Top five consultancy jobs in the GCC: 30 June - 6 July, 2018
Check out this week's top consulting jobs in the Gulf, which includes a vacancy for an MEP quantity surveyor in Abu Dhabi
Globally and in the Middle East alike, consultants are an essential component of the construction process.
From architectural drawings to value engineering, no element of a building project can succeed without the right consulting team to back its development.
“Demand has continued to be high for consultancy services across the Gulf because of the changing landscape of construction, in line with government policy, market trends, and industry developments,” Rahim Banizaman Lari, founder and managing director of Abdul Rahim Architectural Consultants (ARACO), told Construction Week this January.
Lari said these new demands meant consultants were “requested to precisely and carefully control the cost of the project”, while also increasing design efficiency to boost project profitability, and boost the property’s value to its customers.
In the following pages, Construction Week rounds up the top five consulting jobs available in the Gulf this week.
Candidates must apply for all jobs through BuildingMENA.com, the Middle East's only construction-focused recruitment portal.
MEP quantity surveyor
Atkins is looking for a quantity surveyor specialised in mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) to join its team in Abu Dhabi.
The candidate will be responsible for cost planning, estimating, and producing bills of quantity for MEP services. They will also have pre-contract / measurement experience, knowledge of pricing and market rates, and post-contract MEP variation evaluation and management expertise.
Ideally, the candidate will have a degree in quantity surveying or MEP engineering, at least 10 years’ post-qualification experience, and come from a consulting / client background.
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.
Rail systems manager
The pipeline and opportunities for strategic and major projects in the Gulf 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.
The successful candidate will work closely with the Saudi Arabian clients of T&I to win work in the region's rail sector.
Senior engineer – airport pavements
Mott MacDonald is currently looking to recruit an airport pavements engineer to support the design and supervision of the construction/rehabilitation of an airport's runway pavement.
Their key duties will include the review of design and reports related to runway, taxiway, aprons, and airside/landside roads, and associated infrastructure.
Inspection of the asphalt and concrete work for roads and structures will also be their responsibility.
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.