Top 10 engineering jobs in the Middle East: 14-20 April, 2018

Neha Bhatia , April 15th, 2018

With the Expo 2020 Dubai's and Saudi Vision 2030's targets approaching, construction activity is picking up pace in the Middle East.

As a result, recruitment activity is also on a high across the region. 

READ: Top construction job stats to help you build your CV, the Middle East's only construction-specific job portal, currently has listings for more than 100 jobs.

In the following pages, Construction Week outlines the top 10 of those vacancies, all of which can be checked out on

1. Reporting engineer

Wood Group is currently looking to recruit a reporting engineer for the Duqm Refinery project.

The engineer will be based in Muscat Oman for approximately 15 months, and then transfer to Duqm site for a period of 27 months.

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At least three years of experience in a similar role is required.

The candidate's duties and responsibilities are available on, and can be read here.

2. Project manager – high-rise buildings

Arabian Contractor Company (ACC) is seeking a project manager to work on its high-rise building schemes. 

The manager will plan, monitor, coordinate, and control of project mobilisation activities as per approved schedules.

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The successful candidate will also be responsible for approving necessary permits from local authorities.

Additional duties and responsibilities, as well as educational requirements, can be read on here.

3. Rail systems manager
Saudi Arabia

The pipeline and opportunities for strategic and major projects in the UAE for Atkins's Transport & Infrastructure (T&I) division are significant.

An opportunity exists for a driven, ambitious, and self-motivated person to take a critical role in growing Atkins T&I Rail Business across Saudi Arabia. 

READ: Are contractors ready to build Saudi Arabia’s future infrastructure?

The successful candidate will work closely with the Saudi Arabian clients of T&I to win work in the region's rail sector.

Visit for additional job details, here.

4. Design manager

AW Rostamani is seeking a design manager to join its business in Dubai, UAE.

The manager will be responsible for controlling all project timings, records, and drawing protocols.

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They will also be tasked with the preparation of drawing packages, requirements, timings, and issuances for the hospitality, commercial, and retail industries.

Details of the job's educational requirements are available on here.

5. Warehouse manager
Saudi Arabia

El Seif is seeking a warehouse manager, whose main responsibility will be to ensure the cost-effective and timely receipt, storage, retrieval, and dispatch of goods by the assigned facility.

The successful candidate will report to and support the central warehouse's unit head in all departmental matters.

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They will also coordinate with the procurement and logistics units for the transport goods to warehouse.

Visit by clicking here for additional details about the manager's educational, professional, and language requirements.

6. Lead contracts engineer

Amec Foster Wheeler is currently recruiting for a lead contracts engineer as a member of its project management consultancy (PMC) team based in Kuwait.

The candidate will be responsible for construction and completions delivery of KNPC’s Fifth Gas Train Project.

READ: Kuwait contractor wins $133m Seef deal to build Bahrain's Liwan

A minimum of six years’ experience in the oil and gas, refining, and petrochemical industries is required.

Visit here for additional details about the vacancy.

7. Building architect / urban designer

Parsons' successful candidate will independently perform a wide variety of conventional and moderately-complex architectural assignments by applying architectural design standards, practices, and techniques.

The incumbent at this level regularly exercises discretion and independent judgment in developing original designs, is proficient in the utilisation of standard architectural techniques, and is thoroughly familiar with company procedures.

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Additional vacancy details are available on here.

8. Safety engineer

Wood Group is currently seeking to recruit a competent safety engineer for its Kuwait office.

The candidate will have extensive experience in the oil and gas, and petrochemical industries, and will be qualified to advise and enforce site construction activities with regard to safety management.

READ: Kuwait's top 10 construction developments of 2018

The successful candidate will also work in shifts on the Al-Zour Refinery Project.

For additional details about the vacancy, visit here.

9. Associate – fire and life safety

Aurecon needs a fire and life safety (FLS) associate to join its Dubai team on a full-time basis.

The associate FLS professional will ensure that health and safety is embedded into all work practices, in line with company policies.

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Additionally, the successful candidate will be fully conversant in the use of UAE fire codes, in addition to the NFPA, IBC, and British standard and performance-based design codes.

For additional details about the vacancy, visit here.

10. Landscape architect

Blake Anderson is seeking a landscape architect for one of its clients.

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Working out of Dubai, the successful candidate will work on international projects, and must have five years of professional experience.

Visit for additional job details, here.

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