What does a facility manager do?

Last updated: 2021-11-05
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Facility manager ensures asset maintenance management and compliance with user needs. Thus, it can be said that they not only act as an asset manager but beyond that they take care of compliance with the needs and requirements of the people who use the asset. Thus they take care that all the assets fulfill, the requirements of the people working in the company. 

Typical job description of a facility manager

  • Ensures the management of the company's assets
  • ensures overall compliance with the requirements and needs of users (people)
  • monitors changes in asset requirements
  • is familiar with the technical parameters of the managed assets 
  • is familiar with the technologies (HVAC, electrical equipment, electrical wiring, lifts, HVAC)
  • organises maintenance activities
  • organises or carries out planned and preventive maintenance of assets
  • resolves major financial situations and issues in asset management
  • arranges for prescribed revision tests and monitoring of revision deadlines
  • dealing with service providers (repairs, maintenance, inspections, etc.) 
  • organising the letting of premises
  • maintaining contractual documentation for maintenance services and asset acquisition
  • handles the billing of services (rent, energy, utilities)
  • deals with the supporting infrastructure of the buildings (connection to networks)
  • is responsible for all support services (from maintenance to cleaning)
  • is responsible for registering and dealing with suggestions for improvement