Facilities Manager

Knight Frank Australia

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


About us:

At Knight Frank we’re passionate about property, but it takes more than passion to make us the world’s most successful privately-owned property agency and consultancy.

With a 125-year heritage, we are part of a global property powerhouse dedicated to providing our clients the best advice across commercial and residential property transactional and advisory services.

We champion a diverse and inclusive workplace, where people are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work and are proud to be the real estate industry’s first WORK180 endorsed employer.

The role:

This exciting Facilities Manager position is accountable for managing the assigned building facilities and ensuring that the client’s asset is protected and enhanced. This is an opportunity to leverage your skills and knowledge within Facilities Management and take your career to the next level.

Key responsibilities:

  • Technical oversight of the asset’s day to day operations
  • Play a key role in driving the asset’s sustainability performance
  • Be the primary contact for technical and maintenance advice, supporting your Property Manager and client
  • Day-to-day building management including operations & compliance matters
  • Provide recommendations to the clients and Property Manager to improve efficiencies on maintenance and operational issues
  • Ensure a high level of quality control of all contractors
  • Conduct regular inspections of the entire building, including all common areas and plant rooms
  • Develop, implement and maintain Risk Management procedures in accordance with National and State regulations and Client’s requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • Significant work experience and demonstrated success in a Facilities Management role within the property/building industry
  • Trade qualification in electrical, mechanical engineering or plumbing (desirable not essential)
  • Tertiary qualifications (degree or diploma)
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A high level of financial aptitude, computer literacy, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong stakeholder management and relationship development skills
  • Knowledge of facilities management operations, industry best practice, building codes and legislative requirements relating to facilities management
  • Ability to operate with a high level of autonomy and able to manage and priorities competing demands

What’s in it for you?

  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Flexible working arrangements designed to suit individual circumstances and family needs
  • A generous 16-week parental scheme plus superannuation for a full 12 months
  • Birthday and study leave
  • Swap around a public holiday for a cultural swap day!
  • Two Wellness Days to allow you to focus on your own physical and or mental wellbeing
  • A workplace where you can access 2 weeks additional leave each year so you can take that extra break with family or friends
  • We applaud your need to give back to the community and give you 2 paid volunteer days each year to support one of our-affiliated charities
  • Our reward platform “The Vault” which gives you access to a great range of discounts at popular retailers and supermarkets as well as lifestyle benefits and corporate discounts
  • Because life can throw the unexpected at us, we help subsidise private health insurance excess, if you or an immediate family member requires hospitalisation
  • Plus, so much more!

Join a team where individual uniqueness is celebrated, contribution is rewarded, and voices are respected and heard. A place where everyone has the chance to perform at their best

Not the perfect fit? Apply anyway. You might have something we didn’t realise we needed!

Applicants with Australian working rights need only apply. No Agencies please.

Please note, if you are successful in securing a role, you will be subject to police checks as part of our standard recruitment process

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