Senior Project Engineer - NEOM/INF

Requisition ID:  255243

Requisition Posting End Date: 03/31/2023


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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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 plannedBorder_town" style="color:blue" target="_blank"> 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:


Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the Engineering Department, a Senior Project Engineer is required to combine their technical experience and knowledge for the management of infrastructure design including design of roads, storm drainage and other utilities by the client’s design consultants.

Assist the Design Project 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 Design Project Management, highlighting performance to plan.

A key part of this role is the collaboration with the design consultant and the client. Working with the Design Project Manager, the Senior Project Engineer shall establish regular meetings with the design consultant, various client sectors, and external stakeholders as required for managing, coordinating, and assuring the design.

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 and 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 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 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 Self-reliant Checking Engineer, and Self-reliant 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 and visit the jobsite as required, to resolve problems, interpret drawings and documents and provide technical assist 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 assisting 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.

·      Participate in site visits and investigations led by designers.

·      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.

·      Chair discipline specific meetings and record actions.

·      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.

·      When delegated, assumes a lead technical role over other engineers or project subgroups for completing specific tasks.

·      Assist in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provide input for their performance evaluations.

·      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 self-reliant firms that are carrying out the detailed design.

·      Report progress, critical issues and risk to EPM design manager



Qualifications/Experience Essential Technical Skills:


·      Civil Engineering Degree from an accredited university with 15+ years of relevant experience in Civil design management.

·      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.

·      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.

·      Proven track record of coordinating and delivering large scale projects.

·      A professional license from a recognized licensing or registration board.

·      Demonstrated skill in leadership.


Essential Behavioral Skills:


·      Excellent interpersonal, sensible and communication skills (oral and written).

·      Willingness to relocate to the job site in Saudi Arabia.

·      Proactive, supportive, questioning, 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.

·      Willingness to mentor others.

·      Acknowledge and value contribution from other team members.

·      Promote the creation of a work environment, assisted by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

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.