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Parsons Corporation Resident Construction Engineer - Mechanical in Jazan, Saudi Arabia

1. Principal Objective:

Field mechanical engineering position in construction management. Application of mechanical engineering expertise in HVAC, Fire Protection and Plumbing. Owner's Engineer position representing the Royal Commission. Assists the SRCE (Electr.) in the review and approval of mechanical submittals, including plumbing pumps and piping systems (drain waste & vent, domestic water), fire protection (pumps, piping, sprinkler heads), HVAC systems (VAV boxes, duct work, process piping, chiller systems, controls, building management system). Provides technical guidance to contractors, and utilizes his subject matter expertise to ensure that the permanent works are constructed per the contract in accordance with applicable codes, standards, approved drawings and specifications, budget and schedule.

2. Organizational Relationship: A brief summary of the responsibilities of the Position.

Reports directly to the Senior Resident Construction Engineer - Mechanical (SRCE-M), to receive administrative and technical direction in terms of project objectives. Interfaces with other Royal Commission Departments, End Users and Engineering Department staff, and occasionally with senior management and client representatives. Daily contacts with Contractor's on-site mechanical and management staff.

3. Major Activities Performed: A brief synopsis of reporting relationships i.e reports to supports section, group, etc: interfaces with senior management, clients, etc.

  • Monitors construction contractors' mechanical installation and testing activities, including, but not limited to piping, leak tests, duct work & insulation, pumps, building management system, HVAC controls, domestic water systems, foundation de-watering system, etc.

  • Assists Contractor with coordination of the MEP process, including the development of coordinated slab penetration drawings, MEP ceiling and wall coordination, coordination of condensate drain systems, power & control wiring coordination, fire pump powering and controlling through the Fire Alarm Control Panel Systems, concrete pad and isolation requirements.

  • Witnesses contractors' quality control inspections to ensure that the permanent works are constructed according to the contract, applicable codes, standards, approved drawings and specifications (i.e. leak detection, equipment startup and commissioning)

  • Reviews contractor-submitted shop and as-built drawings, materials submittals, tie-in procedures, project schedules, and work permits; and assists SRCEM in obtaining their approval and/or comments.

  • Reviews contractors' mechanical quality assurance and quality control programs, inspection and test plans, installation, testing, and as-built procedures, for all mechanical systems and comments for transmittal to the contractors and assists SRCEM in obtaining their approval and/or comments.

  • Arranges meetings between the contractor and concerned departments to resolve interfacing problems during construction.

  • Organizes, coordinates, and conducts in conjunction with the concerned departments acceptance inspections and re-inspections of the completed permanent works, until all deficiencies are corrected and signed off.

  • Assists the Project Controls Cost Engineer by reviewing contractors' invoices for correctness of installed quantities for the structural portion of the permanent works.

  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings between the Royal Commission Headquarters Construction team and the Contractor.

  • Initiates and prepares for SRCEM draft mechanical related letters, memos or reports to contractors and other Departments.

Experience and Qualifications:

  1. B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from recognized university.

  2. Minimum of 5 years of field or design experience within MEP works:

  • Building HVAC systems, including air handlers, ductwork, temperature control systems, chillers, VAV systems

  • Building management systems

  • Fire protection systems, including fire pump, piping, heads, Fire Alarm Control Panel systems, drain systems

  • Domestic plumbing systems, including chlorination, back flow prevention, domestic water pumps, piping, testing, trim, hot water tanks, drain waste & vent piping installation & testing.

  • MEP coordination work, including slab penetration coordination.

  1. Experience with;
  • Construction and building drawings

  • Shop drawings and Material submittal reviews and approvals

  • Appropriate mechanical code knowledge

  • Construction sequencing & methodology

  • Familiarity with International Building Code (IBC)

  • Familiarity with NFPA 101, 13 and other important criteria.

  1. Must be fluent and be able to effectively communicate in both spoken and written English skills.

  2. Knowledge of computers and basic software applications: MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), read construction schedules (Primavera).

  3. AutoCAD is a benefit, but not a requirement.


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