Head of Technical Services - México

  • FIFA
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • 05 May, 2024
Full time Leadership & Management Technology

Job Description

We govern the beautiful game and ensure it's run with transparency and integrity.

Sitting within the Infrastructure & Technical Services Department, Technical Services (along with Venue Design, Overlay, Pitch Management, Power & Energy) aims to deliver the most engaging, innovative, and accessible World Cup experience for all athletes, fans, partners, and the community.  
Reporting organisationally to the Stadium & Operations Executive Director, the Head of Technical Services will help serve Technical Services efforts for the FIFA World Cup 2026 that for the first time ever, is hosting 48 teams and 1,200+ players across 3 countries and 16 venues. This role will be responsible for directing the technical services department and ensuring that all technological systems and services run smoothly and efficiently. Further, this role will oversee managing infrastructure, broadcasting facilities, communication networks, and other operational aspects related to technology and services during the tournament.

THE POSITION

These are your key tasks:
  •  Coordinate and manage all technical aspects of the tournament with all stakeholders to ensure seamless operations.
    • Establishing relationships to internal and external stakeholders and manage expectations.
    • Oversee the planning, scoping, implementation and maintenance of technical disciplines and services.
    • Project manage all technical services and disciplines in terms of time, quality and budget as well as mitigate and monitor potential risks.
    • Develop and execute contingency plans to address potential technical challenges or disruptions.
    • Liaise with vendors, suppliers, and technical partners to ensure timely delivery of services and equipment.
    • Lead a team of technical experts responsible for different aspects of tournament operations.
    • Ensure compliance with FIFA's technical standards and guidelines across all tournament venues.
    • Monitor and analyze technological trends to identify opportunities for innovation and improvement.
    • Act as a point of contact for technical inquiries and provide support to resolve any technical issues that may arise during the tournament.

YOUR PROFILE

We work hard at FIFA.
We are dedicated, ambitious and innovative.


And we respect our values. Always.

For all roles, we seek talented people with an entrepreneurial spirit and a global mindset.

The specific competencies we require for this position are:
• Fluency in Spanish and English languages
• Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or similar
• Minimum 5 years of experience in technical services, preferably for major sports events 
• Great understanding of temporary infrastructure and engineering disciplines
• Ability to read architectural and construction drawings  
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written 
• Ability to work independently and in a team 
• Positive attitude, patience, and persistence as well as good social skills for establishing relationships with key stakeholders

About FWC2026

The FIFA World Cup 26™ will mark the first time that the tournament features 48 teams and will be hosted by three countries: Canada, Mexico, and the United States.

This new format redefines excellence, generating unique opportunities for greater participation and engagement from fans and players in North America and all over the world. Now is your time to be a game changer and join the workforce that is planning and delivering this unique and unforgettable experience.