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Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Bechtel Corporation

Bechtel Corporation

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About Bechtel

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; Energy, 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.

Project Overview

Bechtel and its consortium partners are excited to begin hiring the completion teams which will finalize the monumental Riyadh Metro Project (RMP), currently estimated at 94% complete. The BACS consortium, which includes Almabani General Contractors, Consolidated Contractors Company, and Siemens, is responsible for the design, construction, train cars, and signaling as well as electrification and integration of the new lines to the rest of the system. Riyadh’s population of nearly 6 million is forecast to increase to 8 million by 2030. The new metro system will meet the demands of the growing population while reducing traffic congestion and improving air quality.

Bechtel’s Riyadh Metro project is hiring for ALL Functions and offers competitive salary and relocation packages. Our employee satisfaction goals are to provide individuals rewarding and long-term career opportunities for those seeking the project experience. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. These values are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

We invite you to apply to become part of this very important transportation project and deliver this railway system to the residents of Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Position Summary

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 Testing and commissioning of equipment with teams of craft. Plans, coordinates, monitor and directs activities ensuring the testing and commissioning performed by sub-contractors complies with the project procedures. Will include working with Testing 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 successive phases of testing and into dynamic testing and trial operations.

Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Be a visible leader in safety; confirm all electrical safety hazards have been identified and communicated to the work group with the LOTO review and support the LOTO (Lock Out Tag Out) and permitting teams where required.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, 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 support 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 testing and turnover documentation including scoped documents, test records, test procedures and other similar required documents for adequacy and completeness in accordance with project procedures.
  • Support pre-commissioning activities, such as high voltage testing (circuit breakers, transformers, generators, 33kV systems, capacitors, switch gear), insulation and integrity testing, medium and low voltage switchgear testing, transformer testing, meter & relay testing, 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 testing, redundant systems, related communication systems and walkdowns. Coordination with system engineers will be required for specialist commissioning activities.
  • Support 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.
  • Coordinate 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 support the project.
  • Ensures that work being performed is within scope of services and within budget.
  • Coordinates 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 Testing & Commissioning Lead.

Skills Requirements

  • Candidates shall have minimum 7 years practical experience in Electrical systems Testing & 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 test 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 testing.
  • 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 testing & commissioning experience a plus but not essential
  • Relevant MEP buildings services and railway project testing & 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 Testing & Commissioning.

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; 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.

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