Senior Project Manager - Rail Delivery

Bechtel

Saudi Arabia

Ref: SP974-40

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Project Description:

 Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial, and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq. mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and companies will come to research, incubate, and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.

Position Summary:

As a Senior Project Manager, lead the end-to-end management of High-Speed Rail and Freight projects, ensuring safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Define and deploy execution strategies, managing Design Consultants and Contractors. Oversee the entire project lifecycle, from design to handover, aligning with program timelines and client requirements. Collaborate with stakeholders, conduct regular meetings, and provide progress reports. Support Contracts and Construction teams in pre-construction and post-contract activities. Proven experience, strong leadership, and effective communication skills are essential for success in this role.

Job Duties:
·       Controlling the scope of the contract and maintaining a change management control system; managing value engineering and optimal contractor involvement efforts to refine scope to incorporate best value.
·       Managing compliance with Employer’s technical requirements including responding to all requests for information, acceptance of submittals; disposition of NCRs; review of work in progress for acceptance at witness points; and Employer’s acceptance of completed works.
·       Managing work within established budget; implements the Employer’s cost trend program and tracking cost performance of the works; managing a risk register to recognize cost exposures; estimates costs of added or changed work.
·       Managing work within established schedule; establishing a baseline Programme and measure progress against it; reviewing and accepting schedule updates; evaluating entitlement for extensions of time.
·       Administering the project contract(s) in accordance with established policies and NEOM guidelines, including proper use of Early Warning Notice (EWN’s); set up and manage correspondence control; assess and recommend contractor invoices for payment; address all Compensation Events and assure that change orders and claims are processed in a timely manner.
·       Reviewing and accepting construction methods statements; establishing quantity baseline and evaluates productivity of work execution; confirming appropriate site controls are in place.
·       Ensuring contractor assurance documentation is delivered and completion certificate issued.
·       Engaging the Rail Systems Interface and Integration Team to assist interfaces with adjacent or follow-on contracts to resolve problems and assist the final handover of the project to the Infrastructure Manager.
·       Addressing interests of stakeholders or other interested third parties in their allocated area of responsibility; assuring compliance with consents; managing undertakings and assurances and collecting evidence of compliance.
·       Communicating quality requirements and ensuring that proper processes are identified and implemented by contractors and subcontractors to achieve contractual self-assurance; conducts surveillances to document compliance.
·       Communicating Safety & Health requirements including identification of proper processes and implementation by contractors and subcontractors to achieve those requirements.
·       Communicating Environmental requirements and checking implementation of the Employer Requirements (EMR) Compliance plan; collecting data and checking Smart Waste metrics are inputted and sustainability goals are monitored.
·       Ensuring provision of the Contractor’s hand over and completion documents including Operations and Maintenance Manuals and Health and Safety Files.
·       Conducting periodic project meetings consistent with the project communications plan to promote and facilitate communication, review progress/performance, discussing issues and facilitating problem resolution. Developing communication plan to check effective communications among teams. Reporting all necessary dashboards, metrics, and updates for senior management information.
·       Take care of self and others’ health and safety and of those who may be affected in the day-to-day delivery of this role.
·       Reports to the Deputy Rail Systems Director (Delivery)
·       Works closely with Project Manager’s, Rail Systems and Integration Team, Project Commercial Manager, Project Construction Manager, Project Field Engineer, Engineering Manager; Coordinates with Area Construction Director, Area Quality Manager and Area ES&H Manager

Requirements

Qualifications/Experience Essential Technical Skills:
·       Engineering Degree from an accredited university with 20+ years of relevant experience in Railway System Project Management.
·       Technical familiarity of Rolling Stock and Rail Systems procurement and delivery including design, Installation, Systems Integration, Logistics, Testing & Commissioning
·       Experience in managing the design/installation/ integration for mainline railway systems including conventional and High Speed Rail
·       Experience in design-build procurement with contractors and consultants
·       Proven track record of assisting and delivering large scale projects.
·       Ability to effectively organize and staff a project team in a matrix organization.
·       Knowledge and understanding of standard infrastructure project management tools, techniques and procedures including Project Controls, Financial management, Automation, including standard office tools, Records management.
·       Knowledge and experience in baseline development and implementation including Scope definition, Roles and Responsibilities, Estimates and resource loaded schedules, Progress and performance curves and metrics, Reports and action items tracking.
·       Knowledge and experience in Project Execution Plan development and implementation.
·       Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies.
·       Knowledge and experience in contracts/subcontracts formulation, risk analysis, negotiations, and implementation including Change control and documentation management, Cost trend program and its linkage to change control.
·       Knowledge of cross functional work processes and interface knowledge, especially Project Controls, Supply Chain management, Quality management and the ability to manage the relationships/interfaces with management and functional groups.

Essential Behavioral Skills:
·       Excellent interpersonal, analytical and communication skills (oral and written).
·       Willingness to relocate to the job site in Saudi Arabia.
·       Proactive, supportive, questioning, challenging and result driven.
·       Hard working and motivated with high self-initiative.
·       Ability to manage multiple assignments, changing priorities and work with ambiguity.
·       Team Player, helps others and receive help from others in achieving goals.

About the Company

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

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Senior Project Manager salaries in Saudi Arabia

Average monthly compensation
SAR 48,000

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