Field Engineering - Tunnel

Requisition ID: 264235 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • 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 is 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:

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company is providing 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 planned 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.


Summary of Responsibilities:

The Tunnel Construction Engineer is assigned to the field construction organization in coordinating the Tunneling activities of the assigned contractors works. Responsible for overseeing appointed Contractor’s job site Tunneling activities and ensure that the construction operations and contractor’s performance are in compliance with project ES&H, quality, schedule requirements, whilst maintaining effective relationships when interfacing with stakeholders.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Maintain Bechtel’s Zero Accident Philosophy, and ensure contractor’s compliance to the project ES&H plans, site security plan, traffic plans, emergency response plan, housekeeping, fire protection and jobsite work rules
  • Responsible for construction oversight of Tunnelling activities and ensuring compliance of Contractor’s works are carried out as per as per schedule, and ensures compliance to ES&H plans, quality standards, and local/national regulatory safety codes
  • Provide engineering assistance to contractors, facilitate technical resolution, review change documents, ensure compliance to codes and standard, verify and approve installations as per the ITPs
  • Prepare / review field sketches and other construction deliverables including temporary facilities, temporary construction aid design / drawings prepared by contractors
  • Reviews specifications, contracts, inspection reports, delivery schedules, instruction manuals and technical data
  • Coordinates with the Construction Manager on activities affecting the contract administration operation
  • Coordinates with engineering design on constructability issues
  • Maintain Bechtel’s Zero Accident Philosophy, and ensure contractor’s compliance to the project ES&H plans, site security plan, traffic plans, emergency response plan, housekeeping, fire protection and jobsite work rules
  • Ensure that the Quality requirements are met, and the works are executed as per IFC drawings, standards, codes, and project specifications
  • Identify and reviews contractors NCRs, RFIs, FCRs, or other change documents and its effective implementation to prevent recurrence within the project
  • Review and comment the contractor's submittals, technical queries, field change documents and other technical documents including Drawings and As-Builts
  • Ensures required permits and licenses are in place prior to the start of works at site
  • Ensure that all required reporting, including daily reports are collated, reviewed, and submitted on time
  • Monitors and escalates quality, safety, progress and coordination issues and concerns to the supervisors
  • Coordinates interfaces between functions, contractors and stakeholders involved at site
  • Provides technical direction to Tunnel Engineers in a wide range of construction engineering and design functions relating to shotcreting, waterproofing, secondary lining to tunnels, subsequent tunnel fit out works, quarries, and survey for the project.
  • Ensure the closure of construction activities are systematic and complete in all respects


Qualifications, Experience, Job Knowledge, and Skill set Requirements:

  • A recognized bachelor’s or master’s degree in Civil/Structural or any discipline in Engineering (or international equivalent)
  • Minimum 10 years of professional experience in construction projects, preferably in tunnelling works including TBMs, Drill & Blast, NATM and cut and cover methods
  • Experience of working in mountainous terrains, in construction of region connecting projects such as roads, rails, related utilities and other infrastructures like camps, approaches, lifestyle buildings etc.,
  • A thorough understanding and experience of shotcreting, waterproofing and Secondary Lining to tunnels, and subsequent tunnel fit out works
  • Awareness of required Standards and specifications applicable to tunneling works (BTS Specifications for Tunneling: Third Edition)
  • Through understanding of international codes and standards of Drill and Blast Tunneling Works such as BS 6164
  • Has experience and knowledge in construction of large-scale projects
  • Thorough knowledge of international standards and specification and codes as applicable, including various Safety procedures and practices
  • Knowledge and experience in the implementation of ES&H and quality management systems
  • Experience in KSA / Middle east / GCC is preferred
  • Must be able to demonstrate good communication and interpersonal skills to maintain a positive work environment between all parties including the client, contractors, and other stakeholders throughout the project life cycle
  • Self-motivated individual with ability to work independently and exercise professional judgment, with a passion to take ownership of projects and provide sound technical leadership to contractor’s staff and field engineers


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.