Facilities Engineer

    Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

    Job Description

    To ensure the effective daily functioning of the facility to provide an efficient and safe working environment for staff/students and their activities. To manage resources, services and processes at an outstanding level, to meet the needs of the school.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Leading and developing the implementation of a facility management program including daily operations, preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements
    • Conducting and documenting daily and weekly facilities inspections, communicating findings and developing action plans as a result of these findings
    • Ensuring compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes.
    • Overseeing facility refurbishment and renovations
    • Leading and managing all Hard services managed through a third-party agreement.
    • Negotiating and comparing costs for when obtaining quotes or tenders from suppliers for goods and services to maximize cost-effectiveness
    • Managing and reviewing service contracts to ensure facility management needs are being met to the required standard and within agreed time frames.
    • Performance managing third party MEP staff, ensuring maximum utilization of the team and regular tracking of performance against targets set.
    • Monitoring utilities consumption closely and forecast for future budgeting.
    • Developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives including the monitoring of energy efficiency, supporting the staff in maintaining the Mingerie status for the school.
    • Responding to facility and equipment alarms and system failures.
    • Providing regular and relevant feedback to the Head of Facilities to ensure the school leadership team are aware of critical issues immediately and progress against planned activities.

    Key Relationships


    COO and the management team, all administrative and academic staff.


    DHCC, DEWA, Empower, KHDA, Dubai Civil Defense and other government authorities.

    Position Requirements


    • Degree holder in facilities management / facilities engineering essential.
    • Mechanical / electrical engineering diploma.
    • Project management qualification preferred.


    • Minimum 5 years of experience in facilities management role essential.
    • School based experience preferred.
    • Experience in use of BMS and CMMS an advantage.
    • Asset management experience an advantage.


    • Inter-culturally aware with well-developed interpersonal skills.
    • Proven ability to build strong working relationship, internal and external to the organization.
    • Self starter with a high degree of integrity.
    • Strong analytical skills.
    • Must be proactive, flexible, and deadline-focused.

    Additional Requirements

    • Fluent in English, knowledge of French, German, and/or Arabic an advantage.
    • Good communication skills (written and verbal).
    • Knowledge of MS Office.

    Salary & Benefits

    The salary and benefits package is competitive, will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and is in line with UAE Labor Law.


    Unlimited on Free Zone


    Candidates are requested to submit the following documents:

    • Cover letter, no longer than one page, explaining your strengths as a candidate and why you are interested in this position.
    • Current CV with photo.
    • A list of 3 professional referees with current contact details (position, phone number and e-mail address) not older than 5 years.

    Please send your application below,
    SISD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its employees and students. Satisfactory references and a police check is a pre-requisite for all appointments.

    To apply for this job email your details to hr@sisd.ae