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Senior Planning Engineer (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  220047

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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




Bechtel has been awarded a contract to support setting up and operating the National Project Management Organization (NPMO) in Saudi Arabia. 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.  Bechtel will train Saudi nationals and implement a knowledge management system. We will mobilize experts from across the company to develop world-class systems and processes for the NPMO, and to share these new tools across all Saudi government ministries and entities.




The Senior Planning Engineer will be responsible to implement in the Entities/Ministries the project management processes and procedures that relate to planning and scheduling, through coaching, training and mentoring.

Strong “hands on” planning and scheduling experience is essential. So are collaborative, coaching and consultative skills.

Full time position based in Riyadh.  




  • Partners with the Mashroat organization to develop an integrated talent development and knowledge transfer strategy with the aim to fulfill the vision and mission of serving the ministries and entities to build world class Project Management competency based on Saudi nationals
  • Work with the Enablement Project Managers to lead and drive the entity engagement plans
  • Work with the Entities in order to provide oversight, analysis, guidance and direction on international best practice with respect to planning, scheduling, progress measurement and reporting
  • Enable Entities/Ministries to Plan and Schedule Engineering and Construction projects
  • Maintain and update the Mashroat planning and scheduling processes, procedures and templates
  • Provide Mashroat with operational support




  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills, fluent in Arabic and English
  • Ability to facilitate learning sessions and small group activities
  • Proactive and can work independently to complete work.
  • Strong “hands on” planning and scheduling experience is essential.
  • Strong collaborative, coaching and consultative skills.
  • Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and operation and maintenance work processes.





  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field required with a minimum of six years relevant experience in planning.  In lieu of degree 12+ years of experience planning and scheduling engineering and construction jobs.

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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.