible for HR operations within the region - conceptualizing, formulating, recommending and directing human resource compliance, policies, programs, diversity & inclusion and initiatives as appropriate for the region and within the corporate policy guidelines. 

In addition to this great opportunity, the selected candidate will be awarded a comprehensive international family relocation package which includes visa sponsorship, travel to Riyadh for the selected candidate and their immediate family, movement of household goods, housing allowance, and paid home visits among other incentives.


Job Responsibilities

  • Review, recommend and implement HR policies, procedures and instructions by monitoring relevant legislative and market changes within the region
  • Anticipate potential impacts and recommend changes to human resources policies, programs and practices which are both competitive and cost effective, in line with local legislation
  • Provide input and guidance on work visa requirements for countries within the region, work visa options, compliance and related HR/payroll work processes
  • Develop and facilitate immigration work process, data, metrics and reports to ensure compliance
  • Oversight of project HR within the region, including interface with GBU HR Business Partners and GBU HR Services Managers
  • Provide HR assistance and regional expertise to region management and HR Business Partners in the development of human resources programs designed to meet business development request
  • Establish training programs for new or revised policies or programs and evaluate effectiveness of implementation
  • Coordinate periodic review of HR policies, programs and management instructions; recommending revisions to promote internal equity and/or competitiveness within the industry
  • Provide interpretative guidance to regional management and HR concerning the intent of human resource policies
  • Manage and audit employee relations cases within the region
  • Manage initiatives including rating and ranking, performance development, and the annual leadership review for employees within the region
  • Interface with the project HR as required, ensuring the timely completion of critical human resources activities
  • Plan and provide oversight for HR activities/staff including management of region-specific vendors and championing diversity and inclusion within the region
  • Direct regional human resources administration including: 
    • Forecast staffing requirements
    • Select, train and develp assigned staff
    • Monitor performance of assigned personnel
    • Initiate human resurces actions for assigned staff (performance evaluations, salary actions, etc.)
    • Troubleshooting HR issues that arise on project, within the functions or with BBS and provide advice to HR team on best course of action
    • Manage SAP data integrity and ensuring HR team members are conducting regular and ongoing checks for relevant population
    • Performing other duties as required by the Global Regional HR Manager


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and 13 years of in-depth HR experience (including several HR disciplines; i.e. policy development, employment compliance, employee relations and project delivery) or 17 years of experience in lieu of degree  
  • Proven ability to lead a team of experienced HR professionals 
  • Knowledge of employment compliance legislation and law throughout the region 
  • Ability to travel as required 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of international project experience, including experience of working within the region in the construction/engineering / project management sector
  • Good working knowledge and prior experience in a large, matrix organization
  • Strong work delivery focus
  • Proven ability to exercise a high degree of individual initiative, discretion, and judgment
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure with changing priorities, deadlines and stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of main human resources disciplines (policy development, employment legislation, project HR delivery and employee relations.)
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternatives and recommending solutions on areas affecting human resources administration
  • Demonstrated management and supervision experience
  • Skill in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to work with multiple levels is essential
  • Proven experience managing multiple human resources processes
  • Ability to speak bilingually is preferred

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.