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About Newcastle

Nestled between the picturesque Port Stephens, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter Valley (wine country), Newcastle is only a 2.5-hour drive north of Sydney. 

Known for its stunning beaches, nature reserves, cafés and boutique bars, Newcastle is rapidly becoming a popular choice for professionals looking for the ideal lifestyle, where you can strike the perfect balance between the perks of city life and a more relaxed, beachside community. 

The Organisation

Newcastle Airport is the second busiest airport in the state. It is jointly owned by the City of Newcastle and Port Stephens Council, and it is Australia’s largest airport remaining in public ownership, with all distributions returned to the communities which it serves.

Newcastle Airport is a dynamic enabler of the aspirations and operations of the businesses and communities within the region.  It is a global transport gateway, providing vital infrastructure for the region, supporting the tourism, import and export economies within Australia and internationally. 

In the last year, the airport has secured more than $60M in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield.  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 recently named 2021 Major Airport of the Year.

In May 2020, the NSW Government named Williamtown as the location for a new special Activation Precinct. The Astra Aerolab is being developed as a globally significant Defence and Aerospace precinct adjacent to the Airport and RAAF Base Williamtown. It has secured significant investment and support from all levels of government and is set to ultimately deliver 5,500 new jobs and global connectivity, providing access to world-leading education and learning, remarkable spaces and experiences.

The Opportunity

The role of the Facilities Manager is to manage and coordinate the Newcastle Airport asset maintenance system and manage minor projects for all Newcastle Airport assets and infrastructure including preventative and corrective repairs, and the development of preventative and reactionary maintenance programs.

The Facilities Manager reports to the Executive Manager of Operations, and with the support of contractors and other staff will maintain an agreed quality standard of the Airport's assets, infrastructure and equipment. 

You will assist the Executive Manager of Operations in developing asset rehabilitation plans and the development of 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. 

About You

High quality candidates will have successfully developed and maintained a strategic asset management system and planned maintenance reporting statistics to assist the business in the management of assets. 

Keen and willing to grow with the organisation, you will have exceptional communication skills at all levels and strong time management skills to ensure deliverables are met.

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 WHS activities, whilst managing the overall safety and facilities management of the business. You will also strongly align to our culture and values, by acting with integrity, passionately exchanging thoughts and ideas, being committed and accountable, and striving to ensure results are achieved.

Qualifications and experience 

Essential

  • Relevant tertiary or trade qualifications
  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in facilities maintenance
  • First Response Medical Qualifications
  • Current Driver's License
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery and management of an asset management system
  • Strong practical knowledge of Building Management Systems (BMS) incorporating systems such as, fire, lighting, irrigation and Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Strong time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in the preparation of maintenance budgets and works programs
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding of risk allocation and the management of Work Health Safety Environment (WHSE) in the workplace
  • Basic understanding of asset management principles
  • Understanding of utilities services, usage management and billing reconciliation
  • Understanding of business sustainability strategies and implementation.

Desirable

  • Project management experience
  • Basic understanding of Building Codes of Australia

The Benefits

Working as part of the team at Newcastle Airport, you play a pivotal role in shaping and executing our organisational strategy, to help us be the Airport the region deserves. 

Complementing an attractive salary package, you will enjoy a friendly, flexible and supportive environment, within a highly reputable, Award-winning organisation. 

In addition, you will have access to a range of benefits, such as flexible work practices, generous leave entitlements, corporate fitness program and health and wellbeing initiatives. Newcastle Airport is also a proud Ambassador for Mentally Healthy Workplaces through SafeWork NSW.

How to Apply

To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Katy Van Maastricht at kvanmaastricht@newcastleairport.com.au

Alternatively, click here to submit your covering letter and CV.

To be considered for this position, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 plus recommended booster vaccinations, which is an ongoing condition of employment. 

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