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Facilities Manager


Location: Waltham, Massachusetts

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

For over 20 years, Abcam has been providing tools the scientific community needs to enable faster breakthroughs in critical areas like cancer, neurological disorders, infectious diseases, and metabolic disorders.

We believe that to continue making progress, we need to work together in new ways. We need your own unique perspective as well as this of our people to make an always greater impact on the world. This community needs people like you: dedicated, agile and above all audacious so we can truly bring progress forward.

Job Description

Are you looking to be a part of a company growing 20% year over year? Do you want to gain experience working within a top brand in Life Sciences? If the answer is yes, read on!

Our growing Workplace team is looking for a Workplace Manager for our Waltham, MA facility. This person will be responsible for all services relating to the physical building and ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of employees is adhered to. This includes:

  • HVAC systems
  • Mechanical and electrical services
  • Wastewater, plumbing, and RODI systems
  • Compressed Air and Gas Distribution Systems
  • Building Automation
  • Fire Safety Systems
  • Building and Structural Maintenance

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure all services are delivered in line with agreed contract terms, abcam procedures and health and safety guidelines along with industry and statutory regulations
  • Ensure all planned and reactive facilities services tasks are undertaken in a thorough, timely and professional manner
  • Monitor, review and manage sub-contracted services to ensure consistent service delivery the highest standard
  • Build strong relationships and work with our landlord, partners and workplace suppliers through regular service and contract review meetings.
  • Liaise with our internal customers regularly to ensure customer satisfaction and identify service improvements and ways to improve the employee experience
  • Budgetary review


You have a minimum of 10 years work experience in facilities services and have a deep technical understanding of HVAC systems, mechanical and electrical services, wastewater, plumbing, RODI systems, fire safety alarms, compressed air, gas distribution systems, building and structural maintenance.

You have a strong knowledge of building automation and experience successfully managing both in-house and sub-contracts within agreed financial and time constraints. You have experience managing budgets and costs and are able to keep up with change and ambiguity.

You are available for emergency call when situations arise. You are comfortable lifting, carrying, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling, climbing, kneeling, and twisting on an occasional basis and are comfortable climbing ladders when needed.

You have excellent written, verbal and presentation skills and can interact effectively with all levels of the organization. You are a great people manager who cares about their team, their development and their careers.

If this sounds like you and you’d like to be a part of a fast-paced, growing business with the vision to become the most influential company and best-loved brand in life sciences, please apply now!

Additional Information

We know that when it comes to benefits, no one size fits all. Flexibility and choice matter which is why, in addition to market competitive salaries, we offer you a flexible benefits package which is tailored to your unique needs and support your financial, physical and emotional wellbeing. This includes our award-winning share scheme, 18 weeks fully paid maternity leave, 6 weeks fully paid paternity leave as well as highly flexible working and much more. Besides, your development will be integral to your experience here. You will grow alongside other talented minds, in ways you may often find unexpected.

When people come together, incredible things happen. Here you’ll work in a safe environment where you can be who you truly are. We’ll champion and celebrate your uniqueness throughout your journey with us. This is how we excel at partnering with the scientific community no matter the challenge, ultimately helping solve the world’s most critical diseases. Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion at Abcam.

Abcam is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes all employment decisions without regard to age, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you’re interested in this particular role then we’d love to read your application.

Effective January 1, 2022, all U.S.-based employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID as a condition of employment at Abcam. Employees with a sincerely held religious belief and/or disability impacting their ability to obtain the COVID vaccine can request a reasonable accommodation.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.