Top 10 engineering jobs in the Middle East: 28 April - 4 May, 2018
Jobs available for the Middle East's construction professionals this week include mid-level roles in Saudi Arabia with top firms such as El Seif, Alrabiah, Parsons, and Thrustboring Construction Co
Saudi Arabia has been a hive of construction activity over the last few weeks, and the trend looks set to continue during the year ahead.
Notable projects set to take off in Saudi Arabia include the 334km2 Qiddiya entertainment city; a $5bn (SAR18.75bn) petrochemicals complex in Jubail by Saudi Aramco and Total; and a Six Flags-branded theme park, due to open in 2022.
Each of these developments is set to create thousands of jobs for construction professionals across the Gulf.
Job activity is similarly on the rise in other parts of the Middle East, such as Kuwait – where numerous billion-dollar projects are under way – and the UAE, which is said to be among the Gulf's busiest markets for hospitality developments.
BuildingMENA.com, the Middle East's only construction-specific job portal, has more than 100 jobs listed this week.
In the following pages, Construction Week outlines 10 of this week's top job vacancies in the Middle East's construction sector, six of which are in Saudi Arabia.
Click on the links below for details of this week's top 10 jobs, which include:
- Logistics supervisor (Saudi Arabia)
- Planning / scheduling engineer (Kuwait)
- Mechanical engineer (UAE)
- Contracts manager (Saudi Arabia)
- Principal mechanical engineer (Saudi Arabia)
- Assistant landscape architect (Oman)
- Project manager – operations (Saudi Arabia)
- Tower crane operator (Saudi Arabia)
- Project controls manager (UAE)
- Process designer (Saudi Arabia)
El Seif is looking for a logistics supervisor, whose main role will be to complete operational processes and requirements for the company.
The candidate will also lead multiple groups for the loading of precast concrete elements.
The logistics supervisor will implement and enforce safe working practices, such as the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Planning / scheduling engineer
Wood Group is looking for a planning / scheduling engineer to join its Al Zour team in Kuwait.
The candidate will assist the senior / lead project controls engineer to ensure the contractor’s project schedules are prepared, maintained, analysed, monitored, and controlled against contract requirements.
The planning / scheduling engineer will also contribute to the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) package's roadmap, and ensure that high-level schedule updates are integrated into the overall project plan.
Khansaheb is looking for a mechanical engineer to join its team in Dubai.
The mechanical engineer will be responsible for the accurate planning of their package, and for assuring that the job taken up complies dimensionally and technically with the drawings and specifications.
They must also maintain all relevant quality records and contract documents related to their package.
Saudi Arabian construction company, Alrabiah Consulting Engineers, needs a contracts manager.
The contracts manager will develop and administer all contract documents from the tender process through to contract closeout, including variations and issue resolution for design, construction, and other project-related contracts.
Visit BuildingMENA.com to apply for the job.
Principal mechanical engineer
Parsons is hiring a principal mechanical engineer to join its team in Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
The candidate will be responsible for the provision of professional engineering discipline support to the programme's projects.
The engineer will particularly emphasise on promoting and maintaining the technical adequacy, uniformity, and quality of the project's designs, in the primary areas of desalination plant mechanical systems.
Secondary emphasis on is required on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC), as well as plumbing and fire protection processes.
Assistant landscape architect
Atkins Global has a vacancy for an Omani national to join its team in the sultanate.
The assistant landscape architect will work in a multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers, providing a professional design service to Atkins' clients.
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They must have excellent working knowledge of AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Sketch Up, and Adobe CS5 (Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator).
The ability to hand draw sketches and work on 3D software such as Max and SketchUp will be an added advantage.
Additional job details can be accessed on BuildingMENA.com.
Project manager – operations
Thrustboring Construction Company is looking for a project manager of operations.
Saudi Arabia-headquartered Thrustboring Construction Company is a division of Tamimi Group of Companies, and provides tunnelling works across the kingdom.
The project manager of operations candidate must have between 10 and 15 years of work experience.
Tower crane operator
El Seif requires a tower crane operator to join its team in Riyadh.
The operator must have a third-party certification, valid or expired.
They must also have knowledge of how to operate the crane, in order to meet company and federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Additional job details can be accessed on BuildingMENA.com.
Project controls manager
Aurecon Engineering Consultants is looking a project controls manager (PCM) to oversee its Middle East controls team, and work on its major ongoing design projects.
The appointed PCM will service the Dubai Creek Harbour Tower and Expo 2020 Conference and Exhibition (CoEx) centre design project teams.
Additional details about the job are available on BuildingMENA.com.
Wood Group is recruiting for a process designer to work on its Sadara Enterprise project in Saudi Arabia.
The position will be based in Wood's Al Khobar office, and has an expected duration of six months, with the likelihood of follow-on work in the future.
The process designer must be conversant with international industry standards, codes, and practices.
They must also have between five and 10 years' experience of working in the oil and gas industry.
For additional job details, visit BuildingMENA.com.