Top 10 construction and engineering jobs in Dubai: 23-29 June, 2018
Industry giants such as Atkins Global, CH2M, and Khansaheb are among the top employers that have job vacancies open in the host city of Expo 2020 Dubai
Dubai, the host city of Expo 2020, is undeniably among the world's busiest and most exciting construction markets at the moment.
Large-scale developments are under way both at and around the Expo 2020 Dubai site in Jebel Ali, indicating a healthy pipeline for construction contractors and consultants not only from Dubai, but across the UAE and the Gulf.
Unsurprisingly, Dubai is also among the most active markets in terms of construction recruitment this year.
In the following pages, Construction Week rounds up the top 10 jobs in Dubai that construction professionals could apply for this week, which include vacancies with Losberger De Boer, Atkins Global, CH2M, and Khansaheb.
Candidates must apply for all jobs through BuildingMENA.com, the Middle East's only construction-focused recruitment portal.
Losberger De Boer
Temporary structure specialist, Losberger De Boer, requirers a project manager to work out of its Dubai office. The manager must have an end-to-end construction background, and be able to travel across the region.
Their key responsibilities will include meeting with clients, client engineers, and consultants. They will also be responsible for setting accurate specification and expectations with clients, in line with Middle East construction standards and globally accepted temporary building codes.
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The role requires three to five years of experience in a similar role, in addition to detailed knowledge of regional standards and codes related to permanent buildings, fire and life safety, heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC), electrical engineering, power, and so on.
Senior site structural / bridge engineer
Engineering company CH2M requires a bridge engineering expert to join its team in Dubai. Working with other members of the construction supervision team, the candidate will provide oversight of the construction supervision related to the project’s structural aspects and ensure that design documentation is safely and accurately implemented on site, and that the requirements of the construction contract are followed.
The engineer will also oversee the structures engineer and work inspectors, and act as a primary point of contact for progress reporting, safety, financial recommendations, quality control, and design modifications.
The role requires a BSc degree in civil engineering, and at least 15 years of post-graduate experience in the design, site supervision, and construction management of major highway projects.
Written and spoken Arabic-language skills, previous approval from the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), and experience of working with RTA’s standards and requirements for structures, are also required from the engineer.
Enterprise data architect
Al Tayer Group
Al Tayer Group is looking for an enterprise data architect to lead a small team of professionals setting the data architecture strategy and vision, and for managing the day-to-day tactical operations of the business intelligence (BI) team.
The candidate will report to the vice president for applications development at Al Tayer Group.
A graduate or post-graduate degree in information technology or computer science engineering is a must, in addition to eight to 12 years’ work experience in data architecture and BI.
Inter project manager
Thomas & Adamson
Construction and property consultancy Thomas & Adamson is looking for an inter project manager to join its team in Dubai. The scope of responsibility includes assisting the project manager with day-to-day management, monitoring, and reporting activities, and in creating and administering project execution plans.
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Applicants must be capable of acting as the secondary point of contact for clients, contractors, and consultants at project level. They should also demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communications, an understanding of the basic sequence and stages of project development, and good decision-making skills when implementing instructions from the project manager.
A bachelor’s degree in civil engineering or a related technical field like architecture and construction is a requirement for this position, as is three to five years of relevant office and field experience.
Graduate engineering geologist
Atkins Global requires a graduate engineering geologist / geotechnical engineer to join its team in Dubai.
The candidate will perform tasks assigned independently with minimum guidance from the seniors in the discipline, and be proficient in site investigation data manipulation, interpretation and evaluation of geohazards and risks.
Engineering geologists applying for the rule must hold a bachelor’s degree in geology from a recognised institute, and a masters in engineering geology, or an equivalent.
Geotechnical engineering applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and an MSc in geotechnical engineering.
Assistant procurement manager
Facilities management company, Emrill, is hiring an assistant procurement manager in Dubai.
The manager will analyse and manage spend across all business categories for Emrill.
They will also be required to identify a yearly tender calendar, with priority given to high spend / high risk areas, as well as build potential supplier relationships through their market knowledge and requests for information.
Site project director
Aurecon requires a site project director to join its team in Dubai.
The candidate will lead and project manage the successful delivery of complex, large-scale, and high-quality multi-disciplinary schemes.
They will also be responsible for the leadership and support of their team across multiple locations in multiple countries.
Senior engineer – production
AW Rostamani requires a senior engineer to join its team in Dubai.
The candidate will be responsible for designing and developing products based on customer specifications or requests by the sales department.
They will also work with suppliers and factory personnel, and be responsible for the integration of materials, methods, and tools necessary to bring new products to the company portfolio.
Khansaheb requires an electrical engineer to join its team in Dubai.
The candidate will be responsible for the accurate planning of his package and for assuring that the job taken up complies dimensionally and technically with the drawings and specifications.
At least 10 years’ experience in the building services sector is required, of which five years must have been spent in a supervisory role.
Digital transformation lead
CH2M is looking for a regional digital transformation lead to work out of its Dubai offices.
The job role requires an individual with a varied range of technical skills and business acumen to support and deliver transformation in the areas of building information modelling (BIM), geographic information systems (GIS), and information management.
Professional qualifications in design, engineering, or construction fields, with at least 10 years of industry experience, are required for the role.