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Facilities Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Category: Building Management
Location: VIC - Melbourne
Residency: Australian Permanent Residency
Job Reference: KF/1423086D
Starting Date: ASAP
Closing Date: 13-Feb-2020
Rate: $NEG
Duration: N/A
Contact: Abhinav Bidani
  • Opportunity for an experienced and motivated candidate
  • Work within an established and supportive team
  • Based at Pakenham Market Place (Remotely manage 3 other centres in Drouin, Cowes & Wonthaggi with monthly visits to each site)


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 26 offices. Knight Frank represents its clients in both commercial and residential markets, offering professional, agency and consultancy services.


Our Facilities Management Team is regarded as a leader in the provision of facilities management services to some of Australia's most respected institutional and corporate clients.


Your success will hinge on your ability to provide superior client service, prepare and manage reports, maintain contracts 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.


The Role:

  • Being the primary contact for technical and maintenance advice across a portfolio of retail centres
  • Procure services to ensure all technical, risk and statutory requirements are satisfied and within budget
  • Essential services management including air conditioning, lifts and fire safety
  • Management of building contracts/service providers
  • Development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with our client, tenants and tenant representatives.
  • Ensure timely delivery of compliance, risk and sustainability targets and KPIs.
  • Ensuring optimal operation of buildings to design, maintaining NABERS rating with a view to improvement where achievable.
  • Detailed monitoring and management of energy and water consumption Independently Project Manage smaller scale capital expenditure improvements
  • Preparation of detailed Monthly activity reports


Some of the key competencies include:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining strong relationships
  • Facilities Management experience in the retail property industry sought, with the ability to operate with a high level of autonomy in managing the delivery of concurrent FM projects
  • Sound knowledge and experience in tendering and negotiation practices
  • Experience in the effective management of green buildings
  • Technical qualifications /experience for any of the building major services including air conditioning, BMCS, electrical is desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of relevant Australian legislation (including EPA) Australian Standards, Building Codes of Australia and good work practices
  • Demonstrate strong organisation, problem solving and time management skills
  • Strong Microsoft Office literacy is a must


As a strong relationship builder with exceptional people, environmental, risk and contractor management skills, you will thrive in a challenging environment.  You will be involved in identifying and resolving critical Facilities Management issues and ensuring “best practice” facilities management strategies are implemented and adhered to, whilst capitalising on opportunities to maximise your buildings' performance. This presents as an outstanding opportunity to build your profile while enhancing our client and tenant relationships.


Applicants with Australian working rights need only apply.


No Agencies please.



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