Specialist, facility administration

Would you like to use your expertise to drive a sustainable future while working in an inspiring community at the cutting edge of science and technology? Are you looking for new opportunities in an organization that supports growth? VTT might be just the place for you.

VTT is one of the leading applied research organizations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning, and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a talent or future talent to join our Facility team as a Specialist in facility administration.

Facility team is a part of VTT’s Infra and in-house service in the Business Support unit. Facility team’s tasks range from different subjects concerning facilities, agreements as well as facility related services. Whether it is Finland's first quantum computer, bioreactors related to future food production, future energy solutions, or innovations related to the circular economy, our Facility team members support research work by providing the infra-services.

In this role you have the possibility to develop our ways of working and support the Facility team and other VTTers with your expertise. You work closely with the various functions of the organization, and you have a possibility to participate in various cross-functional development projects in the Business Support unit.


Your responsibilities:

As a Specialist in facility administration, you will concentrate on budgeting, following and forecasting facility costs. With help of the facility management system, you manage VTT’s facilities and lease agreements. You act as a contact person with facility service providers and take care of facility procurement tasks.

Your daily duties include different tasks in facility administration, and you support VTT’s supervisors in enquiries concerning facility and research environment questions.


Who we are looking for:

  • You have Bachelor’s degree or similar and have work experience in facility administration.
  • You are interested to act as a main user in facility management system.
  • Collaboration with service providers is familiar to you. 
  • You are eager to learn new skills and ways of working.


As a person, we hope that you are:

You have excellent collaboration and interaction skills, and your work is characterized by customer orientation and a service spirit. You tackle challenges and tasks unprejudiced and with a solution-centered attitude. Careful work ethic, coordination skills, and skills related to job planning and time management are also important. You have fluent oral and written Finnish and English.


 With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

  • Work with a strong purpose. At VTT, you’ll get to use your professional expertise to help solve the greatest challenges of our time through science and innovation. Our research agenda is dedicated to creating solving systemic and technological challenges, such as reaching carbon neutrality and creating superior digital systems. At VTT, you’ll get to do your part in driving this meaningful change through your own professional skills. Read more about our strategy – the path of exponential hope.  
  • An inspiring community. VTT houses all the cutting-edge fields of innovation from quantum technology to synthetic biology under one roof. As a professional at VTT, you’ll get to witness and influence the future of science and technology as it happens. 
  • Career and learning opportunities. As a scientific expert organisation, we put a lot of emphasis on learning and development and support our people in reaching their full potential. People tend to stay at VTT for more than 10 years, as we offer opportunities to develop and grow into new responsibilities. If you’re curious, ambitious, and willing to learn, VTT is the place to take your career to the next level.
  • Support for your well-being. Our people are our main asset, so we take good care of them. We aim to nurture great team spirit and leadership and offer versatile well-being services to enable a good work-life balance. On top of 6 weeks of paid holidays, we offer exercise and culture benefits, hobby clubs, and voluntary well-being services such as meditation programmes and training on cognitive ergonomics.


Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 5th of June 2022. We will process applications as they come in and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate which is why we hope you will submit your application rather sooner than later!


Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Facility Manager, Taru Haimala,
taru.haimala@vtt.fi, 040 – 8329291 on 18th of May 12:00 – 13:00 or 20th of May 14:00 – 15:00.

We look forwrad to hearing from you!


Location: Espoo, Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere

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Employment type: Full-time, Permanent


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have 80 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.


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