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What are the best facilities job titles for you and your team? I reviewed 100+ facilities job titles searched for by candidates (and employers!) to find the best titles for you to choose from.

This is the latest chapter in Ongig’s series called Job Titles: The Definitive Guide.

In this article, you’ll find:

  • What is Facilities Management  — A facilities services definition and related roles.
  • Facilities Job Titles Hierarchy — The standard org chart for facilities department positions with examples from each of the major 6 facilities job levels. I include examples of top employers and what they call their titles.
  • The Top 20 Most-Searched-For Facilities Titles — A column chart of the top 20 facilities positions that candidates search for on Google.
  • 10 Facilities Job Titles and Descriptions — A list of the top 10 facilities job titles and descriptions that employers request.
  • Creative facilities Job Titles — A few funny job titles we found for facilities professionals.

 

What is Facilities Management?

What is facility management? Facilities Management (or Facility Management) is a key piece of a company’s infrastructure. The facilities management job titles in this article focus on overall safety, functionality, efficiency, and comfort of the workplace. Many of the job titles have the word “facilities” in them, but we also focus on:

  • health and safety job titles
  • ergonomics job titles
  • business continuity job titles
  • space planning and real estate job titles

All of the job areas listed above are related to facility management responsibilities. In larger companies, the Head of Facilities Management usually reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) or VP of Operations. Larger companies with multiple offices, also tend to have multiple Facilities Managers for each location or division. Smaller companies may only have 1 Facilities Manager or Director role that reports to the CEO.

Facilities’ job descriptions and duties can look very different depending on the type of company you are looking at. Let’s have a look at a typical facilities management job title hierarchy.

 

Facilities Job Title Hierarchy

Below is a facilities job titles hierarchy chart with top seniority listed at the top, down to entry-level jobs at the bottom:

facilities job title hierarchy
  • Chief Facilities Officer – Chief Facilities Management Officer, Chief of Facilities, Global Head of Workplace Design, Head of Real Estate and Facilities
  • Vice President of Facilities – Facilities Management Executive, VP of Global Facilities, VP of Global Workplace
  • Facilities Director – Director Safety and Security, Director of Maintenance, Workplace Director, Space Planning and Logistics Leader
  • Facilities Manager –  Building Manager, Business Continuity Manager, Global Workplace Manager, Manager of Workplace Health & Safety
  • Individual Contributors – Facilities Coordinator, Facilities Engineer, Space Planner, Workplace Wellness Coordinator, Safety and Security Officer, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Facility Coordinator, Facility Maintenance Technician
  • Entry Level – Facilities Intern, Facilities Assistant, Workplace Ergonomics Intern, Junior Facilities Planner, Assistant Facilities Manager

 

Here’s a longer list of job titles for facilities management by each row of the pyramid with little more texture on each:

Job Titles for Facilities Leaders

Below are the top titles I found candidates and employers using for Facilities leaders.

  1. Chief Facilities Officer (GSK)
  2. Chief Safety Officer (The STI Group)
  3. Chief Facilities Management Officer (Veterans Affairs)
  4. Global Head of Workplace Design (Atlassian)
  5. Head of Business Continuity (Natixis)
  6. Head of Facilities (Google)
  7. Head of Global Workplace and Real Estate (Samsara)
  8. Head of Workplace (Pinterest)
  9. Chief of Facilities (Diamond Resorts International)
  10. Chief of Facilities Operations (California State University)
  11. Global Head of Facilities Management (Uber)
  12. Head of Facilities Services (Qdoba)
  13. Head of Global Real Estate and Workplace (American Express)
  14. Head of Real Estate and Facilities (DoorDash)

 

VP of Facilities Titles

There are a variety of titles at the VP level for Facilities job titles. Here are the top 8 titles I found candidates and employers using for Facilities Vice President:

  1. Facilities Management Executive (Facebook)
  2. Facility Executive (Levine Children’s Hospital)
  3. Vice President of Facilities (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino)
  4. Vice President Global Facilities (MGM Grand)
  5. Vice President of Global Workplace and Real Estate (Slack)
  6. VP of Global Facilities (Mylan Inc.)
  7. VP of Global Workplace (Hilton)
  8. VP Facilities (McDonald’s)

 

Director of Facilities Titles

Here are the 10 most used Facilities director titles:

  1. Director of Facilities Management (HCA Healthcare)
  2. Maintenance Director (Atria Senior Living)
  3. Director of Maintenance (Radisson)
  4. Director Safety and Security (Synopsys)
  5. Facilities Director (MGM Resorts)
  6. Safety and Security Director (IKEA)
  7. Space Planning and Logistics Leader (Hallmark)
  8. Director Global Facilities Operations (Harley-Davidson)
  9. Senior Director Facilities (Cisco)
  10. Workplace Director (Upwork)

 

Facilities Manager Titles

Here are the top Facilities Manager job titles I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Facilities Manager (Wells Fargo)
  2. Building Manager (Uber)
  3. Facilities Maintenance Manager (Tesla)
  4. Facilities Maintenance Supervisor (Leatherman Tool Group)
  5. Office Services Manager (Sanrio, Inc.)
  6. Corporate Facilities Manager (Holiday Inn)
  7. Facilities and Maintenance Manager (Lowes Home Improvement)
  8. Facilities Maintenance Supervisor (Portland General Electric)
  9. Facilities Supervisor (Hilton)
  10. Health & Safety Manager (Health First)
  11. Maintenance and Facilities Manager (Lowes Home Improvement)
  12. Workplace Manager (Zoom)
  13. Business Continuity Manager (DOW Chemical)
  14. Global Workplace Manager (Twitter)
  15. Manager of Workplace Health & Safety (Amazon)
  16. Regional Facilities Manager (Coca-Cola)
  17. Security and Safety Manager (Hilton)
  18. Senior Facilities Manager (RingCentral)
  19. Site Services Manager (Duke Energy)
  20. Space Planning Manager (PepsiCo)

 

Individual Contributor Facilities Titles

When you get to the individual contributor level of Facilities positions, there is more granularity. Here are the top 20 titles I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Facilities Coordinator (DELL)
  2. Facilities Engineer (Lockheed Martin)
  3. Space Planner (SpaceX)
  4. Move Coordinator (Facebook)
  5. Safety and Occupational Health Specialist (NASA)
  6. Business Continuity Planner (Hertz)
  7. Facilities Maintenance Technician (Novartis)
  8. Facility Coordinator (BOLD)
  9. Facilities Management Administrator (State of California)
  10. Safety and Security Officer (Marriot)
  11. Workplace Wellness Coordinator (Independent Consultants)
  12. Senior Space Planner (Whole Foods)
  13. Facilities Administrator (AT&T)
  14. Business Continuity Analyst (Webster Bank)
  15. Workplace Safety Officer (Marriot)
  16. Facilities Planning Analyst (Ericsson)
  17. Facilities System Specialist (Nestle)
  18. Global Corporate Properties Coordinator (Energizer)
  19. Health & Safety Specialist (Expedia Group)
  20. Occupancy and Space Planner (Google)
  21. Senior Workplace Coordinator (Yelp)
  22. Strategic Site Planner (Intel)
  23. Workplace Coordinator (Netflix)
  24. Workplace Planning Associate (Fidelity Investments)
  25. Workplace Specialist (Microsoft)

 

Entry Level Facilities Job Titles

Here are the top entry level Facilities titles I found candidates and employers using:

  1. Facilities Assistant (Robertshaw)
  2. Assistant Facilities Manager (Williams-Sonoma)
  3. Facilities Intern (Oracle)
  4. Trainee Health and Safety Officer (Tetra4)
  5. Workplace Ergonomics Intern (Boeing)
  6. Junior Facilities Planner (Stevens Institute of Technology)
  7. Facilities Trainee (Department of Justice)
  8. Entry Level Facilities Engineer (HENSEL PHELPS)

 

Top Facilities Job Titles (Candidates)

Below is a list of the top 20 Facilities job titles based on Google queries we found on ahrefs.

Facilities Manager is the top searched-for job by candidates and employers. What is a Facilities Manager? A Facilities Manager (according to IFMA.org) is:

“responsible for making sure systems of the built environment, or facility, work harmoniously. They are important because they make sure the places in which people work, play, learn and live are safe, comfortable, productive and sustainable.”

chart of most searched facilities job titles

 

Top 10 Facilities Job Titles and Descriptions (Employers)

Below are the top 10 Facilities job titles employers request on Google, according to ahrefs.

I’ve included a brief description for each as well as the # of job title searches per month by employers.

Facilities Manager

The responsibilities of a Facilities Manager may vary from company to company. A Facilities Manager ensures a company’s buildings and workplaces are safe and run efficiently. Duties of a Facilities Manager may include:

  • space management
  • building maintenance
  • environment health and safety
  • renovations management

# of job title searches per month: 1,400; Facilities Administrator: 60

 

Building Manager

A Building Manager is responsible for the maintenance of a building or buildings for a company. A Building Manager ensures the safety of the structures by doing maintenance, handling security, managing janitorial or landscape services, and maintains fire prevention equipment.

# of job title searches per month: 200

 

Director of Facilities Management

A Director of Facilities Management leads the facilities team in keeping the workplace safe. A Director of Facilities develops plans for maintenance or renovations of company buildings and health and safety in facilities management. A Director of Facilities may also lead office space planning projects or department moves.

# of job title searches per month: 150

 

Maintenance Director

A Maintenance Director manages an organization’s maintenance department. A Maintenance Director sets goals and strategies for the facilities or maintenance teams. Duties of a Maintenance Director may include:

  • creating safety policies
  • motivating maintenance employees
  • developing and reviewing maintenance processes

# of job title searches per month: 150; Director of Maintenance: 60; Facilities Maintenance Manager: 60; Facilities Maintenance Supervisor: 50

 

Facilities Coordinator

A Facilities Coordinator ensures an organization has an optimal working environment. A Facilities Coordinator is responsible for property or asset management and creating a safe working environment for employees. A Facilities Coordinator may also supervise the maintenance team or space renovations.

# of job title searches per month: 150

 

Facilities Engineer

A Facilities Engineer designs and implements processes and improvements for an organization’s buildings. Duties of a Facilities Engineer may include:

  • ensuring health and safety compliance
  • reviewing construction plans and bids
  • analyzing material and labor costs

# of job title searches per month: 100

 

Facilities Assistant

A Facilities Assistant helps the facilities management team with various tasks. Tasks of a Facilities Assistant include:

  • maintaining maintenance records
  • coordinating building repairs
  • assisting with space planning or moves
  • assist in creating office health and safety plans

# of job title searches per month: 90

 

Move Coordinator

A Move Coordinator helps an organization move buildings or office spaces efficiently. A Move Coordinator is responsible for arranging a move plan, organizing vendors, and coordinating all aspects of the moving process. A Move Coordinator also keeps track of company assets and space plans.

# of job title searches per month: 60

 

Assistant Facilities Manager

An Assistant Facilities Manager supports senior-level facilities roles. Assistant Facilities Manager duties include:

  • assist in building operation processes
  • day-to-day facility management
  • help manage security and maintenance projects
  • tracking construction expenses

# of job title searches per month: 50

 

Space Planner

A Space Planner helps organizations effectively use their physical space by measuring and planning the layout of office environments. A Space planner calculates space for workstations, creates diagrams of office spaces, and arranges rooms to ensure ergonomics in the workplace. A Space Planner creates multiple layout options for review by the senior facilities management team.

# of job title searches per month: 50

 

Funny Facilities Job Titles

Below are 3 funny and creative facilities job titles we’ve found.

  1. Transparent Wall Technician (Window Cleaner)
  2. Chief Chair Tester (Ergonomics Specialist)
  3. Cube Guru (Space Planner)

Want more funny job titles? Check out our 100+ Creative & Funny Job Titles [by Department & Position]

 

The Pandemic’s Effect on Facilities Roles

The COVID-19 pandemic has re-shaped the responsibilities of facilities roles. The Health and Saftey of employees and visitors is one of the main functions of facilities management. But new challenges and tasks have emerged including:

  • creating social distancing plans and protocols
  • designing new office layouts for employees and visitors
  • creating safe and ergonomic at-home work environments

Facilities Job Titles Sources

A special thanks to these experts on Facilities job titles:

  1. What is Facility Management? (by IFMA.org)
  2. LimbleCMMS’s article on What Are The Roles And Responsibilities Of A Facilities Manager
  3. What Are the Duties of a Building Manager? (by Chron.com)
  4. Tamara Sheehan’s article on The Modern Facilities Management Job Description
  5. What does a maintenance director do? (by onupkeep.com)
  6. What is a Facilities Coordinator? (by JobHero)
  7. Become a Facilities Engineer: Career Guide (by study.com)
  8. Rick Suttle’s article on Space Planner Job Description
  9. Laurie Gilmer’s article on How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Reshaped Traditional Facility Manager Roles

 

Why I wrote this?

My team and I share this research on facilities job titles to help you optimize your own titles. This supports our mission to transform job descriptions. Check out Ongig.com to see how our software transforms your job titles and job descriptions.

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