Facilities Manager - MG0619

The Building and Equipment unit, under the responsibility of the Facilities Manager, is in charge of the management and maintenance of several buildings of the institute (5), of the working environment for the staff (400 employees) and of the general security, in compliance with hygiene, safety and environment standards
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
01/08/2019 18:16:55

The Facilities Manager is mainly responsible for:

  • The daily management of buildings and infrastructure as well as the technical aspect of the laboratory equipment’s

  • The maintenance of the facilities through the development, implementation and monitoring of maintenance programs

  • Ensuring cost control (energy consumption, waste management, building charges, etc.)and management of the Building and Equipment Unit budget to ensure cost-effectiveness and improvement.

  • Overseeing new building projects, renovations and office moves or refurbishments.

Key Accountabilities
  • In consultation with LIH management and the Heads of Units, coordinate, optimize and supervise technical installations (laboratories included), the upkeep and maintenance of the buildings and all types of equipment in order to meet health and safety standards
  • Give technical advice when purchasing large equipment in collaboration with the Procurement Manager.
  • Actively participate in the definition of the objectives and the priorities of the department
  • Lead and coach multi-disciplinary teams
  • Coordinates external suppliers
  • Organize the management of waste in close consultation with the Security Officer: definition and control of procedures, advise on the material to be used, check the proper application of hygiene policy.
  • Provide technical advice on construction or conditioning plans of new buildings, prepare written recommendations, and follow construction projects.
    Ensure the monitoring of the technical installation of laboratories: give Heads of Research Units advice on the technical installation and equipment of laboratories.
  • Set up and suggest procedures regarding the technical service, supervise the annual equipment inventory (outsourced activity) and manage maintenance registers.
  • Draw up the specifications for the work in consultation with the Heads of Laboratories 

  • Engineer’s degree (Bac+5) in facility management, technical/engineering degree or any related discipline.
  • Well-versed in technical/engineering operations and facilities management best practices (Practical experience in a research laboratory is an advantage)
  • Able to read and understand complex electrical, mechanical and automation systems
  • Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems
  • Good analytical/critical thinking
  • Excellent organizational, negotiation and leadership skills
  • Service minded, flexible with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Relevant professional qualification will be an advantage
  • IT skills: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Autocad, CMMS systems.
  • Language skills: fluent command of French and English, knowledge of Luxembourgish or German is as asset

CDI - Full time - Available immediately