Technical Facility Manager (VN 19/25)

Germany (DE)
17 Apr 2019
22 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Within the General Services Division (GES), the Technical Facility Manager is responsible for the management of the operations and evolutions of the technical aspects of the Headquarters building and its installations. The manager leads a team consisting of engineers and technicians and is supported by external service providers.


  • Manage the team responsible for the engineering and operation of technical facility installations and develop its skills and know-how;
  • Ensure regular servicing and maintenance of all technical equipment, such as HVACs, emergency generators as well as all safety and security installations;
  • Manage the procurement and oversee the performance of service and maintenance works on technical installations in line with applicable standards.
  • Monitor the quality of work and initiate corrective actions if standards are not met;
  • Support the design and construction of new buildings and site developments such as extension of the power supply systems, installation of cooling equipment and others;
  • Within EUMETSAT act as the point of contact for all technical Facility Management related matters;
  • Ensure the documentation of all works performed in a Computer Aided Facility Management Tool (CAFM).
  • Provide regular activity reports and performance statistics for internal reporting and management reviews;
  • Support the introduction of innovations with the objective to improve efficiency and to decrease cost where applicable;
  • Plan the financial and human resources necessary for all above activities.


  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills with demonstrated experience in team management;
  • Extensive experience in facility management, including the operation of emergency power supply installation in a 24/7 operational environment would be an asset;
  • Knowledge of occupational health & safety regulations and fire prevention concepts;
  • Experience with a quality management system (ISO 9001) would be advantageous;
  • Strong analysis, problem solving and communication skills;
  • Computer skills - a good knowledge of MS Office and Outlook, CAFM tool and Project tools.
  • Certified knowledge in the field of Safety and Fire Protection would be an advantage;
  • University degree in Facility Management, Electrical Engineering, equivalent professional knowledge and skills;
  • Candidates must be able to work effectively in English and have some knowledge of French.


The initial contract will be of 4 years’ duration, with subsequent 5-year contracts being awarded thereafter, subject to individual performance and organisation requirements. There is no limit to the amount of follow-up contracts a staff member can receive up to the EUMETSAT retirement age of 63 and there are certainly opportunities to establish a long career perspective at EUMETSAT.

This post is graded A2/A4 on the EUMETSAT salary scales. The minimum basic salary for this post is EURO 5,612 per month (net of internal tax) which may be negotiable based on skills and experience. The salary scale provides for increments on the anniversary of taking up employment, and scales are reviewed by the EUMETSAT Council with effect from 1 January each year. In addition to basic salary, EUMETSAT offers attractive benefits. Further information, including salary details, is available on the EUMETSAT web site.

EUMETSAT is committed to providing an equal opportunities work environment for men and women.

Please note that only nationals of EUMETSAT Member States may apply. The EUMETSAT Convention requires that Staff shall be recruited based on their qualifications, account being taken of the international character of EUMETSAT.


EUMETSAT is Europe’s meteorological satellite agency. Its role is to establish and operate meteorological satellites to monitor the weather and climate from space - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This information is supplied to the National Meteorological Services of the organisation's Member and Cooperating States in Europe, as well as other users worldwide.

EUMETSAT also operates several Copernicus missions on behalf of the European Union and provide data services to the Copernicus marine and atmospheric services and their users.

As an intergovernmental European Organisation, EUMETSAT has 30 Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.)

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