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Building Services SME - Mechanical (O&M)

  1. Riyadh
  1. Transportation

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.

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, 6 day work week
  • 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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