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Environmental Assessment Senior Specialist (Marine Ecology) - International camp (NEOM secondment)

Requisition ID:  232112

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/12/2020


NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of EgyptIsrael 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 centres, 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 ground-breaking ways.


Environmental Assessment Senior Specialist (Marine Ecology)


The Sustainable Development Division within the NEOM Environment Department is searching or a dynamic and innovative professional with marine ecology expertise to join the Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Team. This is an exciting and unique opportunity for an experienced career professional with highly developed technical knowledge and organization skills. 

An application with a marine ecology background – particularly coral reef experience.

This role is critical to implementing the Environmental Assessment and Approvals function, including communicating NEOM’s environmental and sustainability standards to NEOM departments and contractors, and providing advice on marine ecology issues.


Key Responsibilities

  • Providing advice to stakeholders including consultants and proponents on marine ecology issues.
  • Administering the Environmental Assessment process at the Activity (project level) including day to day coordination of project timelines and deliverables, acting as an interface between NEOM’s internal sectors, external proponents, and external Environmental Consultants.
  • Project Managing Environmental Consultants engaged to produce SEAs, ESIAs, and other environmental assessment related document
  • Identifying and contributing to planning and post approval initiatives in a dynamic and complex environment with tight timeframes, competing priorities and conflicting stakeholder needs, views and opinions.
  • Understanding the goals of each division and department and how those goals are aligned to the long-term strategy of the organization and specifically to the environmental services department.
  • Review and assessment of technical environmental assessment reports and documentation submitted in line with NEOM policy and planning objectives.
  • Ensuring continued alignment of NEOM’s environmental planning and approval systems with IFC performance standards and world’s best practice.
  • Participating as a positive and proactive member of NEOM’s Environmental Assessment and Monitoring Team to match forecast project delivery demands.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, or similar.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Have a track record of coordinating and delivering environmental assessment services under an advanced regulatory system at Major Capital Project, preferably, mega-project scale.
  • 7 to 15 years’ experience across the fields of environmental assessment and/or approvals.
  • Strong written and verbal communication & report writing and reviewing skills
  • Proven record of successfully coordinating environmental assessments or regulatory approvals.
  • Strong technical environmental skills across marine construction and natural environments and/or sustainability.


The duration of engagement starts between asap and extends until 31st October, 2021 but may extend for a couple of months post this date.


Living Conditions:

Living and Working on the NEOM Project is a single status assignment condition located in Sharma, KSA with camp accommodation (Meals and Laundry Services provided).


Due to COVID 19 challenges during the startup of the project special flights and quarantine accommodations will be provided.

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 and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.