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Project Engineering Lead - Civil

Requisition ID: 263379 

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Camp 
  • Telework Type: N/A 
  • 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.


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.


Position Summary:


Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Engineering Department, a Lead Civil Engineer is required to combine their technical experience and knowledge associated with the development of the NEOM Mountain region which consists of Recreational assets comprising of site wide infrastructure, Ski Slopes, Hiking and nature trails; Real Estate comprising of Hotels, Ultra Luxury mansions, Villages, lifestyle and resorts; and Major structures consisting of Vault, lake Tunnel and bow. He will be responsible for the management of infrastructure design including design of roads, storm drainage and other utilities by the client’s design consultants. A key part of this role is the collaboration with the design consultant and the client.

The Lead Civil Engineer will: assist the Engineering Manager in managing and delivering the Civil design 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 Engineering 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; assist the Contracts Department and Construction teams in pre-construction and post contract award activities.




·      Management of design activities and coordination of workloads for Civil design.

·      Plan, coordinate, manage and monitor the review of Civil design deliverables produced by the client’s design consultant, including reports, providing feedback to the Engineering 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 Civil 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 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 Civil design and engineering studies prepared by local and international engineering firms related to Civil work for Infrastructure facilities.

·      Take an active role in Civil design reviews, interdisciplinary design reviews and provide comments.

·      Take an active role in the client’s Stage Review and Approval Procedure.

·      Represent the client in technical meetings and Value Engineering analysis.

·      Perform work that involves conventional Civil design practice but may include complex features such as resolving conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials and/or difficult coordination requirements.

·      Review and check work of subordinate engineers.

·      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.



  • Knowledge of Civil design, production techniques, building materials, and construction methods for development of various work area designs, namely Recreational assets comprising of site wide infrastructure, Ski Slopes, Hiking and nature trails; Real Estate comprising of Hotels, Ultra Luxury mansions, Villages, lifestyle and resorts; and Major structures consisting of Vault, Lake Tunnel and bow.
  • Understands technical issues and cost related to selection of design features and unique Civil design requirements.
  • Knowledge of relevant codes and standards pertinent to the discipline.
  • 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.
  • Experienced with the practices and procedures as well as International Design Codes and Standards.
  • Experienced with managing knowledge of sustainability and its integration into the design and the construction of various buildings.



Skills and Qualifications:


  • Civil Engineering Degree from an accredited university with a minimum of 15 years of relevant experience in Civil design management.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience as Civil Engineer with hands on experience in planning, with understanding of Recreational assets comprising of site wide infrastructure, Ski Slopes, Hiking and nature trails; Real Estate comprising of Hotels, Ultra Luxury mansions, Villages, lifestyle and resorts; and Major structures consisting of Vault, Lake Tunnel and bow.
  • Experience in managing the design/installation/operation/maintenance of Civil work for Infrastructure facilities/assets.
  • Experience in both design-build and design-bid-build forms of procurement with contractors and consultants
  • Experience in field construction and inspection of Civil work for initial acceptance.
  • A professional license from a recognized licensing or registration board.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (oral and written).
  • 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 liability , trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Bechtel Saudi Arabia (SABCO) offers competitive salaries, project assignment incentives, free accommodations, as well as regular revolving leaves. Bechtel employees pride themselves on disputing work, accomplishments, rewards all of which are guided by the company values and commitment to keeping us safe. Our project teams thrive in a diverse and inclusive work environment, and we are hiring qualified professionals to help execute this exciting project.  


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.