Why Work at Etihad Rail

Etihad Rail is creating a 1,200 km national railway network that will serve the United Arab Emirates’ ever-expanding communities and diversified industries for generations to come. It is a legacy project that will completely transform the landscape of transport in the region forever, changing the way goods and people move around the country.

Etihad Rail is part of a bigger vision: an integral component of the planned GCC-wide railway network. The responsibility to create a revolutionary industry and exciting new labour base for their nation – one that will be a benchmark for railway development worldwide – means that we take a distinctive approach to developing their people through world-class on-the-job training and mentorship.
Etihad Rail follows and promotes the UAE’s policies of Emiratisation and knowledge transfer by enriching human capital through international development programmes, fully aligned with UAE Vision 2021 and Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.
Opportunities now exist for employment on Stage Two across the whole of the network, including project personnel, operational business personnel, professional services (engineering and project management), contractors and suppliers.
This is your unique opportunity to be a part of a new era in transportation.
Register now to help us identify potential team members faster, and we will also keep you up to date on new opportunities as they arise.

Employee Testimonials

“The building of a railway of this scale, from scratch, is an incredibly ambitious project but it is a challenge that the team at Etihad Rail is rising to. For me, this kind of opportunity cannot be passed up, and I have enjoyed every day of my work. It was an irresistible opportunity for me.”

Ronald, Programme Control Director
“The team spirit at Etihad Rail is phenomenal and you get to work with a fun, smart, and driven group of individuals from around the world who all bring their own experience to the project. My own team comprises different nationalities that work cohesively together. It’s exciting and rewarding to be a part of something that is continuously growing and transforming, and all for the benefit of the UAE.”
Mariam, Acting Infrastructure Manager, IT Operations
“Being a part of the Etihad Rail team means I get to learn from both the experts of the rail industry and from those that have in-depth knowledge about the local culture, needs and climate. To play a role in such a mega-project from the early stages also means that my input is valued and I can take ownership of my responsibilities – something that I feel is evident from entry to executive level team members – and gain exposure to every aspect of railway development.”
Khuloud, Assistant Structure Manager, Projects
“For me, Etihad Rail is the driving force behind the complete transformation of the UAE – literally making history. I feel proud to be a part of this, particularly from such an early stage in the journey, and to contribute to something that will bring the UAE a prosperous future.”
Alex, Schedule & Cost Manager
“As an Emirati, I am proud to be a part of a legacy project that will bring a positive, long-term impact and benefit to my people and my country’s economy. It’s a completely new industry for the UAE, and Etihad Rail’s investment in UAE nationals – through training programmes, mentorship, and international exposure – means that we have the skills to succeed in a new industry that is here to stay in the UAE.”
Ahmed, Government Relations Manager