Parsons Corporation Operations Director in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Operations Director


Jazan, Saudi Arabia

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Operations Director - Jazan, Saudi Arabia

Parsons’ engineering and construction management staff members create innovative, safe, and sustainable infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, and Kuwait. We deliver rail, transit, road, and highway transportation; water conveyance and wastewater treatment; oil and gas; land development; public; and aviation infrastructure to our customers and communities. Parsons creates interconnected communities and world-class infrastructure.

Principle Objective:

Senior Management role that technically, financially, operationally manage the Jazan City for Basic and Downstream Industries (JCBDI) project for the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu. This role will serve as a senior role for the Royal Commission counterpart to H. E the CEO – JCBDI. The footprint of Jazan City Basic and Downstream Industries has recently tripled leading to a significant acceleration of the growth rate over the next few years as well.

Coordinates with all stakeholders and the Royal Commission Division and Departments during project initiation stage to supervise and manage JCBDI projects. Supervises all pre-award phases from initiation to Notice of Award of Royal Commission design, studies, and construction of JCBDI projects to ensure award of projects on schedule as per the RC standards and regulations.

Supervises the work of stakeholders and contractors assigned to the design, procurement and construction of engineered projects. Develops methods for guidance, control and corrective action to ensure a safe, operable and economic design within the framework of the JCBDI project budget, material requirements, specifications and schedule. Ensures coordination and proper interfacing of assigned projects with related projects directed by the RC Management.

Coordinates with Managers, Urban Planning, Engineering, Construction, Operations Maintenance, IT, Finance Budgeting and Supply Management for communications of information and resolution of technical problems.

Works under general supervision receives administrative direction from H. E the CEO – JCBDI in terms of specific objectives goals with work being reviewed for adherence to scope of work. Frequent contacts with all levels of the Royal Commission Divisions and Departments.

Represents company and Royal Commission in frequent contacts with consultants, stakeholders, contractors and vendors of materials and services. Coordinates directs activities of all personnel dedicated to assigned to the JCBDI project.


  • Coordinates with all stakeholders during project initiation stage for preparation of preliminary scope of work, cost estimates, schedule and getting the JCBDI projects approval from RC management. Implementation planning and forecasting of annual construction work plans, budgets expenditures and schedules, prepare budget, schedules, and other organizational reports as needed.

  • Control and concur the estimated budgets for all Departments

  • Identify risks and ensure appropriate strategies are in place and the correct practices are being met

  • Supervise and coordinate the preparation of Request for Proposal (RFP). Coordinates definition of detailed scope of work, determines major milestones, and recommends appropriate pricing policy for projects. Coordinates RFP preparation with the RC Departments and Divisions associated with the JCBDI projects, reviewing inputs and making necessary amendments.

  • Perform technical evaluation of potential companies for Consultancy, Architectural / Engineering (A/E) and Construction contracts and recommends short-lists of qualified companies. Obtains Royal Commission approval for completed RFPs and bidder shortlists.

  • Join pre-bid meeting and introduce project’s scope of work to the bidders.

  • Ensuring financial targets and other agreed targets are met in all Departments.

  • Coordinates with concerned department in obtaining clarifications on bidders’ queries and issuance of addendums.

  • Ensure the JCBDI construction supervision is on the schedule date in coordination with the RC procedure concerned departments. Oversees JCBDI daily activities and manage senior managers.

  • Reviewing working practices to determine if it is successful and if not, advise on alternatives.

  • Participates with the help of the Supply Management in evaluation of bids received, and in recommending the selection of Contractor.

  • Participates in final negotiations to determine final terms of contract. Represents Royal Commission in signing Summary Memorandum of Negotiations, and obtains approved Notice to Proceed. Participate in port award meeting.

  • Coordinates with concerned departments and dedicated personnel in providing technical information regarding progress, schedule and cost performance. Reports on major problem situations which could result in cost overruns or delays in schedules.

  • Advises concerned departments of any changes (design or construction) requested by Royal Commission and coordinate in implementation of those changes.

  • Attends meetings and other presentation, project and program reporting, including monthly progress report.

  • Performs similar pre-award activities for construction portion of the JCBDI projects as were done for the design portion.

  • Ensuring all pre-award activities to be completed and the all JCBDI projects are awarded as per the RC standards.

  • Keeps employee motivated, provide advice and guidance to other employees and conduct appropriate trainings and to coordinate and work with the Department’s Heads and senior Management to get the best performance.

  • To work with Legal Department on any matters that occurs.

  • Review and approve resources needed (Manpower and equipment)

  • Develops plans to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Initiates and improves the policies and procedures.

  • Promotes and enforces safety in the workplace.

  • Assists higher management in goals setting, manages team workloads in order to meet goals and deadlines and work closely with other Departments to promote efficient optimization.

  • Identifies improvement areas and plans and implementation plan.

Experience and Qualifications:


  • The right candidate should hold Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, preferable Master’s Degree in Engineering or Construction Management or related area from an accredited College or University. Membership of Saudi Council of Engineers preferable PE Licensed Engineer.


  • Candidates must be a Saudi National to be considered for the role.

  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in the engineering/construction industry our of which 5 years must have been spent in supervisory assignment including construction management, budgeting, planning, procurement, contracting scheduling for infrastructure projects.

  • Experienced with management of various project executions and contracting formats including change management.

  • Professional experience in Construction Process Management for multiple simultaneous projects.

  • Large-scale infrastructure construction experience including major Civil works (site development, roads, and u/g works)

  • Large scale residential / commercial construction development.

  • Interpersonal skills, strong English Language and computer skills and a very professional overall demeanor and approach.

  • Excellent ability to foster relationships between CM team, Owner, Contractor, stakeholders, etc.

  • Experience with government or municipality projects, coordinating dealing with public agencies, etc.

Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.

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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT

Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.