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Discover a vast array of career opportunities in construction, property, and engineering. We connect talented construction professionals with commercial, industrial, and infrastructure projects in all stages, from concept to completion.


roles for all skills.

From project managers, real estate agents, electricians and plumbers, to engineers, surveyors and architects, Randstad has hundreds of roles in the key industry sectors in the Middle East and North Africa. 


major employers.

We match candidates like you to the roles our clients are hiring for. Companies turn to Randstad for staffing support when they are struggling to locate hard-to-find talent, or have an urgent need for specific technical expertise.


right roles, right people.

The Middle East is one of the fastest developing regions in the world; especially in terms of the construction, property, and engineering sectors.

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We’re experts in connecting candidates to fulfilling roles, and putting you on the road to a prosperous career. To help you get started, we've collated our top CV and career advice in one easy to browse area.

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adding value.

Randstad might be one of the biggest recruiters in the world, but that does not mean we overlook each candidate's unique skillset and career path. Our consultants help find the right jobs for the right people.

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from the ground up.

As the Middle East's leading recruitment firm, Randstad can connect you to an impressive range of high profile companies across the construction, property, and engineering sectors, all operating in world's development hotspots.

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where you can work.

Most skilled trade workers in the Middle East and North Africa are employed in the construction or engineering industries. Areas experiencing heavy residential and commercial development, such as Dubai, are particular hotspots for expatriate construction professionals.

Whether you’re a skilled tradesman looking to advance your skills in a challenging environment, or an experienced manager who is passionate about leading a construction team through a multi-million or even billion dirham or riyal project, there are plenty of exciting opportunities across the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

your day to day tasks.

Your tasks will depend on your specialist area, however, some common tasks in skilled construction and engineering jobs include:

  • operating machines or equipment related to your area of specialty
  • interpreting blueprints or schematics
  • installing various systems
  • following safety and building regulations
  • maintaining various types of equipment
  • training or supervising apprentice workers
  • managing or directing a team
  • overseeing the delivery of materials and carrying out safety checks 
  • liaising with architects, engineers, surveyors, and planners
  • ensuring that the deadline for completing work is met

what you bring to the table.

Working as a skilled construction professional requires dedication and a love for hands-on work. A positive attitude and strong work ethic will prove invaluable in the Middle East. You will often work in noisy, dusty environments where, in the summer months, the climate is incredibly hot and humid.

In both the construction and engineering fields, you should be a hard worker who excels at taking direction and working on a team. You'll need to be vigilant and detail-oriented, and ensure that your training is up-to-date. If your job requires some degree of manual labour, you will have to be physically fit and healthy. 

education & training.

Depending on the trade you specialise in, and your level of experience, there are a variety of options available. For instance, welders, electricians, mechanics, and machinists can obtain certifications in their home countries, which will prove invaluable in job markets in countries such as the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Bahrain. For many skilled construction jobs, you will need to complete a course, apprenticeship, or certification in order to prove your merit.

Increasingly, construction project managers, site managers, technical coordinators, and site engineers are expected to have at least a bachelor's degree in a related field, such as building science, construction or project management, or civil engineering. In many cases, years of construction experience is needed for entry into these types of senior level professions in the Middle East, as well as experience in managing large projects. Similarly, many organisations give preference to job seekers that have already worked for a similar GCC company, contractor, consultancy or developer.

where your career is headed.

With a university degree, leadership skills, plus ongoing training and job experience, you can move into supervisory and management roles. Occupations that already have a supervisory component, such as foreman or site supervisor, have room to move into professional and upper management positions. If management roles aren't for you, using your experience to become a consultant may be another option in some parts of the region.

roles we recruit for.

We have placed hundreds of professional candidates into permanent and contract construction roles across a broad range of skills and expertise. Recent roles we have recruited for include:

  • Asset Manager
  • Association Manager
  • Claims Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Construction Director
  • Development Director
  • Facilities Manager
  • HSE Manager
  • Planning Manager
  • Programme Director
  • Project Manager
  • Projects Control Manager
  • Property Analyst
  • Property Manager
  • QA/QC Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Research Manager
  • Sales & Leasing Consultant
  • Strategic Consultant
  • Valuations Manager

Likewise, we have placed numerous canididates into permanent and contract engineering roles, including:

  • Building Services Engineer
  • Civil/Structural Engineer
  • Design Director
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Interior Designer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Landscape Architect
  • Mechanical/Electrical Engineer
  • MEP Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Principal Architect
  • Project Design Manager
  • Rail Engineer
  • Resident Engineer
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Transportation Specialist
  • Utilities Engineer

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