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Government Relations Officer - UAE National

  1. Dubai
R-115435

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Join us in engineering a better future for our planet and its people.

AtkinsRéalis is a world-leading design, engineering and project management organization. We connect people, data and technology to transform the world's infrastructure and energy systems. Together, with our industry partners and clients, and our global team of consultants, designers, engineers and project managers, we can change the world.

We have a strong presence in the Middle East that enables us to build deep and lasting relationships with our clients. We share their goals and long-term ambitions; we’re on the same journey to create places and infrastructure which will support long term sustainable development, healthy living and vibrant communities.

We are seeking a Government Relations Officer - UAE National to join our team in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Responsibilities

  • Liaising with Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation and any other government departments in relation to Trade Licence and immigration matters

  • Keeping abreast with current labour/ immigration laws and update the HR staff on any changes

  • Keep the HR team informed of significant problems that may jeopardise the achievement of company goals.

  • Responding to staff enquiries on visa/labour/passport matters

  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of reports as are necessary to carry out the function of immigration. Prepares periodic reports for management or relevant authorities, as required.

  • Monitors the implementation of an improvement process for all immigration& labour records to be tracked and maintained through the company system.

  • Directs the preparation and maintenance with respect to visa documentation related to new starters, leavers, transfers and renewals.

  • Organises attestation of certificates and legal translation of documents and other activities related to immigration and labour.

  • Oversees the implementation of the immigration & labour responsibilities of the company. Monitors administration to establish standards and procedures. Identifies opportunities for improvement and resolves any discrepancies.

  • Provides advice to management on local and government services.

  • Protect the interest of the company in accordance with governmental authorities, laws and regulation.

  • Strengthen the relationship with public agencies through events engaging the community

  • Coordinate with outside counsel and third party vendors regarding immigration issues

  • Communicates with various government agencies for certification of documents and coordinates with third parties on documentation needs;

  • Other duties as requested from time to time.

Requirements

  • Arabic National (preference will be given to UAE Nationals)

  • Educated to High school level (as a minimum)

  • 5 – 7 years local experience liaising with Immigration, Labour department and other government departments for all employee affairs

  • Good knowledge of UAE labour law and immigration rules

  • Good communication skills

  • Good command of English and Arabic both oral and written

  • Excellent problem solving and quality control skills;

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Proactive and responsible

  • Cooperative

  • Computer skills (Microsoft office).

Why choose AtkinsRéalis

Your difference makes a difference. We care for our people and are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where you can thrive and build a future you want to be a part of.

Thrive with us. When you join us, your wellbeing, health and safety become our top priority.

Engineering the future with digital. From design and engineering to project management, digital is fundamental to our way of working.

Champion lasting change. We build sustainability into everything we do.

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