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Grounds Operative

Sunbury , United Kingdom

Ref#: 9677247847

Date published: 11-Mar-2020

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CBRE Global Workplace Solutions is a leading global provider of integrated facilities and corporate real estate management. We are recruiting a Grounds Operative to join the team located in Sunbury. The successful candidate will oversee the operational delivery and working with the grounds team to ensure the landscape at the account’s site is maintained to a high standard.

Role Summary:

Planting, grass cutting, hedge trimming across the site
Flower bed maintenance including fertilizing, weeding, tackling pests such as slugs/snails, watering/maintaining irrigation systems and mulching
Complete online training modules and ensure team training matrix is up to date
Maintain and manage grounds equipment and grounds vehicles
Gritting and snow management
Leaf Blowing and collection; dividing and splitting plants
Work to an annual plan with line manager and be responsible for achieving all actions
Embrace and utilise technology to capture and facilitate improvements
Provide all services in a prompt, efficient and professional manner
Ability to engage successfully at all levels from new starters through to Management
Time management and dealing with pressure - this requires flexibility in planning due to changing work priorities and conflicting agendas
Take pride in their work and be prepared to work outside in all weathers to ensure the high standards around site
Work within the requirements of the account’s / CBRE GWS Health & Safety policy, ensuring that all non-conformances and opportunities for improvement are reported to the Facilities Management Team
Identify report and follow up faults, defects, complaints and potential hazards
Review and update existing Risk Assessments and Method Statement periodically; update COSHH documentation ensuring team is briefed on changes
Good understanding of near miss reporting/unsafe acts and conditions
Identify report and follow up faults, defects, complaints and potential hazards
Review and update existing Risk Assessments and method statement periodically

Experience Required:

Multiple years of experience of working in landscaping/gardening
A good working knowledge of IT Microsoft applications i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint with demonstrable presentation skills
Have good organisational skills, with the ability to plan and prioritise both proactively and reactively
Good understanding the requirements to deliver the highest level of service with excellent attention to detail with the ability to operate in a confident, polite and approachable manner
A demonstrable understanding of the FM operation and management of a range of services and contractors
Flexibility may be required within working hours to accommodate the operation
Aptitude to build strong working relationships with ability to motivate self and others with good success
PA1 & PA6 AW
Training for grounds maintenance equipment, grounds vehicles – tractor, ride on lawn mowers and ATV’s
Knowledge of sports turf management
Clean driver’s license required
A current chemical license and tree surgery experience beneficial but not essential

About CBRE Global Workplace Solutions:

As one of the business units in CBRE, Global Workplace Solutions provides end-to-end services across the complete lifecycle of the workplace, helping to improve business operations and reduce cost. As a one-stop solutions provider with a broad array of long-term customers and customized services, Global Workplace Solutions has delivered US$3 billion in savings to customers over the past ten years.

CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2014 revenue).  The Company has more than 70,000 employees and serves real estate owners, investors and occupiers through more than 400 offices worldwide

Application Process:

Your application will be reviewed by our Talent Resourcing Team and you will be contacted if you have been successful in being short listed for the role.

No agencies please.

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