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Pardesi - Airport Security - Ashtead, England, UK

Kam Pardesi

Ashtead, England, UK


Airport Security

Work History

Facilities Manager


March 2013 - July 2013

* Responsible for facilities management of student accommodation across multiple sites.
* Ensure facilities meet government regulations and environmental standards.
* Ensure Health and Safety compliance of all properties.
* Accountable for the day-to-day management of the on-site FM teams and service providers, and drive best practice through the organisation.
* Manage and develop the performance of accommodation staff to maximise individual capability and achieve team objectives.
* Review on an on-going basis all student accommodation systems and procedures with the aim of improving service performance and delivery, incorporating sector-leading good practice.
* Manage and lead change to ensure minimum disruption i.e. repair works to the roof and upgrade of AOV smoke vents.
* Assist the Head of Service with the development and delivery of business targets consistent with GVA's strategic objectives.
* Analyse and provide management information to senior staff including the use of key performance indicators.
* Prepare and analyse annual operational budgets.
* Prepare documents to put out tenders for contractors.
* Identify and secure additional income opportunities.

Facilities Assistant/Accommodations Assistant

Corporate Residential Management-Limited

August 2011 - February 2013

* From November 2012, took full responsibility of the Facilities Management of a 350 bed multi- storied residential complex in central London.
* From September 2011 to October 2012, managed and maintained two 80 bed residential properties in Fulham, London and Twickenham, Middlesex
* Responding appropriately to tenant's emergencies or urgent issues as they arise.
* Responsible for building maintenance repairs and services.
* Managing, scheduling and coordinating assigned real estate services. (i.e. inventory checks, tenancy agreements)
* Comparing costs for required goods / services to achieve maximum value.
* Liaise with property landlords, contractors and sub-contractors etc. as required.
* Checking that agreed work by contractors has been completed on time and to a satisfactory standard.
* Keep senior management informed of all changes in my areas of responsibility.
* Liaise with and source suppliers for maintenance services.
* Overall responsibility for security contracts on both sites.
* Overall responsibility for cleaning contracts on both sites.
* Responsible for site maintenance like: Electrical, Fire Alarms, FFE, Building/Civil Works etc.

Studying for BIFM/ILM 3 and NEBOSH Apr 2011 - Jul 2011

Regional Travel Consultant

Explore Worldwide

October 2010 - March 2011

* Met sales targets as set out by the travel agency manager. Sales targets 100% met on a monthly basis.
* Handled reservations over the telephone and via email/internet.
* Handled customer orders and payments and resolving customer complaints.
* Liaised with tour operators and other key partners such as ground agents and airlines regarding bookings and schedules.
* Made worldwide emergency travel arrangements for all aspects of travel for clients in the UK. This would include booking flights, car hire, accommodation, ferries etc. The role involved working closely with the corporate travel policy.

Property Manager

Drayton Properties

April 2010 - October 2010

* Primarily oversaw a portfolio of residential properties in the West London area.
* Met with prospective tenants to show properties, explaining terms of occupancy, preparing lease agreements, inspecting properties and preparing work orders for contractors.
* Evaluated credit and rental history of all new applicants, verifying all income and assets of applicants to ensure they met the resident selection criteria and reviewing rental applications for approval or denial.
* Ensured all property maintenance is performed in a timely manner.
* Ensured properties meet legal and health and safety requirements (i.e. gas safety certificates).
* Solicited and evaluating bids for contract services.
* Made recommendations for renewal and/or termination of vendor contracts.

Facilities and Maintenance Consultant

Elewana Afrika and Arusha Hotel

* Held responsibility for providing and procuring facilities management solutions for large, corporate five star hotels.
* Oversaw the reactive maintenance of HVAC equipment including air-conditioning and refrigeration systems.
* Project managed the mechanical and electrical (M&E) installations of a new hotel wing at the Arusha Hotel, including the contracting and management of third party suppliers.
* As a Prime Contractor oversaw the delivery of a new sewage system for Arusha Hotel including sub-contractor selection and management, design, coordination, planning, cost control and enabling the client to efficiently oversee the project.
* Acted as a managing agent to provide outsourced Facilities Management, which involved using sub-contractors for reactive/Preventative maintenance and M&E work.

Managing Director

Arusha Engineering Ltd

Up to March 2010

Managed the day-to-day operations, sales and marketing and strategic growth of a midsize Engineering and Services company, as well as holding primary responsibility for Business Management and development, Client Management, Project Management, Health and Safety, People Management.

Qualifications & Certifications

Occupational Health & Safety

British Institute of Facilities Management

British Institute of Facilities Management

British Institute of Facilities Management

Civil Engineering

University of Hertfordshire

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