Facilities Managers provide overall direction, coordination and supervision for organizing, planning, scheduling and implementing activities for maintenance, and operations for the building systems.
The typical functions of Facilities Managers can vary depending on the size and type of the company. Facilities Managers are responsible for the general upkeep and maintenance of buildings to ensure they meet health and safety standards while managing the budgets and keeping records. Most often, they manage and serve as point-person for all day-to-day facility operations, including, but not limited to: HVAC and refrigeration systems, plumbing, electrical and mechanical systems, and building automation systems. The Facilities Manager interacts with a diverse group of facility users, to include all levels of management as well as manage all administrative personnel, and skilled and technical/support staff. They plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work of assigned staff and vendors and coordinate the schedule, projects, and programs at a facility.