Facilities Manager

Job Title: Facilities Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 490388A
Contact Name: Ali Kimmorley
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 29, 2022 17:15

Job Description

  • Be part of an exciting growth period for Newcastle Airport and our Region

  • Dynamic position across asset and facilities that will evolve as the organisation expands

  • Join a fun, vibrant, results-driven team

About Newcastle Airport  
Newcastle Airport is about to enter the most exciting period of its 70-year history as it grows further in size, aspiration, and influence.

There’s never been a better time to join one of the region’s most dynamic teams that is making a difference!  Guided by its deeply held purpose of ‘being the airport the region deserves’, the organisation has emerged a stronger, bolder, and more ambitious business than before the global pandemic.

In the last year, the airport has secured $60M in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield and $55M for terminal expansion, it has connected to 6 new destinations, including Cairns and Adelaide, with Singapore now in sight. It has expanded its world class Defence and Aerospace precinct, brought forward major works on its 2036 Masterplan and was named 2021 Major Airport of the Year.

About the opportunity
Earlier in 2022 Newcastle Airport commenced their search for a new Facilities Manager and are yet to appoint the position.  We are starting a fresh search and the good news is…… YOU have an opportunity to explore this fantastic opportunity!

The Facilities Manager will manage and coordinate the Newcastle Airport asset maintenance system and manage minor projects for all assets and infrastructure including preventative and corrective repairs and maintenance programs.

Reporting to the Executive Manager of Operations, and with the support of a Facilities Officer and contractors, the position maintains an agreed quality standard of the Airport's assets, infrastructure and equipment and plays an active role in developing asset rehabilitation plans and contribution to the 1-, 5- and 20-year CAPEX plans and budgets.

You will manage airport utilities services, usage and billing reconciliation and develop and manage the airport facilities maintenance budget. 
This is a role that will continue to evolve and grow as the Newcastle Airport facilities expand!

The benefits
Newcastle Airport has a reputation for being an engaged, committed and result driven workplace. They offer a wealth of additional benefits, such as training and development opportunities, additional paid leave, rewards and recognition program, corporate fitness program, regular health and wellbeing initiatives and social club activities.

About you
Communication is a key attribute!  The Facilities Manager we are seeking will be extremely strong at identifying key stakeholders and be proactive at ensuring the right people are aware of facilities works being undertaken to ensure smooth operations of the airport terminal and precinct.  High quality written communication skills are also paramount in the role as you prepare business cases and recommendations for management approval.
You are a collaborative team player who naturally enjoys having a deep understanding of the operations of the business to best establish how you can add value to strategic FM initiatives and effective operational activities.

The next Facilities Manager of Newcastle Airport will be able to demonstrate the following experience and qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in facilities maintenance and project management of minor works. 

  • FM experience in more complex environments such as shopping centres, airports and/or entertainment, sporting and leisure precincts

  • Experience in the delivery and management of an asset management system and practical knowledge of operating a BMS

  • Preparation of maintenance budgets and works programs

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills including preparation of business cases and reports

  • Understanding of risk allocation and the management of Work Health Safety Environment (WHSE) in the workplace

  • Understanding of business sustainability strategies and implementation.

  • Relevant tertiary and/or trade qualifications.

You will be proud of the attention to detail that you demonstrate in your everyday actions and the difference that even the smallest of tasks done well can make to the overall outcomes and impact of the role. 

COVID vaccination is a requirement of the position.

How to apply
To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Ali Kimmorley on 02 4927 2006 for a confidential discussion.  You can download an information pack by clicking here.  We look forward to receiving your application, including cover letter.  To submit please click "Apply".

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