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  • Position: Southern Regional General Manager
  • Length: Permanent
  • Experience: Background in managing HVAC Mechanical or Facility Services
  • Location: Wellington
  • Closing date: 31 July 2019

About the Company

Aquaheat Facility Services is a premier provider of facility maintenance services being 100% New Zealand owned and operated with over 65 years of history providing a comprehensive range of facility maintenance services to a selected range of local government, commercial, industrial and infrastructure customers throughout New Zealand.

Aquaheat specialise in the delivery of hard facility maintenance services such as HVAC Mechanical, Boiler, Gas, Plumbing, Drainage, Electrical and Carpentry services.

Our core business is HVAC Mechanical services but in recent times we have expanded our service capability to include all hard services making it easy for our clients with one point of contact for all their maintenance needs.

This is a newly created role to meet the needs of continued growth within the business.

About the Role:

We are currently seeking a Regional General Manager, preferably with a background in managing a HVAC Mechanical service business or facility services operation. We have a team of 40 service technicians that are part of this business unit with the large majority of these being HVAC Mechanical with our Plumbing and Electrical technician numbers growing on a monthly basis to meet client demand.

The successful applicant must possess proven people management skills and be clearly focused on customer satisfaction and continual improvement. In addition, the successful candidate would preferably possess prior building industry knowledge and experience preferable in the HVAC Mechanical sector.

This is a well-developed business unit with operations based in Wellington and Christchurch and comprising Service Managers, Project Managers, Estimator, Key Account Manager  and Administration, all reporting into this role supporting our service delivery team and clients within the southern region.

The role will ideally be located in Wellington.

You will have a genuine commitment to creating a positive and collaborative working environment and be comfortable working with a diverse range of people, personalities and challenges.

This key senior role represents an exceptional challenge to contribute to the continued growth and enhanced performance of the business as a whole.

To be successful for this role you must have the following:

The successful candidate will be a NZ Resident with at least 10 years management experience in a busy service operation that is passionate about delivering a quality cost effective service at all times.

You will have the following experience or attributes:

  • Recent client-facing business experience, including full profit and loss responsibility with leadership experience in a busy service environment
  • A natural ability to engage with people and to lead, motivate and develop a busy and energetic team
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an ability to organise resources effectively and efficiently in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to build strong long-term relationships with our customers ensuring they see Aquaheat as a preferred service provider with excellent customer service and technical support
  • Ability to create a high-performance team environment including the development of a strong safety culture
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer literacy
  • Experience in business systems and process development, implementation and service maintenance
  • Ability to grow and develop the business unit year on year in existing and new markets.
  • Ability to work at pace and manage conflicting priorities
  • Contribute towards developing and promoting the Company‚Äôs values in everything that one does.
  • Ensure business is conducted to a high ethical standard.

If you're seeking a challenging and rewarding role, please apply online with a covering letter and resume.

Applications close: 31 July 2019 or earlier if we find the right applicant

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