Bechtel Corporation Planner - Claims in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Requisition ID: 205690

The Riyadh Metro Project (RMP) Package 1 is formed of a Bechtel led consortium which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) and Siemens (BACS).

Under BACS sits a Civil Works Joint Venture (CWJV) formed by Bechtel, Almabani and CCC.

The consortium is responsible for all designs, construction, rolling stock, train control, electrification and integration of Lines 1 and 2 of the new Riyadh Metro system.

Line 1 will stretch from north to south across Riyadh, covering 24 miles (38km). It will include 22 stations and four transfer stations where it will connect with other new metro lines. Much of Line 1 will be underground. In contrast. Line 2 will be built mostly on a raised strip in the median of the planned freeway. This line will run east to west and will extend more than 15.7 miles (25km) with 13 stations and three transfer stations.

The new metro will feature renewable energy and fully automatic / driverless trains.

The contract is the largest Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract in Bechtel’s history. The new metro and bus network will form the backbone of Riyadh’s new public transportation.

The Riyadh Metro Project (public rail transport) is the biggest project being undertaken in KSA with an overall budget of US$ 22b, and is one of the largest public civil engineering projects in the region. The BACS Consortium, led by Bechtel, is designing and constructing Lines 1 and 2 (of a total of 5 lines), comprising 63.3km of line with 39 stations (of a total of 176.8km 85 stations) serving a metro area of approximately 1,815km2 in total. The Bechtel consortium contract value is approximately US$ 10b.

Riyadh has a population of 5.7 million, and of the 7.4 million daily commutes less than 2% of the population use public transport. This project will transform this bustling city into an easily accessible and transport efficient hub.

The role of the claims scheduler, with a good grounding in planning and forensic schedule analysis, is a key part of a small team of claims specialists working closely in the preparation and/or assessment of claims for additional time and cost on a very demanding and challenging project. Reporting to the Subcontracts Claims Manager and in collaboration with other claims specialists on the team, the Claims Scheduler is seen as a key team member in achieving our challenging goals.

The candidate for this position must be a self-starter, able to work independently while remaining a team player, and capable of bringing potential scenarios and solutions to the table for group evaluation and scenario studies. The experience and skill-set of the candidate is to include the following:

  • Qualification in a construction discipline, engineering or quantity surveying, with requisite experience, including field based experience.

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience in planning, construction and engineering.

  • An effective communicator, oral and written.

  • Fully conversant with P6 8.3 with a minimum of 10 years Primavera related experience

  • Expert skills in Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and PowerPoint

  • Career experience must come out of the construction industry, including a good civil engineering exposure (horizontal, underground and bridge/viaduct construction; experience in rail and TBM tunneling an advantage)

  • Able to carry out document research in a logical, structured manner. The project uses ACONEX.

  • Able to interface with construction team personnel (field) in the validation of evidence (background stories).

  • Highly conversant with delay impact analysis methodologies and with window analysis processes.

  • Familiar with concepts such as concurrent and parallel delays, excusable/non-excusable, compensable/non-compensable; case law and reference text (e.g. Pickavance, AACE, SCL) knowledge will be an advantage.

  • This is not a management position; this is a position for a hands-on specialist.

  • Expert knowledge of Project Controls processes

All candidates are required to pass medical and visa requirements, at company cost. The company will arrange and assist in obtaining the necessary visa.

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