UNITED ARAB EMIRATES UNIVERSITY

Director, Business and Campus Services

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Salary
23000 to 44000 AED
Posted
01 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2020
Ref
2635
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Description

The Director of Business & Campus Services is responsible for developing the strategy, policies and procedures for all Business & Campus Services in line with the UAEU strategy. The successful candidate will develop and manage facilities management policies based on leading practices, and ensure that it is continually providing leading practices. The role will focus on improving customer service through quality, reliability and efficiency in service delivery to larger university community, while maximizing value and minimizing organizational risk.

An integral part of the role is to lead the planning and management of UAEU annual design and construction projects plan of UAEU building, Colleges and residence including renewal, improvements, new construction as well as special projects. Furthermore, the Director will need to coordinate technical requirement and documentations for projects planning and exaction phases, as well as, management of construction and renovation projects handled by contractors, ensuring timely and quality completion of such projects while minimizing business interruption.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice Chancellor of Operations, the Director will have 5 direct reports within a department of circa 100 FTEs. The Director will also lead the University sustainability agenda and implement environment, health, safety and sustainability measures across all functions and facilities of the university. S/he will plan and develop an annual operating and yearly capital spending budget, considering university’s priorities and capital consideration, plan resources based on concept of shared services across the portfolio of business and campus services. Compelling candidates will also have experience in:

Managerial Responsibilities

  • Prepare and communicate the Department's vision, strategy and objectives in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders
  • Propose and ensure development and execution of the Department's objectives and goals

Functional Responsibilities

  • Establish building and space management framework, including policies and guidelines for space utilization, construction, building and property assessment, capital plans and optimization of space, ensuring university makes sound investment decisions and efficiently manages its real estate portfolio and facilities
    • Identify programs that may benefit the university in terms of acquisition management, management, maintenance disposal and use of resources and inbuild them in property management methods
  • Facilities Project Management
    • Oversee the preparation of project plan, budget and resources in coordination with key stakeholders and monitor the project management operations to ensure the provision of the required resources and project support while promoting cost optimization
    • Lead all construction and renovation projects, from feasibility study to completion; establishing required monitoring mechanism to ensure success of projects and compliance with timelines and approved budget

Organizational Responsibilities

  • Development of the Department's policies and procedures in line with its function and role within UAEU
  • Ensure compliance of the Department with policies, procedures and guidelines defined by HR, legal, risk and quality assurance in addition to DoA and University Bylaws

Minimum Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Engineering or other relevant discipline, or Facilities Management certification preferred

Expatriates: Minimum 10 years of experience in Facilities Management, at least 5 years of experience in a leadership position in Facilities Management in Higher Education or related work experience

UAE nationals: Minimum 8 years of experience in Facilities Management, at least 5 years of experience in a leadership position in Facilities Management in Higher Education or related work experience

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in Engineering or other relevant discipline, or Facilities Management certification preferred
  • Expatriates: Minimum 10 years of experience in Facilities Management, at least 5 years of experience in a leadership position in Facilities Management in Higher Education or related work experience
  • UAE nationals: Minimum 8 years of experience in Facilities Management, at least 5 years of experience in a leadership position in Facilities Management in Higher Education or related work experience

Division Facilities Management Department

Department Admin -FMD

Job Close Date 24-09-2020

Job Category Management

Salary 23000 to 44000 AED

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