Director, Infrastructure and Operational Services

Melbourne, Australia
26 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
13 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super
Salary: Attractive salary package negotiable


Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer and working within a self-directed framework, the Director of Infrastructure is part of the Faculty Directorate with integrated links to our six schools. The role is responsible for leading the planning, program management, compliance and implementation of the Faculty’s physical infrastructure to deliver high-quality Learning, Teaching, Research and Support Service facilities. This includes overall responsibility for the faculty’s OHS program.

The Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) operates and manages a large portfolio of specialist clinical research, laboratory and office spaces in multiple campuses, research institutes and health services areas throughout Victoria. This position will have you leading a high functioning team to scope, manage and deliver complex and interdependent projects, services and resources across this portfolio.

About you

You will possess;

  • Five years senior management experience in a complex role with responsibility for large infrastructure programs
  • Postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills coupled with the ability to build strong and meaningful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in managing a multi-disciplinary team at a senior level
  • Demonstrated inclusive leadership and negotiating skills and a successful record of working consultatively and collaboratively to achieve the key objectives within budget and specified timelines
  • Ability to prepare, review and interpret construction documentation in the form of formal contracts, architectural and engineering drawings and detailed specifications and bills of quantities
  • Leadership in OHS management systems;
  • Extensive overall knowledge of the building industry, Building Codes and Regulations and OH&S standards (NATA)

Desirable but not essential;

  • Experience in Laboratory and Occupation Health & Safety Management within a similar environment such as higher education, health or research institutes
  • An understanding of the discipline requirements of Medical and Health Science education and clinical facilities along with the challenges facing contemporary higher education

About Us

Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Since 1862, the University of Melbourne has contributed to the health and wellbeing of society – training excellent clinicians and producing high-impact research that makes a real difference to people’s lives. At ninth place on the Times Higher Education (THE) 2019 rankings for clinical, pre-clinical and health disciplines, the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences attracts some of the best and brightest minds in Australia and overseas. At the Faculty, our primary responsibility is to our students and their careers. Students come to the University of Melbourne to be inspired, and sometimes transformed, by talented teachers. Our teaching academics do more than impart information – they help students realise their potential, spark their curiosity, and embody a commitment to the health and wellbeing of society and its citizens.

Employee Benefits

We offer a number of employee benefits to maximise your work life at University of Melbourne (UOM). Some of the benefits on offer are a salary packaging scheme, flexible family friendly policies - providing generous leave and working conditions. An opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment with substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at UOM

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How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Brochure for the role.

Position Description


Applications close: 13 Jan 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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