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Top 10 construction jobs in the Middle East: 5-11 May, 2018

Seven of the top 10 construction and engineering jobs up for grabs this week are in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, with employers such as El Seif, Parsons, and Atkins

BuildingMENA.com has more than 100 construction jobs listed this week [representational image].
BuildingMENA.com has more than 100 construction jobs listed this week [representational image].
Arabian Construction Company is hiring a forensic planner / delay analyst in Abu Dhabi [representational image].
Arabian Construction Company is hiring a forensic planner / delay analyst in Abu Dhabi [representational image].
El Seif is hiring a project director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [representational image].
El Seif is hiring a project director in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [representational image].
Khansaheb is recruiting for an MEP planning engineer in Dubai, UAE [representational image].
Khansaheb is recruiting for an MEP planning engineer in Dubai, UAE [representational image].
Alghanim is looking for an engineering manager in Kuwait.
Alghanim is looking for an engineering manager in Kuwait.
Arabian Construction Company needs a commercial oil and gas project manager in Abu Dhabi, UAE [representational image].
Arabian Construction Company needs a commercial oil and gas project manager in Abu Dhabi, UAE [representational image].
El Seif needs a contracts manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [representational image].
El Seif needs a contracts manager in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia [representational image].
Arabian Construction Company is hiring a project manager in Kolkatta, India [representational image].
Arabian Construction Company is hiring a project manager in Kolkatta, India [representational image].
Atkins needs a marine engineer to join its team in Abu Dhabi, UAE [representational image].
Atkins needs a marine engineer to join its team in Abu Dhabi, UAE [representational image].
Al Ghurair requires a design manager to join its team in Manila, Philippines [representational image].
Al Ghurair requires a design manager to join its team in Manila, Philippines [representational image].
Parsons is hiring a principal mechanical engineer in Jazan, Saudi Arabia [representational image].
Parsons is hiring a principal mechanical engineer in Jazan, Saudi Arabia [representational image].

Contract awards worth $148.7bn (AED546.1bn) are due to be awarded in the Gulf this year.

The contracts will cover regional building, infrastructure, and energy construction projects.

READ: GCC contracts worth $148bn to be awarded this year

Rising oil prices and government spending will fuel demand for contract awards across the GCC, according to Ventures Onsite. 

These contract awards will also generate numerous jobs for construction professionals in the Middle East.

BuildingMENA.com, the Middle East's only construction-specific job portal, has more than 120 jobs listed this week.

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In the following pages, Construction Week outlines 10 of this week's top job vacancies in the Middle East's construction sector, seven of which are in the growing markets of the UAE and Saudi Arabia. 

Click on the links below for details of this week's top 10 jobs with Middle Eastern construction giants, which include:

Forensic planner / delay analyst
UAE

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is hiring a forensic planner and delay analyst in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The candidate will be responsible for reviewing the impact of extensions on complex change requests and claims.

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Where necessary, they will also prepare forensic planning and delay/disruption analyses to determine the cause and effect of specifics.

Additional details of the job can be accessed on BuildingMENA.com by clicking here.

Project director
Saudi Arabia

El Seif is hiring a project director in Riyadh, who will direct a specified project by developing adequate work systems and procedures to ensure efficient project implementation.

They will also bear the responsibility for the delivery, profitability, and quality of the project's outcome by overseeing and managing all policies and procedures related to the project's operations.

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Additionally, the project director will assist in the preparation of the project budget; the approval of subcontractors, tenders, purchase orders, and materials submittal; and control payments to subcontractors.

Click here to apply for the job on BuildingMENA.com.

MEP planning engineer
UAE

Khansaheb is hiring a planning engineer, with 10 to 16 years of experience, to join its team in Dubai.

The planning engineer will report either to the estimating manager or to the site project manager.

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They must have strong skills to visualise the work sequence, and project should evolve, in order to prepare a practical and buildable working programme.

To apply for the job, visit BuildingMENA.com by clicking here.

Engineering manager
Kuwait

Alghanim International is hiring an engineering manager, whose responsibility will be to enhance processes and procedures in engineering functions.

They will also create new processes and procedures for large-value engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects.

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A bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering is required, as is between 15 and 20 years of work experience.

Visit BuildingMENA.com to apply for the job here.

Commercial manager – oil and gas
UAE

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is looking for a commercial manager in Abu Dhabi.

The candidate will work on a multi-million dollar oil and gas project.

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At least 15 years of experience working in a main contracting organisation is required, and strong experience of oil and gas projects is essential.

They will also be responsible for the overall supervision of a project's commercial team – including quantity surveyors and cost controllers – while also improving and developing quantity surveying practices and systems.

To apply for the job, visit BuildingMENA.com by clicking here.

Contracts manager
Saudi Arabia

El Seif is hiring a contracts manager in Riyadh. 

The candidate will be responsible for administrating the contract management process from contract development to contract closing; ensuring that all projects are being carried out in adherence to contractual requirements in respect of time and budget, quantity, and quality; and resolving contractual matters and claims. 

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A degree in quantity surveying is required for the job, in addition to 15 years of experience in contract administration for large-scale projects. 

The contracts manager must also be proficient in written and spoken English and Arabic. 

Visit BuildingMENA.com to read more about the job, or click here for additional details.

Project manager
India

Arabian Construction Company (ACC) is looking for a project manager with finishing experience to join its team in Kolkatta, India.

ACC's project manager will manage the construction of the project in accordance with the contract, in the most efficient and profitable manner.

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The coordination with the plant staff for plant erection and installation, in addition to providing their safety certification, maintenance, and services at the start and during the construction period, will also be their responsibility. 

At least 18 years' experience, in addition to experience of project managing 30-floor or taller buildings, is required.

Additional details of the job can be accessed here on BuildingMENA.com.

Marine engineer
UAE

Atkins is hiring a marine engineer to join its team in Abu Dhabi. 

The marine engineer's responsibility will be to review and approve contractor submittals, resolve technical issues, and ensure compliance with contract requirements related to marine structures, such as breakwaters, revetments, quay walls, groynes, beaches, and so on.

READ: Hospital to be built on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island

Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree in marine engineering or an equivalent discipline, in addition to at least 10 years' work experience, of which five must be on marine construction projects.

Experience in jetty works projects and dredging activities will be an advantage.

Visit BuildingMENA.com for additional details about the job, which can be accessed here.

Design manager
Philippines

Al Ghurair Construction Aluminium is hiring a design manager.

The candidate will work in Al Ghurair's office in Manila, Philippines.

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Between 15 and 20 years of work experience in the aluminium façade industry is required, as are engineering software skills.

The design manager must come from a subcontracting background, and they will be responsible for managing an office of 60 to 65 designers.

Click here for additional details about the job on BuildingMENA.com.

Principal mechanical engineer
Saudi Arabia

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. 

READ: Saudi King sets foundation stone for Qiddiya entertainment city

Secondary emphasis on is required on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC), as well as plumbing and fire protection processes.

Additional job details are available on BuildingMENA.com, and can be accessed by clicking here.

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