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Date: Dec 28, 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 an engineering or scientific discipline in a global business unit on a project or program.

Applies broad and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to project engineering. Makes decisions independently concerning problems within the discipline on the project.

Represents the discipline on the project and with the client to resolve technical questions and as required to coordinate work.

Responsible for a portion of the activities on a major or medium size project, or a relatively small size project in an engineering or scientific discipline.

Supervises and provides technical direction to engineers, scientists, technicians, designers and drafters.

Regularly informs the senior Engineering Supervisor, Chief Engineer, or Project Engineer of technical activities, staffing, budgets and schedules.

Reviews bid analyses and makes recommendations.

Requires knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to the particular discipline.

Requires a basic knowledge of Bechtel’s administrative practices.


A. Supervision Received

- Receives operational supervision and technical guidance from a Project Engineer, Senior Engineering Supervisor, or Chief Engineer.
- Objectives are defined and results are subject to supervisory review.

B. Supervision Exercised

- Supervises and provides technical direction to subordinate engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters as assigned.

C. Contact

- Maintains contacts with client representatives as directed, with suppliers, appropriate field personnel and other disciplines to ensure the coordination of the work within the project or assignment and compliance with Bechtel/client requirements.


1. Plans, develops, coordinates and reviews engineering work within a discipline on a project or assignment in a global business unit.
2. Supervises the day-to-day technical work of discipline engineers, scientists, specialists, designers and drafters.
3. Conducts annual performance reviews in accordance with approved procedures and holds career development discussions.
4. When assigned, recommends personnel actions such as staff additions, terminations, transfers and salary changes.
5. Prepares or oversees the preparation of discipline estimates and work plan in accordance with project scope, schedule and budget, and manages implementation and performance accordingly.
6. Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work to meet schedule dates.
7. Coordinates with client representatives as delegated to obtain their approval on phases of work.
8. Reviews and approves key engineering drawings and calculations, including field and design documents relating to the discipline.
9. Coordinates assigned engineering work with other project groups.
10. Ensures that engineers and scientists supervised receive appropriate on-the-job training for their professional development.
11. Promotes the creation of a work environment, supported by leadership, which fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.


Knowledge of systems, calculations, equipment, applications of methods, materials, and computers in the 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.

Knowledge of industry /regulatory codes and standards, and design and/or layout criteria pertinent to the particular discipline.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Knowledge of Engineering Department Procedures (EDPs), Design Guides, appropriate Bechtel Standard Computer Applications (BSAPs) and administrative practices.

Demonstrated skill in leadership.

Knowledge of application and coordination of 2-D and 3-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools on a project.

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 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 plant operation in large industrial plants, utilities, process plants, or engineering/construction firms.

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