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Position Summary:

SIEC would like to hire an Authority Liaison Coordinator who will be responsible for liaising all Statutory Authorities in Sharjah. This professional must have been working in a similar role with a reputable design/architecture/engineering consultancy. With 5 to 7 years’ experience, this individual will have strong technical knowledge, expert knowledge of UAE building codes, and have significant liaison experience with UAE municipalities.


The key objectives of the role

  • Liaise with all Statutory Authorities and obtain NOCs, approvals and permits for design and supervision works.

  • Have and maintain good professional relationships with local authority staff at all levels.

  • Establish clear consistent processes and procedures within SIEC in order to expedite approvals and minimise delays.

  • Provide assistance to project teams to prepare design submissions for onward submission to the applicable local authorities.

  • Review submissions prepared by the design team(s) to ensure compliance with applicable local authority.

  • Work closely with design teams to facilitate re-working of submissions arising from comments on submission.

  • Regular review of local authority online portals and be responsible for uploading relevantly related project submissions.

  • Keep up to date with authority submission requirements and update the design teams when changes occur.

  • Regular interface with the project design team(s) to address issues related to any comments from the local authority.

  • Prepare and follow up the correspondence with local authorities and related departments.

  • Prepare all Arabic correspondence and communicate with concerned local authorities and design and supervision teams.

  • Organise and attend regular meetings with local authority engineers to expedite review of any design submissions.

  • Make all project submissions to Authorities in order to obtain No Objection Certificates (NOCs).

  • Follow up on submissions for NOCs and approvals for building and design permits.

  • Coordinate between design team & supervision team, provide answers & responses for queries on applicable local standards and updated requirements.

  • Assist with translation of regulations, correspondence from Arabic to English and vice versa as required.

  • Maintain authority registration and prequalification log and manage registrations as required.



In order to be shortlisted for the role you will have the following:

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Architecture.

  • 7-10 years’ experience (3 years in this role from previous reputed consultancy company).

  • Excellent Verbal and written communication in Arabic and English is mandatory.

  • Strong technical knowledge of UAE regulations/codes and experience in dealing with local authority programs, systems and online procedures.

  • Demonstrable ability to communicate feedback from the Authorities to the Design Team and vice versa with the authorities to minimise repeat submissions and achieve ‘right-first-time’ results.

  • Possess a valid UAE driving licence.


Interested candidates may send their CV to

Please put AUTHORITY LIAISON COORDINATOR as the subject of your application

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