7. Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Directors
What They Do: MEP directors are tasked with the job of overseeing all mechanical, electrical and plumbing installations in construction projects.
What They Earn: MEP directors are the top earners in the engineering industry, making an average AED 744,000 (£156,825) a year.
How to Become One: A mechanical or electrical engineering degree is the minimum prerequisite. You also need to have at least 20 years’ experience in the field, having started as a mechanical engineer and working their way up.