Senior Facilities Manager - Sport Facilities or Water Park

Big Fish Recruitment

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: RP281-615

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

Senior Facilities Manager - Sport Facilities/Water Park

Our client, a real estate development company in Abu Dhabi is looking to hire a Senior Facilities Manager

Job Purpose:
The role will be responsible for the front-line total FM service delivery including the coordination of all FM related matters for operations and events within a diverse range of leisure and hospitality assets. A good knowledge of both hard and soft FM services, along with the measurement and auditing of performance across these services is essential.

Must be comfortable working in a hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment and event environment and associated working hours, communicating with hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment and event operators to meet end user needs.

- Leads the management of both hard and soft facilities management services, including FM Service Providers, to maximize the estate and facilities up-time and reduce the number of reactive calls submitted to the help-desk.
- Proactively engage with stakeholders such as, hospitality operators, event managers and the wider company’s organization including asset management, marketing, design, delivery, procurement.
- Effectively plan FM resources for and coordinate events, including the review of plans (installation / emergency / etc.), approving permits, oversight of mobilization, operations and demobilization.
- Ensure security services and resources are efficiently aligned with requirements.
- Carries out quality inspections of the FM services being provided, monitoring the all site components condition including,
operated and tenanted spaces.
- Ensures compliance with all statutory and health and safety requirements, ensuring all operatives (in-house / outsourced / contracted) are inducted and competent to undertake their tasks.
- FM focal point for Venue Management, ensuring the correct documentation is provided in terms of emergency plans (e.g., - Venue Installation Management Plan / Venue Emergency Response Plan), safety and security inspections, certification for material/installation for temporary structure


- 10+ years’ experience in a similar role within the UAE
- Bachelor’s degree in Facilities Management or a suitable engineering discipline
- Accredited FM related technical training certifications is an adding Value
- Member of Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management (IWFM) formally BIFM (minimum), member or equivalent membership preferred is an adding Value.

About the Company


Our aim is to provide our clients and candidates with a consistent, quality service that goes beyond the norm, giving them peace of mind and complete trust in our ability to meet their needs.


Big Fish consultants specialise in their fields and have extensive experience in the region and beyond. We take pride in our knowledge and network and believe that our relationships are built on trust and integrity and are made for the long term.


At Big Fish, as well as caring for the people we work with, we also care about the world and environment we live in, that's why Big Fish support initiatives that promote human welfare, environmental protection and sustainability.

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