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VAC4415 - Assistant Manager – Projects development & Facility Management ,DPW JEDDAH

Division Technical
Location Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Closing Date 25-Feb-2020
About the Business

DP World is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics, and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.

We have a portfolio of 77 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting impact on economies and society and creates a better future for everyone.

Our dedicated team of over 37,000 employees from 110 countries cultivate long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.

We make sure cargo keeps moving so people have the things they need, when they need them, helping economies grow and nations prosper. It’s an important job, and one that requires smart, proud, passionate people working all across the world – people who are not afraid to innovate and find new ways of driving our business forward. We foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and respect. Our global workforce is made up of 45,000 people with over 110 different nationalities who bring their experience and expertise together, allowing us to be a global leader.

By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovation we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.




Co-Manage and direct activities of Project Development and Facilities Maintenance across the port in a cost-effective manner with due regards for performance, safety and quality. Oversee all facility-related maintenance, installations and refurbishment and site upgrade activities and preserving the good condition of infrastructure by ensuring that facilities are safe and well-functioning.

  • Prepare and support manager in planning annual budget for Project Development and Facilities Maintenance function
  • develop and implement a facility management program including preventative maintenance and life-cycle requirements
  • Conduct and document regular facilities inspections
  • Ensure compliance with health and safety standards and industry codes
  • Allocate and manage facility space for maximum efficiency
  • Coordinate intra-office moves
  • Supervise maintenance and repair of facilities and their used equipment
  • Oversee facility refurbishment and renovations
  • Implement best practice processes to increase efficiency
  • Support Project Manager with the following:
    • Develop, Plan, Manage, monitor and control all small infrastructure projects in DPWorld Jeddah and all the repairing, maintenance and improvement required for the utilities, buildings and infrastructure in the Port and Camp.
    • To Manage the implementation process of all mega facility projects in DPWorld Jeddah facilities at Port and Camp.
  • Plan and coordinate all installations (telecommunications, A/C, electricity etc.) and refurbishments
  • Manage the upkeep of facility and all housekeeping activities to meet health and safety standards including pest control
  • Inspect buildings’ structures to determine the need for repairs or renovations
  • Review utilities consumption and strive to minimize costs
  • Supervise all staff in facilities section (engineers, supervisors, technicians, housekeepers etc.) and external contractors
  • Control activities like parking space allocation, waste disposal, buildings safety and security systems.
  • Allocate office space according to needs as well as furniture control
  • Keep financial and non-financial records
  • Perform analysis and forecasting
  • Define benchmarks by understanding current practices, identifying weak process and setting up improvement plans
  • Attend weekly review meetings with Project Manager / Engineering Head to identify methods to improve existing processes
  • Report departmental activities and Key Performance Indicators to the Project Manager
  • Ensure economical, efficient, and productive use of the department’s equipment and manpower
  • Motivate and encourage staff to achieve superior performance and reorganize achievements
  • Manage and Support the department’s financial, administrative, and personnel activities
  • Support manager in attending major CAPEX investment related meeting (both internal and external) and finalize business plan
  • Establish and implement Performance Testing Standards and Best Practices for department
  • Set and maintain performance criteria for reporting staff
  • Ensure safe working conditions for staff
  • Identify and develop the department’s technology and training requirements along with manager
  • Plan and monitor training programs for department personnel
  • Plan, monitor and analyse MIS reports
  • Establish and maintain performance criteria (KPIs)
  • Perform periodical scheduled performance review with reporting personnel
  • Provide regular process control checks and initiate and support performance improvement activities
  • Maintain constant communication with the subordinates to ensure effective functionality in the PMD department
  • Responsible to maintain safety and discipline in the work area
  • Responsible for Implementation and compliance with Fatal Risk Standards
  • Responsible for Implementation and compliance with Safe Work Practices
  • Responsible for Implementation and compliance with HSE policy
  • Reporting accidents and ‘near misses’ in accordance with defined safety procedures
  • Any work deemed fit for structuring of tasks and goals, to achieve high productivity with efficient utilisation of equipment and labourer


  • Experience in Civil Works, related function 
    • Mandatory: 5 years
    • Preferable: +5 to 15 years
  • Minimum experience in a managerial role: 3 years
  • Experience in the port industry preferred
  • Graduate/ Bachelor’s degree. Civil Engineering preferred
  • Fully Conversant with the safety standards
  • Excellent in English and Arabic (both writing and speaking)
  • % Decrease in maintenance cost wr.t last year maintenance cost for facilities
  • % of Employees trained
  • Total maintenance cost as % of allocated annual maintenance budget
  • % Schedule compliance
  • Average no of initiatives to improve efficiency
  • % Timely completion of schedule appraisals
  • Zero Fatalities
  • Reduction in Lost Time Incidents (LTI), equivalent to or more than the minimum targets defined by Global Safety and Environment
  • Reduction in equipment damages as defined by management
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