Facility Manager

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | Facility Management | Full-time


The American University in the Emirates is looking for an excellent Facility Manager to join its team.

The Facility Manager is responsible for the planning, organizing, managing and monitoring the daily operations of the university's facilities. The Facility Manager will oversee the maintenance, repair, and replacement of all university buildings, grounds, and equipment, and ensuring the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff. In addition, the Facility Manager will be involved in developing, and maintaining risk management of the university, managing the procurement for the University, and ensuring compliance with department and university policies and procedures.

Salary & Benefits: AED 16,000 & Additional Benefits

Qualifications & Education

• Bachelor's degree in facilities management, engineering, business administration, or related field.
• Facility management professional qualification (e.g., Certified Facility Manager, Facility Management Professional, or equivalent) is preferred.


  • 5+ years of experience in facility management, preferably in an academic or large commercial environment.

 Skills / Training / Knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of building systems and operations, including AC, plumbing, electrical, and structural components.
  • Demonstrated experience managing budgets, contracts, and vendor relationships.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Knowledge of safety, environmental, and building codes and regulations.
  • Familiarity with sustainability practices and initiatives.
  • Experience in risk management and procurement is preferred.


Candidate MUST be fluent in Arabic and English


Job Responsibilities

  1. Develop and implement a comprehensive facility management program, including policies and procedures, to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the university's facilities.
  2. Manage and oversee the maintenance, repair, and replacement of all university buildings, grounds, and equipment, including AC systems, plumbing, electrical, and structural components.
  3. Coordinate with vendors, contractors, and other service providers to ensure the timely completion of maintenance and repair projects and the completion of the department work orders.
  4. Develop and manage budgets for facility management operations and ensure expenditures are within approved limits.
  5. Conduct regular inspections of all university facilities to identify and address maintenance and safety issues.
  6. Ensure compliance with all relevant accreditation, safety, environmental, and building codes and regulations, and maintain the Quality Assurance Certification (ISO 45001-2018)
  7. Oversee the safety and security of the university community by developing and implementing safety and security plans and procedures and managing the emergency preparedness and response plans.
  8. Oversee the campus inspection and patrolling procedure, and ensure issues are rectified, and preventive action is implemented.
  9. Monitor regular health and safety awareness campaigns and training
  10. Monitor the Clinic regulations requirement including renewals, Nurses Licenses, in compliances with the Dubai Health Authority (DHA), the Ministry of Education (MOE) and the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
  11. Ambulance and emergency procedure for urgent medical interventions
  12. Manage the monitoring and inspection of the vending machines, printing services, charging docks, lockers, and any services within the campus and ensure compliance with health and safety.
  13. Manage the monitoring and inspection of the transportation fleet, including regular vehicle maintenance services, renewal of licenses, vehicle registrations, driver’s licenses, RTA or Police fines, etc.
  14. Coordinate with other university departments to ensure timely construction and renovation projects are completed.
  15. Develop and implement risk management strategies for the department, including identifying potential risks and developing plans to mitigate them.
  16. Manage the procurement process for the University, including developing and managing contracts with vendors and service providers, and maintaining the pantries supplies and office stationeries.
  17. Identify and secure funding from various sources to support the University mission in line with the university advancement and fundraising plan.
  18. Cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, ensuring their continued engagement and support for the institution.
  19. Perform any duties as assigned by the superiors.

About American University in the Emirates (AUE):

The American University in the Emirates (AUE) invites applications from well-qualified candidates for a range of faculty and administrative positions. AUE is located in Dubai Intl. Academic City.

AUE is not just a place of learning but a hub of innovation and growth, where your expertise and aspirations find a welcoming environment.

At AUE, we believe Nothing is Impossible is the Pathway to Success

AUE comprises seven dynamic colleges: College of Law, College of Education, College of Design, College of Business Administration, College of Media and Mass Communication, College of Computer Information Technology and College of Security and Strategic Studies. Each college boasts unique strengths and prestigious accreditations, reflecting our commitment to providing a world-class education.

The American University in the Emirates is accredited by SACSCOC (the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges) to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels

The American University in the Emirates is officially licensed to operate as a higher education institution and all its programs are accredited by CAA (the Commission for Academic Accreditation), Ministry of Education, United Arab Emirates.

The College of Business Administration is a proud member of AACSB (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)and its degree programs (Bachelor of Business Administration, Master of Business Administration, Master of Sport Management) are accredited by AACSB) as of 2022.

The Bachelor of Computer Science in the College of Computer Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.

NASAD (The National Association of Schools of Art and Design) has granted the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, and Bachelor of Science in Animation in the College of Design, the designation of Substantial Equivalency with accredited programs in the United States.