Facilities management skills are in demand

Facilities Manager Skills Are In Demand!

According to Hays recruiting the first half of 2019 will be active for facilities management recruitment. The focus will be on securing professionals who can deliver great value.

One of the primary roles of the facility managers is to be involved in both strategic planning and day-to-day operations, particularly in relation to buildings and premises. The manager is to ensure a building is compliant and up to date with regulatory standards.

Traditionally, facilities managers were thought to have more of a technical background and lacked in customer service skills. Today, facilities managers are required to balance both the technical aspects of their role as well as strong engagement with stakeholders. Facilities managers are required to engage with high value customers.

In a Strata community, the facility manager’s role is often to act as an interpreter for a body corporate committee. Strata management can be a complex web of regulations and compliance, and committee members without strata experience can easily become a little lost throughout the process.

A facility manager will take complex information and issues and explain it in simple terms. This means carrying out a lot of liaison between contractors and committees over technical issues, to ensure there are no misunderstandings between parties as to what is expected.

The facilities management industry are working towards becoming more sustainable, becoming more cost effective and reducing the environmental impact. This requires experienced facilities managers who can meet these demands.

What Skills are required to be a successful Facilities Manager?

• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Decision-making
• The ability to lead and manage teams and projects
• Team working
• Attention to detail but also the ability to see the implications for the bigger picture
• Commercial awareness
• Customer service
• Organisation, time management, prioritising and the ability to handle a complex, varied workload
• Communication and influencing skills, in person and in writing

The facilities management industry is requesting facilities managers who understand the industry and are able to achieve these targets.

We can consult on a wide variety of advice which is essential to management of bodies corporate.

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