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Job Title:
Senior Maintenance Technician

Starting salary SAR 86,328.00 gross per annum plus 13th month bonus, transportation and housing allowances

Vacancy type:

Term Details:
This position is a Locally engaged staff position subject to the Terms and Conditions of Employment for LES in Saudi Arabia.

General Support


Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Closing date for applications:
19-01-2020 at 23:59 UTC+1 / GMT+1

Summary of position:
Under the general direction of the [CBS Officer, Property Manager or MCO], the Senior Maintenance Technician performs repairs in one or several functional areas of expertise for the mission such as electricity, heating, ventilation and air condition (HVAC), audio-visual, plumbing, carpentry, masonry and painting. The incumbent may also be required to supervise a team of maintenance technicians and/or supervise and inspect work performed by contractors to ensure compliance with manufacturer’s specifications when required.

Essential qualifications:
Essential Qualifications
Candidates will initially be screened on the essential qualifications below and must demonstrate in their cover letter how they meet these criteria. Only those candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.

• Engineering or technical degree from a recognised university

• Fluent in English (oral and written)
• Fluent in Arabic (oral)

• Minimum 3 years of recent* experience working in a facilities management environment including residential and commercial section.
• Must have supervisory experience of 1+ years.
• Valid Saudi Driver’s License.
*Recent is defined as within the last 5 years

Rated Requirements
Candidates must also meet the Rated Requirements shown below, which will be assessed through any of the following: written test, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, references, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
Candidates who are screened in will be required to complete a written test. Only the candidates retained after the test will be contacted for an interview. The interview will consist of a series of questions and/or exercises in order to evaluate the aptitudes and qualifications of each candidate.

• Knowledge of MS office (Excel and Outlook)
• Knowledge of standard office procedures and practices
• Knowledge of correct reporting and documentation procedures.
• Knowledge of health and safety regulations/procedures
• Knowledge of codes and standards in Saudi Arabia
• Knowledge of basic maintenance management concepts and procedures:
o Maintaining supplies and inventories
o Maintaining service records
• Knowledge of basic maintenance repair concepts and procedures in one or more of the following areas:
o Electrical
o Carpentry
o Plumbing
o Air conditioning
o Residential appliances

• Ability to complete and relay facts related to incidents (flooding, damages, etc.)
• Ability to co-ordinate conflicting priorities, perform to tight deadlines and prioritize work
• Ability to diagnose and solve basic technical problems
• Ability to supervise contract trades and other resource personnel
• Adaptability and Flexibility - Willingly Alters Normal Course of Action
• Initiative/taking action/being self-directed/working independently
• Client Focus - Takes Personal Responsibility for addressing Client Problems
• Focus on Quality and Detail – Monitors Data
• Judgement – Applies Sound Judgement When Analyzing Problems or Situations
• Teamwork and cooperation – Expresses Positive Attitudes and Expectations of Team or Team Members

Asset Qualifications:
Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications. Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

• Fluency in Arabic (both oral and written)
• Fluency in French (both oral and written)
• 10+ years of experience working in facilities management
• Working for a Diplomatic Mission
• Vocational certificate or diploma in building Electro Mechanical services or relevant experience.
If candidates meet the factors listed in the asset qualifications they must also clearly demonstrate how they meet these factors in their handwritten letter.

Organizational Needs:

Operational Requirements:
• Ability to work overtime (evenings and weekends
• Annual leave during summer period may be restricted due to operational needs.
• Ability to work in a diverse international and cultural environment.
• Willingness to undergo training.
• Understanding of values and ethics code of conduct.
• Ability to maintain a legal driver’s license for Saudi Arabia
• Ability to travel

*the list of qualified candidates from this selection process may be used to make indeterminate and term appointments in the upcoming months for similar positions

Condition(s) of Employment:
• Must be a legal resident of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work therein;
• Valid passport and Saudi residency permit(Iqama)
• Iqama transfer required. Kindly note that the embassy sponsors all eligible indeterminate employees. Only professional Iqama can be transferred to the embassy. The embassy cannot transfer an applicant currently on a dependent iqama i.e. spouse or child.
• Obtain and retain an enhanced reliability clearance (security clearance)
• Successful completion of a one (1) year probation period
• Successful candidates must pass a routine medical examination (Funded by the Embassy)

Area of selection:
Open to all external applicants residing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and eligible to work, and to all mission employees occupying an indeterminate or term position, including emergency employees. The Canadian Government is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from diverse sections of the community. Candidates will be considered on merit regardless of ethnic origin, religious belief, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other irrelevant factor.

Important Notes:
How to apply
• Please follow the link and complete the online application form. Candidates are also required to upload a CV and a covering letter.
• Candidates are also required to upload the following additional documents:
- a cover letter and CV in English or French - Copy of Saudi Resident Identity Card - Copy of valid Saudi driver’s license Applications which do not include all of the requested documents or information will be rejected.
• Candidates must demonstrate concisely in their cover letter how they meet the essential and asset qualifications. It is recommended that candidates structure their cover letter based on the sections outlined in the Essential Qualifications and in the Asset Qualifications (where applicable) in order to best demonstrate how these are met.
• Candidates who are unable to submit their application due to technical difficulties must report these to: prior to the closing date. Failure to so will result in the application being rejected.

Important notes
• Candidates are entitled to participate in the appointment process in the official language of their choice. They are asked to indicate their preferred official language in their application (English or French).
• Communication for this process will be sent via email. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure accurate contact information is provided and updated as required.
• Please note that some email systems may block emails from unknown users. Candidates should include an email address that accepts email from unknown users and regularly check their email, including junk mail.
• Candidates selected at the screening stage will be invited for further assessment. Methods of assessment may include, but are not limited to, a written examination, an oral interview, role-play, practical tests, presentations and/or psychometric assessment.
• Reference checks will be sought for candidates that reach interview stage and may form part of the selection process.
• The Embassy of Canada in Riyadh does not reimburse any travel costs to and from interviews/exams nor does it reimburse any relocation costs.
• If candidates need any special assistance in terms of attending exams or interviews then please let us know during the application process.
• The results of this competition may also be used to establish an eligibility list of staff for similar openings at the Embassy of Canada in Riyadh, which might arise in the 12 months following the completion of this competition.
• If you have any questions at any stage of the process please send an email to

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