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Building Services SME (Mechanical)

  1. Riyadh
  1. Transportation

Building Services SME (Mechanical)

The Mechanical SME is a full-time role that will support the FM & Buildings Manager and the wider Asset & Maintenance Team in their oversight and supervision of the Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Contractors for the Riyadh Metro Project.  The candidate will be an expert in their role and will ensure that the facilities and systems used and maintained by the O&M Contractors will perform at the highest level of safety, efficiency, availability and reliability.  10 years of experience within this area of expertise is needed. A Saudi national is essentially required for this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate understanding of the safety significance in the operation and maintenance of the stations and MEP systems preferably in a railway environment and always place this safety as the highest priority. 

  • Review the O&M Contractors’ submissions FM and MEP including asset and maintenance plans, procedures and instructions.

  • Monitor and report on MEP maintenance delivery activities by O&M contractors; verify that it is being carried out safely and to the Employer’s satisfaction. 

  • Advise on the Asset Management and Maintenance Strategy relating to FM scope

  • Monitor, audit and report Key Performance Indicators (KPI) relating to FM scope

  • Represent the FM & Buildings Manager, as needed.

  • Physically fit and able to conduct site inspections across a vast geographical area

  • Perform other duties as directed, in support of the Asset & Maintenance Team and the project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline along with proven experience in design or maintenance.

  • Preferably a recognized FM qualification, Degree, Masters, CFM

  • Preferably working knowledge of ISO 41001:2018 and LEED

  • IOSH an advantage

  • Additional similar experience combined with alternative relevant qualifications may be considered as a substitute for bachelor’s degree requirement.

Knowledge and Experience

  • In depth knowledge on associated discipline standards and building systems.  Maintenance requirements and fault finding.  

  • Experienced in the delivery, management and supervisor on a full range of Soft Services 

  • Experienced in MEP service delivery with specialist knowledge in HVAC/ Electrical/ Plumbing/ BMS/ FFE/ FFE

  • The Candidate will ideally have a minimum of 10 years’ experience which will include hands on maintenance experience.

  • CMMS preferably MAXIMO working knowledge

  • Experience in managing iconic/trophy facilities

  • Previous experience in a similar role will be advantageous 

  • Experience in middle east preferred 

  • Management experience in dealing with both ends of the hierarchy 

  • Consultative experience advantageous 

Skills and Aptitude

  • Able to work within a collaborative team that promotes sharing of knowledge and experience.

  • The Candidate must be physically capable of carrying out site visits and inspections in a railway environment, throughout the construction, testing & commissioning and operational phases of the project.

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Communication skills

  • Leadership skills.

  • Driving license

Additional Requirements

  • The project language is English. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written English language skills.

  • Arabic language would be advantageous 

  • Ability of other languages.

Personal Qualities

  • Work to tight deadlines.

  • Working with multiple priorities.

  • Managing project deadlines.

Rewards and Benefits
We offer an excellent package which includes

  • A competitive salary

  • Accommodation allowance

  • 21 working days annual leave

  • Transportation allowance

  • Medical and life insurance cover

  • Company gratuity scheme

  • Discretionary bonus scheme

  • Annual flight allowance to point of origin

  • Employee Well-Being Programme – 24 hour free advice on financial, legal and family care specialists and also access to personal health, fitness and nutrition consultants


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