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Facilities Managers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Facilities Managers plan, organise and manage facilities including commercial, residential and recreational facilities. Facilities Managers also co-ordinate with architects, engineers, surveyors and other professionals and contractors and introduce measures to maximise cost-effectiveness.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity


Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required


Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking


Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required


Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making


Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required


Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources


Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time


Trade Specific Competencies

Facilities management knowledge and skills

Facilities Managers must be able to plan, coordinate, and supervise various contractors, including cleaning, security and building maintenance, for commercial, residential and recreational facilities to ensure that all facilities in the buildings meet health and safety standards and also the legal requirements.

Technical knowledge of building services

Facilities Managers must possess technical maintenance and building knowledge to review, propose and develop facilities management plan. They implement preventive maintenance, repair and replacement works to ensure all facilities in good conditions.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A higher diploma or an associate degree in facilities management, estate management, construction, engineering, building services engineering, surveying or relevant discipline, or equivalent


  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience

Career Path & Salary

Private Sector

Monthly Salary $15,000-$40,000

Monthly Salary $20,000-$50,000

Monthly Salary $30,000-$60,000

Monthly Salary $40,000-$70,000

Related Education & Training

Work Environment

  • Facilities Managers usually work regular office hours. They may be expected to work extra hours when there is an emergency


  • Computers with property management system

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