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Senior Associate Public Health

Job Description and Requirements
  • *Job Summary**

AECOM is currently seeking to hire Senior Associate Public Health to be based at Abu Dhabi. 

The Senior Associate Public Health Engineer will work as part of the MEP Design Engineering team within our Building Engineering division. The Engineer will have the ability and experience to operate as a capable professional, organizing and executing design work on projects of all scales. 

The Engineer will be proficient in all phases of delivery including concept, schematic, detailed design, and tender issue. The Engineer will have extensive knowledge of all public health services design activities, including foul water drainage, rainwater drainage, natural gas, hot and cold water systems and fire fighting systems design, including associated water treatment and filtration systems, tank/pump sizing and solar hot water systems. Knowledge of grey water treatment systems would be an advantage. 

In addition to the required level of design skills, the Engineer will require a broadly developed skill set, including report writing, specification writing, review and verification of others designs whilst also managing Client relationships through the entire life cycle of a project(s). Site experience an advantage. 

Job Duties: 

+ Serves as a fully capable professional within a discipline. 

+ Lead the assigned team of Engineers on a day to day basis and ensure that design excellence is achieved throughout 

+ Responsible for the correctness, accuracy and complete multi-disciplinary coordination of the design documentation prepared by the assigned team 

+ Ensures the quality of technical work produced by team meets AECOMs Technical Excellence standards 

+ Prepares designs, calculations, sketches, diagrams, schematic drawings, develops details and edits reports and specifications 

+ Regularly reviews and checks their own deliverables for accuracy, efficiency and thoroughness ensuring delivery is as per AECOMs Technical Excellence standards and meets the Clients deliverables requirements 

+ Demonstrates a highly organized and systematic approach to producing a project. Understands the necessity to keep team and project tasks lists updated and complete 

+ Demonstrates a high degree of Time Management skill and constantly seeks to streamline processes and procedures to increase quality and efficiency 

+ Participates in MEP resource planning for the project and reporting project needs to senior team members 

+ Routinely interacts with clients, contractors, local authority representatives and others using skills of persuasion and negotiation to resolve critical issues 

+ Coordinate and develop responses to review comments, tender queries, contractors queries, etc. 

+ Promotes teamwork within the MEP Team and remote teams, maintaining positive moral and instilling a creative culture within the team 

+ Understands and implements project management principles and able to work within project budgets which includes fees and designing to budget 

+ Manage interface between design team / site supervision team ensuring proper design support is provided in a timely manner 

+ Apply Safety in Design principles throughout all design stages of a project 

+ Support junior staff in activities to develop their technical excellence 

+ Take initiatives to develop design manuals, standard design documents, presentations, etc. to increase efficiencies, knowledge and awareness across the MEP practice 

+ Keeps abreast of the latest software/ techniques to increase productivity while sharing knowledge with colleagues 

Specific Skills Required: 

+ Ability to fulfill all the above duties and responsibilities 

+ Proficient Public Health Services design skills 

+ Extensive project experience 

+ Developed leadership skills 

+ Effective communication skills 

+ Consistently makes good timely decisions and displays sound judgement 

+ Flexibility and attitude towards company objectives 

+ Builds positive long term relationships at a working level with clients 

+ Understanding of the importance of financial health and profitability 

+ Understanding of risk management and ability to communicate the same to others 

+ Drives innovation and design excellence 

+ Developed understanding of scope definition and scope interface and ability to transmit the same to others 

+ Developed presentation skills 

+ Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements 

+ A good awareness of Autodesk Revit and managing projects in a BIM environment 

+ Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider engineering community within AECOMs Middle East offices 

+ Ability and motivated to update skills and expertise through continuing professional development (CPD) initiatives 

+ Excellent command of English (written and spoken). Knowledge of other languages is an added value. 

+ Work well within a multidisciplinary team.

  • *Minimum Requirements**

+ A minimum of 15 years in mechanical engineering, with at least 5+ spent in the design of PH systems. 

+ Understanding of International design standards 

+ Extensive experience of designing Public Health systems in a range of buildings 

+ Knowledge of the design codes for all main types of buildings, including offices, schools, hospitals, stations, airports and residential 

+ Excellent report-writing skills 

+ Advanced IT skills 

+ Experience in technical and client facing roles, managing and delivering projects and working as part of a larger team

  • *Preferred Qualifications**

+ A Bachelors Degree in either Mechanical Engineering or Public Health is required.

  • *What We Offer**

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is 

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions