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Junior facility manager

Ostend/Ghent -  Belgium

Join Daikin Europe as junior facility manager, and progress to the role of facility specialist for our new office building in Ghent after three years of coaching and training on the job.

Expanding role in key project and beyond

Daikin has begun the construction of a large office and research building on the technology site in Ghent-Zwijnaarde that will be completed in 2024. Between now and the building’s completion, you will be involved in the team liaising between the construction companies and Daikin management. This gives you the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of organising the facilities, as well as the environmental, health and safety aspects to be considered.

Benefits of Daikin Europe N.V.

Daikin is the number one name in air conditioning. As the EMEA headquarters of the Japanese company, Daikin Industries Ltd., Daikin Europe N.V. designs, manufactures, and distributes air conditioning and heating systems for commercial, residential, and industrial applications, together with Total Comfort Solutions in the fields of cooling, heating, ventilation and related techniques.

Our offices are located in Brussels and Ostend, and we are also present throughout Europe, Africa and the Middle East with our sales networks.

Daikin Europe N.V. is expanding and offers many advantages as an employer, including a wide international network, a pleasant and stimulating working environment, plus extensive training and coaching. However, highly motivated employees like you are our greatest asset. That is why we are always looking for new talent. Sound appealing? We can’t wait to meet you.

 

Your contribution as junior facility manager

As part of the facilities team, in the General Affairs department, you will assist in:

  • Working on the general upkeep and maintenance of the building and its technical installations, taking into account health and safety standards.
  • Supporting your colleagues in the coordination and execution of the maintenance and repair activities of the facility section.
  • Coordinating our soft services, such as security, catering, cleaning and reception.
  • Managing the health and safety aspects, to ensure that the company satisfies its legal obligations, and leading us on a continuous improvement journey to enhance our health and safety performance.

Specific tasks:

In the team managing the new construction site in Ghent you will:

  • Assist the Daikin liaison charged with following up the construction companies
  • Coordinate projects around mobility
  • Manage refurbishments, renovations, and office relocation to make sure they run smoothly and within budget
  • Prepare the technical infrastructure
  • Continuously respond to environmental, health and safety aspects by performing risk analyses, giving health and safety advice, following up (sub)contractors, ….

 

 

Required profile

  • A broad interest ranging from construction-technical issues to HVAC and electrical  installations, ...
  • Knowledge of the following domains: prevention, environment, health and safety (or keen to learn and become certified).
  • A Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering / Industrial Sciences. Or similar through experience.
  • A hands-on mentality and flexible approach in order to be successful in your assignments.
  • You take initiative and responsibility towards the assigned projects.
  • Strong communication skills allowing you to create goodwill with internal & external partners in order to meet your objectives.
  • Problem solver and strong planning & organisation skills.
  • Good knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Autocad, plus a basic knowledge of facility-specific supporting software.
  • Fluency in English and Dutch (both written and spoken) is essential in communicating with your colleagues.

 

Our offer

At Daikin, you can be sure of job variety with an international market leader, in an environment where people are encouraged to work together and grow. You benefit from a permanent contract, and thorough training and intensive support right through. Your hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary and a range of fringe benefits.

 

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