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Marine Engineer

  • Job reference: ME-005919
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Abu Dhabi
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Job Summary

As a provider of multi-disciplined technical services to the built environment, Atkins Middle East is committed to design excellence in the delivery of first class solutions which combine, innovation, imagination and best practice

Due to our continuing expansion we now require an experienced Site Marine Engineer to work on one of our construction projects.

Working in a multidiscipline team of designers and engineers providing a comprehensive service to our clients, this is a great opportunity to gain experience within an internationally renowned consultant, affording the opportunity to work on large and small scale multidiscipline projects, in Dubai and potentially the rest of the Middle East region.

Atkins has been established in the Gulf for over 40 years, having first carried out design and supervision commissions in the Gulf area in 1967. The regional head office (Dubai) was established in 1979.

We provide a full range of design, engineering and project management services for buildings, transportation and other infrastructure programmes.
Atkins in the Middle East now employs around 2,000 staff serving Gulf clients across all market sectors from offices in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Doha, Dubai, Jeddah, Kuwait City, Manama, Muscat, Riyadh, Sharjah.

We have been engaged by our Client to implement all aspects of the quality management systems and site supervision activities provision related to the Mechanical Works across the mixed use development, perform inspections to deliver quality installations in accordance with the contract documents, relevant international standards and local authorities’ requirements.


  • To review and approve contractor submittals, resolve technical issues arising and ensure compliance with contract requirements related to marine structures including breakwaters, revetments, quay walls,groynes, beaches etc.


  • Review and approval of shop drawings
  • Review and approval of material submittals 
  • Ensuring compliance with specifications and contract drawings. 
  • Liaison with Contractor 
  • Inspection of marine works in progress 
  • Witnessing of testing and verification of marine works 
  • Responsibility for maintenance of quality standards in marine works executed by the contractor. 
  • Direction of site marine inspectors/surveyors 
  • Preparing RFPs for the marine components of the project
  • Reviewing marine drawings, calculations and reports and recommend optimum solutions to the Client
  • Supervising all marine installation works both temporary and permanent including but not limited to sheet piling, corrosion protection, concrete quay walling etc. 
  • Supervision of dredging reclamation, rock revetment, construction of beaches, groynes
  • Provide site input to the review of Non-Conformance reports (NCRs) and endorse proposed remedial works, and assist with the resolution of site queries
  • Control the quality of construction and commissioning of the marine works and ensure QA/QC records are being kept in accordance with procedures
  • Prepare daily/weekly/monthly reports on progress for the client with regard to quality of workmanship and programme
  • Attend site meetings, technical, coordination meetings ...etc

Functional Relationships

  • Resident Engineer
  • Site Operations Manager
  • Marine Team
  • Atkins’ Clients


  • Bachelor Degree in Marine Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum ten (10) years with five (5) years experience in marine construction
  • Experience in jetty works projects and dredging activities will be a distinct advantage
  • Familiar with Marine Construction Safety, methodologies and equipments
  • Must have integrity, be flexible and proactive
  • Must demonstrate ability to act independently as part of a team
  • Understanding of British, American and International design standards
  • Reasonable knowledge of AutoCAD, and MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Good communication skills in written and spoken English essential
  • Good team player, able to communicate effectively with colleagues

Rewards & Benefits

  • A competitive salary will be offered to the right candidate
  • Accommodation allowance
  • Transportation allowance
  • 30 calendar days annual leave
  • Medical and life insurance cover
  • Company gratuity scheme
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Annual return airfare to point of origin

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