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Facility Manager

DC People (ac)know(ledge)s datacenter specialists

Job Description Facility Manager

What does a datacenter facility manager do? The job of the facility manager is to manage and maintain the datacenter facilities. Do you want to work as a facility manager or do you want to hire a facility manager? Then click on one of the buttons above to see the open vacancies or the available candidates. Do you want to know more about what a facility manager does? Read more about the salary, education level, general skills, main tasks and qualifications of facility managers below.

What does a facility manager earn?

A starting facility manager without experience earns around € 5600 gross per month. This salary can go up to € 9500 if the facility manager has a senior position.

What training must a facility manager have completed?

A completed HBO/WO education in Electrical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Engineering is often requested. But at DC People we mainly look at the experience someone has. If the applicant has not completed the right education, but has experience in similar roles, this candidate is just as valuable to us.

DCCF skills

The DCCF, or Data Center Competence Framework, is an international technical framework containing guidelines that data center employees must comply with. This ranges from skills and responsibilities to qualifications. This way, no ambiguities can arise for both the employee and the employer.

Facility Manager Skills

  • Provides managed services for all data center support services to optimize infrastructure and prevent technical failures.
  • Acts on the requests of the operations and/or floor manager to provide feasibility and cost for the implementation and removal of a defined functionality.
  • After approval, the facility manager is responsible for implementing the change.
  • The operations and floor manager ultimately determine what is needed.
  • Facility managers have an advisory, support and executive function.
  • Must ensure corporate and regulatory compliance plus the proper functioning of all aspects of a building to create an optimal, safe and cost-effective environment for the occupants to function.
  • This includes managing EHS, fire safety, security, maintenance (testing and inspection), cleaning and operational management.


Main tasks

  • Leading a team of data center facility engineers (technical infrastructure).
  • Responsible for the Building Management System (monitoring the availability of the technical infrastructure of the data center).
  • Immediately resolve deviations, alarms and incidents.
  • Supports the floor manager in realizing customized operational changes (e.g. connecting power racks, etc.).
  • Monitors and reports power consumption and proactively sends overruns.
  • Annual maintenance and management plans (e.g. end-of-life, major changes, etc.).
  • Corrective and preventive maintenance; incident and safety (work, people) reports.
  • Provides maintenance planning and monitors facility engineers.
  • Provides scripts and risk analyses for planned maintenance work (risk management).



  • Availability and capacity of the data center


  • Maintenance plans
  • Providing managed services



  • Operations manager
  • Floor manager


Qualifications and Competencies

DC-competency (Van DCCF©)

competence framework

B.7. Test and Commissioning – Level 4

C.1. Service Delivery – Level 3

E.2. Facilities Management – Level 3-4

E.3. Risk Management – Level 2-3

E.7. EH&S Management – Level 3-4

KPI area – Ensure continuity of data center supply through efficient and effective maintenance


EPI-DC Framework© Disciplines

  • Monitor/Report/Control
  • Board & Management administration
  • Facility Management Building Management
  • Sustainability
  • Physical infrastructure
  • ICT Service Management


EPI-courses mandatory;

  • CDCP
  • CDCS


Added value;

  • CDRP
  • CTDC
Senior datacenter engineer inhuren

'I like working in a
clean technical high
quality environment'

Bart CDCP has been working at DC People since 2017
as Senior Datacenter Engineer

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