Principal Civil Engineer – Utilities/Infrastructure in Jazan at Parsons

Date Posted: 12/16/2019

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Job Description

Principal Objective:  A brief summary of the responsibilities of the position.

Provision of professional support for planning of land development and utility expansion to ensure that all infrastructure systems have adequate capacity for to support industries in both short term and long term scenarios. Ensure that system configurations are engineered to provide reliable services. Provide ready answers and information on civil works planning to the Section Supervisor.

Organizational Relationship:  A brief synopsis of reporting relationships i.e., reports to supports section, group, etc.; interfaces with senior management, clients, etc.

The engineer filling this position will report directly to the Supervisor of Infrastructure Planning, a group contained within the Projects Planning Section of the Engineering Department of the Royal Commission for Jazan. Primary interfaces outside the Engineering Department will be with the other Royal Commission Departments.

Major Activities Performed:  List the major job function(s) of the position.

This person filling this position will supplement the existing Engineering staff with specialized experience and job knowledge.  This experience and knowledge will be applied to:

  • Provide technical interfacing with industrial investors and their contractors in the areas of survey benchmarks, site grading and drainage, utility interfaces, and offsite, above-grade pipeline routing;
  • Planning and efficient utilization of utility corridors for water pipeline networks, sewers, electrical and telecom networks both direct buried and in ductbanks;
  • Review existing site conditions and develop scopes of work for utility system expansions based on site evaluation and client requirements;
  • Conduct feasibility studies and build consensus among stakeholders for agreement on project requirements and goals;
  • Preparing project charters and work breakdown plans to accomplish the project goals;
  • Participation as a mentor in a training program for recent Saudi university graduates.

This engineer is expected to represent the Royal Commission/SAPL in direct communications with representatives of private investors and Utility Agency, the private utility provider for Jazan.

Experience and Qualifications:  List the background experience required for the position, number of years experience, in what fields.  Describe the desirable academic background.

The Engineer filling this position will have a minimum of 15 years engineering experience; a minimum of 5 of the 10 years shall have been spent in utility network planning and system expansions.  The qualifying experience will include:

  • Demonstrable project-oriented experience, particularly with preparation of project proposal documents that include technical work descriptions and project milestone schedules;
  • Experience with interpretation of topographic survey data, site grading and drainage;
  • Experience with water and wastewater conveyance networks and pipelines; experience with large diameter water pipelines is a plus;
  • Experience with open channel storm water drainage;
  • Experience with utility and pipeline corridor management is a plus.

Required communication skills include:

  • Authoring written technical documents with supporting figures and tables;
  • Ability to build consensus among engineering peer groups;
  • Ability to direct design staff in the preparation of CAD drawings;
  • Presenting of technical evaluations and recommendations to mixed audiences of professional engineers as well as less technical decision makers;
  • Fluent use of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Project.

Other Requirements:

  • A degree in Engineering from a recognized university.  A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Registration as a Professional Engineer is required.
  • The ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English is required.


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