Job Title: Principal Mechanical Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Region: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai
Salary: to 45,000 AED per month + benefits
Ref: 6426

Job Description

We are currently seeking an MEP Design Lead (Buildings) with a Mechanical Building Services bias in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on behalf of a PSL client.  Due to clearance and visa restrictions, this position is only available to British Citizens.

The Client:

Created by the integration of long-standing organizations dating back to 1911, this is a world-leading professional services and project management company dedicated to engineering a better future for the planet and its people. They create sustainable solutions that connect people, data, and technology to transform the world’s infrastructure, and energy systems. They deploy global capabilities locally to clients and deliver unique end-to-end services across the whole life cycle of an asset including consulting, advisory & environmental services, intelligent networks & cybersecurity, design & engineering, procurement, project & construction management, operations & maintenance, decommissioning, and capital. They provide a breadth and depth of capabilities to clients in key strategic sectors such as Engineering Services, Nuclear, Operations & Maintenance, and Capital.  They recognise that people are the key to their success and provide their staff with the opportunity to expose themselves to a variety of demanding, high-profile projects from day one, encouraging the development of vision, problem solving, ambition, enthusiasm, and drive to ensure people extend themselves and reach their full potential.

The Role:

  • Representing to and interacting daily with clients, contractors, and project stake holders.
  • Management, direction, and coordination of the MEP design teams over multiple projects.
  • Management of the coordination with other services and/or sub-consultants.
  • Demonstrating commercial awareness.
  • Strong Revit/Grasshopper/Rhino skills with a deep understanding of the digital transformation and the opportunities this presents.


  • Building Services/Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons)/BSc (Hons) degree.
  • Chartered Engineer with the relevant institute, such as CIBSE/IET/IMechE.
  • 15+ years’ experience in delivering major projects.
  • 10+ years’ experience in a multi-disciplinary team leader position.
  • An in-depth understanding of all MEP and building services design processes.
  • The ability to think laterally and possess a sound understanding of engineering principles.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build and develop relationships, both internally and externally.
  • Experience on design and build project would be advantageous.
  • Experience of working with contractors.
  • Previous experience of leading multi-disciplinary design teams and responsibility for budgets and programming.
  • Commercial awareness essential with an understanding and ability to administer change control.
  • Computer literate with all standard project design and development software.
  • Strong communication skills will be required to interact with multiple internal and external teams and project stakeholders.

The Individual:

  • Demonstrable track record of technical achievement and client satisfaction within the MEP industry.
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions.
  • Able to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams.
  • Flexible approach to work.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgments.
  • Ability to adapt to different cultures and working environments.
  • Aspiration to grow with responsibility and to manage a growing team of skilled engineers.
  • Ability to build rapport with customers and colleagues.
  • Well-motivated and able to work as part of a team or on individual assignments when required.
  • Excellent English spoken and written skills within a business environment.

Salary and Benefits:

An excellent package which includes:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Accommodation allowance.
  • Transportation allowance.
  • 22 working days annual leave.
  • Medical and life insurance cover.
  • Company gratuity scheme.
  • Discretionary bonus scheme.
  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin.
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