Growthpoint Properties Ongoing Employment Opportunity

Growthpoint provides space to thrive with innovative and sustainable property solutions. We are an international property company with assets on three continents and the largest South African primary REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) listed on the JSE. We own and manage a diversified portfolio of over 550 property assets, locally and internationally.

Growthpoint is a FTSE/JSE Top 40 Index company, a constituent of the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Emerging Index and is in the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Index.



Job Title: Building Manager
Location: Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Reference: # BLM55 – Capetown
Contract Type: Permanent



Job purpose

To ensure that building assets are optimally maintained throughout their life cycle in accordance with approved budget through effective and efficient management of in house and outsourced services.

Duties and responsibilities

•To set and implement planned/preventative/emergency maintenance in conjunction with the facilities manager, as well as disaster and emergency planning
•To ensure that life cycle planning and preventative maintenance plans over a 3, 5 and 10-year period are set for properties under management
•To ensure effective asset control by setting and managing the asset register
•To implement energy saving programs (‘green’ principles), environmental and sustainability methodology in the portfolio
•To prepare and manage the technical budget (Capex and R&M) including forecasts and budget variance reports
•To contribute to the SLA’s for approved service providers in conjunction with the Procurement team
•To ensure that compliance is maintained with building and statutory regulations
•To manage and respond timeously to technical complaints and queries received by clients, and identify trends in complaints
•To manage the relationship with the tenants, including tenant installations and asserting budgetary control
•To conduct inspections, including technical, housekeeping, service contract and Take on and take back inspections
•To manage and coordinate staff activities and deliverables, implementing work schedules and effectively using the company performance and development management system
•To manage both “hard” and “soft” services, monitoring the quality of services and deliverables provided by suppliers, ensuring they are within budget by negotiating the advantageous pricing
structures, as well as effective utilization of municipal and utility management
•To prepare required technical and financial reports and feedback reports to management on issues
•To stay abreast of changing technical market trends

Minimum Qualifications and experience

•Certificate or Diploma in Property Studies / Building Science/ Facilities Management/Project Management and minimum 3 years’ property or Built Environment experience, preferably in a
corporate real estate environment.
•A technical tertiary qualification in Mechanical, Electrical or Civil/Structural Engineering will be an added advantage, as would SAFMA accreditation.

Exposure to the following

•Knowledge of safety, fire and emergency procedures will be advantageous
•Knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and relevant legislation will be advantageous
•Knowledge of SLA’s and lease agreements will be advantageous
•Knowledge of basic technology in building (electrical, plumbing, HVAC and construction) is extremely essential
•Knowledge of day-to-day operations (cleaning, security) is extremely essential

Competencies and Skills

•Stakeholder Focus
•Managing and developing Relationships
•Decision Making
•Managing and Developing People
•Problem Solving
•Coping with Pressure and Change

Working conditions

•Ability to work after hours and on weekends when required
•Must be willing to a hands-on approach – electrical, plumbing, HVAC installations, fire regulations.

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Application Deadline:  21/09/2020

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