Facilities Manager - Papakura

Date: 15-Sep-2021

Location: South Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


  • Showcase your Built and Open Space skills and experience
  • Manage our Papakura based facilities effectively and efficiently
  • Work collaboratively to deliver on local board, Auckland and Māori plans as well as community aspirations


He angitūtanga: The opportunity

Community Facilities is committed to making great places Aucklanders love while supporting a number of related services such as asset management and renewals of existing structures and open areas. Committed to a lifecycle approach to asset management, we work to build, maintain and renew our world class community buildings and public spaces including parks, walkways, libraries and leisure centres. As kaitiaki (guardian) of Auckland Council facilities, we play a vital role in promoting the wellbeing of our communities while also delivering strategically significant programmes. 


Reporting to the Manager of Area Operations you will be the subject matter expert for the assets in your area. You’ll inspire your team to deliver a seamless high performing facility management service to all Community Facility Assets across the relevant Local Board area, covering both urban and rural areas, town centres, all buildings and open spaces, through excellent contractor management and communication. 


As one of our Facilities Managers you will oversee the delivery of effective and efficient day to day facility management across the built and open spaces that our community uses.  In this role, you will lead the management of facility maintenance across your local board area while developing a comprehensive understanding of the portfolios’ built and park assets. While overseeing the performance of our contractors, you will drive continuous improvement and robust Health and Safety practices as the “go to” subject matter expert in your given area for built and open space management and maintenance.  


Additionally, you will be responsible for managing budgets and ensuring maximisation of value for money and quality while developing and maintaining excellent customer experience and stakeholder relationships. Along with supporting kaitiakitanga and being responsive to the needs of the Māori community, you support and promote the development of staff confidence and capability in contributing to the department’s Māori Responsiveness Plan.
He kōrero mōu: About you
As the successful applicant, you will have proven relevant experience in facilities maintenance management across built and open spaces alongside expertise in practical asset operational management. You’ll have demonstrable technical knowledge in parks and open space management, horticulture, HVAC, building compliance, electrical, plumbing and/or other specialist subject matter areas, including Health and Safety. 


As a strong team player, you will be solution focused with the ability to take on challenges and meet or exceed targets. As a self starter who aspires to excellence, you will have a strong track record of achievement in the property or building industries (preferably in large organisations in the private or public sectors). You will know your assets and how they perform. 


Additionally, you will have the proven ability to make decisions on the spot, established communication expertise, strong collaboration skills and demonstrated capability in report writing and analysis, budget management and financial tracking. Alongside your experience in maintenance delivery, you have solid experience mentoring and coaching employees as well as the ability to further build and lead an effective and successful team. 


Much of your focus will be on managing complex maintenance programs, asset types, compliance of assets along with the ability to drive high performance and value from our suppliers. Ideally, you will hold a relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent industry gained experience.
Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
We will offer you a career enhancing opportunity, competitive remuneration and to be part of Auckland’s meaningful history. At the forefront of our community development, you will be part of a team that is dynamic and passionate about what CF does. You will play a crucial role, not only in CF but across Auckland Council. Working 40 hours per week Monday to Friday, you will have some flexibility with how those hours are set. 
If you are high performing, passionate about Auckland and the world around you and would like the chance to make tangible and visible improvements to our environment, then join us. Apply today (telling us why you are interested in and right for this opportunity) by cover letter along with your CV. 


This covers the Papakura Local Board area and you will be based predominantly in the Manukau office.
Applications close Wednesday, 29th September 2021


You will be required to have a valid NZ driver's licence due to the nature of the position where you will be required to regularly travel to various Community Facility sites across the Auckland region.
This role is deemed safety sensitive and, in line with Auckland Council policy, you will be required to complete pre-employment drug & alcohol testing.

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.