Ross & Baruzzini
  • - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Contract


Founded in 1953, Ross & Baruzzini has been consistently ranked as one of the premier consulting engineering companies in the world, most recently ranked among the Top 500 design and construction firms in Engineering News-Record and in Building Design & Construction's Top 40 engineering companies in the United States. Global organizations have retained Ross & Baruzzini, along with divisions Macro, Cage, DVS, and Mitchell Planning, to meet the challenges facing critical industries including Government and Public Infrastructure, Healthcare, Higher Education + Research, Transit and Rail Transportation, Highways, Bridges and Tunnels, Airports, Public Safety Agencies and Mission Critical facilities. Ross & Baruzzini employs a comprehensive staff of 250+ engineers, IT/communications specialists, security consultants, medical equipment planners, intelligent transportation engineers, construction administrators and support personnel.


Title: Resident Systems Engineer

Location:  Jeddah, Saudi Arabia


Provide construction management support for a large, complex technology and electronics systems at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah at Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Systems include communications infrastructure, radio, wireless, telecommunications, data networks, transportation systems, security systems, information management, and audio-visual systems. The candidate will operate as staff augmentation to the local Construction Manager (CM) by leading and taking ownership of monitoring and resolving system construction activities to facilitate completion of airport construction, systems commissioning and project closeout.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES includes the following. Other duties may be assigned.

On site activities including coordinating, resolving, assessing, recommending actions as part of construction management activities for state-of-the-art, $12 billion world-class airport including the following:


  • Reviewing submittals in conformance with Contract Specifications and Drawings.
  • Responding to Contractor's inquiries and requests for information or substitution.
  • Inspection and testing of materials and plant as well as construction works.
  • Reviewing of the Construction Program and provide recommendations to the CM.
  • Providing measurement and cost of completed and varied work.
  • Reviewing claims for variations and requests for time extensions.
  • Attending and participate in a regular and technical meetings.
  • Reviewing test results, training and as-built and confirm work completion.
  • Issuing monthly progress reports.
  • Reviewing the Contractor's commissioning plans and programs
  • Attending to commissioning tests at completion
  • Providing recommendations as necessary
  • Reviewing commissioning test results and providing relevant comments



  • Supervision of other field staff may be required.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. MUST HAVE AIRPORT SYSTEMS EXPERIENCE.


  • Excellent technical skills, master knowledge of building and infrastructure industry codes and standards, systems and security system standards.
  • Experience as a system design/construction engineer in an A&E environment with the following characteristics:



  1. Technology Communications Infrastructure
  • Proficiency in the infrastructure including pathways, media and distribution facilities such as fiber optic systems and copper distribution infrastructure.
  1. Technology Communications Systems
  • Proficiency in communication systems including telecommunication systems, data networks, wireless/radio, industry specific special systems, audio/visual systems, and security systems.
  1. Technology Systems Specifications
  • Proficiency on the principles , methods and procedures for systems specifications as per CSI Master Format


  1. Change Management
  • Proficiency in the principles and methods for planning or managing the implementation, update or integration of information technology and low voltage systems
  1. Financial Analysis
  • Proficiency of the principles and methods of construction costing analysis including time value of money, present value concepts and quantifying tangible and intangible benefits.
  1. Data Analysis & Reporting
  • Proficiency of how to analyze data using tools that look for trends or anomalies, establish relationships and predict future patterns among events.


  • Extensive experience and familiarity with Construction Specification Index Format Extensive Experience in Construction Administration / Construction Oversight role.
  • Excellent communication, organizational and project documentation skills.
  • Extensive experience and proficiency with MS Office, Visio, MS Project, and AutoCAD
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the latest technology and design engineering practices.



  • Bachelor's Degree in related Engineering field to include Electrical Engineering, Industrial / Systems Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or Computer Science. Additional four years, of directly applicable work experience in the A/E industry will be considered for those not meeting educational requirements


  • Minimum of five (5) years construction experience in deployments airport infrastructure, communications, security, audio / video and security system projects.




  • Duties require mastery of the English language and technical / contractual terminology to support preparation of contractual documents. Knowledge of Arabic is a plus.



  • Perform comprehensive calculations in determining the following:
    • Capacity calculations
    • Link Loss budgets
    • Analysis of performance characteristics vs. required performance



  • Use sound engineering principles from the design document to manage construction activities
  • Use organizational and reasoning skills to manage multiple assignments concurrently and manage priorities.
  • Be able to understand the impact of written requirements to the construction phase, i.e. how a contractor will interpret the engineering documents
  • Identifies and mitigates risks throughout the project delivery



Has achieved professional engineering licensure or certification in one of the following:

  1. BICSI – Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD)
  2. BICSI – Design Specialty Certifications (OSP, NTS, WD, ESS)
  3. InfoComm - Certified Technology Specialist – Design (CTS-D)
  4. Certified Cisco Design Professional (CCDP)
  5. ASIS Security Certification
  6. PMI – Project Management Professional (PMP)



  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Requires the ability to routinely stand, lift, reach, twist, bend, sit, stoop, and occasionally kneel. Must be able to pick up and lift 10 pounds routinely, 25 pounds occasionally, and 40 pounds occasionally with the help of another or a device.


  • Requires the ability to perform field observations and inspections throughout the project lifecycle including walking into construction sites and inspecting system installations.



  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Normal environment is project site office environment at under construction international airport to meet with clients, and review construction progress.


Living environment is in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia without accompanying dependents. Travel to work using company car. Accommodation, healthcare, and allowances are included. Eligible for US tax relief if maintains 11 months outside the US within 12 months period. (Candidate must validate with financial advisor for eligibility and details)

R&B is an equal opportunity employer. All
applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or
disability status."


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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