Operations & Facilities Manager :
Will be responsible for the management of services and processes that support the core business of an organization. You'll ensure that best practices are followed for maximum efficiency and that the most suitable working environment is attained for its employees and their activities.
This is a diverse field with a range of responsibilities, which are dependent on the structure and size of the organization. You'll be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. Likely areas of responsibility include:
•Building and grounds maintenance
•Health and safety
•Procurement and contract management
•Utilities and communications infrastructure.
As a facilities manager, you'll need to:
•prepare documents to put out tenders for contractors
•Project manage, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors
•investigate the availability and suitability of options for new premises
•calculate and compare costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
•Plan for future development in line with strategic business objectives.
•manage and lead change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities.
•Direct, coordinate and plan essential services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, and archiving, cleaning, catering, waste disposal.
•Ensure buildings meet health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation.
•Keep staff safe.
•plan best allocation and utilization of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organizing of current premises.
•Check that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies.
•coordinate and lead one or more teams to cover various areas of responsibility.
•use performance management techniques to monitor and demonstrate achievement of agreed service levels and to lead on improvement.
•Respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and deal with the consequences.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in MEP Engineering or related discipline.
•3+ years’ experience in facilities management position
• Strong understanding of warehouse control systems.
• Able to read and understand complex electrical, mechanical and automation systems.
• Working knowledge of electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems.
• Demonstrated leadership skills.
• Impeccable verbal and written communication skills.
• Excellent project management skills.
•Building Managment Systems (BMS).
You don't need to have a specific degree to aply for this role but the following subjects may improve your chances:
•Engineering and building services engineering
You'll need to demonstrate:
•Interpersonal, relationship-building and networking skills
•Procurement and negotiation skills
•The ability to multitask and priorities your workload
•Confident decision making
•Time management skills
•Project management skills
•The ability to draw information from various sources, including people
•Clear and concise writing skills and the ability to handle long and complex documents
•Teamwork skills and the ability to lead and motivate others
•A practical, flexible and innovative approach to work.
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