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Top 20 MEP Consultants 2017

by Rajiv Ravindran Pillai on Jun 1, 2017

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9. Ted Jacob Engineering Group

Ted Jacob Engineering Group (TJEG) has a team strength of 150 employees, 60% of which are qualified engineers. Talking about company expansion, Ted Jacob, principal, says: “We are preparing for the expansion of our team to accommodate the necessary resources for this year’s projects. The team’s backlog is the healthiest it has been since the establishment of the company in the Middle East in 2012. We estimate the team will be doubled in size.”

TJEG’s turnover last year was around $17.6m (AED65m). There are two iconic projects in Dubai that the company is involved in at the moment. The first is the DEWA Solar Innovation Center, which is a LEED Platinum certified building that will showcase solar technologies. TJEG has completed the design for the project and is now in charge of the supervision of site works. TJEG is the lead consultant on this project, responsible for all consultants including architecture and quantity surveyor sub consultants.

The second project is the Deira Islands Mall, a shopping center that will span over 10.3-million square feet and will be the main and first attraction at the new Deira Islands Development. The project was recently awarded for a $1.1bn (AED4.2bn) contract. Jacob says that the total value for the project is an investment of $1.6bn (AED6.1bn).

Jacob proudly talks about his team’s quialifications: “Our engineers are members of the Society of Engineers, and participate in both academic and networking workshops continuously. We also have members who are actively involved in CIBSE, MIET and ISTRUCE.”

When it comes to sustainability, he adds: “All our projects embrace zero-energy building technologies. Over the years, TJEG has developed concepts that reduce the building’s energy consumption and supplement it with renewable energies.”

TJEG is currently tendering for major projects in the UAE, KSA, Iraq, and Kuwait; in addition, it also does tenders and design for India. He says: “Our bidding team is constantly busy with new requests for proposals from our clients.”

The UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Iraq will be the company’s focus in the Middle East during 2017.

Ted Jacob, Principal

Number of years in role: Founded TJEG in 1985

Middle East workforce: 150

Female staff: 35% of the team