Building Operations Manager

Western Cape 15 May

Interviewing Dynamix Recruitment Solutions

  • Description


    Building Operations Manager
    Cape Town

    Our client, a leading property management company seeks to appoint an Operations Manager with previous experience in building maintenance management to manage all the hard / technical and soft services of this retail centre.

    The ideal incumbent will have a minimum of 5 years technical building management experience with a sound understanding of general electrical, Hvac, plumbing, security etc services.

    Skills & Qualifications
    • Minimum Grade 12.
    • Minimum of 5 years general and practical building or facilities management experience
    • Knowledge of safety, fire and emergency procedures will be advantageous
    • Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and relevant legislation will be advantageous
    • Knowledge of SLA’s and lease agreements will be advantageous
    • Knowledge of basic technology in building (electrical, plumbing and construction) is extremely essential
    • Knowledge of mechanical and air-conditioning systems
    • Knowledge of day-to-day operations (cleaning, security)
    • Have previous exposure to a Building Management System
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills - advanced
    • Budget management skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Report writing skills
    • Project management skills will be advantageous
    • Time management skills is very important

    Competencies
    • Ability to manage and develop supplier and client relationships
    • Strong Organisational Skills
    • Strong Problem Solving Abilities
    • Have the ability to work well under pressure and a results driven environment
    • Professional team player
    • Intelligent self-starter who shows initiative and have the ability to work autonomously / with little guidance
    • Flexible and adaptable with an ability to multi-task
    • Exceptional working relationship builder at all levels
    • Able to take personal criticism and thrive in an environment that frequently questions and challenges.

    Key Performance Areas:
    • To set and implement planned/preventative/emergency maintenance in conjunction with the Property and Portfolio Managers, as well as disaster and emergency planning
    • To ensure that life cycle planning and preventative maintenance plans over a 3, 5 and 10-year period are set for properties under management
    • To ensure effective asset control by setting and managing the asset register
    • To implement energy saving programs (‘green’ principles), environmental and sustainability methodology in the portfolio
    • To prepare and manage the technical budget (Capex and R&M) including forecasts and budget variance reports in conjunction with the support of the Facilities Manager
    • To manage the Service Level Agreement with Suppliers and manage their performance.
    • To ensure that compliance is maintained with building and statutory regulations
    • To manage and respond timeously to technical complaints and queries received by clients, and identify trends in complaints
    • To manage the relationship with the tenants, including tenant installations and asserting budgetary control
    • To conduct inspections, including technical, housekeeping, service contract and Take on and take back inspections
    • To manage and coordinate staff activities and deliverables, implementing work schedules and effectively using the company performance and development management system
    • To manage both “hard” and “soft” services, monitoring the quality of services and deliverables provided by suppliers, ensuring they are within budget by negotiating the advantageous pricing structures, as well as effective utilization of municipal and utility management
    • To prepare required technical and financial reports and feedback reports to management on issues
    • To stay abreast of changing technical market trends


  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Requirements

  • Minumun level of education: Trade Certificate
  • Years of experience: 5
  • Language(s): English
  • Availability for travel: No
  • Availability for change of residence: No

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