Thursday, 12 January 2012

Safaricom - Senior Manager (Facilities)

Senior Manager - Facilities


Reporting to the Director Resources the job holder will be responsible for planning, identification, acquisition, construction and maintenance of physical business facilities and premises to serve the company’s business needs, as well as co-ordinate in-house and out-sourced support services to meet business requirements in an efficient manner

Key Responsibilities
  • Planning and Implementation of Facilities Capital Projects - Development of budgets and plans for premises and facilities to meet on-going and future business requirements.
  • Project Management – Development and review of technical specifications for facilities capital projects.
  • Property Management - Identify, acquire and manage premises for business - for residential, office, retail and specialized business requirements in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Maintenance Management - Achieve high facilities availability and optimal maintenance status.
  • Work Place Planning and Optimization - Develop and maintain high standards of health and safety in terms of the work environment for staff.
  • Management of Support (Internal) Services - Manage internal service (cleaning, mail room, and recreation, and parking, front office) to achieve a high level of service and customer satisfaction.
  • Business Continuity Planning - Develop, document, implement and maintain formal company-wide business continuity plans for facilities.
  • Staff development - Develop a high performing and motivated team and guide staff to achieve their career goals.
  • Sustainable Practices - Develop and maintain a sustainability roadmap on environmental aspects relating to facilities including water and electricity consumption, emissions control, waste disposal and landfill aspects
Minimum requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology.
  • Registered engineer status a distinct advantage.
  • At least 7 years experience in engineering practice covering design, construction and maintenance of building systems, facilities and infrastructure.
  • Excellent understanding the design and maintenance of building services systems including HVAC, water and energy systems.
  • Excellent understanding of modern intelligent real estate (IRE), building management and building greening systems and concepts.
  • Good project management and co-ordination skills.
  • Good understanding of office design concepts.
  • Good understanding of modern facilities management concepts.
  • Advances knowledge of MS Office applications and AutoCAD.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Team player with excellent influencing skills.
  • High level of Initiative and self-drive.
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Able to work under pressure with respect for deadlines
If you feel that you are up to the challenge and posses the necessary qualification and experience please send your resume and application letter indicating your experience and why you are the most suitable candidate for the role clearly quoting the job title to the address below.

The deadline for application is Wednesday the 18th January 2012.

The Senior Manager – Talent Acquisition
Safaricom Ltd
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