Bechtel Corporation MEP Design Manager Job in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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.

Job Descriptions

  • Reports to the Project Director.

  • Provides and demonstrates safety leadership by example, fostering a culture of continuous improvement in all related activities.

  • Uses the language and processes of the Engineering profession; embrace continual professional development; adhere to the professional code of ethics.

  • Represents the interests of the consortium in all interactions with the designer and the client; and supports in maintaining client’s relationships.

  • Act as the key point of contact and liaison for all matters related to Track and Depots, on behalf of the Engineering Manager and the consortium.

  • Be accountable for the quality of output delivered by the designer(s).

  • Understands and ensures the designer incorporates the key requirements of the Design Basis Report into the engineering design.

  • Gains and maintains full understanding of the design gate approval process adopted on the project.

  • Actively partakes in the Design Gate Approval process.

  • Actively stays informed of any new standards, Approved Codes of Practice, etc., issued by client and/or external professional engineering bodies, to ensure their planned incorporation into the design process, and within the scope of the contract.

  • Ensures Design Risk Assessments are undertaken with residual risks notified to the relevant parties.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Substantial experience in design and detail.

  • Chartered or Professional Engineer.

  • Demonstrable evidence of experience in managing a discipline design team.

  • Good general Industry experience in Rail.

  • Good on-site technical and practical knowledge.

  • Excellent knowledge across all areas of mechanical design and good knowledge of civil design.

  • Experience of engineering within the Railway Civil Engineering Sector.

  • Full understanding and experience in Hazard Study.

  • Experience of Stress Analysis/FEA.

  • Experience using the following construction management and design software packages: -

  • Aconex

  • Bentley Projectwise

  • Revit

  • Exposure to BIM (Building Information Modelling).

  • Experience of safely engineering Projects/Activities on brownfield sites.

  • Experience of using general PC basic software packages, e.g., MS Office, etc.

  • Experience in the use of planning software, i.e., primavera.

  • Minimum of BEng Structural Engineering or equivalent, with additional qualification in civil engineering