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Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced persons to fill the position which has arisen in the Facilities Department.
The company is looking for a professional who would oversee the Zimbabwe International Exhibition Centre facilities, assets and personnel through ensuring the smooth running of operations by fulfilling the following:
• Responsible for strategic planning and day to day operations particularly in relation to buildings and premises, plumbing, systems, electrical systems, alarm systems, landscaping and parking areas.
• Advising senior management on the most appropriate strategies to adopt in the development and expansion of the facility.
• Liaising with external organisations and relevant authorities on matters of physical planning, building and construction.
• Organising and control of all maintenance and general upkeep of buildings, security, plumbing, electrical, water reticulation system, roads etc.
• Regular inspection of buildings and determining if repairs are needed.
• Supervising renovations and additions.
• Overseeing grounds maintenance and landscaping.
• Performing facility plant equipment, obsolescent planning, budgeting and replacement.
• Assessing the environmental impact and risks connected to projects.
• Managing, directing and monitoring all projects carried out within facility.
• Negotiating contracts and coordinating service providers.
• Ensuring facilities meet legal guidelines and health and safety requirements of Zimbabwe.
• Managing the company’s security and access control system.
• Managing the department’s budget and ensuring facility costs are kept to a minimum.
• Monitoring the company Master Plan and ensuring properly approved plans are followed.
• Planning and executing various event programmes for the company.
• Directing a variety of multi-disciplined staff working on concurrent projects.
• Purchasing and maintaining an inventory system of materials and spares for buildings, infrastructure and general maintenance.
• Keeping abreast with current developments in the field and having a more strategic role in planning, researching, and developing new ideas.
• A relevant degree especially in the areas of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Electrical Engineering, Environmental Management, Interior or Technical Design or related fields.
• An MBA and a certificate in occupational safety would be added advantages
• At least five years working experience in a similar position.
• Specific post-graduate training in facilities management would be an added advantage.
• Proven track record in dealing with statutory bodies like NSSA, EMA, ZERA and other relevant regulatory authorities
• Comprehensive knowledge of equipment and facility maintenance programmes and procedures.
• Attention to detail.
• Project Management skills.
• Highly computer literate
• Excellent communication skills and team working skills to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people.
• Ability to work with budgets and to deadlines.
• Analytical thinking, flexibility and good problem-solving skills.
• Prepared to occasionally work long and odd hours.