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Authority Liaison Coordinator

WSP

Dubai, UAE

Ref: HP362-839

Job description / Role

Can you help societies thrive in a world we cannot control?

Can you anticipate the unforeseeable, perceive the unexplainable, and plan something unbelievable?

Can you design the unthinkable?

Can you think international and still act local?

WSP would like to speak with an Authority Liaison Coordinator who will be responsible for liaising all Statutory Authorities such as RTA, Civil Defence, DEWA, Dubai Municipality, DCCA, JAFZA etc. and obtain NOCs, approvals and permits for design and supervision works.

The key objectives of the role are to;-
• Liaise with all Statutory Authorities such as (RTA, Civil Defence, DEWA, Dubai Municipality, DCCA, JAFZA ...etc. ) and obtain NOC’s, approvals and permits
• Have and maintain good professional relationships with local authority staff at all levels.
• Establish clear consistent processes and procedures within WSP in order to expedite approvals and minimise delays
• Provide assistance to project teams to prepare design submissions for onward submission to the applicable local authorities.
• Review submissions prepared by design team(s) to ensure compliance with applicable local authority
• Work closely with design teams to facilitate re-working of submissions arising from comments on submission.
• Regular review of local authority online portals and be responsible for uploading relevant related project submissions.
• Keep up to date with authority submission requirements and update the design teams when changes occur.
• Regular interface with the project design team(s) to address issues related to any comments from local authority
• Prepare and follow up correspondence with local authorities and related departments
• Prepare all Arabic correspondence and communicate with concerned local authorities and design and supervision teams.
• Organise and attend regular meetings with local authority engineers to expedite review of any design submissions
• Make all project submissions to Authorities in order to obtain No Objection Certificates (NOCs).
• Follow up on submissions for NOCs and approvals for building and design permits
• Coordinate between design team & supervision team, provide answers & responses for queries on applicable local standards and updated requirements
• Assist with translation of regulations, correspondence from Arabic to English and vice versa as required.
• Maintain authority registration and prequalification log and manage registrations as required.
• Attend to any project and/or staff requirements that require involvement outside normal working hours.

How will know when you are successful in this role?
• Design and Supervision teams are preparing submissions that meet authority requirements upon first submission.
• Authority approvals are delivered on schedule.
• Relationships with authorities are maintained and improved.

Requirements

In order to be shortlisted for the role you will have the following;
• Bachelor degree in Engineering or Architecture
• Strong technical knowledge of UAE Infrastructure regulations/codes and experience in dealing with local authority programs, systems and online procedures.
• Excellent Verbal and written communication in Arabic and English is mandatory
• Demonstrable ability to communicate feedback from the Authorities to the Design Team and vice versa with the authorities to minimise repeat submissions and achieve ‘right first time’ results.
• 3-5 years experience in this role from previous reputed consultancy company
• Possess valid UAE driving licence.

We would like to speak with creative, positive, people focused individuals who are proactive and results-driven. If have a passion for new technology, and thrive upon ‘thinking out of the box’ to develop and deliver solutions to complex problems, then WSP is the place for you.

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 1400 talented people in 8 offices across the Middle East, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

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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Co-Ordinator salaries in UAE

Average monthly compensation
AED 6,000

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