What does a Lead Facilities Manager do?

A facilities manager's duties will vary depending on the nature of the organization, but generally entail maintaining the buildings and grounds of an organization, overseeing the upkeep of equipment and supplies, determining and scheduling repairs or renovation projects, and coordinating safety inspections. Facilities managers are in charge of a budget and must negotiate with outside vendors for supplies, repairs, and other measures.

You Don't need to have a specific degree for this position, but a background in building services and engineering, office management, or administration is preferred.

  • Ensure that the facility is fully operational with all utilities functioning properly
  • Schedule and supervise maintenance repair work and assist with checking installation and servicing building equipment
  • Maintain stock levels and parts within budget
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations, and assist with energy management
  • Oversee security of buildings and grounds
  • Maintain ongoing communication with contractors, clients, and team
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, or equivalent professional level experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in facilities maintenance or equivalent related functions
  • Knowledge of OSHA and other environmental regulations
  • Knowledge of general maintenance methods, operating requirements, and safety precautions related to facilities management
  • Must be a well organized, detail and customer (internal and external) oriented self-starter
  • Srong procurement and negotiation skills
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Lead Facilities Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$58,800 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $59K
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ABC ImagingABC Imaging
Facilities Manager
May 31, 2019

“Benefits are not the best but are a couple of step above what most companies offer.”

Sterling Medical CorporationSterling Medical Corporation
May 5, 2020

“We all work as a team to give the best service possible to our veterans.”

The Perfect WorkoutThe Perfect Workout
Facilities Manager
Sep 27, 2019

“This is a very fullfilling job because I get to help others reach their goals and I get to meet SO many amazing people.”

Lansum Properties
Senior Facility Executive
Jun 3, 2020

“The president is clueless about the organisation and the biggest hypocrite I've ever seen in my entire life in corporate world.”

Chargeman/Facility Manager
Jun 1, 2021

“Its great and good to build up teamwork”

ISS Facility ServicesISS Facility Services
Facilities Coordinator
Dec 2, 2019

“Management is not transparent about with exactly your role will entail (i.e. they tend to purposely misclassify job roles).”

Select Specialty HospitalsSelect Specialty Hospitals
House Supervisor
Sep 17, 2021

“Nurse to patent ratio was unsafe and left everyone frustrated and overwhelmed.”

AMC EntertainmentAMC Entertainment
Facilities Manager
Dec 9, 2020

“Great People and Place to work.”

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