Technical Manager wanted at AECOM – Dubai

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Job Summary
AECOM serves as the Project Manager and Cost Manager on the project. The project is an aerospace facility located in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates and involves the construction of 28 technically complex buildings, with a built-up area of over 1.5 million square feet. When completed will be the largest aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul center in the world. The project is currently on track to achieve an Estidama 3 pearl rating for its Head Quarters Building and 2 pearl rating for all other buildings.

The project requires a Technical Manager with a strong and well-rounded MEP background to support the team in managing the completion of construction and testing / commissioning activities, obtaining final Authority approvals and closing out the project.

Job Duties

The Technical Manager will report directly to the Project Director and will be responsible for the following:

Acting as the focal point on the project for all technical issues;

Managing and overseeing multiple 3rd party consultants (design, supervision, technical advisory, environmental and commissioning) assigned to the project;

Liaising with the client’s technical team and coordinating all technical issues with the contractor and consultants;

Monitoring, coordinating and tracking testing & commissioning activities, resolution of non-compliance issues, snagging / de-snagging, design reviews, material submittals, shop drawing reviews and close-out issues (i.e. As-builts, O&Ms, client training and warranties);

Supporting the commercial team’s assessments (including costings) for commercial matters / claims related to technical matters and flagging any issues which are considered deviations to the Employer’s Requirements;

Monitoring and coordinating the works to ensure compliance with authority approvals and to obtain any necessary permits for taking over and occupancy (e.g. Civil Defense, Building Completion Certificate, Estidama and Uptime Certification of data center)

Specific Skills Required

Capable of providing quick rough order time / cost / technical assessments for MEP related works

Experience on fast-track projects or demanding works environments

Must be willing to spend a substantial amount of time in the field (not a desk job)

Strong English language verbal and written communication skills

Ability to explain and present technically complex issues and their solutions in a simplified manner to executive / board level stakeholders

Must have a mindset of finding on-the-spot / practical solutions for technical issues

Team player, cooperative and positive natured individual

Minimum Requirements

15+ years (20+ preferred) in a technical manager capacity with a well-rounded MEP / Testing & Commissioning / Fire Life Safety background

Majority of experience should be project site based

Substantial work experience in the GCC (UAE – Abu Dhabi / Al Ain major plus)

Extensive and demonstrable design and build project experience

Technical management role on several large scale (USD 500 million+) or technically complex projects

Additional Comments

Substantial work experience in the GCC (UAE – Abu Dhabi / Al Ain major plus)
Preferred Qualifications

BS in Mechanical or Electrical engineering (MS or higher preferred)

Chartered / Professional registered Mechanical or Electrical engineer