AECOM Structural Engineer in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 147071BR

Position Title Structural Engineer

Job Category Construction Management

Business Line Construction Services

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Abu Dhabi

City Abu Dhabi

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Job Summary

AECOM are currently seeking a Structural Engineer to join our UAE business.


  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the structural engineer is responsible for all aspects of the project relating to structural works, the duties must be performed professionally and expeditiously to support the ongoing progress of the project. The role includes management of the structural inspector.


  • Advise the RE/project manager of any technical aspects of the project structural works that may affect construction progress.

  • Continually review the contractor’s construction schedule during the progress of site works.

  • Review Contractor’s installation method statements.

  • Review Contractor’s shop drawings against the design [tender] drawings for compliance with the design intent and return to project manager with appropriate comments / approval within the specified contractual period (normally 10 working days).

  • Review contractor’s structural shop drawing in conjunction with the architects, mechanical and electrical engineers to ensure engineering co-ordination and advise project manager accordingly.

  • Where required prepare technical clarifications to the tendered design to suit specific on-site construction and co-ordination issues.

  • Review Contractor’s material proposals against specified technical performance requirements and advise the Project Manager on the appropriateness of the proposals.

  • Review Contractor’s proposed sub-contractor(s) associated with the structural engineering works from a technical standpoint.

  • Undertake general project site observation / inspection of the structural works for Contractor’s adherence to the approved shop drawings and Consultant’s specification, good working practices.

  • In conjunction with the document controller, ensure that all structural documents are logged and filed in accordance with the site procedures manuals.

  • Monitor Health and Safety of the construction works and report on the same. If required stop the construction works if unsafe practices are being followed.

  • Be available to undertake off-site inspections of proposed materials as may be deemed necessary by the Project Manager.

  • Advise the Project Manager on aspects of contractors work progress for the purpose of monthly payment valuations.

  • Advice the Project Manager on aspects of contractor’s work that are subject to additional works claims.

  • Compile the structural section of the Project Managers Monthly Report.

  • Maintain a site diary. Deal with RFI’s relating to the structural works.

  • Attend project progress meetings as required.

  • Attend internal project managers meetings.

  • Manage the day to day activities of the structural inspector.

  • Actively work with the contractor’s team to resolve issues on site to minimize program delays.

  • Record defects and bring them to the attention of the project manager.

  • Monitor the ongoing construction of the structural work and instruct the contractor to make corrections as necessary to improve the finish of the constructed works.

  • Proactively work with the contractor to ensure that the architectural works are constructed in accordance with the contract documents. It is envisaged that this will involve detailed discussions about proposed construction techniques and materials, prior to the works being executed to minimize impact on the project program.

  • Integrate yourself as an active member of the project management team.

  • Review and approve Contractors ‘as built’ drawings.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors, and ideally Masters, degree qualified in Civil, Structural, Engineering or a relevant subject

  • Significant relevant experience post-graduation.

  • Demonstrable experience in the supervision / oversight of structural engineering site works

  • Demonstrable experience of working in multi-disciplinary construction teams

  • Good command of both spoken and written English language

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelors, and ideally Masters, degree qualified in Civil, Structural, Engineering or a relevant subject

Significant relevant experience post-graduation.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.