Director, Major Projects and Planning

Brisbane, Australia
20 Sep 2019
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18 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Griffith University believes in, strives for and celebrates the remarkable. Known for its high impact research, outstanding student experience and commitment to social justice, the University is proud of its achievements, people and the passion for making a positive difference. 

The Corporate Services portfolio contributes to the University’s success by providing a diverse range of support services across finance, audit risk and compliance, people, technology, legal, campus life, and data analytic functions. The Major Projects and Planning team will be tasked with the planning of Griffith's campuses, their precincts and environments, as well as the design and delivery of major capital works projects, in close collaboration with Campus Life.

Reporting to the Vice President (Corporate Services), the Director, Major Projects and Planning will lead a small team responsible for scoping, procurement and delivery of key strategic development projects for the University. The Director will also develop and update campus masterplans to ensure contemporary, activated and connected campuses with clear precinct visions. 

This is a significant role requiring extensive experience in scoping, planning and construction of complex projects, to deliver contemporary and engaging university spaces that meet and exceed the needs of students, staff and the community. An intrinsic ability to engage with internal clients, interpret needs and liaise with external consultants and contractors to translate institutional needs into pragmatic, sustainable building outcomes is imperative. This executive leadership role will be required to quickly build and develop trusted relationships and effectively influence and collaborate to achieve strategic and operational outcomes. The ability to manage budgets, drive innovation of practice and develop a service culture in the team is required.

For a confidential discussion, to apply or to request the candidate information booklet, please contact Kate Robinson on +61 409 769 560 or at quoting reference RF0060. Applications will close on the 18th October 2019