Abu Dhabi’s Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities (DPM) recently announced the launch of a new registration system for engineers.
The move comes as part of the government’s efforts to regulate standards, principles and best practices in the profession and to ensure that only registered engineers with approved academic qualifications are assigned relevant work.
A press release said that all engineers living and working in the Emirate must register their qualifications on its interactive website: https://eservices.adm.gov.ae/engineers/public/secure/login. Upon DPM approval, they will get an official card that will certify them to work across Abu Dhabi.
H E Falah Al Ahbabi, chairman of the department of urban planning and municipalities, said, “The new system demonstrates the ongoing collaborative efforts of Abu Dhabi government and DPM to ensure it continues to raise the bar in urban planning and construction on a global level.
“When engineers are listed on the new system, it becomes a badge of professionalism and formal recognition of their qualifications. It also provides the emirate with a tool that connects talent to opportunities, ensuring we continue to shape a sustainable future for Abu Dhabi.”
In order to register engineers must present a valid ID card and a bachelor's degree in engineering or equivalent. The system will also require authenticated certificates issued by the relevant authorities and established universities.
They will also be required to submit an employment card issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation or valid investor card if the employee is working in the private sector.
A continuation letter of employment must be submitted, ensuring it is received within one month from the issue date, the release said.