IMI2589 - Manager, Utilities Maintenance

Job Family: Asset Management and Marine Operations
Location: Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia
Business Line: Asset Management and Capital Projects
Department: Maintenance
Closing Date: 31-Aug-2024
Job Purpose

The role holder is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all maintenance & operation activities related to his/her department for all yard zones to ensure safe, efficient, and effective activities execution of the following business areas:

  • Maintenance & operation of pumps stations, water systems & networks.

  • Maintenance & operation of treatment plants, sanitary systems & networks.

  • Maintenance & operation of industrials gases system & networks.

  • Maintenance & operation of main electrical substations, modular substations, electrical systems, and cables.

Key Accountabilities & Working Relationships

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop and implement maintenance strategies and programs to ensure the efficient and reliable operation of utility systems, equipment & networks.

  • Manage the maintenance budget, including forecasting and allocating resources effectively to meet maintenance needs.

  • Ensure the implementation of the Asset Management System as per ISO 55001:2014, AM Policy and SAMP.

  • Oversee the scheduling and coordination of preventive and corrective maintenance tasks to minimize downtime and disruptions to operations.

  • Perform Preventive/Predictive Maintenance Program as planned and ensure zero overdue.

  • Lead and supervise a team of maintenance technicians, engineers, supervisors and superintendents

  • Providing guidance, training, and performance management to ensure timely and high-quality work.

  • Lead the team to manage safely, timely and cost effectively all the maintenance garage activities.

  • Establish and maintain effective communication channels with other departments to understand their maintenance needs and coordinate resources accordingly.

  • Managing all utilities systems as following examples (electrical, waste, sanitary, stormwater, potable water, irrigation water, industrial gases, compressed air, pipes, valves, cables & panels).

  • Conduct regular inspections and audits of facilities and equipment to identify maintenance needs, potential issues, and opportunities for improvement.

  • Recommend changes to asset management plans including preventive maintenance checklists and frequencies according to the assets’ failures modes, main time between failures and historical reliability data.

  • Collaborate with procurement and supply chain teams to ensure the availability of necessary maintenance materials, tools, and spare parts.

  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) related to maintenance, such as equipment uptime, mean time between failures (MTBF), and maintenance costs.

  • Coordinate with external vendors and contractors for specialized maintenance services, ensuring compliance with contractual agreements and quality standards.

  • Coordinate and ensure completion of annual compliance reports, contracts, and related documentation.

  • Direct and lead operation and maintenance teams to work 24/7 as necessary.

  • Stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and best practices in maintenance and reliability management, and propose innovative solutions to enhance the maintenance function.

  • Work closely with HSEQ Department for potential hazards, to provide a safe working environment for all employees.

  • As per ISO55001, review and approve business case studies including risks and decision-making matrix for acquisition of new assets.

  • Review and recommend adjustment to the outsourcing strategies.

  • Review and approve the manpower Training Needs Analysis and Individual Developmental Plans.

  • Manage staff, including allocation of duties, competency training, performance evaluation and leave roster and absence.

  • Foster a culture of safety, accountability, and continuous improvement within the maintenance department, promoting employee engagement and development.

Working Relationships:

Internal Interactions: 

  • General Manager Asset Management

  • Asset Management Managers

  • Asset Management Superintendents

  • Asset Management Supervisors

  • Asset Management Technicians

  • Zones Operation Team

  • FM&SS Team

  • Marine Operations Team

  • HSEQ Managers/Supervisors

External Interactions:

  • Distributors of utilities services.

Who we are looking for


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.


  • At least 15+ years of experience in a related field including (5) years at managerial level.

  • IFS practical experience is a plus.

Professional Qualifications:

  • The IAM AM Principles or CAMA certificate is a plus.

  • CFM or FMP certificate from IFMA is a plus.

  • ISO31000 Lead Certificate is a plus.

Competencies (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities):

  • Must have working knowledge of NEBOSH and/or OSHA standards and practices.

  • HSE, Accountability and initiative taken for managing, maintaining, and improving the IMI’s health, safety, and environmental performance.

  • Commitment to Quality, ensure continual process improvement alongside an ethos that is committed to ensuring that performance expectations of all assets are continually met.

  • Planning & Organizing, Apt at implementing maintenance plans, budgets etc.

  • Knowledge of MEP works.

  • Communication, to be clear and decisive.

  • Situation Management, Dynamic decision making when and as required.

  • Leadership, Ability to effectively communicate strategic direction through sound logical, commercial, and technical reasoning, with all functional areas in the organization. Promote a “can-do” team spirit creating a culture of high standards, work ethic and job satisfaction within the department.

  • Business Acumen, experienced in developing, implementing, and sustaining new business directions/functions with appropriate commercial and technical acumen.


  • Excellent English Skills.

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