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Your education should be in mostly the areas of science and engineering. You should have an interest in solving problems. Design skills would be of benefit. You should have your own initiative and have the confidence to present information and results in front of a technical or management team on a regular basis. You need to communicate with a wide range of people both within the Irish site and world-wide to get the job done. You need to be willing to ask questions and be in charge of your own development.
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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.
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Facilities Manager

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Most of these occupations require qualifications at NFQ Levels 7 or 8 (Ordinary / Honours Degrees) but some do not.

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A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an engineer must complete four years of college and work for several years in engineering to be considered qualified.

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€20k > 80 
General Services/Facilities Staff
Salary Range
(thousands per year)*
€20 - 80 
Related Information:
General Services/Facilities Manager: 27 - 80
Facilities Technician: 20 - 42
Data Source(s):
Collins McNicholas / CPL / Morgan McKinley / Brightwater / Sigmar

Last Updated: May, 2014

* The lower figures typically reflect starting salaries. Higher salaries are awarded to those with greater experience and responsibility. Positions in Dublin sometimes command higher salaries.
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Ensures that buildings and the services within the buildings meet the needs of the tenants, owners and users as efficiently, safely and cost effectively as possible.


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This occupation is popular with people who have the following Career Interests...

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Building, Construction & Property

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