Facilities Manager – Site Lead (Mechanical Engineer) – Nairobi, Kenya.

Our client, a Global commercial real estate, facilities management, outsourcing, advisory service and investment firm is looking to recruit a Facilities Manager (Site Lead) to handle soft technical service. He/she will be required to ensure that the facilities are operated and maintained in cost-effective and safe conditions, by the approved budget and customer’s requirement. He/she Must have a mechanical, production, facilities and electrical background in the manufacturing industry.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Interface with the customer’s management regarding the direction of financial, contract & customer strategies.
  • Communicates operating philosophy, objective & expectations to Operations Supervisors.
  • Review and approve all expenditure for tools, equipment, supplies, materials and additional contract requirements.
  • Manage, direct and schedule day-to-day and long-range activities.
  • Assist with preparation of facility budget.
  • Manage and supervise facilities personnel including hiring, promotions, recognition, discipline & performance management.
  • Establishes process performance metrics; tracking, analysing and reporting performance.
  • Resolve problems, conflict and maintain communication with the client.
  • Manages contractor specifications, problems, performance and administration.
  • Provide the technical and management direction for all facility management services.


  • Must have a bachelor’s degree in mechanical / Production Engineering Degree from a recognised university.
  • Must have experience working in Manufacturing Engineering.
  • Demonstrate leadership abilities & organisation skills.
  • Must have experience in facility management, e. soft services including catering, project, security and day to day administration.
  • Exposure experience working with unions will be an added advantage.
  • Operational experience in FMCG / Manufacturing Company.
  • Experience leading a multi-disciplinary operational team.
  • Operational experience on delivering soft services, including a fully catered environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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  • Education:Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Job Type:Permanent.
  • Location:Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Career Level:Upper Mid-Level.
  • Salary:Kshs. 300,000 – 350,000 /= (Approx. USD 3,000 – 3,500) depending on individual skills and experience.
  • Deadline:10th April 2019.