Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
MEP is a very active market in the Middle East…
Mechanical and Electrical Engineering is part of a very broad engineering field and specialists in these areas work across various industries including oil and gas, energy, petrochemical, industrial and construction, and manufacturing; all sectors have a significant presence in the Middle East region. Mechanical Engineers are involved in all stages of the project life cycle from design all the way through to testing and showcasing the final product. These products can range from medical devices, AC systems, and new battery systems, whereas Electrical Engineers would only get involved with the design, build, and maintenance of devices and systems that are powered by electrical power.
Those in renewable energy will be in higher demand over the coming years in the Middle East…
Within the construction and engineering sector, mechanical and electrical engineering often go hand in hand with the plumbing function to form the term MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing), which is a very active market in the Middle East. The MEP market faces strong competition and tight margins in a region where some of the world’s most iconic construction projects are being delivered, including EXPO2020 and several mega build projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including the Red Sea Development which are transforming the landscape and supporting diversification of the economy.
Another sector that employs specialist Manufacturing and Electrical Engineers is renewable energy, which is considered to be one of the fastest growing sectors globally. An Electrical Engineer working in this industry will be involved in expanding and upgrading high voltage transmission lines, selecting locations for new construction that minimise the impact on the environment. Engineers that specialise in the renewable energy field, including, wind, solar, and hydropower will be in higher demand over the coming years in the Middle East region as this industry develops to keep up with the need for renewables.
Positions placed by the firm in the GCC in the last 6 months
Head of MEP Department
Principal Electrical Engineer
M&E Division Manager
DSM Support Manager
Manager – Smart Grid
Our guide unveils expected salary ranges for new hires across various industries and core functions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for 2021.
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