Facilities Management and Planning Engineer (Ref#173-22 III L1)

Faculty: Engineering
Office of the Dean

Deadline Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023
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Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must possess a MSc from a recognized university, which should be in
Project Management, Engineering Management, Facilities Management or a closely related field.

Candidates should also possess:

  • A BSc in Mechanical Engineering or related Engineering field
  • At least three (3) years’ experience in managing facilities
  • Demonstrable experience in project management, facilities management and budgeting
  • Creating preventative maintenance schedules and managing same


Candidates with the following would have an advantage:

  • OSH Certification
  • Experience in repair and maintenance of HVAC systems
  • Experience in managing technical staff
  • Possess a track record of skills acquired in the following areas:

              o Critical decision making
              o Oral and written communication skills
              o Analytical and problem solving skills
              o Leadership skills
              o Relationship management skills

  • Evidence of prior success in procurement and tenders

Familiarity with The UWI business processes would be considered an asset.


Special Responsibilities

  • Establishing and overseeing all planned maintenance and repair work and upgrade activities for the Faculty, including:

              o Creating preventative maintenance schedules and managing same
              o Initiating all inspections of the Faculty’s buildings in need of repair and/or service
              o Organizing repair work
              o Updating repair and maintenance records on all building infrastructure, utilities
                 equipment – HVAC, lighting, power, steam, water etc. and creating or modifying asbuilt
                 CAD drawings as necessary

  • Preparing and managing the yearly building repairs and maintenance budget for the Faculty
  • Developing and executing small building contracts
  • Establishing corrective and emergency maintenance procedures; proactively coordinating with supervisors and heads of other sections to establish standardized working relationship protocols
  • Monitoring work specifications in relation to designs and plans and examining same for accuracy and estimates material costs
  • Ensuring the safety of personnel and building tenants when performing jobs
  • Managing technical staff in the Engineering Services Unit
  • Performing any other duties as may be assigned by the Deputy Dean Facilities/ Workshop Engineer and/or the Dean


Personal Attributes

The Campus places high priority on individuals of integrity who can work well in a team and
student friendly environment. Candidates should also possess good communication and
interpersonal skills. A good command of both oral and written English is essential. Candidates
should also:

  • Be willing to work flexible hours as and when requiredBe able to relate to internal and external stakeholders (maintenance contractors, suppliers and customers)
  • Have a good understanding of safety regulations and the OSH Act
  • Be creative and innovative
  • Have a good understanding of management best practices and overall systems optimization
  • Be able to pay attention to detail, and demonstrate capacity to deal with changing work related circumstances
  • Possess a high degree of honesty and integrity
  • Be able to exercise good judgement


Detailed application and full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Campus Registrar, c/o HR
Division (Appointments Section), Main Administration Building, The University of the West
Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. via e-mail:
Three (3) referees (one of whom should be from your present organization) must be indicated.
Application forms may be obtained at in the Faculty & Staff, Staff
Vacancies section. Further particulars including remuneration package may also be obtained at
the above address. In order to expedite the appointment procedures, applicants are advised to
ask their referees to send their signed references under CONFIDENTIAL cover DIRECTLY
to the Campus Registrar at the above address without waiting to be contacted by the
University. Applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.


Deadline for receipt of applications: 2023 October 15