Facilities Manager Roles
The Facilities Manager is responsible for making sure that buildings and their services meet the needs of the people that work in them. Facilities Managers will be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises.
- prepare documents to put out tenders for contractors
- project manage, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors
- calculate and compare costs for required goods or services to achieve maximum value for money
- plan for future development in line with strategic business objectives
- manage and lead change to ensure minimum disruption to core activities
- direct, coordinate and plan essential services such as reception, security, maintenance, mail, archiving, cleaning, catering, waste disposal and recycling
- ensure buildings meet health and safety requirements and that facilities comply with legislation
- plan best allocation and utilisation of space and resources for new buildings, or re-organising of current premises
- check that agreed work by staff or contractors has been completed satisfactorily and follow up on any deficiencies
- Management of a team or individual
- respond appropriately to emergencies or urgent issues as they arise and deal with the consequences.
Areas of responsibility may include:
- Building and grounds maintenance
- Catering and vending
- Health and safety
- Procurement and contract management
- Space management
- Utilities and communications infrastructure.