Project Engineer (Commissioning)

Requisition ID: 274666 

  • 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 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 Overview:

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide 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 north-western 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 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. A number of posts will be appointed during the course of this year.


Detailed Job Description Summary:

This role provides support and guidance for our contractors through the Turnover & Commissioning (T&C) process for the Regional Infrastructure and subsequent design and delivery contractors building construction villages located throughout NEOM.


Job Duties:

  • Be a visible leader in Environmental, Safety, Health and Ethics during the planning and execution phases of the project.  
  • Implements the Bechtel best practices through standard processes and procedures, with deep collaboration with functional management and similar ongoing projects around the world.
  • This role provides technical and management oversight of activities relating to planning, development and delivery of the T&C deliverables. The work will require coordination with NEOM, project design and delivery contractors with T&C plans, technical documentation and delivery of scope in the field in such a way that it can be tested sequentially to optimize safety, quality, schedule and cost.
  • Reviews designs from a commissioning, operability and safety perspective and gives input on requirements such as temporary installations, and work sequencing.    
  • Map out T&C and completions requirements for operational readiness early in the project lifecycle with appropriate tracking mechanisms to ensure no ‘documentation delay’ at key temporary and normal operational phases.   


Qualifications/Experience Essential Technical Skills:

  • Recognized degree in engineering or scientific discipline, or specialised courses in construction/project management and techniques, OR a professional license from a recognised licensing board, or progressive work experience including supervisory / managerial experience in infrastructure project leadership roles such as Testing & Commissioning Manager, Systems Integration Manager, Delivery Manager.   
  • Minimum of 10 years progressive Testing & Commissioning/Delivery experience.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge in supporting the planning and completion of T&C activities and overseeing testing, commissioning and operations activities as Project Engineer (Commissioning) for one or more very large or complex projects, or a major project on which there are unique problems in the schedule, finance, construction or design.   
  • Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards and design criteria in all areas of commissioning.
  • Client interface experience and engagement with contractors and subcontractors.    
  • Strong English language communication and report writing skills.    
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software programs and have the ability to prepare reports.    
  • Setting up management systems for tracking and delivering T&C.


Essential Behavioural Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, have a knowledge sharing, collaborative approach and be open to input and ideas from others.    
  • Must be able to work within a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team and manage challenging 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.


Preferred Technical/behavioural Skills:

  • Relevant knowledge/experience of working in KSA and the middle east with a sound understanding of the cultural norms and requirements of the region.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals.
  • Works on issues of diverse scope where analysis of situation or data requires evaluation of a variety of factors, incl. understanding of current business trends.
  • Follows processes and operational policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Develops and administers schedules, performance requirements; may have budget responsibilities.


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).
  • Rotational Leave is 2 weeks off after 8 weeks worked with provided allowances for airfare and en-route expenses.
  • Due to COVID 19 challenges during the start-up of the project, special flights and quarantine accommodations will be provided.
  • Grade will be dependent on assigned scope, and experience of candidate to match that scope. As general guidance:


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.