AECOM Principal Engineer - Bridges, Dubai in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Requisition/Vacancy No. 158942BR

Position Title Principal Engineer - Bridges, Dubai

Job Category Engineering - Transportation

Business Line Transportation

Country United Arab Emirates

State/Province/Region AE - Dubai

City Dubai

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


We provide professional services in areas such as aviation, transit, freight rail, highways and bridges, planning, and ports and marine. Our global network of top-tier specialists delivers comprehensive services over the full life cycle of a project to benefit clients in government and private industries.

Job Summary

AECOM is seeking an experienced Principle Engineer, Bridges to be based in Dubai, UAE. The Principle Engineers will be responsible for the following;

  • Taking the lead in the production of Bridge projects in Dubai.

  • Provide the technical lead to the Bridges Team in Dubai.

  • Implement AECOM’s plan from Bridges perspective in Dubai.

  • Maintaining client networks and managing client relationships within Dubai

  • Keeping abreast of industry developments within Dubai, the wider UAE region and across the Middle East geography

  • Controlling of delivering projects on time and within budget.

  • Championing innovation and demonstrating technical leadership.

  • Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Project Delivery:

  • Lead the implementation of innovative solutions and participate actively with clients and stakeholders in the project delivery process.

  • Manage the implementation of effective work planning and project control systems for Bridges projects within Dubai.

  • Manage and implement staff changes necessary to improve operational efficiency.

  • Risk Management and Compliance:

  • Implementation and ensure compliance with AECOM policies, systems and procedures on all structural engineering projects in Dubai

  • Implementation and ensure compliance with AECOM Ethics & Compliance policies and procedures on all buildings projects in Dubai.

  • Client:

  • Maintain client networks and manage client relationships in Dubai.

  • Ensure client satisfaction with AECOM performance through regular visits and client management activities

  • Financial Performance:

  • Manage financial performance of Bridges projects by delivering as per the planned targets, identifying and implementing operating efficiencies

  • Review with the Project Directors, Project Managers and his/her line manager the technical and financial performance of projects on a regular basis, and implement necessary measures to mitigate losses.

  • Business Development:

  • Support the Bridges, UAE & Oman Leader and Country Directors in strategic business development and Global Business Line pursuits across the region.

  • Manage the Bridges business development activities in coordination with the UAE & Oman Team Leaders and Country Directors

  • Keep abreast of industry developments globally

  • Support the UAE & Oman Bridges Leader in the preparation and delivery of the Dubai business plan

  • People:Engage appropriate personnel within the Dubai market in order to deliver successfully.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must haveminimum of 15+years of hands on experience in Bridges.UAE/ME projects experience would be preferred.

  • Must have worked at a similar level on major civil infrastructure projects.

  • Understand the commonly used forms of contract and the implication to drawings produced on each project as per client requirements.

  • Shows willingness and enthusiasm, actively contributes.

  • Supports colleagues, seen as a team leader.

  • Verifies that work carried out is correct as per client requirement.

  • Knowledge sharing to junior Technicians.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Highly motivated over 15 years of relevant industry experience.

  • Chartered Engineer (MIStructE, or C.Eng. from UK) or Professional Engineer (PE from USA) is highly preferred.

  • Master degree in structural engineering is preferred.

  • PMP is preferred.

  • Significant technical design experience for different types of bridges including prestressed concrete bridges and steel bridges.

  • Full knowledge of the bridge design codes in the region including AASHTO and Eurocode is a must.

  • Reasonable knowledge on the design of iconic bridges including arch bridges and cable supported bridges.

  • Proven team management experience gained within a similar environment.

  • Knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques and procedures.

  • Knowledge of the design and how it ultimately interfaces with the client.

  • Understanding of design principles and ability to practically apply them.

  • Builds positive long term relationships with clients.

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.


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