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Facilities Management

October – December 2014

Hotspots

Maintenance Managers – Demand for candidates with a trade background is high for regional and remote roles. There is a short supply of good quality candidates for the corporate hospitality industry.

Facilities Managers – Mechanical Facilities Managers with NV2 clearance and extensive knowledge of projects and facilities are in demand as assets undergo technical and maintenance upgrades. Demand is also high for candidates with previous CBD commercial experience to fill temporary roles.

Cleaning Managers – Senior Managers in the cleaning industry are in demand due to ongoing staff turnover and contract changes. Roles include Area Managers, Operations Managers and Client Service Managers. We are also seeing a need for talent at the supervisory level from SMEs.

Qualified Chefs – Employers are currently finding it challenging to secure suitably qualified Chefs who are willing to travel to remote sites for designated periods. This is especially true for temporary roles.

Electricians – Qualified Electricians with a Coal Board Medical who are willing to work offsite from a mine are highly sought. As these qualifications are required to work on a mine site, finding Electricians to work at accommodation villages can be extremely challenging for employers.

Operations Managers – Technical Operations Managers are in demand as buildings and portfolios of buildings need management at a more senior level. The supply of suitable candidates in the market is currently limited.

Trends

Except for permanent roles in Data Centre Services Management, not a lot of new jobs are likely to be created. Instead, employers are replacing departing staff. On a temporary basis we expect there to be long-term contract roles offered for relocations or to candidates with in-house project management experience who can be responsible for ABW implementation and the upgrading of corporate facilities.

In Canberra the Australian public service is currently hiring on a temporary basis due to permanent restrictions. In the private sector, new contract wins and natural attrition has created recent movement in the market.
 

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