A facility manager is responsible for the management of the work facilities, including the security, maintenance and services of these facilities in order to ensure that the needs of the organization and employees are met. Job responsibilities of a facility manager include forecasting budgets and finances for the facility, advising on the acquisition of new property, the planning and implementation of building renovation, the allocation of space within the buildings, the management of building maintenance activities, ensuring that facilities meet standards and regulations, planning for future building developments, and advising on energy efficiency improvements.
Educational requirements vary dependent on the job. While some jobs require a high school diploma, others require a bachelor's degree in a related field. Helpful job skills include strong communication skills, attention to detail, ability to lead, strong problem-solving skills, ability to analyze reports, ability to work as a member of a team, and ability to manage time wisely. The future job market outlook for a facility manager is fair.