Senior Associate – Electrical Job in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at AECOM

Job Description

Senior Associate – Electrical

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates – Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi


Job Summary


Serves as a fully capable professional who leads a design team and is responsible for the management of large-scale projects. The Senior Associate contributes to the development of the company by supporting the senior management team in the progressive evolution of AECOM’s design philosophy, research activities and technical development. The engineering role shall be focused on specialist ELV Systems.


Core Accountabilities:


Design Delivery (Design Brief compliance, co-ordination, completeness & accuracy)


Team Leadership


Client engagement


Guiding and management of team & junior staff


Assisting with management of the practice


Resource scheduling & deployment on projects


Assisting with Project Bids


ELV Systems design & drawing production


Lead Verification


Safety in Design


Site support




Performance & Reward appraisals


Design R&D


Job Duties:


Serves as a fully capable professional within the Electrical / ELV discipline


Ensures, directly and through subordinates, that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements of the Design Brief


Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team


Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOM’s Technical Excellence standards


Responsible for Electrical / ELV resource planning for the project and reporting project needs to senior team members


Applies advanced knowledge to develop design procedures and tools to facilitate the completion of high quality, cost effective projects


Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues


Responsible for key design input at early design phases and for general design leadership during the course of the project


Promotes teamwork within a multi-disciplinary team (including the GDC), maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the practice


Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget


Contribute, from the onset of a project, to the design of innovative and progressive design solutions that reconcile client’s goals and priorities while fostering opportunities for design excellence


Make appropriate value judgements with respect to corrective work that supports the design concept and performance goals of the project


To perform and/or direct material and building system research and participate in the co-ordination and preparation of project specifications


Assists with steering and influencing the engineering design philosophy and approach of the company through support of the Associate Directors and Directors


Manage interface between Design Team / Site Team ensuring proper design support is provided in a timely manner


Ensuring Safety in Design principles are applied throughout all design stages of a project


Contribute to preparation of bids


Support Directors with operational responsibilities which includes development and implementing Technical Excellence initiatives, management of resources (HR), training initiatives (CPD)


Participate in marketing and business development


Support and develop junior staff through guidance, mentoring and leadership of their development


Take initiatives to develop design manuals, standard design documents, presentations, etc. to increase efficiencies, knowledge and awareness across the architectural practice


Proactively seeks knowledge of the latest software / techniques to increase productivity while developing training initiatives for colleagues


Specific Skills Required:


Ability to fulfill all the above duties and responsibilities


Outstanding Electrical and / or ELV design skills


Comprehensive project experience


Outstanding leadership skills


Outstanding communication skills


Demonstrates a highly organized and systematic approach to MEP Services design. Understands the necessity to keep team and project tasks lists updated and complete


Demonstrates a high degree of Time Management skill and constantly seeks to streamline processes and procedures to increase quality and efficiency


Flexibility and attitude towards company objectives


Builds positive long term relationships at a working level with clients


Full understanding of AECOM’s commercial management of projects and instils the importance of financial health and profitability


Full understanding of risk management and ability to communicate the same to others


Full understanding of Safety in Design requirements and able to develop the principals with the design team


Drives innovation and design excellence


Full understanding of scope definition and scope interface and ability to transmit the same to others


Outstanding presentation skills


Instils a culture of personal responsibility for adherence to and improvement of AECOM’s standards, policies, codes and procedures


Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements


Developed knowledge of Fire & Life Safety principles


A good awareness of Autodesk Revit and managing projects in a BIM environment


Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community within AECOM’s Middle East offices


Ability and motivated to update skills and expertise through continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives


Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value.


Minimum Requirements


Minimum 15 years post graduate experience


Proven related ELV design experience


Experience of working on large scale projects including site experience


Proven project experience within various GCC jurisdictions


Preferred Qualifications


BEng or BSc in Electrical Engineering or in Electronics and Communications, or equivalent


International Accreditation preferred (CEng, MCIBSE, MIET or equivalent)


What We Offer


When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.


Job Category Engineering – Electrical / Electronic


Business Line Building Engineering


Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)


Country United Arab Emirates


Position Status Full-Time


Requisition/Vacancy No. 245124BR


Virtual: No


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


About Company

Company: AECOM
Company Location:  Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Job Category: Engineering / MEP
Job Type: Full-time