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Field Technician

HDR, Inc.

Posted on September 23, 2019

2 - 3 years Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Any Graduation. Any Nationality

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About Us
At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.
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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.
Primary Responsibilities
In the role of Field Technician 1, we'll count on you to:
• Calibration, maintenance and deployment of monitoring instruments in the nearshore and offshore marine environment (frequently SCUBA diving)
• Though the role will focus predominantly on marine studies, the candidate may be required to contribute to field data collection studies for ambient noise, ambient air quality, soils and groundwater and terrestrial ecology;
• Organization of workshop and lab area
• Obtaining and assessing information and data through desktop studies;
• Data handling, data entry and statistical analysis;
• Organizing personal fieldwork and, at times, that of others including arranging access to sites, conducting risk assessments, arranging accommodation, conducting preliminary site visits, and compiling recording sheets;
• Conducting marine environmental field surveys with components that include marine water, sediment and ecological data collection;
• Assist with office instrument calibration, testing and troubleshooting tasks;
• Monitor the performance of field data collection systems, evaluate marine and weather sensor data; and
• Additional tasks to support the environmental team as might be required.

Installation / Maintenance / Operations / Repair

Desired Candidate Profile

Required Qualifications
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Specialism in marine ecology is desirable, preferably with fieldwork experience in the Arabian Gulf and/or Red Sea;
• Knowledge of the environmental conditions in the United Arab Emirates is essential;
• Fluency in both written and spoken English is a fundamental requirement. Spoken Arabic is considered advantageous;
• SCUBA dive certification required;
• Ability to perform bending, kneeling, standing, confined-space entry, and lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 lbs
• Ability to climb ladders, work at heights and have a tolerance for working in outdoor environments, including prolonged walking or standing on various terrain in a wide range of weather conditions
• Valid UAE driver's license with a good driving record
• Fieldwork is conducted during the summer months so the ability to work outside in high temperatures and high humidity is also a prerequisite a minimum of 3 days per week in the field is expected.
Preferred Qualifications
At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.


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