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Senior Project Analyst/Project Controls Engineer

Requisition ID:  223831


Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


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 delivering a transformation program on behalf of, and in collaboration with, the Saudi National Project, Management Organization (NPMO). The NPMO (known locally as “Mashroat”) has the mandate to transform Saudi Government Entities (“Entities”) into more efficient and effective project management organizations, which in turn will result in improved project performance. Projects are defined as government funded and delivered infrastructure construction projects. Bechtel’s contract started in February 2017 and completes in February 2020 (but may be subject to an extension).


In 2017, Mashroat’s mandate increased to include transforming Entities into more efficient and effective Operations & Maintenance (O&M) management organizations. In June 2019, Bechtel’s scope expanded to include the management and coordination of Mashroat’s O&M partner. Bechtel’s management of Mashroat’s O&M partner requires additional resources across a number of departments.


Job Summary:

Bechtel is seeking a Senior Project Analyst/Project Controls Engineer. The Senior Project Analyst will provide support to the Infrastructure Planning Dept. Director in infrastructure project planning, reviews, project analysis and reporting (i.e. for both planned projects and projects currently being executed - by the various Entities). The role will involve developing and updating processes, procedures and templates to enable others to perform similar appraisals in due course. The Senior Project Analyst needs to be able to analyze project planning and delivery processes, data, interpret and assimilate, and provide written recommendations for solutions to project planning and execution problems identified (i.e. such as performance against initial planning requirements budget, level of business case development provided etc). The position will require a high degree of communication, technical skills and project controls experience. This position is within the Mashroat Infrastructure Planning Department and is based in Riyadh.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide an Entity oversight role in delivering the National Integrated Capex Program’s FY 2021 (and beyond) Budget Support Initiative, support selected entities in their development of 5-Year Project Portfolio Plans and support the production of a National Integrated Infrastructure Strategy/ Plan (NIISP).
  • Supports Entity and Project portfolio reviews, including the analysis and validation of project data provided by Entities.
  • Support the Mashroat Learning & Development program by assisting in the preparation of relevant training material (i.e. pertinent to project analysis processes and procedures) and subsequently support the roll out of the training program to public entities/ EPMO’s.
  • Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between different projects (planned and ongoing).
  • Actively participate in the continuous improvement of the Mashroat ‘strategic’ portfolio planning processes.
  • Uses and provides analysis of data published from the Mashroat Dashboard.
  • Provides guidance to data analysists to review and update data provided by Entities and projects. This includes monitoring reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards, accuracy and consistency.
  • Prepares management presentations and assists in presenting Infrastructure Planning information to senior management.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field.
  • 7-10 years of professional experience with emphasis on project control and cost and reporting management.
  • Arabic language skills are a preferable.


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost control functions, including cost analysis, cost control, financial reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of project controls terms, processes and procedures is key in being able to interpret project and Entity data.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present cost engineering and cost estimating.
  • Support the role out of processes and procedures to the EPMO’ s within the various ministries and public entities.
  • Sound understanding of the Mashroat 5-Year Projects Portfolio Planning process, multi-disciplinary project planning, engineering, procurement, contracts, and construction processes.
  • Experience of working with governments organizations on major development initiatives.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget and finance management.
  • Numerate and strong analytical skills.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills in English. 
  • Proactive and can work independently to complete work.
  • Arabic speaking – would be beneficial.
  • Proficient in MS Office software such as Excel, Word, Power Point.

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.