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The MEP Project Management Career Potential

Who is an MEP Manager

Who is an MEP Manager

If you are looking at various career options and are considering the construction industry as a potential destination, then you have come to the right place. The diversity of the construction industry lends itself to an exceptional variety of career roles for interested candidates.

At the forefront, of the queue lies the role of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Project Manager, commonly referred to as the MEP Manager. The term MEP refers to a broad basket of responsibilities that include HVAC, Drainage, Fire Fighting & Electrical Systems.

What are the responsibilities of a MEP Manager?

A MEP manager is responsible for all the aspects pertaining to the design and construction of a project. Usually, these aspects are designed and executed by an engineering firm specializing in this field.

A key responsibility includes a commitment to ensure timely completion of project within approved cost budget and resource allocation, without compromising on quality of materials used & safety of personnel involved in the work.

At any given time, a MEP Project Manager might be involved in the management, execution, completion and handing over of multiple projects including but not limited to Infrastructure projects, Star Hotel projects, High Rise Towers, Airport projects, Metro projects etc.

Some areas of focus for MEP managers might be:

  • Attending regular meetings (on work progress, coordination, design, etc.) with Main Contractor and Consultant to discuss key issues related to the project and take effective corrective actions, if required.
  • Prepare periodic reports for management including status of budgets, variance/change claims, schedules, disputes, up-coming activities & safety records.
  • Ensure that the health and safety requirements are met in compliance with regulations

Is MEP Manager a Viable Long-Term Career Option?

There is an increasing demand for qualified MEP engineers and project managers and a distinct lack of resources and training in the MEP field.

Recent studies show that the construction industry is poised for sturdy growth in the coming years with the industry contributing up to 10% of the GDP of countries such as the UAE, one of the main drivers of growth in the Middle East.

According to a study conducted by Deloitte in the Middle East, the total value of projects in the planning or delivery stage across the GCC is US $ 2.7Trn which reflects a robust pipeline and an industry on the rise.

How can we at Dorman Smith help your career blossom?

We at, Dorman Smith Switchgear instituted the Dorman Smith Academy as an initiative, to help electrical engineers around the world in their career development.

Our objective is to help keep industry stakeholders updated them about the latest trends, standards, and regulations in the field.

In the pursuit of these objectives, the Dorman Smith Academy conducts Live Free Technical Seminars and various in house practical training sessions for incumbent stakeholders. We also collaborate with esteemed educational institutions to help provide future candidates with the tools to succeed in their careers.

Dorman Smith Academy hosts a wealth of information across various topics of interest.

To learn more about our seminars and to receive our articles kindly contact us via our email:

[email protected]/ aca[email protected] or fill the registration form.

By | 2018-05-31T19:27:09+00:00 May 26th, 2018|MEP Contractors|Comments Off on The MEP Project Management Career Potential

About the Author:

Ganesh Gopalakrishna
Ganesh began his professional career specializing in the Manufacturing of LV components. He joined Dorman Smith in 1998, after having worked in market distribution of switchgear, wiring accessories and cables within the Middle East. His tenure at Dorman Smith has seen him garner extensive experience in Technical Product Sales across B2B and B2C Channels. In his current role as GM – Sales & Marketing for the MENA region, he heads a diverse team of Sales, Marketing and Specification professionals across the GCC.
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