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Business Manager - Seconded to NEOM (International Assignment) (Sharma, N/A, SA)

Bechtel Corporation

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Full-Time Job Apply Method - External site
Posted Date - November 29, 2020 Expiry Date - N/A
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Job Description
  • Requisition ID:  231050

    Requisition Posting End Date: 

    This position will be seconded to the NEOM customer on behalf of Bechtel.


    The Business Manager (BM) shall work with the senior leadership of the Department to develop and implement the Department strategy and translate it into operational plans. This shall include management of business initiatives, human resources, finances, IT, contracts and administration.

    The BM shall support the Department head in the leadership role and shall act as the department deputy, with business duties as delegated by the Department head.


    1.      Establish and manage operational and administrative for the Department, including:

    o  Budgeting and expenditure, including financial forecasting and reporting.

    o  Procurement.

    o  Contract administration.

    o  Reporting, Document control.

    2.      Plan and manage the Department’s resources (equipment/materials, fulltime staff, external consultants, etc.). This shall include utilization and action tracking.

    3.      Develop and implement business plans and strategies for the fulfillment of Department goals.

    4.      Oversee the development of workflows, processes and procedures for the efficient operation of the Department.

    5.      Ensure compliance and adherence to NEOM policies and guidelines. Ensure that all corporate policies, communications and requirements are informed within the Department.

    6.      Engage with NEOM departments, as required, including accounting, finance, procurement, legal, human recourse, projects and operations.

    7.      Develop and manage relationships with external governmental entities, vendors, suppliers and service providers.

    8.      Develop and operating the Department’s reporting unit, which shall produce communications, which include:

    o  Executive & operational dashboards.

    o  Weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

    o  Department-internal and external presentations.

    o  Letters, memos and communiques.

    9.      Develop training and development plans for Department staff in coordination with the human resources department.

    10.   Manage and co-ordinate capacity building, professional learning, team building, employee wellbeing initiatives, etc.

    11.   Establish Department operational performance requirements and set key performance indicators.            




    1.      Strong Experience in managing day-to-day business for complex departments with multiple functions.

    2.      Thorough understanding, development and implementation of diverse business processes, procedures and strategies.

    3.      Excellent management and leadership skills.

    4.      Outstanding communication (various forms and media) and interpersonal relationship abilities.

    5.      Project control abilities, including cost, time management, budgeting and expenditure control.

    6.      Experience in the management of projects.

    7.      Experience in the procurement of works and professional services.

    8.      Experience in various contract forms such as FIDIC and Saudi Government contracts.

    9.      Experience in administration of various types of contracts such as consultancy contracts, engineering procurement construction, turnkey, and framework contracts.

    10.   Review and negotiation of contracts with vendors and service providers.

    11.   Strong business planning and organizational skills.

    12.   Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

    13.   Familiarity with the use of MS Project and Primavera are also advantageous.



    1.      Bachelor’s Degree in business management, engineering or finance/accounting.

    2.      MBA, or equivalent is required.

    3.      Minimum of 15 years of experience in Business Management, Contracts Administration, Project Management Office, Project Management, Engineering Management. (5 years in leadership positions.)

    4.      International and Regional experience is plus.

    Excellent command of the English language is essential.



    Living and Working on the NEOM Project is a single status assignment condition located in Sharma, KSA with camp accommodation (Meals and Laundry Services provided). 

    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.

    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, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


About Bechtel Corporation
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right — no matter how big, how complex, or how remote the project. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation; communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.
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