12-Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified

Job Title: 

Engineering professionals not elsewhere classified

Job Description: 

Research, plan, design, test, manage and apply engineering principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems in a range of disciplines and fields of work. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs.


Covers engineering professionals not classified in engineering professionals (excluding electrotechnology) or electrotechnology engineers. For instance, the group includes those who conduct research, advise on or develop engineering procedures and solutions concerning workplace safety, biomedical engineering, optics, materials, nuclear power generation, explosives, and as well in diverse fields such as agriculture, biochemical, biomechanical, validation of engineering products, energy, manufacturing, mechatronics, microsystems, photonics engineers, robotics, nanosystems, environmental, wind energy or solar energy


In such cases tasks would include :

  • applying knowledge of engineering to the design, development, and evaluation of biological and health systems and products, such as artificial organs, prostheses, and instrumentation
  • designing devices used in various medical procedures, imaging systems such as magnetic resonance imaging, and devices for automating insulin injections or controlling body functions
  • designing components of optical instruments such as lenses, microscopes, telescopes, lasers, optical disc systems and other equipment that utilize the properties of light
  • designing, testing, and coordinating the development of explosive ordnance material to meet military procurement specifications
  • designing and overseeing construction and operation of nuclear reactors and power plants and nuclear fuels reprocessing and reclamation systems
  • designing and developing nuclear equipment such as reactor cores, radiation shielding, and associated instrumentation and control mechanisms
  • assessing damage and providing calculations for marine salvage operations
  • studying and advising on engineering aspects of particular manufacturing processes, such as those related to glass, ceramics, textiles, leather products, wood, and printing
  • identifying potential hazards and introducing safety procedures and devices

Advanced specialized knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in field of work, discipline and/or professional practiceSpecialized knowledge of analyzing, planning, managing and establishing ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice

  • Advanced knowledge of research principles and methods
  • Advanced knowledge of high level governance of systems, processes and procedures including legislative, regulatory, standards, codes and conventions
  • Higher knowledge of recent developments in the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in management, economics, finance, statistics and fiscal disciplines related to the field of work and/or professional practice
  • Higher knowledge of political, government, legislative and regulatory systems related to the field of work
  • Higher knowledge of laws, regulations, standards codes and conventions of the UAE and specific Emirates related to the field of work, discipline and/or professional practice and more general subjects including OHSE and cultural understanding and awareness
  • Higher knowledge of principles, concepts and techniques in sensitively recognizing and responding to the management of highly complex ethical issues
  • Leverage information technology, executive information systems, management techniques and tools for optimal field of work performance and/or professional practice
  • Higher skills in research, analysis, consultation and synthesis of information to evaluate ideas, policies, strategies, projections and/or conditions and generate recommendations and/or relevant alternatives
  • Manage advanced relationships and coordinate related activities of respective stakeholders
  • Advanced skills and experience in high level policy analysis, formulation and research, plus strategic planning in sensitive and confidential environment
  • Develop abstract concepts and convey strategic indications from the spectrum of development experience
  • Higher negotiation cultural sensitivity and diplomatic skills
  • Use of information, tools, resources to support high-level and complex work achievement
  • Work sensitively and effectively in a multi-cultural environment
  • Work with others to develop creative solutions to complex unpredictable and/or abstract problems
  • Communicate with influence, and a proven record of developing and maintaining effective partnerships across an organization and with diverse external clients and other key stakeholders
  • Highly developed advanced oral and written communication, interpersonal and representational skills, and a proven ability to use these skills to prepare and present clear, concise, high quality advice
  • Highly developed leadership and effective management skills, with capacity to initiate, implement and sustain improvements within a team environment, as well as the ability to work flexibly and cooperatively as a member of a team
  • Personal drive and integrity, the ability to self-manage and the capacity to identify and effectively manage risks associated with change, as well recognize and implement ethical standards to highly complex ethical issues
  • Achieving results within tight timelines, and capacity to set and implement new policy directions
  • Highly developed higher organizational skills, including the ability to manage priorities and meet tight deadlines.
  • Work Context: 

    Work on and manage engineering projects or related activities. Usually work regular business hours, but may need to work evenings and weekends or be on call. Work in offices and on related work sites, which may in some cased be remote or isolated. May also, travel overseas to work or to attend conferences and seminars


    Bachelor degree in engineering science or relevant field of work/discipline, higher qualification or equivalent.

    Required Work Experience: 

    5 - 7 years and above

    Probable Employers: 

    ADNOC, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), Etihad Rail, Masdar, Mubadala Aero Space, Mubadala Oil and Gas

    Occupational Size: 
    More than 5,000 and less than 30,000
    Expected Earnings: 

    Higher than the industry average

    Projected Growth: 
    Alternate Titles: 

    Examples of job titles:
    Biomedical engineer - Explosive ordnance engineer - Marine salvage engineer - Materials engineer - Optical engineer - Safety engineer
    Examples of some related occupations:
    Industrial and production engineer - Environmental engineer - Surveyor - Biochemical engineers - Validation engineers - Energy engineers - Manufacturing engineers - Mechatronics engineers - Microsystems engineers - Photonics engineers - Robotics engineers - Nanosystems engineers - Wind energy engineers - Solar energy systems engineers

    UAE Industry Groups: 
    Source Of Info: 
    Occupations and Careers Handbook for UAE Nationals(Copyright NQA ). Referenced from New York University, Abu Dhabhi