Bechtel Corporation Senior Electrical Engineer - High Voltage (International Assignment) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Requisition ID: 217276

Location: Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company (SABCO) has worked as the management services contractor directly with our client, the Royal Commission for over 40 years. We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers working in an integrated customer organization. We are responsible for planning and managing the design production by the AE workforce of over 1000 through more than 20 Technical Service Contracts that we administer. We also provide engineering support through the construction phase.

Generally, we manage over 100 projects at any point in time, ranging from: new residential communities, iconic buildings/ bridges, major site preparation, commercial buildings mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, a new 30,000 student university, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions, and more.


Review and guide the electrical design and documentation of all projects for the Royal Commission (RC) that are part of the growth and expansion of Jubail Industrial City and the Ras-Al-Khair Industrial City (RIC) in the Eastern Province.

Essential Job Duties

  • The review of design consultant’s and main EPC contractor’s design and drawing packages including vendor drawings for major substation projects.

  • Preparing innovative designs for the continuing expansion of electrical power distribution and transmission systems.

  • Continuous effort to improve design quality by implementing QC and QA program.

  • Monitoring Consultant’s design quality and provide technical guidance.

  • Organize and participate in Interdisciplinary coordination meetings.

  • Participate in Management Planning meetings.

  • Become knowledgeable with third party standards, procedures and approval requirements. Coordinate 3rd party interfaces.

  • Provide support to Construction Department. Review construction shop drawings and materials submittals.

  • Provide guidance on the preparation of electrical design calculations; load flow, short circuit, grounding and power equipment sizing.

  • Provide guidance on the use of computer software to perform analysis and design of electrical system and computation of power demand and carry out checks on consultant and EPC contractor produced designs


Essential (Pass/Fail Criteria)


  • University/College graduate with BS in Electrical Engineering.

  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the design of electrical power systems for MV and HV (13.8kV to 500kV) power distribution and transmission systems.

  • Experienced in protection and control design of MV and HV substations.

  • Proficient in substation grounding and lightning protection systems design.

  • Hands on experience in design of power transmission systems, underground and overhead.

  • Knowledgeable in power system studies and relay coordination studies.

  • Experienced in design of substation auxiliary AC and DC distribution systems.

  • Proficient in load tabulation and analysis techniques at major substation level.

  • Detailed knowledge of codes and standards of IEC and other internationally applicable standards

  • Experienced in indoor GIS equipment design and configurations (115kV to 500kV)

  • Ability to establish and collate network data for major substations.

  • Knowledgeable in substation layout and equipment arrangement considerations.


  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Capable of mentoring and supervising junior engineers to enhance their technical and leadership skills.

  • Ability to work in an integrated customer/Bechtel delivery team.

  • Ability to manage varying time-bound priorities.

  • Capable of taking ownership of major utility power system.



  • Thorough knowledge of discipline engineering techniques, the design of engineered systems, and engineering and design calculations.

  • Use of standard computer software applications such as ETAP or equivalents for power system studies.

  • Understanding of the roles played by other departments on projects including basic construction practices and the economics involved.

  • Understanding of industry or regulatory codes and standards and design criteria pertinent to the particular engineering discipline.

  • A strong design experience on large industrial and infrastructure projects.

  • Experience and comprehension of LV equipment and designs.

  • Registered professional engineer or Charted engineer.


  • Self- motivated individual with good leadership skills.

  • Ability to work in a challenging team environment.

  • Flexible to take on additional responsibilities.

  • Capable of managing multitasking efficiently

Bechtel employees in Jubail receive free furnished housing and basic utilities, work transport, free health care (on site in Saudi Arabia), eligible participation in Bechtel group/private health care plan options, retirement benefit plan participation, life insurance options for you and qualified dependents, a base of 24 days of paid leave, 11 paid holidays, airfare coverage and additional time off for R&Rs and Home Leave, and local private schooling tuition coverage for up to two school-aged dependent children.

Shaping tomorrow together

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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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. at

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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.