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Facility manager (m/f/d)

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Facility managers: all-rounders who keep buildings and equipment in good condition

Buildings and their equipment must be maintained and kept in optimum condition – this is what facility managers are responsible for. Their employers are companies that manage their buildings themselves as well as service providers and property managers. Facility managers ensure that the technical building equipment works well and that the building management is efficient. Contact us and find out more about your opportunities!

Which opportunities do facility managers have on the labour market?

Both business administrators and university graduates in facility management have good chances of finding a job quickly. The real estate industry is booming and therefore offers many jobs for facility managers. If they are specialised in sustainability, they have particularly good chances. In the light of energy transition, the planning of energy-efficient refurbishments and the optimisation of buildings have become an important topic for many companies.

What are the tasks and responsibilities of facility managers?

Facility managers have a broad range of different tasks, including the coordination of caretakers, material management and EDP. They plan the optimal management and infrastructure of one or more buildings and monitor the operation of systems, such as heating or energy supply systems.

  • Commercial planning and optimisation of the management of buildings
  • Planning and monitoring of refurbishment projects
  • System maintenance, assignment of repair works
  • Purchasing of materials
  • Office services (e.g. catering organisation)
  • Scheduling of employees
  • Communication with tenants

Which hard skills and soft skills should facility managers have?

Facility managers need to have obtained an appropriate vocational qualification, e.g. as a business administrator. A bachelor’s degree or master’s degree in facility management even allows for a career as a property manager in a leading position, also including managerial responsibility. Craft skills help them to interact with the service providers assigned at technical level. Commercial knowledge is important for the planning of refurbishment measures and the construction of plants. In addition, facility managers should be familiar with the IT programs commonly used in the industry.

  • A good technical understanding
  • IT skills (GEFMA-certified CAFM systems)
  • Affinity for numbers and statistics
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team spirit
  • Certificates obtained through further training at academies or vocational schools
  • Leadership qualities
  • English language skills

What is the average salary of facility managers?

On average, facility managers have an annual starting salary of EUR 25,000. With a bachelor’s degree, they have a starting salary of EUR 30,000 or higher. With increasing experience or a leading position, the salary rises accordingly.

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As a facility manager, you help maintain buildings and plants and increase the value of real estate. Make use of our good network in various industries and learn more about how Hays can help you find your dream job! Learn more about the benefits of finding a job with Hays!

Relevant contract types

  • Permanent employment
  • Contracting/freelance work
  • Temporary employment
  • Workforce management