Technical Services Manager

Canberra, Australia
Thursday, 15 July 2021
End of advertisement period
Monday, 16 August 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer SM1 Technical
Salary package: $115,689 to $121,216 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Join a diverse team offering technical and laboratory support throughout the School of Engineering
  • You will work closely with the Health & Safety and Administrative teams with a holistic view of service provision
  • You will develop networks throughout the University and beyond pursuing best practice in the provision of technical services.

College overview

The ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science is a leader in the global market for ideas and research of national and international significance in the field. This entails competition for the best students and staff and the globalisation of research projects which often require a team of researchers and significant investment in associated research infrastructure. To achieve this positioning, robust and integrated support structures are required in order to achieve critical mass and to deliver integrated education and research outcomes. The technical support area is vital to the College maintaining its global standing and achieving strategic goals. The technical services manager will lead the technical support area by developing the strategic vision for the provision and delivery of technical services to the School.

The School of Engineering (SoEn) is a close-knit community that prides ourselves on solving “wicked problems” in collaboration with the best minds in the world from across a broad range of disciplines. SoEn takes pride in pursuing our fundamental mission – discovery and to making knowledge matter – to the very highest quality.

Position overview

The Technical Services Manager is responsible for the delivery of teaching support, research laboratory management, the operations of workshops and MakerSpaces and the development of infrastructure.  This will be achieved by providing broad direction to the discipline managers in each of those areas and working closely with the WHS Manager and Office Coordinator. This role requires strong leadership skills and will manage staff with a wide range of skill sets, with responsibility for their development and formal performance appraisals in accordance with University and College policy.

You will also engage with the College and Central ANU professional service teams to ensure integrated and complimentary systems and process are utilised.

This position will take responsibility for the ongoing adherence and continuing improvements in relation to best practice in developing and managing safe and accessible facilities for a wide range of stakeholders.  The ability to recognise opportunities, recommend innovative proposals and timely delivery of new initiatives are essential components of this role

We welcome and develop diversity of backgrounds, experiences and ideas and encourage applications from individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths, who may have taken a career break or who have achieved excellence in careers outside the University sector.

To enquire about this position please contact the School Manager of the School of Engineering T:+61 2 6125 5141 Email:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. The University actively encourages applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and candidates from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Furthermore, it is policy in the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science to require selection panels to seek a gender balance when compiling shortlists of candidates for interview. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit  

The ANU provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

Closing Date: 16 August 2021.

Position Description: Download FilePD - Technical Services Manager SM1.pdf

Application information

Applicants must apply online via the ANU recruitment portal and should upload the following separate documents:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • Other documents, if required.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

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