Interface Engineer - HSR & Freight (System + Rolling Stock)

Requisition ID: 263683 

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

About Bechtel:

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 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.


Detailed Job Description Summary:

This role supports the Rail Systems Interface Manager in the coordination of the Rail Systems interfaces between the Backbone Engineering Consultant (BEC) and subsequent design and delivery contractors and other stakeholders to ensure that the Interface Management processes and procedures are complied with and robustly implemented throughout the project lifecycle. This role provides technical oversight of activities relating to interface of the Design and Build Contractors Works Information and other third parties involved in the project, in order to ensure all project elements come together to deliver a fully integrated system


Job Duties:

  • Technical oversight of all Rail Systems interfaces (external & internal) as part of the Interface Management process relevant to all activities.
  • Ensure the compliance with NEOM Interface Management process.
  • Support in ensuring the definition and management of all Rail Systems interfaces for their area of responsibility including technical and functional to meet the NEOM Project Requirements.
  • Facilitate the interface meetings with Design teams, Contractors, NEOM Sectors and Stakeholders.
  • Assist in the consistency of Interface Control Forms and specifications etc., by the design teams and the validation of the Interface Control Forms.
  • Interface and coordinate with the various Engineering and Systems Engineering disciplines.
  • Facilitate interface progress and closeout.
  • Review the contractor’s interface documentation and processes and ensure they reflect the contract and interface requirements and are effectively and fully implemented.
  • Track and drive effective interface between the Contractors and third parties and escalate issues where necessary.
  • Undertake reviews of contractor inspection and test plans relating to Interface Management.
  • Undertake reviews of contractor handover plans.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure your own 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.


Qualifications/Experience Essential Technical Skills:

  • Degree or postgraduate qualification in science, engineering from an accredited university or equivalent qualification
  • 6+ years’ experience in technical projects (an interface engineer and/or technical coordinator) managing Rail Systems interfaces within one or more major multidisciplinary rail project (Metro/High Speed Rail/Freight).
  • Broad knowledge of precedents in the rail industry.
  • Experience in engineering disciplines, ideally with involvement in design and construction projects across multidiscipline areas.
  • Prior Middle East Infrastructure experience is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of working arrangements with contractors in the Middle East is preferred.
  • Have a good understanding of the various railway infrastructure disciplines and how they interact / interface with each other.
  • Exemplary quality and safety record.
  • Strong English language communication and report writing skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Adobe Design Suite software programs and have the ability to prepare reports.


Essential Behavioral Skills:

  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills, be a team player and have a knowledge sharing approach.
  • Will have consultancy experience.
  • Ability to solve problems by thinking laterally and be able to understand the needs and requirements of the client, entities and their EPMO’s – in order to provide planning / design / feasibility solutions in a multi -disciplinary / multi - sectional context.
  • Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and manage disputing multi-cultural relationships across a range of entities.
  • Must be self-driven and able to plan and execute work without direct supervision from senior management and/or peers.
  • Must be flexible and adapt to working in a demanding PMO environment, including the need to travel and work remotely if / when required.

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.