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Senior Facilities Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Building Management
Location: ACT - Canberra
Residency: Australian Permanent Residency
Job Reference: KF/1425662
Starting Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 25-Oct-2019
Rate: $NEG
Duration: N/A
Contact: Abhinav Bidani
  • Senior. Facilities Management role - a rare opportunity!
  • Located in Canberra
  • Leadership role


Knight Frank is recognised as a leader in property consultancy throughout the world, operating in 60 countries and employing more than 19,030 people worldwide.  In Australia, Knight Frank employs approximately 1,000 professionals in 28 offices. Knight Frank represents its clients in both commercial and residential markets, offering professional, agency and consultancy services. 


This is an opportunity to leverage your skills and knowledge within Facilities Management and take your career to the next level.


This exciting Senior Facilities Manager position is accountable for the management and delivery of services for a portfolio of properties based in Canberra.  As the operational lead, you will have a client facing role in addition to supporting the Head of Facilities Management ACT.


Supporting our key clients' assets, you will ensure that Knight Frank continues to deliver leading edge Facilities Management services that meet and exceed the expectations of our client through your technical knowledge and leadership skills. 


The Role:

  • Provide operational leadership, manage and direct efforts to maintain an impeccable level of building presentation
  • Ensure optimal operation of building plant and equipment to improve NABERS ratings
  • Be the contact for technical advice, supporting the property management team and client and tenant customers
  • Assist the client with the development and implementation of capital works
  • Oversight of all procurement activities to ensure all technical, risk and statutory requirements are met
  • Implement, audit and maintain risk management procedures
  • Manage Operational expenditure budget preparation, forecasting and delivery
  • Maintain and be fully conversant with all Australian Standards, statutory and legal requirements directly related to building management service delivery
  • Provide recommendations to the client and property management team to continually improve operational efficiencies
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the client, tenants and service partners
  • Ensure timely delivery of compliance, risk and sustainability targets and KPIs
  • Supervise and develop excellent working relationships with on-site operations and facilities staff, maintaining a team environment and enhancing overall building and service delivery standards


To be considered for this role you will have:

  • At least 5 years work experience and demonstrated success in a Senior Facilities Management role within the property/building industry
  • Excellent presentations, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supervising and managing staff
  • A high level of financial aptitude, computer literacy, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrable experience with HVAC and building controls management
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship development skills
  • Experience in tendering for. significant hard and soft services contracts 
  • Comprehensive knowledge of industry best practice, relevant codes and legislative requirements relating to facilities management
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and manage competing priorities


Your success will hinge on your ability to provide excellent client service, prepare and manage reports, administer contracts, successfully lead a team and achieve set objectives. A successful candidate will be self-motivated and able to think strategically whilst having the capacity to interface with other members of the team.


Applicants with Australian working rights need only apply.


No Agencies please.



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