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Highway Engineering Manager Job

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Date: Nov 10, 2017

Location: Riyadh, SA

The Riyadh Metro project is a consortium led by Bechtel which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company and Siemens.

The consortium will be responsible for the design, construction, train cars, signalling, electrification and integration of Lines 1 and 2 of the new Riyadh Metro system.

Line 1 will stretch from north to south across Riyadh, covering 24 miles (38km). It will include 22 stations and four transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines. Much of Line 1 will be underground.

In contrast, Line 2 will be built mostly on a raised strip in the median of the planned freeway. This line will run east to west and will extend more than 15.7 miles (25km) with 13 stations and three transfer stations.

The new lines will feature stations powered by renewable energy and fully automatic trains.

The contract is the largest engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract in Bechtel’s history and these lines, along with four others, will form the backbone of Riyadh’s new public transportation network.


Responsible for assigned activities within the highway engineering discipline on the RMP. Applies broad knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering in the preparation of engineering analyses.

Makes decisions concerning problems within the highway discipline on the project. Represents the discipline on the project and with the client as directed to resolve technical questions.

Assist in addressing all commercial matters with the client and relevant sub-contractors.

Highways Dripline include, but not limited to, Roads, utilities, hard and soft landscaping and associated disciplines.

The position also require attention to coordination with the vast number of other disciplines within the Project, other consortiums, the Engineer, the Client, other external stakeholders and the various sub-consultants.


A. Supervision Received

- Receives operational supervision and technical guidance from senior Engineering Managers, Delivery Directors, Technical Directors and others as approperiate
- Objectives are defined and results are subject to supervisory review.

B. Supervision Exercised

- Provides technical guidance to subordinate engineers, specialists, designers and drafters as assigned.

C. Contact

- Maintains contacts, as directed, with client representatives, the Engineer, appropriate field personnel and other disciplines.


1. Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews engineering work within Highway discipline on this mega projects with its unique size and complexity
2. Coordinates and interfaces as directed with the day-to-day technical work of discipline engineers, specialists, designers and drafters within your team as well as sub consultants.
3. Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to upper management in various forms as appropriate.
4. Facilitates technical discussions with third parties (client, stakeholders, regulators).
5. Prepares or oversees the preparation of Highway discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
6. Develops Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Project design guides, appropriate Standard Application Program and administrative practices.
7. Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain approval on phases of work.
8. Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations and bid summaries.
9. Coordinates assigned engineering work with other project groups.
10. Mentors engineers, designers and drafters by providing appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development including local Saudi Engineers and graduates .
11. Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Job Knowledge

Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, plant layout, materials, and computers for preparation of analyses and development of project deliverables within the Highway discipline.

Knowledge and understanding of technical and cost issues related to selection of design features within the Highway discipline.

Knowledge of engineering work planning and control methods.

Knowledge of precedents in the discipline and of principles and practices of related disciplines.

Knowledge of related construction practices and the economics involved.

Specific knowledge of industry/regulatory codes and standards, and design criteria pertinent to the Highway discipline.

Good knowledge of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Bechtel design guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Application Program (BSAPs) and administrative practices is preferred.

The above is normally acquired through:

- A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, from an accredited college or university, OR
- A professional license in an appropriate engineering or scientific discipline, from a recognized licensing board, OR
- Specialized courses in relevant general engineering, design or science or an appropriate engineering discipline, AND
- Broad progressive work experience in design engineering, science or other relevant types of engineering such as systems startup, field engineering or operation in large infrastructure projects, utilities or engineering/construction firms.


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