Find out everything you need to know about becoming a Facilities Manager.
Job Title – Facilities Manager
A Facilities Manager is responsible for the security, maintenance and services of work facilities to ensure that they meet the needs of the organisation and its employees.
Typical Job Activities
and agreeing contracts and providers for services including security, parking,
cleaning, catering, technology and so on
Supervises multi-disciplinary teams of staff including cleaning, maintenance, grounds and security
Ensures that basic facilities, such as water and heating, are well-maintained
Manages budgets and ensuring cost-effectiveness
Allocates and managing space between buildings
Ensures that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards
Advises businesses on increasing energy efficiency and cost-effectiveness
Oversees building projects, renovations or refurbishments
Helps businesses to relocate to new offices and to make decisions about leasing
Drafts reports and making written recommendations
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Senior Certificate with a matric Exception
Recommended subjects: Accounting, Economics and Business Economics
For a degree course in Facilities management.
What natural skills and/or aptitudes do I need for this occupation?
Have an aptitude for figures
Be reliable and responsible
Understand legal technicalities
Be able to negotiate
Be a good communicator
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Financial and insurance institutions
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Relevant Contact Details
Construction Education and Training Authority
The Association of
South African Quantity Surveyors
Career Progress and Path
Experience in specific field
Do presentations, seminars, publish articles, etc.
Possible Career Paths
career in the specific field
Management positions in the specific field
Reasons to consider this career
I am very interested
in a specific subject or field
I can progress in the business world