Design Manager - Communications

Requisition ID: 263372 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Single 
  • Telework Type: N/A 
  • Work Location: Sharma 

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; Energy, 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.


Project Description:


NEOM Project Summary: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial, and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”


NEOM is a plannedBorder_town" style="color:blue" target="_blank"> cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, Israel, and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq. mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.”


NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.


Detailed Job Description Summary:


This key role provides technical and management leadership of activities relating to the Communications system design and implementation, ensures the Employer Requirements are met by the Communications suppliers and that robust justifications and technical assurance can be produced in support of the Communication systems product Safety Cases and eventual NEOM Project Safety Case.


Job Duties:


·       Manage the communications team and support the Rail Systems Director in leading the delivery of Rail Systems

·       Coordinate with NEOM Projects and Sectors in the definition of Communications systems requirements.

·       Support the client in determining solutions and suppliers

·       Technical oversight and management of all Communication systems including but not limited to remote facility Fire and Intrusion Alarms, CCTV, Public Address, SCADA, PABX telephones, Fibre Optic Networks, WiFi, Radio and Mobile relevant Engineering activities so that they result in affordable and meet programme requirements in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for time, cost and quality.

·       Providing advice as required on Communication and processes pertinent to railway operation.

·       Ensuring Communication systems stage works considerations are addressed in the contractor's design.

·       Undertaking reviews of contractor design submittals relating to Communication systems to ensure compliance with Employer’s requirements.

·       Undertaking reviews as required of other contractor technical submittals (including task briefs and work package plans) relating to systems assurance.

·       Undertaking reviews of contractor inspection and test plans relating to Communication systems.

·       Undertaking reviews of contractor handover plans.

·       Support NEOM Projects in the liaison with Shadow Operator, ISA and Rail operators appointed.

·       Ensure that robust safety management process is undertaken within the BEC and subsequent design and delivery contractors and identify any risks in the design of the operational railway.

·       Support the specification and review of functions and characteristics of the operational railway identifying the system hazards and system assurance which will need to be addressed.

·       Attending the design and delivery contractors HAZIDs, HAZOPs, IDCs/IDRs, QRAs, etc., sessions with Executive Project Management Engineers in line with the NEOM Projects processes.

·       Support the identification of risk and measures including system safety analysis associated with the above HAZIDs, HAZOPs, IDCs/IDRs, QRAs and other safety risk assessments and ALARP justification.

·       Support the preparation and implementation of system safety assurance documentation and requirements management processes.

·       Integrates and coordinates with the various Engineering and Systems Engineering disciplines.

·       Oversees all Communication systems design and construction technical coordination and interface issues.

·       Support the flow down of Communication systems requirements along with the review of verification and validating information and data received from other entities.

·       Providing inputs into the common NEOM Projects risk register and participating in its regular review and during the life of the project.

·       Champions the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction on the project or program.

·       Take personal responsibility to ensure self and others’ health and safety – including those who may be affected by the delivery of this role.

·       Co‐operate in all matters relating to health, safety and environment, including following safe working procedures at all times and not deviating from agreed safe system of work.

·       Advocate, promote and engage Bechtel’s health, safety and environmental policies and initiatives.

·       Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.


Qualifications/Experience Essential Technical Skills:


·       Degree or postgraduate qualification in science, engineering from an accredited university or equivalent qualification.

·       Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in delivering rail projects.

·       Experience of the different Communication systems for High-Speed Rail, freight, and metro railways.

·       Proven ability in the engineering delivery of railway infrastructure projects and specifically railway communications systems including communications facilities to include but not limited to remote facility Fire and Intrusion Alarms, CCTV, Public Address, SCADA, PABX telephones, Fibre Optic Networks, WiFi, Radio and Mobile.

·       Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.

·       Understands the principles of EN 50126 standard.

·       Fully knowledgeable and conversant with relevant European, American, and international civil engineering and railway codes and standards

·       Extensive knowledge of Communication systems equipment, systems, and processes, including Communication systems design, testing & commissioning, and handover procedures.

·       Knowledge of Requirements Management and associated tools.

·       Knowledge of Interface Management and the management of Communication systems to civil and Communication systems to rail system interfaces.

·       Broad knowledge of precedents in the rail industry.

·       Ability to prepare clear strategic planning procedures and user-friendly templates to assist entities in undertaking forward, strategic planning.

·       Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Design Suite software programs and have the ability to prepare reports.


Essential Behavioral Skills:


·       Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (oral and written).

·       Willingness to relocate to the job site in Saudi Arabia.

·       Proactive, supportive, inquisitive, challenging and result driven.

·       Hard working and motivated with high self-initiative.

·       Ability to manage multiple assignments, changing priorities and work with ambiguity.

·       Help others and receive help from others in achieving goals.

·       Willingness to mentor others.

·       Acknowledge and value contribution from other team members.

·       Promote the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

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.