Facility Management: businesses are reinventing themselves with the « Smart Building »

Just like their occupants, buildings breathe, age, transform, consume energy and release it. They are becoming more and more connected and intelligent: the era of “Smart Building” is slowly taking hold. Tekjob Compensation Study notes the impact of this development on the jobs in the sector.

Trends in the Facility Management sector

Smart Buildings require the integration of active and passive energy management solutions in order to optimize consumption but also to promote the comfort and safety of building users. But this does not stop at energy management, smart buildings are also examples in terms of security management, internet connectivity, the implementation of connected objects and BIM (Building Information Modeling). Building Data) Management.

In this market of the future, companies are getting ready to respond to these new challenges: recruiting technical teams, acquiring new building management tools but also digitizing businesses.

“  We are seeing a gradual adaptation of these professions which, even if it was initiated very recently, is not yet valued in the remuneration package. Remuneration for jobs related to General Services, Facility Management or Maintenance remain stable,  

The 3 positions that will be the most sought after in 2019

The skills of the HVAC Maintenance Technician (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) are multiple: technical expertise, advice, reporting … To these are added an important role of customer relations and mastery of new technologies (CMMS, BMS, GTC …) as well as an electrical authorization. With an experience of 0 to 2 years, he will be paid between 26 and 28k € / year. A more senior profile with 5 to 15 years of experience can claim a salary range between 32 and 36k € / year.

The Facility Manager or Technical Manager is responsible for the working conditions of the employees attached to a site. To do this, it ensures proper compliance with health and safety standards, cost control while optimizing the work environment. The salary range is between 34 and 38k € / year for a junior profile (0 to 2 years of experience) and between 45 and 55k € / year for a profile with more than 5 years of experience.

The Energy Efficiency Engineer is responsible for energy consumption or for integrating renewable energies in the building. He works in close collaboration with the Project Owners to minimize the energy consumption of the building. The entry salary for a junior (between 0 and 2 years of experience) will be between 32 and 36k € / year, for a more experienced profile with 5 to 15 of experience, the remuneration may exceed 45k € / year.