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Facilities Manager

Limerick City and County Council invites applications from suitably qualified applicants for the position of Facilities Manager.

The Position

The successful candidate(s) will be expected to carry out the duties set out below:


• Procuring and managing significant contracts for services including security, parking, cleaning, catering, building maintenance/repairs, refuse removal, etc.
• Overseeing and implementing all reactive and planned maintenance programmes.
• Supervising and managing a multi-disciplinary teams of staff including performance appraisal systems
• Prepare budgets annually for the effective operation of Facilities Services and maintain cost control on budgets assigned
• Monitor and control energy consumption for Corporate buildings and seek cost reductions wherever possible
• Inform employees/management on energy efficiency.
• Ensuring all maintenance is carried out in accordance with legislation and good industry practice.
• Ensuring contract Service Level Agreements are met.
• Manage all matters relating to hard and soft services, mechanical and electrical operations, health and safety compliance, fire safety and fabric condition.
• Execution of reactive repairs in a timely manner on a value for money basis.
• Effective sourcing and utilisation of materials and subcontractors in accordance with public procurement rules
• Prepare monthly report for all services covered under contract.
• Ensure safe systems of work are in place for all operations by managing and addressing the health and safety requirements of each function.
• Suggest and implement improvements and innovations in service delivery.
• Ensure client satisfaction and attend regular meetings and minute, record, and execute action items.
• Overseeing building projects, renovations or refurbishments.
• Allocating and managing space between buildings.
• Relocating departments to new offices and making recommendations on new office locations.
• Ensures the timely execution of all work orders, within the permitted parameters.
• Co-ordinate all contractors that attend site and ensure all the relevant documentation is in place prior to the work commencing.
• Review existing facility or building management systems with subsequent implementation of a Corporate approach to facilities management including cost saving measures and the use of technologies
• Prepare reports including evaluations for senior management on a regular basis
• Take on ad-hoc projects as deemed necessary.
• Be required to co-operate and avail of any new technology and/or systems which may become available to assist him / her in the effective & efficient carry out of his/her duties.
• Be required to make himself/herself available for training programmes as required by Limerick City and County Council and he/she shall be required to up-date this training as necessary.
• To carry out such other duties as may be assigned by Director of Service
or as delegated.
• Any other duties as may be assigned.

The Person:

Each candidate must:

• demonstrate a record of achievement as a Facilities Manager for a period of at least 2 years ideally with multiple buildings containing offices
• demonstrate competence in the management of mechanical and electrical systems within a modern office environment.
• demonstrate knowledge of the relevant legislative environment including the health and safety framework.
• demonstrate flexibility in terms of working hours as the duties can involve working outside of normal working hours as required.
• demonstrate effective people management skills
• have excellent planning and organisation skills with strong attention to detail
• be a good communicator, both verbal and written.
• Be self motivated with a record of demonstrating initiative judgment and problem solving in a work place environment
• possess a full clean driving licence and access to their own car at all times.


Preferably the successful candidate will possess;

• a Technical qualification or Trade qualification at Level 6 or above on the National Framework of Qualifications
• Knowledge of public procurement.


Salary: The current salary scale is €49,543 to €68,868.

Hours of Work: 37 hour week.

Annual Leave: 30 days per annum


Application Process:

The Application Form and Briefing Document are available to be downloaded from the Council’s website www.limerick.ie/council/your-council/jobs and from Human Resources Department, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick, Tel. 061-557160 or Email: recruitment@limerick.ie.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition. Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.

Completed application form must be e-mailed to recruitment@limerick.ie no later than 16th December 2019.


Contact Details

Limerick City & County Council
Human Resources Department
Corporate Headquarters
Limerick

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