IMI2092 - Superintendent of Mechanical Engineering

Job Family: Facilities Management and Support Services
Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Business Line: Facilities Management & Support Services
Department: Facilities
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2023
Job Purpose

The Superintendent of Mechanical Engineering must ensure that all mechanical systems and assets are maintained in accordance with system requirements, KPI’s, SLA’s and O&M manuals, and is to review, approve and provide recommendations to new and existing mechanical designs, manage forecasts in manning and budgets, ensuring a safe working environment.

Key Accountabilities

• Managing the mechanical engineering staff to complete projects on schedule and on budget. This involves planning, assigning and overseeing all activities and resources.

• Reviewing and approving design plans for new equipment, systems, facilities and processes. Ensuring designs meet intended functionality as well as all regulatory codes and standards.

• Overseeing preventative maintenance programs and repair/replacement projects for existing infrastructure such as production machinery, HVAC systems, boilers and other industrial equipment.

• Developing and maintaining relationships with vendors, contractors and regulatory bodies. Obtaining necessary approvals and adhering to industry best practices.

• Preparing budgets and managing capital expenditures for mechanical systems and facility upgrades. Tracking expenses and ensuring projects are completed cost effectively.

• Monitoring equipment performance and operational metrics like productivity, utilization rates and downtime. Identifying improvement opportunities and overseeing upgrades.

• Performing risk assessments and implementing workplace safety programs. Ensuring team and facility compliance with codes while promoting a safety-first culture.

• Leading and developing the mechanical engineering team with skills development, performance management and recruiting/hiring initiatives. Fostering employee engagement and team productivity.

• Provision of technical support and advice in Mechanical Engineering disciplines.

• Carry out regular and planned inspections and surveys of all the mechanical systems associated with the project.

• Supervise the provision and performance of all service providers in accordance with the SoW’s, KPI’s and SLA requirements within the site.

• Assist with the management and performance of all functions associated with mechanical systems and assets.

• Assist with the management and operation of the Permit to Work systems.

• Produce maintenance related Risk Assessments and Method Statements in support of the maintenance department activities.

• Review and prepare project documents as required (drawings, material and technical submittals) ensuring they comply with the original design intent.

• Assist with any testing and commissioning activities related to mechanical services as required.

• Carry out site inspections to ensure the site meets expectations in terms of accessibility, maintainability, and operability.

• Assist with training and mentoring in safe working practices.

• Participate in the out of hours emergency call out rotation as required.

• Prepare and administer relevant registers, PPM schedules, O&M manuals etc., as required.

• Respond to reported issues and coordinate efficient and effective responses.

• Prepare incident reports.

Qualification & Experience


• Bachelor’s degree Mechanical Engineering related discipline.

• Diploma degree in Mechanical Engineering related discipline.

Professional Qualifications:

• Technical Certification in the related field.

• Membership to recognized accreditation bodies in your discipline.

• Accredited training by municipality


• Knowledge and experience in CAD.

• Knowledge of KPI and SLA systems.

• Knowledge of Quality procedures.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Understanding of Safe Systems of Work.

• Strong Health and Safety knowledge.

• Demonstrated proficiency in the Microsoft Office environment including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook.


• For bachelor’s degree holder, at least 9-15 years of experience.

• Diploma holders must have at least 15 years of experience in the same industry and related experience.


• Excellent command of English (writing and speech).

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. CV