Electrical Commissioning Engineer (RMP, EOI)

  • Bechtel
  • SA - N/A - Riyadh
  • 1 week ago

Company Name: Bechtel

Location: Riyadh, N/A, SA

Job Duration: 2021-07-22 to 2021-08-21


Requisition ID:  236383

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/18/2021

Location: Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Seeking Expressions of Interest – This job requisition is for the early identification of interested candidates to help the Riyadh Metro Project for both International Contract and International Assignee positions. Should the positions go ahead, successful candidates would be expected to mobilise to Riyadh in Q3-Q4 2021. 


Company Overview

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Project Overview

The BACS consortium is answerable for the design and build of Lines 1 and 2 of the Riyadh metro network. These two lines will form part of the six-line metro system that will run for a total length of 176 kilometres across the city and includes 85 stations.

The scope of work on Lines 1 and 2 encompasses detailed structural, architectural and transit system design together with construction, essaying, and commissioning of works. Our scope also includes the procurement of all products and materials necessary to help project delivery. We are fully answerable for the design and integration of the transit systems and the civil infrastructure. Working from the Employers Requirements, the BACS consortium will manufacture, furnish, install, essay and commission all components related to both the transit systems and the civil infrastructure.


Line 1 stretches from north to south through the centre of Riyadh, along the Olaya-Batha corridor, covering 38 kilometres. The line includes 22 stations and 4 transfer stations where it will tie with other new metro lines.  Much of Line 1 will be underground. Line 2 runs east to west along King Abdullah Road and will be built mostly at grade (15km) with some elevated sections. This line extends more than 25 kilometres with 13 stations and 3 transfer stations.



Bechtel is seeking an Electrical Commissioning Engineer. Assigned to an area of the Riyadh Metro Project providing oversight to several sub-contractors, and in select cases perform Essaying and commissioning of equipment with teams of craft. Plans, organizes, monitor and directs activities ensuring the essaying and commissioning performed by sub-contractors complies with the project procedures. Will include working with Essaying and Commissioning teams from project Partners, sub-contractors and Vendors assigned at multiple locations at the Riyadh Metro Project. The focus of the T&C activities will be on stations and depot systems, as well as integration into the wider railway as the lines go through consecutive phases of essaying and into dynamic essaying and trial operations.


Duties/ Responsibilities

§ Be a visible leader in safety; confirm all electrical safety hazards have been identified and informed to the work group with the LOTO review and help the LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) and permitting teams where required.

§ Plans, develops, organizes, and directs startup activities within the Electrical T&C discipline for the assigned project. 

§ Supervise and direct subcontractor technicians as well as direct hire technicians as required to help commissioning activities of various systems.

§ Plan work with the subcontractors and monitor it and control it in accordance with the terms of the contract to stay within the schedule constraints. 

§ Review of essaying and turnover documentation including scoped documents, essay records, essay procedures and other similar required documents for adequacy and completeness in accordance with project procedures. 

§ Help pre-commissioning activities, such as high voltage essaying (circuit breakers, transformers, generators, 33kV systems, capacitors, switch gear), insulation and integrity essaying, medium and low voltage switchgear essaying, transformer essaying, meter & relay essaying, motor runs, walkdowns, and electrical physical checks.

§ Execute commissioning activities, such as electrical systems power-up/switching, transformer energisation, protection systems, interlocking/end-to-end essaying, redundant systems, related communication systems and walkdowns. Coordination with system engineers will be required for specialist commissioning activities.

§ Help commissioning of station ‘building systems’ such as BMS, FAS etc.

§ Participate in system turnover walkdowns for both Construction and Client turnovers; initiate, track and resolve punchlist items for assigned areas of responsibility

§ Provide input and updates to project controls as required to maintain accuracy and progress of project schedules, and other progress tracking tool

§ Provide input to engineering on revisions required to system descriptions, vendor operating and maintenance manuals, etc. Prepare the necessary design change and non-conformance documents in accordance with CWJV procedures as required to document as-built conditions and/or properly resolve deficiencies.

§ Organize closely with Construction delivery teams for turnover of systems and Documentation.

§ Use Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and Bechtel Standard Applications such as Aconex in the execution of work assignments.

§ Work hours as required, including shift-work, overtime, weekends and holidays as necessary to help the project.

§ Ensures that work being performed is within scope of services and within budget.

§ Organizes with client representatives to obtain approval on work as it is accomplished.


Supervision Received

Receives overall work plan direction in priorities, operational surveillance, administrative supervision and technical guidance as necessary from the CWJV Essaying & Commissioning Lead.


Skills Requirements

§ Candidates shall have minimum 5 years practical experience in Electrical systems Essaying & Commissioning

§ Knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, and design criteria pertinent to utility scale electrical systems such as ANSI/IEEE C50, IEEE C57, IEEE 115, NETA Guidelines, NFPA 70, to development of essay plans and procedures

§ Computer literate knowledge mandatory (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc.)

§ Must be able to read and understanding electrical, instrument & mechanical drawings

§ Technical knowledge of startup, operation, maintenance, or essaying. 

§ Knowledge of engineering systems and calculations, applications of both engineering and startup methods, and application of computers to engineering problems.

§ Extensive knowledge of precedents in the startup and operations areas and a broad knowledge of principles and practices of related areas.

§ Rail project essaying & commissioning experience a plus but not essential

§ MEP buildings services and railway project essaying & commissioning experience a significant plus and differentiator (HVAC, electrical distribution, traction power, EMC, railway earthing systems).

§ Skill in English oral and written communication.

§ Must be able to obtain the right to work and remain in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


The above is normally acquired through:

§ A recognized degree in an engineering or scientific discipline from an accredited college or university, or

§ A professional license in an engineering discipline, or

§ A sufficient number of specialized courses in relevant general engineering or an appropriate engineering discipline, and

§ Extensive progressive work experience in Heavy industry or MEP Essaying & Commissioning.

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Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.