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Electrical Associate Director

Date : 28/09/2023
About the role

Black & White Engineering (B&W) is a leading MEP design consultancy. Launched in the UAE in 2007, we became an independent company in 2014 and are now a true global consultancy with offices in Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia.

Our engineering expertise reaches across all sectors of the construction industry, providing pragmatic and practical design solutions to ensure our projects are spatially and operationally efficient. Our design process fully considers the installation and maintenance practicalities on site.

Due to our continued growth into the data centre sector, we are looking to recruit an Electrical Associate Director, ideally with data centre experience, to lead a multi-disciplinary team on technically-challenging projects.

This role will be responsible for managing projects to deliver an excellent service to clients and assisting on the ongoing development and growth of the business as a whole, whilst providing sound technical, design, and contract management support. This role will report to the Abu Dhabi-based office lead.

We’re looking for an experienced leader to take overall accountability for the performance of the data centre function as part of the wider management team.

  • Provides sound technical input and knowledge to projects and to the team.
  • Technical leadership of projects and teams requiring in-depth technical involvement in projects.
  • Contributes to the development and growth of the company by identifying new opportunities and potential areas for growth and improvement, and also maintaining and developing existing client relationships
  • Manages an electrical design team to ensure successful preparation and delivery of project objectives, including providing technical support
  • Compiles specifications, drawings, and relevant contract documents, maintaining the required technical quality of work and ensuring that designs comply with the relevant codes, standards, regulations, and procedures
  • Acts as the lead engineer and liaises with the client and external design team as necessary for successful delivery of projects
  • Identifies scope and scheduling changes in accordance with the change control process, maintaining planning and cost control on all scope
  • Assists with the recruitment, appraisal, performance, work, development, morale, and motivation of the team
  • Provides directional and honest feedback to staff
  • Provides mentoring and leadership to team under him/her
  • A relevant degree in Electrical Building Services Engineering, or equivalent qualification or sufficient suitable experience
  • CEng (or equivalent) with an appropriate professional body


  • Recognised as an expert within the industry
  • Experience in leading successful and dynamic teams
  • Experience in design of large-scale data centre projects
  • Experience in promoting and enforcing a culture of respect and inclusion of all in the business
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written

Personal skills and traits

  • Team player
  • Energised, enthusiastic, motivated
  • Behaviours which demonstrate integrity, straight-talking, respectful, and fair
Our Values
  • Accountability: Everyone is accountable.
  • Integrity: We are straight-talking, respectful, and fair.
  • Simplicity: Both in our approach and solutions.
  • Supportive: We are approachable, inclusive, and we recognise success.
  • Quality: We strive to get it right first time, every time.