Ackermans: Temp: Facilities and Utilities Manager

Job Title: TEMP - Facilities and Utilities Manager
Department: Operations - Properties
Brand: Ackermans
Reporting To Position: Manager
Job Type Classification: Temporary
Number of Positions: 01

Location - Town / City: Kuilsriver
Location - Province: Western Cape
Location - Country: South Africa

Job Purpose:
We are looking for a TEMP to effectively manage all the services which support the functionality and well being of the Head Office and stores, which include the maintenance, OHASA, utilities and security as per the necessary legal requirements and company standards. Further to this this person will ensure that everything is operating properly for building occupants to do their work.

Grade 12

Diploma/Degree in Project Management.
Qualification or some form of training in building services related disciplines.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
3-5 years facilities management (preferably Retail exposure)
Project management experience in construction industry.
OHASA legislation and processes.
Contractor networking.
Negotiations on service levels.
Security systems and products.

KNOWLEDGE required:
People Management.
Negotiation facilitation.
SLA agreements.
Interpretation of plans and layouts.

Key Responsibilities:
1.Co-ordinating building maintenance and operational activities.
2.Architectural / engineering planning and design.
3.Effective sourcing of suppliers and contractors.
4.Ensure that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards.
5.Cost and budget management.
6.Project management and planning.
7.Supervising mutli-disciplinary teams of staff (i.e security, fedex, cleaners)
8.Scheduled visits to evaluate compliance and maintenance standards at various sites and complexes.

Other: Drivers licence

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Questions after the interview:

At the end of an interview there is usually an opportunity where you can ask any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity to show the interviewer that you are interested in the position as well as the company. It is a good idea to prepare a few questions before the interview – this can be done while you are doing research on the company.

Your questions should show the interviewer that you are a good candidate for the position. Try and avoid questions that are based on your personal needs and preferences, for instance:

- How much leave will I get in a year?
- Will I be considered for promotion in my first year?
- When will I get an increase?
- What time can I leave in the afternoon?

These questions are inappropriate at this stage and will probably raise concerns on the side of the interviewer. Should you be the successful candidate then all these questions will be answered in your letter of appointment so don’t waste this opportunity by asking these basic questions.

If the position is an entry level job or very junior then you are welcome to ask questions in line with the position, for instance:

- Why did the previous person leave the position?
- What would the successful person be tasked to do in a typical day?
- How does this position fit into the department and / or company?
- Could you explain the company structure to me?
- Is there any further education assistance or support?

If the position is more senior then you can prepare question around the following themes:

- current issues that will face the successful candidate;
- inter-personal challenges in the department;
- any process, technology or people challenges that needs to be attended to urgently;
- key result areas that need urgent attention in the first few months;

The above information should get you started. Prepare a few questions so that you can show your worth. Good luck with your interview!