Facilities Manager

Facilities managers oversee the operation and maintenance of building systems and services.

Day-to-day Tasks

In this role you could:

  • be in charge of¬†refurbishment, renovations and office moves
  • make sure the building is¬†maintained and meets health and safety standards
  • advise on energy efficiency
  • manage cleaning, waste disposal, catering, parking and security
  • manage budgets and accounts
  • negotiate with contractors and suppliers
  • manage office systems like IT and equipment

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • customer service skills
  • business management skills
  • administration skills
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • knowledge of economics and accounting
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages competently

Industry Qualifications

You could get into facilities management with a foundation degree or degree in almost an subjects. Particularly relevant subjects include: facilities management, building services management.

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