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Whether you are coming to us as an engineer or a specialist with a technical or commercial background or would like to gain some practical experience as a student: In addition to challenging projects, you will find yourself in a versatile workplace with a cooperative environment, many opportunities for further development and the support of an internationally successful engineering company.

You will find: various possibilities to develop your ambitions in an excellent working atmosphere. A company that encourages and challenges you. We bring you forward through appropriate development opportunities - also internationally. We know that living is just as important as working and support you in finding a modulated work-life balance. Come and see for yourself what is possible at DAHLEM! If you are convinced by our diverse tasks and our company size, we are looking forward to your first step - an unsolicited application or an application to one of the positions in our Job market. Please apply preferably by e-mail.


We train people

DAHLEM is a training company approved by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce for Essen, Mülheim and Oberhausen. For more than 50 years, we have regularly trained young people for the position of draftsman and in the accounting department, we have been offering the training for management assistant in office communication for five years now. Our trainees are accompanied by qualified employees who have many years of training experience and fulfill all requirements for training.


Dual course of study

You want to start your studies with a simultaneous entry into a company? You want to gain practical experience in addition to the theory, close to your latest field of activity? You would like to combine the basics of structural engineering with structural design activities in project planning? Then you are exactly at the right place with us! The dual course of study is divided into theoretical semesters at the Ruhr West University in Mülheim a. d. Ruhr and practical phases that you complete with us. For the entire period of training, you are in a contractual relationship with our company and complete your studies with a "Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)".

Experienced professionals


Are you experienced and looking for new opportunities for development? You want to shape the future with the most modern technical parameters? Then you are at the right place with us! DAHLEM offers technical experts like you challenging tasks, interesting projects and the best development opportunities. We give you tremendous freedom to develop your creativity and commitment - in projects all over the world, as only an internationally successful engineering company like DAHLEM could offer!

Dr. Anke Durth, Civil Engineer working for 19 years at DAHLEM: "By co-creating the design of highly innovative wastewater treatment plants, I have the opportunity to contribute to a clean environment for many people."


We offer attractive working conditions to future employees with technical and commercial background. We also promote and invest in further training measures and gladly support you with a further qualification. We are looking for: Experts who want to grow by facing challenges and unusual tasks.

Lothar Reichelt, a draftswoman, has been with DAHLEM for more than 5 years now. "I have been with DAHLEM for a relatively short time and have obtained my training qualification here. Today I am responsible for the supervision of our three trainees. Nurturing the skills of our junior employees is very close to my heart and is an exciting, lively challenge. I am very pleased to be able to pass on my 37 years' experience to younger employees."

University graduates

As a university graduate, at DAHLEM you will find an ideal environment to develop your talent and implement your ideas. Discover the entire range of an international engineering company and start from the very first day as a Project Engineer in the context of interesting and diverse tasks. We accompany you from the first step on - a systematic induction into our service areas and company structures is self-evident. Choose "your" specialization from the vacant positions for beginners on our online job market and apply for it. We welcome you to the team!

Tobias Gellert, Environmental Engineer at DAHLEM: "During my studies, I already worked in an engineering office, which however did not have a broad range of activities. After the studies, I was specifically looking for a company that offers a wide range of professional disciplines. I found this here at DAHLEM."


It is done: School is behind you and you have the diploma in your pocket. A stage of life is completed. And now thnigs really start rolling! What will be your future career? With meaningful tasks, self-determined work, a great circle of colleagues and good prospects? Trainings have a long tradition with us. We offer technical and commercial trainings, e.g. to become a construction draftsman - here good visual thinking is required. Or is your talent related to keeping the office workflow? Then you are right for the position of an office management administrator. If that sounds exciting to you, then you should get in touch with us and be informed about our offers.

Sandro Mundri, a former trainee at DAHLEM, today doing further training to become a technician: "What interests me so much about my job? That I could bring together my private passion, painting and my school education with a focus on 'technical drawing' towards mechanical engineering. The way was already predetermined."


With us you can experience your first taste of working life. Whether in an internship, as a student trainee or with your final thesis, which you can enrich with a particular practical experience. You have the choice. Or are you interested in a PhD programme? Then let us bring theory and practice into a conversation and into your dissertation! We look after you individually and guide you through the tasks practically. You experience us in the everyday work and contribute with your your knowledge and your personality. The Benefit is to be found on both sides: On the one hand, we can get to know you at an early stage, on the other hand you will get a larger practical orientation and can make interesting contacts.

Sebastian Schelewski, Dipl.-Ing., former student assistant (HiWi) and current employee at DAHLEM: "For me, the internal transition from HiWi to engineer was relatively easy - it is not always so. Everyone supported me so I could grow into my new role. In general, this has the advantage that the training period is avoided."