Operations Manager

Company Growthpoint Properties
Reference # OPM28
Published 28/07/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Location Constantia, Western Cape, South Africa
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 Functions Construction,Facilities & Property Manager
Industries Construction,Facilities & Property Management
Job Purpose
Responsible for providing technical and managerial expertise pertaining to the maintenance of the retail center. Ensures operational budget management, mechanical or electrical engineering services and management of service providers on site. Ensures reliable and safe continuous operation in accordance with statutory requirements and regulations in the building/equipment under his/her control.

Duties and responsibilities

•To set and implement planned/preventative/emergency maintenance in conjunction with the Property and Portfolio Managers, 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

•3 to 5 years’ property or Built Environment experience
•Shopping Centre/Retail Experience essential


•Diploma or BSc Property Studies / Building Science/ Facilities Management.
•Relevant Certificate plus 5 years’ experience
•Demonstrable understanding of Property Management

Competencies and Skills

•Good knowledge of safety, fire and emergency procedures
•Good knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act
•Computer literate (full MS package)
•Well-developed report writing skills
•Budgeting and cost control experience
•Familiar with service level agreements (SLA’s) and lease agreements
•Stakeholder management skills
•Project Management skills
•Pneumatic experience
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills especially in communication to clients and suppliers

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.

Job Closing Date 04/08/2020
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