Maxwell Stephens

Facilities and Building Manager Jobs across the UK and Europe.

Maxwell Stephens regularly fill Building Manager Jobs, it is a large part of what we do as a business. In these roles Building Managers are given a high level of responsibility to ensure that the buildings they look after are properly inspected, maintained and safe for employees to work in. Individuals within this role are responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of an entire building; they will often be in charge of managing a facilities team to help them do this and will delegate tasks and responsibilities accordingly.

Typically Building Managers jobs oversee employee and visitor safety, building maintenance, repairs and upgrades while ensuring compliance with environmental, health and safety procedures relating to facility operations. Further responsibilities may also involve:

  • Overseeing building security
  • Developing and implementing emergency plans
  • Coordinating department facility related activities and projects
  • Assisting emergency response teams during evacuations

As an Assistant Building manager OR Building Manager you would be rarely tied to your desk. The roles requires a large part of the day to be spent walking around the building, inspecting property and equipment in order to access whether there are any areas that require attention or repairs.

Due to the high demands of this role candidates are required to demonstrate a variety of skills including an in-depth knowledge of health and safety procedures as well as security measures.

Essential skills include:

  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Decision-making
  • Project Management
  • Communication

Employers generally require a high level of previous industry experience for entry into Building Manager Jobs. Usually candidates will also hold qualifications such as a HNC in facilities management or a BIFM Level 4 award and an IOSH. Higher level qualifications such as a Bachelors Degree in Business Management may help career progression within the role, however experience is still considerably the most sought after by employers.

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