Bechtel Corporation Senior Structural Engineer in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) has worked as the management services contractor directly with our client, the Royal Commission for over 40 years. We are the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) managers working in an integrated customer organization. We are responsible for planning and managing the design production by the AE workforce of over 1000 through more than 20 Technical Service Contracts that we administer. We also provide engineering support through the construction phase.

Generally, we manage over 100 projects at any point in time, ranging from new residential communities, iconic buildings/bridges, major site preparation, commercial buildings, mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, a new 30,000 student university, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions and more.

SUMMARY:

  • The Senior Structural Engineer is within the Royal Commission-Bechtel Engineering Department Core Team, Structural Group.

  • Senior Structural Engineer leads the reviews of the building, infrastructure, and transportation structural engineering prepared by the Royal Commission’s local consulting engineering-architecture firms.

  • Senior Structural Engineer is required to performs work on complex building, infrastructure, and transportation structural engineering tasks.

  • Senior Structural Engineer must be thoroughly familiar with the use and knowledge of International Design Codes/Standards/Specifications, especially those of ACI, and computer-aided engineering (CAE) software, such as STAAD.Pro, STAAD.Foundation Advanced, ETABS, SAFE, and SAP2000.

  • Receives direction from the Chief Structural Engineer.

  • Receives functional direction from the Bechtel Infrastructure GBU.

  • Provides guidance and training and transfers knowledge to Saudi National structural engineers.

Qualifications/Experience :

Essential Technical

  • Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates each phase of structural engineering design for building, infrastructure, and transportation structures, reinforced concrete and precast structures.

  • Performs work that will include completing complex structural engineering tasks.

  • Assumes a lead technical role.

  • Leads the review of structural engineering design for building, infrastructure, and transportation structures, particularly reinforced concrete and precast structures, prepared by the client’s local design firms. Reviews work of less experienced engineers.

  • Provides support to Construction Department and disposition of technical queries and technical submittals.

  • Coordinates with geotechnical engineering, other engineering disciplines, and architecture.

  • Develops, guides, trains, and transfers knowledge to Saudi National structural engineers.

  • BS in Civil/Structural Engineering from a Western college or university.

  • 15 or more years of direct structural engineering design and analysis experience on Western building, infrastructure, and transportation projects.

  • Expertise with the use and knowledge of International Design Codes/ Standards/ Specifications, especially ACI.

  • Expertise with current computer-aided structural engineering and design software, such as STAAD.Pro, STAAD.Foundation Advanced, ETABS, SAFE, and SAP2000.

  • Registered Professional/Chartered Structural Engineer (MIStructE or similar).

Essential Behavioural

  • Excellent written and oral English communication, interpersonal, mentoring, and knowledge transfer skills.

  • Supports the creation of a work environment that fosters openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction.

Preferred Technical

  • Assists in on-the-job-training of assigned personnel and provides input for their performance evaluations.

  • Performs Value Engineering.

  • Reviews, updates, and prepares Structural Specifications, Design Manuals, Design Criteria, and Drawing Standards.

  • Prepares structural engineering investigations, studies, and reports.

  • Working knowledge and abilities with computer-aided drafting, such as AutoCAD 2017.

  • Ensures consistency and uniformity of structural engineering across the various projects.

  • MS in Civil/Structural Engineering from a Western college or university.

  • Working knowledge of Mathcad.

  • Exposure to BIM processes, including designing projects using BIM platforms to deliver design packages. The preferred BIM package is Autodesk Revit.

  • Understands the roles played by other departments on engineering and construction management projects, including construction and safety practices.

Preferred Behavioural

  • Self-motivated individual with good leadership skills and the ability to influence without authority.

  • Ability to manage priorities and take on evolving responsibilities.

  • Ability to work within the integrated Royal Commission-Bechtel team.

  • Demonstrated ability to make critical decisions quickly.

  • Ability to work within a culturally diverse organization, recognizing and respecting differences.

Bechtel employees in Jubail receive free furnished housing and basic utilities, work transport, free health care (on site in Saudi Arabia), eligible participation in Bechtel group/private health care plan options, retirement benefit plan participation, life insurance options for you and qualified dependents, a base of 24 days of paid leave, 11 paid holidays, airfare coverage and additional time off for R&Rs and Home Leave, and local private schooling tuition coverage for up to two school-aged dependent children.