Share this Job

Regional HR Specialist - KSA (Saudi National)

Requisition ID:  255260

Requisition Posting End Date: 

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.


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 colleague’s team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is seeking a Regional HR Specialist who will report to the Country HR Manager. The position is responsible for supporting the regional service-delivery model within the country and will undertake HR activities related to compliance, and the effective implementation of employee relations, policies, programs, diversity & inclusion and initiatives as appropriate for the country and within the corporate policy guidelines. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Manage and support employee relations cases within the country including grievances, disputes, mediation, performance management, and workplace investigations
  • Co-ordinate disciplinary outcomes and/or corrective actions including coaching managers & supervisors in best practice delivery
  • Provide interpretative guidance to line management and HR concerning the intent of human resource policies 
  • Provide HR assistance and expertise to line management and project HR representatives ensuring consistency and compliance with regional HR activities including on-boarding, managing assignment completions, redeployment and separation
  • Provide input on country level work visa requirements, work visa options, compliance and related HR/payroll work processes
  • Partner with the government relations team to support compliance with Saudi Labor Laws
  • Facilitate immigration work process, data, metrics and reports to ensure compliance
  • Partner with in-house legal counsel on matters within the region including but not limited to legal advice, employee relations, legislative changes, policy review, etc.
  • Manage SAP (HRIS) and BCMS (case management system) data integrity
  • Support the review and implementation of HR policies, procedures and management instructions by monitoring relevant legislative and market changes within the country
  • Interface with the project HR as required ensuring the timely completion of critical Human Resources activities 
  • Champion Diversity and Inclusion within the country
  • Perform other duties as required by the Regional HR Manager


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or related field and 8+ years’ in-depth HR experience of (including several HR disciplines, i.e., employee relations, policy development, and employment compliance)
  • Thorough knowledge of employment compliance legislation and law throughout the Saudi Arabia
  • Excellent English language skills and experience in the preparation and presentation of oral and written reports
  • Proven ability to work across HR disciplines to drive business outcomes within the region.
  • Strong work delivery focus and demonstrated ability to exercise a high degree of individual initiative, discretion and judgement.
  • Ability to travel as required
  • Detail oriented, organized, flexible and able to work with multiple levels is essential
  • Experience and demonstrated skill in conducting research, investigating alternatives and recommending solutions on areas affecting human resources administration
  • Proven employee relations experience including conducting workplace investigations.



Additional Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience, including experience of working within the region in the HR discipline.
  • Good working knowledge and prior experience in a large, matrix organization
  • Knowledge of employment compliance legislation and law throughout the region
  • 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.)
  • Proven experience of numerous Human Resources processes
  • Intermediate skill in MS Office Suite producing business-level reports, presentations and recommendations.

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.

In accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, Bechtel has adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for all work locations in the country. These requirements may include vaccination and testing. Any and all offers of employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia are expressly conditioned upon the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with all COVID-19 related safety laws and Bechtel protocols in place at the time of a candidate’s start date. A candidate’s failure or refusal to comply with such laws and protocols renders an issued offer null and void.
This requirement cannot be waived by a recruiter, manager, or supervisor. Your submission of an application for employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia constitutes your understanding and acknowledgment of this express condition.