Facility Manager (m/f)

Our client, The American International School of Zagreb (AISZ) was founded in 1966 as an independent, non-profit, English-language day school offering an constructivist-based American curriculum, pre-kindergarten to grade 12, for expatriate families and internationally minded Croatian nationals who seek a comprehensive, contemporary, international standards-based curriculum.
As they grew, the school has moved six times through a number of a rented facilities. In October 2018, they moved to an A+ energy rated campus in Središće with an increased capacity for 480 students.

For our Client, we are currently looking for a motivated person for the position of:

Facility Manager (m/f)

Location: Zagreb

Performance responsibilities:

  • Plans, directs and, through subordinates and external companies, supervises facility management services including building and facility operating systems maintenance, repair and improvement, custodial services and security operations; reviews and evaluates current operating procedures and personnel practices and establishes procedures, practice and priorities in keeping with effective operations and cost factors; coordinates building and maintenance activities within the division and with other divisions and departments to obtain optimum school’s function and utilization of personnel and equipment.
  • Recommends operating methods and equipment to maximize cost savings, service quality and safety.
  • Establishes and enforces operating and safety standards and procedures for maintenance services and repair in line with the goals and objectives of the School Board and relevant local legal regulations; gives direction, resolves problems, prepares work schedules and sets deadlines to ensure completion of services
  • Supervises, trains, and evaluates staff directly and through subordinate supervisors/lead workers
  • Procurement of instructional supplies, materials and equipment for the school operation in line with sound business practices and School Board policies.
  • Administer all contracts for the school with outside vendors, contractors, leasing arrangements
  • Involved in the day to day activities which ensure all educational activities run smoothly
  • Follow and implement all school policies and procedures as outlined in the School Board Policy Manual, the Business Office Procedures Manual and the Faculty Handbook.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Business and Operations manager


  • University degree at relevant technical university, preferably Machine engineer
  • At least five years of facilities maintenance and operations experience that included some project/program budget preparation and monitoring
  • Engineering experience with plants and machines preferably in a service industry (i.e. hotel, hospital…)
  • Knowledge of technology and computer applications for Smart Building Systems and A+ energy rating building
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage building operational services
  • Flexible person with “can do” attitude
  • Team player
  • Microsoft Office
  • Verbal and written communication skills in English and Croatian
  • Valid Driver’s License (B)

If you are interested in this position, please send your Curriculum Vitae in English until 15 September 2019 via the APPLICATION LINK.