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Buildings Operations Lead

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

7 - 8 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Any Nationality

, Posted on June 8, 2018 1 Opening

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The Buildings Operations Lead is responsible for the function of facilities operations related to HVAC, Electro-Mechanical and Control Systems. This includes monitoring & control of all the buildings automation systems such as: Building Automation System (BAS), Lab Control System (LCS), Lighting Control System (LiCS) and Power Monitoring System (PMS) that are connected to the Integrated Campus Automation System (ICAS)
This responsibility includes and requires full understanding of the HVAC and electro-mechanical Systems design & operations in complex buildings such as Lab Buildings and data centers; and tackling their day-to-day issues and propose viable solutions. It also includes establishing and implementing an Energy Conservation and Sustainability Programs within Campus and Research & Technology Park. Major Responsibilities
• Leads the Building Operations function which assumes the full responsibility of buildings automation systems in Campus and Research & Technology Park
• Leads a team of 25 engineers and operators
• Manages the day-to-day buildings issues related to equipment & mechanical systems integrated with the automation systems
• Leads the Buildings Operations team to provide improvement schemes for operations efficiency, performance and energy consumption
• Compares original engineering design parameters, including electrical/mechanical equipment systems, with current operating conditions to ensure compliance to original design intent and identifies areas of enhancement
• Develops and leads the implementation of a campus-wide Energy Conservation and other sustainability Programs
• Develops and monitors KPIs for Buildings Operations, Energy and Sustainability Performance in Campus and Research & Technology Park
• Working collaboratively with design engineers, operation engineers and service providers
• Liaising with suppliers, contractors and relevant stakeholders (e.g. HSE, E&PM and University Projects).
• Troubleshooting and problem-solving of the systems
• Leads the team in performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA) for all buildings operations incidents and ensure the implementation of the findings
• Covers for the Operations Manager position and performs all other duties assigned
Organization Facilities Management Division Facilities Management

Industry Type : Education / Training / Teaching / Academics
Functional Area : Site Engineering / Projects

Desired Candidate Profile

HVAC and Electro-Mechanical Systems Design & Operations
• Low Current Systems
• Facilities Management Experience
• Energy Conservation
• Team Leadership
• Problems Solving and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
• Knowledge in LEED Design and preferably LEED Certification
• Fluent in written and spoken English
Non-Technical Skills or Attributes
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with ability to understand cultural diversities
• High-level organizational and managerial abilities
• Strong attention to detail and result-oriente
• Being capable of prioritizing work
• Excellent reporting and presentation skills
• Excellent tactical, analytical and critical thinking skills
• Sound judgment- and decision-making ability to resolve a rank of issues/problems
• Good negotiating skills and ability to influence others to reach agreement
• Initiative and cooperative
• Analytical ability and problem solving skills
• Excellent organizational and time management skills


HVAC Engineering Design Analytical Control system HSE Troubleshooting Monitoring Energy conservation RCA Root cause analysis

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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Founded in 2014, American Academy is one of the leading educational support service providers in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The institute has certified native English teachers, and specialized ESL courses, and specializes in –

• Corporate English training

• Curriculum devel opment

• Exam preparation

• Military DLI English

• Technical vocational training

American Academy strives to offer quality education to the students in the most professional manner, while nurturing their potential. It is committed to supporting Kingdom's Saudi 2030 Vision program with its cutting-edge techniques and technologically-driven curricula. The institute invites applications from dedicated teaching professionals who can impart quality education and contribute to shaping up the future of the students.

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