Sunday, 1 November 2015

Charles Darwin University,Manager Jobs in Australia

Master Planning

Position Title
Manager, Master Planning
Position Number
Position Classification
HEW Level 10
Organisational Unit

Office of Facilities Management
University Operations
Casuarina Campus
Up to 2 years full-time fixed term appointment
Responsible to
Director, Facilities Management
Employment Conditions
Remuneration Package – HEW Level 10
Base salary of $107,213 - $119,052 per annum plus superannuation employer contribution of 9.5%. District Allowance may apply.

Business Unit Environment

The University Operations division improves the operational capacity of the University through quality administration and support for staff and students, and provides strategic initiatives to support the University's Strategic Plan. A new Strategic Plan entitled "Shaping Our Future Together" that will guide the future direction of CDU over the next decade is currently under preparation and will be ready by the end of 2015.

The Office of Facilities Management is responsible for managing the University's estates, including infrastructure, assets and the delivery of a suite of facilities services to support the achievement of the University's strategic plan. The services provided are broken into three main areas, Facility Services, Major Projects and Repairs and Maintenance but given the nature of the outcomes required their interdependence is crucial.

The Role
The Manager of Master Planning is an integral part of the Space Management team in the Office of Facilities Management.
The primary functions are to:
·         manage the development and delivery of the University's 2016 Master Plan; engage with a broad range of stakeholders to develop plans for major capital works to meet the changing service delivery needs of the University; and
·         Deliver on time and on budget major capital works projects for the University.

Key Accountabilities

The following examples of accountabilities are not exhaustive and may include others as directed from time-to-time.

Master Planning
Manage the development and delivery of the University's 2016 Master Plan which, among other outcomes, will:
·         Investigate how to make the best use of a site.
·         Identify facilities, uses and institutions that might benefit from future collocation and better integration.
·         Enable collocated institutions, facilities and uses to coordinate their businesses around clearly defined spatial strategies that cultivate links to customers, the general public and the surrounding urban fabric.
·         Provide an opportunity for many stakeholders to be consulted and unite behind a definitive vision.
·         Ensure that the impact from development on the public realm is properly considered.
·         Identify physical factors beyond a project site that may impact on the ability of that site to host and sustain high quality services to the public.
·         Ensure early consideration of key servicing implications and efficiencies.
·         Ensure early development of urban design principles.

Major Projects
·         Manage the delivery of capital works projects. Work with key stakeholders of projects to develop concept plans which meet client requirements and outcome expectations.
·         Manage the contracted consultancy team to develop construction documentation which fully captures and enhances the client's conceptual requirements.
·         As directed, act as construction Superintendent and project manage the built project including all required certification outputs.
·         Ensure the provision of appropriate financial advice on construction costs and cost benefit analysis to support funding applications.

Liaison and Communication
·         Regularly report to Director of Facilities Management on progress of works against performance and budget targets.
·         Establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external clients and stakeholders, and work constructively with work units across the University.
·         Meet with key University stakeholders regarding, project development and the development of conceptual plans and designs.
·         Provide clients with concise and timely progress reports on projects.
·         Prepare regular reports and briefs for relevant committees on progress of works related to the Master
·         Plan process and Major Projects.
·         Use a range of media outlets to inform the University community and other stakeholders.

·         Supervise external contractors and consultants and manage their performance to achieve required outcomes.
·         Develop, implement and manage performance targets to ensure performance is met.

Business Administration
·         Provide effective administration ensuring a continuance of corporate knowledge, effective financial management and accurate reporting.
·         Put together plans as required. Carry out required procurements. Engage with key consultants and manage related services against required outcomes.
·         Maintain Information Systems and computerised records and databases accurately and in a timely manner via processes that are consistent with University policy and procedures.
·         Ensure compliance with the University's Quality Management system.
·         Assist in financial administration and ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices.

Key Selection Competencies
1.      Tertiary qualification at postgraduate level in a planning or related discipline such as Architecture or project management.
2.      Knowledge of and/or significant experience in Master Planning preferably in a University or campus environment.
3.      Proven ability to manage major capital works projects from concept design to occupancy stage.
4.      Demonstrated management experience in the procurement, development and management of contracted services and consultants within budget constraints.
5.      Computer literate in word processing, spread sheets, databases and the use of different operating systems.
6.      Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, prioritise effectively and meet specific deadlines.
7.      Possess a high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Desirable Selection Competencies
1.      Experience working in a Quality endorsed environment.

Closing date: November 3rd 2015

Contact Details

For further information about the position contact Director, Facilities Management, Bill McGuinness via e-mail or phone on (08) 08 8946 7111.

Candidates are encouraged to discuss the position with the contact person before sending in a written application.

Submitting an Application

E-recruitment is the method by which Charles Darwin University manages its recruitment process. Applications should be lodged online at Jobs@CDU at url:
For details of the online application process, please refer to Jobs@CDU - How to Apply available at url:

Please do not forward applications to the Contact Person.

If you are unable to submit your application online please obtain an application package by phoning the Recruitment Answering Service on (08) 8946 6284 or email:

The University reserves the right not to proceed in making an appointment or to appoint by invitation.
The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a smoke-free environment.


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