Chief Civil Engineer


Chief Civil Engineer

  • رأس الزور, Saudi Arabia


Requisition ID: 266779
• Relocation Authorized: International - Family
• Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project
• Work Location: Ras Al Khair

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Project Summary

Jubail is one of Bechtel’s most remarkable achievements—a city built from the sand up, requiring vast resources and logistical planning on an unprecedented scale. It the biggest civil engineering project in modern times—and it's getting bigger. Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. Bechtel serves as the Management Services Contractor (MSC), or “owner’s representative” for our client, the Royal Commission (RC). We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers, managing design submissions from local AE firms, and overseeing the actual construction work being performed by local contractors and sub-contractors in Jubail and Ras-Al-Khair Industrial Cities. In June 2021, Bechtel’s contract with the Royal Commission was renewed for another 5 years with work focusing on building new residential communities, iconic buildings/ bridges, major site preparation, commercial buildings, mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, universities, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions, and more.

Work Location: Ras-Al-Khair

This work location for this position is in Ras-Al-Khair which is located about 90 KMS north of Jubail Industrial City. You will be required to commute Jubail - Ras-Al-Khair - Jubail daily using the available transportation facility /shuttle bus service. The accommodation will be provided at Jubail Industrial City.

Major Responsibilities:
• The Chief Civil Engineer represents the Royal Commission, (the owner), to ensure the safety and quality standards of the project are met for civil engineering discipline. This work is accomplished by the review of work plans, design packages, safety plans, quality plans, procurement plans and RFI’s for ongoing work activities.
• The Chief Civil Engineer provides an interface between RC Engineering and the Contractor to resolve technical issues. Provide support to Construction Department by reviewing disposition to Technical queries (TQ), field change document (FCD) and technical submittals (TS).
• Provide technical guidance to all Civil Engineers on the project.
• Coordinating and leading design reviews of design packages for Civil and Site Development, utilities design prepared by A/Es.
• Coordinating and leading reviews with other disciplines and departments for site development packages.
• Prepare design guidelines for residential, industrial and neighborhood commercial centers analysis utilities for site development and infrastructure projects.
• Review site development designs for industrial, residential and commercial lots developed by private investors.
• Review Land Allocation Requests (LAR’s).
• Review, update and prepare revisions to Guideline Specifications related to site development.
• Provides Key Performance Indicator Metrics to management.
• Receives functional direction and technical support from Bechtel Infrastructure GBU – Chief Civil/Structural Engineer.
• Supervises the members of the Civil Team and provides regular performance feedback, career guidance and support.
• Provides guidance, training, mentoring and transfers knowledge to Saudi National Engineers.
• Receives direction on the Project from Manager of Technical Support Section, Quality Manager and Manager of Engineering.

Skills and Qualifications:

Essential Technical:
• University/College graduate with B.S. in Civil Engineering.
• Chartered Professional Engineer (or equivalent) with over 15 years’ experience in civil engineering including studies, detailed design, design management and design reviews of large multidisciplinary Infrastructure projects.
• Significant experience in earthworks, roads, utilities and civil site development hands on detailed design, including coordination with other disciplines and departments for site development packages.
• Significant experience in design review management and leadership across but not limited to civil infrastructure master planning, road design, community area and heavy industrial land development design, bulk earthworks, surface water drainage design and gravity and pressurized underground utilities system design such as potable water, sanitary wastewater, industrial waste water, recycle water and sea water cooling.
• Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems and design calculations.

Essential Behavioral:
• Proven ability to manage and lead a team of Civil Engineers, provide technical guidance and functional support.
• Ability to lead and influence the performance of team members towards the achievement of project goals and principles.
• Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (English, verbal and written) and the ability to build trust based, value adding relationships with people across all levels of business.
• Demonstrated attention to detail and effective time management skills.

Preferred Technical:
• Extensive (minimum of 10 years) experience in design management in a medium to large multi-disciplinary engineering project team with high preference placed on heavy industrial projects.
• Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.
• Experience in preparation of design guidelines for residential, commercial centers, utilities for site development and infrastructure projects.
• Experience with review of site development designs for industrial projects.
• Experience in the performance of desktop utilities studies.
• Utilize computer and computer codes to perform site development analysis and designs.
• Provision of support to Construction Department and disposition of field changes.
• A good understanding and practical knowledge BIM, including but not limited to Civil 3D, Revit or similar.
• A working knowledge of GIS applicable to Civil Engineering activities.

Preferred Behavioral:
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities with specific experience in leading multi-disciplined design teams.
• Demonstrated experience on a broad scope of urban development projects either in greenfield, brownfield or infill developments.
• Building strong customer relationships, and demonstrate your ability to understand our client's core business and ensure that services meet their expectations.
• Actively leads the knowledge transfer effort of national civil engineers.


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.


Category : Civil Engineer
Posted : November 8, 2023
Salary : N/A
Experience : 15 Months

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