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Facilities Management / Engineering

Keeping everything behind the scenes running safely and smoothly A facilities manager is responsible for the safe operation and maintenance of a company or organization's real estate as well as its systems. Possible systems to be maintained will include the HVAC, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing as well as technology. Typically, the facilities manager will coordinate and manage a team of employees or contractors designated to maintain each operating system. Depending on the company or organization, responsibilities may include functional and operational design of the system itself and could require specific engineering training.  

Role / Company Location Posted
Director, FacilitiesFederated Investors, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA Jul 18, 2019
Manager, Workplace and Facility ManagementBe The Match Minneapolis, MN Jul 17, 2019
Director of Facilities ManagementThe Dermot Company Inc. New York, NY Jul 12, 2019
Facilities ManagerMimecast Lexington, MA Jul 11, 2019
AV Systems EngineerCharles Schwab Fort Worth, TX Jul 11, 2019
Utilities Maintenance AdministratorDFW International Airport Dallas, TX Jul 16, 2019
County EngineerNassau County Board of County Commissioners Yulee, FL Jul 8, 2019
Director of Facilities Operations - Division of OperationsCarnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Jul 1, 2019
Assistant Director, FacilitiesNYU, Division of Libraries New York, NY Jul 8, 2019
Facilities ManagerWyndham Destinations Carmel, IN Jun 20, 2019

Looking to the future

As long as buildings are operational there will be a need for a facilities manager. Every asset will have HVAC, mechanical, and electrical systems that must be constantly managed, serviced, and updated. The future challenge will be for facilities managers to stay abreast of all technological improvements to the operating systems and sustainability standards. It will be the facility managers who can most effectively manage the maintenance staff, maximize operational efficiency, and minimize costs who will be most successful. An attractive growth area within facilities management is the development, implementation, and maintenance of energy-efficient 'green' technologies.

Facilities Management / Engineering

Skills Required

  • Strong management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Operations knowledge
  • Technical maintenance skills
  • Project management

Professional Reading and Resources

  • "Building Operating Management Magazine"
  • "Maintenance Solutions Magazine"
  • "Facilities Manager Magazine" by APPA
  • "Facility Management Journal" by the IFMA
  • "Journal of Facilities Management" published by Emerald

Industry Qualifications

  • High-School or Equivalent (Minimum)
  • College Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance, Management, or Marketing
  • CFM: Certified Facility Manager
  • LEED AP: LEED Accredited Professional designation from the USGBC
  • Experience in Property Condition Assessment (PCA)

Top Companies

  • CBRE
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Colliers
  • Transwestern Commercial Services
  • Cushman & Wakefield