Entry Level Knight Frank Jobs – Maintenance and Technical Manager

Organization: Knight Frank
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Property
About US:
Knight Frank is
headquartered in London, UK with 417 offices, employing more than 13,000 people
and spanning six continents. It provides the highest standards of quality and
integrity in global residential and commercial property advisory services.
Knight Frank has built a reputation for uncompromising professionalism in
everything we do which has earned them trust from clients through their
excellent customer service.
Job Summary: The Maintenance
and Technical Manager will be responsible for overall coordination of all
maintenance activities for assigned properties within the respective property.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   
Manage work being done by contractors to ensure it
is completed within the right time, cost & at the highest quality.
Coordinate routine maintenance works by staff.
Obtain and analyse quotations from contractors &
make recommendations on the selection strictly adhering to the KFU procurement
Assess and advise on repairs and make requisitions
for materials and fittings required.
Manage administrate small property improvement
projects within the portfolio assigned.
Support respective property managers and Head,
Maintenance in preparing budgets for routine maintenance and property
Guide on service contracts on issues of security,
generators, water testing and analysis, lifts, CCTV, electric fences etc.
Work closely with the head of maintenance and
procurement Officer on which contractor to award works based on balance between
contractor’s ability to deliver acceptable quality & reasonable costs.
Ensure works are done as per specification and make
recommendation to Head Maintenance.
The job holder will assess the conditions of
equipment, installations, machinery and advice management on upgrades,
installations and suitability
Attend to breakdowns and building and other machine
In charge of designing maintenance schedules, plans
and programs and checklists.
Ensure maintenance of machinery installations and
buildings is done as per the schedules and requests made.
Implement and enforce compliance to health and
safety standards.
Verify and certify works to ensure works are done as
per required specifications and standards.
Ensure timely requisitioning of works needed and
repair or troubleshooting.
Key Performance Indicators: 
Ensure the buildings are well maintained to attract
good tenants/customers and in return a good income for both our landlords &
Quality of repairs which are also cost effective ensures
that the customers are satisfied and both our clients and KFU get value for
their money
Cordially attending to our customer’s problems in
the shortest time improves customer satisfaction and their working relationship
with KFU & our landlords
Depending on the condition of the property
maintenance works usually takes between 18% to 28% of the income of the property
Handles an assigned portfolio comprising  a mix of 
residential, commercial and retail properties
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Degree in Civil,
mechanical and electrical engineering or construction management or related
At least two years’ experience in Construction
management and maintenance Works.
Additional training in engineering, building
construction technology and management including contract law, cost
administration and management
Good working knowledge of laws, regulatory standards
& contractual agreements in construction projects
Good knowledge of the building code and the national
maintenance policy
Working knowledge of key suppliers, prevailing
market prices & players in the construction industry.
Computer literacy skills
Working knowledge in interpreting engineering and
architectural drawings and plans.
Office practice in contract procurement procedures
and administration.
How to Apply:   
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should e-mail their updated CVs and cover
letters to: careers@ug.knightfrank.com
Deadline: 20th November 2015
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