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Graduate Engineer - Mechanical (UAE National)


Company Description

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There has never been a better time to be at AECOM. With accelerating infrastructure investment worldwide, our services are in great demand. We invite you to bring your bold ideas and big dreams and become part of a global team of over 50,000 planners, designers, engineers, scientists, digital innovators, program and construction managers and other professionals delivering projects that create a positive and tangible impact around the world.

We're one global team driven by our common purpose to deliver a better world. Join us.

Job Description

Join AECOM's 2024 Graduate Program!

Are you a passionate graduate looking to kickstart your career in mechanical engineering and contribute to innovative building designs? Join our prestigious 2024 Graduate Program at AECOM as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer within our Building Engineering team. This role offers a dynamic environment where you will grow and develop alongside experienced professionals.

Role Overview

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at AECOM, you will gain hands-on experience in an engineering design setting, working on diverse Buildings projects such as hotels, retail centers, sporting venues, commercial towers and so much more under the mentorship of senior team members. Your role will focus on Building Engineering Design, BIM Model and Drawing production, ensuring design brief compliance, completeness, and accuracy, particularly in Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems.


  • Plan, design, monitor, and inspect HVAC & Hydraulics systems, utilizing advanced modeling software like HAP/IES to calculate heating, cooling, and ventilation requirements.
  • Use thermal and energy modeling tools to explore sustainable solutions aimed at reducing building energy consumption.
  • Engage in building design coordination, leveraging BIM platforms to collaborate with architects, structural engineers, and stakeholders throughout project phases.

Given that HVAC systems constitute a significant portion of a building's energy consumption, mechanical engineers have a unique opportunity to influence the environmental impact and address climate change concerns. By integrating sustainable design principles into each project, we can ensure that our construction endeavors have a minimized impact on the environment.


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering with courses taken in Building Mechanical Engineering related subjects from an accredited University
  • Candidates must be recent graduates, having graduated within the last 24 months or no later than September 2024, to be eligible for AECOM's Graduate Program.
  • Successful applicants must have achieved a minimum GPA of 2.7 or 2:1 (or equivalent) and above.
  • As part of AECOM’s commitment to Emiratisation and in compliance with UAE labour law, only UAE Nationals with a family book will be considered for this role.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Basic working knowledge of Revit, AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Excel, Word and power point.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with basic knowledge of HAP/IES cooling load calculations software, as well as experience in HVAC & Piping System Design. Kindly highlight these skills in your CV for prioritized consideration if applicable.
  • Team player willing to adapt, collaborate and integrate within the team
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills
  • Should be able to apply critical and analytical skills in problem solving

Additional Information

Recruitment Timeline:

  • Applications open: May 13th, 2024
  • Applications close: May 31st, 2024
  • Review of CVs, phone screening, and technical interviews: June and July 2024
  • Mobilization & visa processing: August 2024
  • Start Date: September to October 2024
  • Program Orientation: November 2024 (This includes an induction and meet-and-greet for the entire graduate cohort from all our offices in the ME).


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.

Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.