With global reach and local presence, we work with the best to deliver the best.
The Construction Search Specialists
Adding value from day 1
Our consultants become an extension of your team, finding the best talent that will hit the ground running.
Looking for your next career move?
SSA Group are one of the most connected construction recruitment firms in the world
Construction search specialists with global reach
Sommerman Skinner Human Resource – Dubai was established in early 2008 as a supplement to our already well established parent company that has been operating for over ten years. Our Dubai office covers a geographical area that incorporates all regions across the Middle East. We are able to source good quality candidates on a local basis and internationally through our sister companies in the UK, Australia, Ireland and Canada. We currently represent a wide range of companies ranging from large global corporations through to independent privately owned companies.
Our background and knowledge enables us to cover sectors of industry that includes, but is not limited to Building Construction, Civil Construction, Consultancies, High Rise Developments, Highways/Roadworks Marine, Piling, PQS Practices.Our team is made up of dedicated qualified construction professionals, with a number of years experience in the Middle East markets, and are able to offer real and valuable advice in order to assist you in making the right career moves.
Disciplines covered include:
- Site Engineers, Project Engineers, Site Agents, Project Managers, Construction Managers, Contracts Managers
- Contracts Administrators, Quantity Surveyors, Commercial Managers
- Planners, Safety, Purchasers, Estimators, Design Engineers, BDM, Sales
Our recruitment expertise
Construction – Main Contracting and Fit Out
SSA Group specialises in the recruitment of construction professionals for blue chip main developers and contractors, however we also recruit for 2nd tier developers and local contractors too. We understand the importance of local knowledge and the particular issues related to employment needs for Middle East contractors, we pride ourselves on delivering to these specifics.
Our expertise is across many sub sectors within this including (but not limited to) Commercial, Residential, High Rise, Aviation, Healthcare, Hospitality, Leisure, Government and Housing. This covers Design and Build, New Build, Refurbishment and Fit Out.
The technical areas we cover include; Site Engineering and Management, Planning, Design, Estimation, Commercial, Claims, Operational Management, Project Management, HSE and QA/QC – We cater for positions from Mid-Management up to C-Level
SSA Group specialises in the recruitment of construction professionals for major international consultancies and also regionally based local consultants. These range from multi disciplinary PMC consultants to niche consultancies specialising solely in Cost, Planning and Claims. We pride ourselves on being different in the Middle East in our knowledge across the various technicalities for different consultants.
The technical areas we cover include; Planning, Cost Planning, Commercial, Design, Project Management and Claims – We cater for positions from entry level up to Board Level.
SSA Group specialises in the recruitment of construction professionals for blue chip main contractors and also 2nd tier and sub-contractors. We understand the importance of local knowledge and the particular issues related to employment needs for Middle East contractors within civil engineering, we pride ourselves on delivering to these specifics.
Our expertise is across many sub sectors within civil engineering including (but not limited to Roads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnelling, Under Passes, Drainage, Aviation, Pipelines, Water Treatment, Water / Sewage Networks, Groundworks, Earthworks etc… This covers Design & Build, New Build and Refurbishment and Maintenance.
The technical areas we cover include; Design, Planning, Estimating, Commercial, Project Management, Site Engineering & Management, Operational Management, HSE and QA/QC. We cater for positions from mid-management up to C-Level.
Worked with SSA GROUP when we were recruiting for our biggest PROJECT so far in middle east. The enthusiasm shown by the team led by Karl Mehta in partnering with our company on our recruitment needs was amazing. SSA GROUP visited our site located 250km from their regional office to get in detail our Project resources requirements and that cemented the synergy. Because of the global nature of SSA GROUP, we started receiving resumes from SSA GROUP around the globe and our hiring challenges became history. Karl and Team, a job well done and we will forever rely on your talent search expertise in all our future projects.
Oliver Muchenje, Sr. Commercial/Contracts Manager - Dhabi Contracting
I have now completed about 3.5 months with Spie Batignolles, Abu Dhabi – UAE and can confidently say that I find myself settling quite well since my move as well as satisfied with the taken decision in view of long term professional and career growth.
I would like to extend my gratitude to you for your support and co-operation throughout the whole process in making the transition so transparent, simple and smooth.
Your professional approach and behaviour from beginning to the end of the whole process have been commendable in maintaining a fair relation with both the parties (Employer and Candidate) without prejudicing the benefit or right of anyone.
Further, your regular follow-ups even after the move show your deep concern and sense of responsibility towards your clients as well as a high level of dedication towards the assigned role from your Employer.
I am very confident in recommending you and your company to the Employers and Candidates for your professional services as need would arise.
I look forward to keep in touch and wish you all the success in every phase of your life.
SSA ltd and James Martin were really helpful and professional in the process of finding me a better job that suited my skills and experience, and in the right place where I wanted to live and work.
They paid much attention to many details and always answered any questions I had quickly. And even after moving to my new job they regularly checked whether I was happy and comfortable with my new employer, offering to assist me with anything should there be any need for that from my side.
Thanks a lot SSA and James
When I decided to make a slight change in my career path I was a little overwhelmed with the amount of Headhunting / recruitment companies out there, how was I ever going to choose the right one to work with and what could they offer me.”
“SSA contacted me directly after seeing a copy of my resume and quickly set up an interview with DBB. From the moment I spoke to the consultant, I knew that SSA was the agency for me. The consultant took an active interest in both me as a person and me as a candidate.”
“Ailene called me every day to ensure I was kept informed and what progress she was making and was on hand to guide and support me through. Further meetings were subsequently arranged and as ever she was supportive throughout the whole process.”
“Changing career paths can be daunting but at every stage the consultant was available to talk through any concerns I had and offer support when needed. She managed to match me to a position perfect not only for my career and ambitions but also my personality. I have no hesitation in recommending SSA, to anyone looking for a new job opportunity.
The level of service from SSA has been excellent. We have a number of agencies we use and SSA have by far the highest success rate in placing candidates with us. They quickly gained an understanding of our requirements and took the time to understand how we work. I am personally very busy and get bombarded by recruitment companies. SSA understands I am busy and doesn’t bombard me with calls. This has led to us having a standing relationship with SSA and they are the first company I contact when I have a recruitment need.
Esra Kayhan – HR Manager – Summertown Interiors
Quick, responsive, action oriented are some of the many attributes that best describe Tom. He takes his job very seriously and seems to get great satisfaction helping people in finding their desired employment path. His relentless vigour is without a doubt a key asset which makes him a person with whom you want to work with; especially within the highly competitive business setting of professional Dubai.
Ashlee St.John - Sales Manager at Wilkhahn Middle East
I worked with Tom for a year and a half where he sought an appropriate position for me based on a brief given. He not only succeeded in securing a fabulous role that perfectly fits my skill set, but he put in the desired amount of due diligence to ensure the role and I were connected appropriately. After nearly four months of interviews and Skype calls I secured the new role I currently am in with KI. Excellent work Tom and very professional, I have no qualms in recommending Tom to seek out the right candidate or role for anyone
Amanda Ahlgren – Regional Director at KI
Karl is very nice in organizing his works, follow-up till end and very accurate in selecting the right candidates, whom an organization is really looking for.
Chandra Sekhar Pasupuleti – Company QA/QC Manager at Western Bainoona Group
I have always found SSA Recruitment to be a reliable, professional and effective recruitment partner. They have been successful at sourcing multiple employees for Serco at both a mid and senior level, all of whom are still with the company and proving a great asset to the business. Working with SSA is also very ‘easy’, as they understand our needs and represent the brand well to the market. I would have no problem in recommending SSA Recruitment as a favourable recruitment partner to any company that feels they need support in attracting and finding value-add professionals.
Medhi Jerten, Serco Middle East