AF25693 - Assistant Facilities Manager - MEP Retail | Al Futtaim Group Real Estate | Dubai, UAE

Department: Facility Management
Country: United Arab Emirates
Location: Dubai | UAE
Closing Date: 22-Feb-2017

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim is one of the most progressive regional business houses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Al-Futtaim employs in excess of 44,000 people, operates through more than 200 companies and represents more than 225 international brands across industries as diverse as retail and wholesale trading, distribution, real estate development, leisure and hospitality, insurance and financial services. The group has significantly expanded its business operations in recent years through a strategic acquisition plan and has entered a number of new territories, increasing its footprint beyond the GCC and Greater Middle East to encompass Africa, South East and North Asia, Australasia, East Africa and Europe.

Entrepreneurship and rigorous customer focus has enabled Al-Futtaim to grow its business by responding to the changing needs of the customers and societies in which it operates. Al-Futtaim is committed to offering customers an unrivalled choice of the world’s best brands with exceptional standards of customer service and after sales support.

Structured into four operational divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail, Al-Futtaim maintains a decentralised approach, giving individual businesses flexibility and versatility to maintain a competitive stance. This benefits employees, providing a clearly defined work culture where individuals are empowered with authority and responsibility for their work.

The success of Al-Futtaim is attributed to proactively managing change whilst upholding the values of integrity, service and social responsibility. The majority of businesses, built on a portfolio of world leading brands, dominate their sector.

Real Estate

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) is responsible for the development and operations of Al-Futtaim’s real estate businesses across the Middle East and North Africa which includes:

Dubai Festival City, a 520 hectare waterfront mixed use community, opened in 2005.

Cairo Festival City, a 290 hectare mixed use development, opened in December 2013.

Doha Festival City, comprising 433,847 sq m (land) + 250,000 sq m (GLA) opened in April 2017, IKEA opened in March 2013.

Al-Futtaim Engineering, Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing Maintenance

Al-Futtaim Engineering's MEP division is a specialist engineering company undertaking the design, engineering, supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and Plumbing services for commercial, residential and infrastructure projects. With an experienced team of leaders, managers supported by highly qualified and experienced engineers and technicians, the MEP division has the ability to handle even the most demanding of mechanical, air conditioning, electrical, Plumbing and fire protection projects, which requires on time delivery of quality products.

Al-Futtaim Engineering’s MEP division was first established in 1978 in the UAE and has since expanded its operations into KSA, Qatar and Egypt in recent years.

About the Position:

We are currently looking for an Assistant Facilities Manager - MEP Retail to assume responsibility for the efficient operation of all Engineering services and MEP service provider contract management, ensure all assets are maintained well and various operational costs are budgeted annually for Dubai Festival City.  

The key responsibilities will include contract management, supply chain management, asset management, staff management, report generation and energy management.

 The role will report to the Facilities Manager - MEP Retail and will be based in Dubai.

About You:

To be successfully considered for this role, we require a qualified Electrical or Mechanical Engineer with a minimum of 5 years experience in mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and fire systems within a shopping mall, retail or hospitality and with expertise in conducting tendering process to evaluate quotes on hard/soft services.

Experience within the maintenance services market sector preferably in a corporate office environment demonstrating: sound knowledge of civil and maintenance jobs, workload planning, customer service satisfaction and quality workmanship.

Candidates with good experience in Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) and BMS system would be preferred.


Note: you will be required to attach the following: 1. Resume/CV
Al-Futtaim offers highly engaging and supportive work environments in a culture that values, recognises and rewards quality performance.