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Principal Project Engineer

Parsons International

Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Ref: HP094-3074

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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 Principal Project Engineer 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 top-level of projects and design management. Normally reserved for the group of section supervisor or staff and technical consultant on major complex projects. Manages Designs and preparation technical RFPs, provides pre and post-award support to PMD/SMD/Construction.
• Provide technical support across all disciplines to coordinate the development and implementation of the engineering portions of assigned projects.

Organizational Relationship:

• Receives administrative direction on assigned projects in terms of specific objectives from Manager of Engineering Projects with work being reviewed for adherence to scope of work. Frequent interfaces with AE Consultants, Management and other departments. Supervises and coordinates activities of Project Engineering and other personnel assigned to him. Mentors Junior Project Engineers assigned to him.
• Interfaces with PMD and SMD for the pre-award activities and reporting project status.
• Coordinates with relevant RC departments, stakeholders, and external agencies (Aramco, Marafiq, SWCC and etc.)

Major Activities Performed:

• Develop scope of work for design tasks in coordination with the TSS and stakeholders.
• Coordinate in preparation review and issuance of Task Orders including review of AEs technical and commercial proposals.
• Manage overall design from concept, Design Development (DD) and Construction Documents (CD).
• Work closely with the AEs and reviewers, provide necessary coordination for data acquisition, and 3rd party reviews.
• Conduct design review meetings.
• Assist in coordinating the compilation of technical portions of Requests for Proposal (RFP) for both the design and construction portions of assigned projects.
• Analyzes data pertaining to client requirements to assist in the definition of technical aspects of a detailed scope of work
• Coordinate with Technical Support Section (TSS) for the development of design specifications, and ensure adequate information is provided for clarity of interpretation of the required scope of work.
• Participate in the technical evaluation of potential bidders for contracts on assigned projects, and in recommending shortlists of qualified contractors. Coordinates the technical analysis and evaluation of bids proposed.
• Assist in compiling technical portions of definitive contracts. Monitors technical progress of A/E contractor.
• Coordinate the review of design drawings, specifications, manuals, shop drawings, vendor data, calculations and other technical information submitted by A/E construction contractor for all phases of the contract.
• Provide requested technical information to A/E or construction contractor regarding the interpretation of specifications, and other technical guidance as required.
• Requests technical information or clarification of submitted data from A/E construction contractor as required.
• Supervise and coordinates activities of Project Engineers and other personnel assigned to him.
• Prepare report and presentations on assigned projects.
• Coordinate with PMD progress reporting and evaluation for the assigned projects Manages AE Consultants contracts when assigned as the Authorized Representative (AR).
• Provide input in the review of monthly invoices and quarterly performance evaluation for the AE.
• Provide technical support during the pre-award stage including but not limited to Bidders Q&As, addendums, bid evaluation, the release of final IFC drawings etc.
• Provide post-award support during construction.


• Bachelor Degree in Engineering from a western recognized university with 15 years of directly related experience in project/design management experience and a minimum of five years hands-on design experience in an AE environment Western Charted/Professional Registration as an Engineer is required
• The ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is essential.
• Ability to prepare project presentations to higher management Computer literate and proficient with the industry-standard software for project management and control, MS Office.
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D, as well as hydrology/hydraulic modelling software and traffic modelling software, is a plus.
• PMP or equivalent certification beneficial, but not mandatory
• Strong familiarity with the Engineering design processes as well as Construction and Project Management.
• Adequate knowledge of multiple engineering disciplines.
• Experience with overseeing planning and design of civil infrastructure and facilities, such as site grading and drainage, highways and roads, wet and dry utilities, and flood control measures.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of civil engineering as related to the preparation of plans and specifications.
• Knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in the design and construction of civil public works and utility projects.

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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Project Engineer salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 11,000

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