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Associate Vertical Transportation Engineer - VT


Sharjah, UAE

Ref: HP362-1671

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

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The ideal candidate will be a qualified and time served Elevator and Escalator engineer and shall possess at least 15 years' experience in designing vertical transportation systems for buildings. The successful applicant shall be fully conversant with the EN81 suite of codes and standards with working knowledge of the ASME A17.1.

Your new role, what's involved?
* Have recently worked for a Vertical Transportation (VT) design and supervision consultancy designing VT systems on projects in the built environment.
* Proficient in Traffic analysis and the use of software dedicated to understanding and identifying elevator performance.
* To produce efficient VT solutions for the client.
* Responsible to produce technical reports to illustrate the design to the client and his representatives.
* Responsible for the site supervision services and acceptance testing of complex VT installations liaising with where necessary, local authorities, third party inspectors and the Client representatives.
* Responsible for the specialist contractor site submittal review of all VT material for approval, including shop drawings, as-built drawings, method statements, O&M, sample submittal, testing and handing over, warranty, training documents.
* Responsible for the coordination of IT, Telecom, ELV, Security, with regard to the VT installation
* Responsible for attending where necessary, coordination meetings with the VT supplier, and specialist subcontractors to ensure that the intended design is implemented and for any site related issues and concerns.
* Shall coordinate with the main contractor/consultant project engineer for any site related issues and concerns.
* Shall prepare VT weekly progress report and submit it to the project manager.
* Review of site progress with supplier supervisors to ensure that all the problems are tackled effectively and the work progress is as per schedule.
* Liaison and coordination with all applicable Local Authority Departments and stakeholders to obtain approval at all stages of the project.
* Coordination with other Discipline Engineers (Architectural, Structural, Mechanical and Electrical) as applicable
* Participation in design review/clarification meetings and workshops.
* Preparation of meeting records, design review and design progress reports.
* Liaise with VT suppliers to ensure adherence to standards and scope of works required by client.

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

Key Competencies / Skills:
* Technical Capability & Delivery
* Supervision lead
* Client Relationships
* Collaboration & Teamwork
* Strong communication skills for client level presentations
* Commercial Acumen
* Adaptability & Learning
* Competent with Microsoft suite of software


Key Qualifications and soft skills
* Excellent leadership skills
* Degree in Mechanical Engineering desirable but not essential.
* Minimum of 15 years of proven experience in VT design and installation, testing, and commissioning, training and handing over project works.
* Must have excellent communication and interfacing skills.
* To work at site (Flexible hours) as per job requirement.
* Working Knowledge on AutoCAD, Revit, Operating system/ associated program
* Expert knowledge of all applicable VT Codes and Standards
* Excellent communication skills for interfacing with internal and external contacts
* Ability to manage multiple reviews and deadlines
* Responsive to changing demands
* Relies on extensive experience and judgment to accomplish goals
* Detail oriented and strong analytical skills
* Extensive knowledge of standard engineering practices, techniques, and procedures
* Strong organizational skills ability to plan and schedule work

What's in it for you?

WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders that share our guiding principles - we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration in everything we do, and we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment.

About the Company

WSP is one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower. We are technical experts and strategic advisors including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors and environmental specialists, as well as other design, program and construction management professionals. We design lasting solutions in the Property & Buildings, Transportation & Infrastructure, Environment, Industry, Resources (including Mining and Oil & Gas) and Power & Energy sectors as well as project delivery and strategic consulting services. With 36,000 talented people in more than 500 offices across 40 countries, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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Associate salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 5,500

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