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Industrial Planner

Parsons International

Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP094-3078

Job description / Role

Industrial Planner - Jazan

Ready to put your project management expertise to work on complex projects? Are you great with people and have a track record managing teams that get the job done? Parsons is now hiring an experienced Industrial Planner with a desire to work on creating innovative, practical solutions to various projects that enhance the fabric of our community.

Since 1976, Parsons has served the Royal Commission for Yanbu and recently, Jazan as the program management, master planning, design, engineering and construction management consultant for the Yanbu Industrial City and Jazan Economic City. The Yanbu Industrial City is the longest-running contract in Parsons' history and reflects the strong client/consultant partnership that has evolved through the years. Our responsibilities are similar to those of a Public Works Department of municipalities. We assist in long-range strategic and master planning, project initiation, the hiring and management of design consultants, tendering for construction and oversight of all construction projects. These projects range through the full spectrum of infrastructure and facilities that would be expected in a city of 80,000+ population - roads and utilities, residences, schools, health care facilities, police and fire stations, colleges, public buildings, sports facilities and retail centers.

Principal Objective:

• The Industrial Planner is responsible for managing cluster development strategies for the international consulting firm preparing the update of the City’s Industrial Master Plan.
• This update shall pertain to economic, social and physical characteristics of the city and consider and include all public and private development in the city including but not limited to industrial, housing, commercial, education, parks, mosques etc.
• The Master Plan Update shall reflect the RC-Jazan Economic Plan recommendations.

Organizational Relationship:

• Reports directly to the Director, Urban Planning or the Operation Director.
• Will require to interface with concerned Sections and Departments of the Royal Commission and to Parsons Project team.

Major Activities Performed:

• Working with an interdisciplinary management team of the Royal Commission - Jazan assesses opportunities in Jazan city for industrial uses (including petrochemical and energy-intensive industries) to formulate cluster plans that will be incorporated these into Jazan Master Plan.
• Analyzes the RC-Jazan Economic Plan and supporting cluster development feasibility studies as a basis for the Jazan Master Plan and future cluster economic planning.
• Conducts economic and technical analysis of potential cluster opportunities, reports on findings, and meets with department directors in order to obtain the needed feedback.
• Evaluates and prepares situational analyses to determine strategic opportunities and threats to the achievement of the RC strategic direction for Jazan.
• Develops business cases for new city/expansion in alignment with approved RC strategies.
• Performs necessary research into industrial clusters and provides specialist insight towards the development of industrial clusters accordingly.
• Analyses potential cluster opportunities and their impact, taking into consideration the Royal Commission's objectives, strategic plans and city needs.
• Working with an interdisciplinary management team of the Royal Commission assesses opportunities in the city for industrial uses (including petrochemical and energy-intensive industries) to formulate cluster plans that will be incorporated into Jazan Master Plan.

Major Activities Performed:

• Analyzes the RC-Jazan Economic Plan and supporting cluster development feasibility studies as a basis for the Master Plan and future cluster economic planning.
• Conducts economic and technical analysis of potential cluster opportunities, reports on findings, and meets with department directors in order to obtain the needed feedback.
• Evaluates and prepares situational analyses to determine strategic opportunities and threats to the achievement of the RC strategic direction for Jazan.
• Develops business cases for new city/expansion in alignment with approved RC strategies.
• Performs necessary research into industrial clusters and provides specialist insight towards the development of industrial clusters accordingly.
• Analyses potential cluster opportunities and their impact, taking into consideration the Royal Commission's objectives, strategic plans and city needs.
• Updating of goals, objectives and policies with respect to Industries; coordinates with various stakeholders/ tenants/ investors in order to obtain the necessary feedback to refine industrial cluster plans and objectives.
• Works with current and expected future products as feedstock for future industrial clusters and to review other related information in order to assess any potential opportunities in the development of industrial clusters.
• Conducts cluster development feasibility studies and utilizes findings as a basis for future industrial cluster planning and conducts an economic analysis of potential support cluster opportunities.
• Monitors and prepares reports on the growth and development of the industrial cluster plans under implementation and provides the input on feedback in order to rectify deviations.
• Supervises, coordinates, and directs the needed teams to implement the needed detailed work plans to accomplish functions operational objectives.
• Oversees the implementation of operations plans, policies, procedures, and transition/ migration plans.
• Analysis of industrial land uses and clusters in the context of global, national, and regional industries, to include analysis of past trends, existing conditions and forecasts of future development on a sub-regional basis.
• Assistance in ongoing development and updating of the Jazan Master Plan.
• Analysis of the physical structure of the city and recommendations regarding any required modifications.

Requirements

• A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineer-Petro-Chemicals or Petroleum or other related disciplines.
• Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in Industrial/Cluster Planning, with an emphasis on petrochemical/ energy-intensive industries.
• A Master’s in Business Administration from an accredited institution preferred. International experience is essential.
• Responsible for overall Project in terms of accomplishing the requirements of the scope of work in a management capacity.
• Must be able to plan, develop, coordinate and direct the total work through to completion.
• Excellent written and verbal presentation skills, and capable of independent report production.
• Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.
• Experienced in working with other members of multidisciplinary planning and design teams.

About the Company

Parsons is a leader in many diverse markets such as infrastructure, transportation, water, telecommunications, aviation, commercial, environmental, planning, industrial manufacturing, education, healthcare, life sciences and homeland security.

Parsons provides technical and management solutions to federal, regional and local government agencies as well as private industries worldwide.

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