Fire Fighting Specialist (Water) - NEOM/INF

Requisition ID: 265273 

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Sharma 


Project Description:


NEOM Project Summary: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company provides 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 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.



Detalied Job Description Summary:


Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Engineering Department, a Fire Fighting Specialist is required to combine their technical experience and knowledge for the management of Water / Wastewater Treatment Plant, pumping stations and desalination plant Civil design by the client’s design consultants for Regional Infrastructure Water Projects.

Support the Design Project Manager in managing and delivering the desgin in accordance with the Programme and the requirements of the client.

Coordinate and monitor the development of the design consultant’s planned activities and provide progress reports to Design Project Management, highlighting performance to plan.

Plan and organize the review of the design consultant’s deliverables, interfacing with subject matter experts and design review teams.

Provide quality assessment reports to Project Management and the client.

Assist the Contracts Department and Construction teams in pre-construction and post contract award activities.


Job Duties:


  • Management of design activities and coordination of workloads related to firefighting for Water projects.
  • Plan, coordinate, manage and monitor the review of desgin deliverables produced by the client’s design consultant, including reports, providing feedback to the Design Project Manager regarding progress, key issues and risk.
  • Coordinate and manage the design review of the design consultant’s hazard and risk logs.
  • Coordinate the response to comments raised on deliverables by the likes of subject matter experts, the design review team, the Independent Checking Engineer, and Independent Safety Assessors.
  • Ensure the buildability of the proposed design and suitability of materials.
  • Coordinate engineering efforts in assigned areas between specialty and other engineering groups or disciplines, with the client, suppliers, and contractors.
  • Coordinate and visit the jobsite as required, to resolve problems, interpret drawings and documents and provide technical support during the construction phase.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines, consultants, and attend project meetings from time to time.
  • Coordinate with Contracts Department and Construction teams for supporting the pre-construction procurement process and the checking and assembly of the design documentation for issue as design-build or design-bid-build tender packages as required.
  • Review contractor’s construction drawings, respond to technical queries and technical submittals to ensure compliance with design intent.
  • Review desgin and engineering studies prepared by local and international engineering firms
  • Review changes or deviations in desgin scope, material quantities, budget or schedule, and assists particularly with defining the change, obtaining accurate estimates of the hours involved, and recommending budget adjustment.
  • Participate in site visits and investigations led by designers.
  • Take an active role in desgin reviews, interdisciplinary design reviews and provide comments.
  • Perform work that involves conventional desgin practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.
  • Provide guidance for assured design quality and compliance with the client’s requirements, design guidelines, statutory requirements, local and international codes, standards and norms, and international standards of independent firms that are carrying out the detailed design.
  • Report progress, critical issues and risk to EPM design manager.


Qualifications\Experience Essential Technical Skills:


  • Fire Protection or Mechanical Engineering Degree from an accredited university with 10+ years of relevant experience in firefighting desgin management, related to Water projects.
  • Experience in managing the design/installation/operation/maintenance of Water / Wastewater treatment plant, pumping stations and desalination plants from firefighting perspective.
  • Experience in both design-build and design-bid-build forms of procurement with contractors and consultants.
  • Experience in field construction and inspection for initial acceptance.
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards pertinent to the discipline.
  • Good working knowledge of the US National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, in particular NFPA 101 and NFPA 130 and all related and sub referenced Fire and Life Safety standards.
  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems and design calculations.
  • Knowledge of current computer applications for engineering and design including appropriate knowledge of CAD (both 2-D and 3-D) e.g AutoCAD, MS Word and Excel for managing design reviews
  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.
  • A professional license from a recognized licensing or registration board.


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.
  • 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. #LI-AR2


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.
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