Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Engineering Project Management

Melbourne, Australia
$110,236 to 179,123 p.a. plus 17% super
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
05 Sep 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering
Salary: Level B - $110,236 - $130,900 p.a., Level C - $135,032 – 155,698 p.a., Level D - $162,590 – 179,123 p.a. plus 17% super

Appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Play a leading role in contributing to the teaching and research and building relationships with industry
  • Develop the next generation of project managers to deliver projects that are both high value and sustainable
  • Open to a joint appointment with industry, strong industry experience will be highly regarded

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) The School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering undertakes teaching and research across a range of disciplines that are internationally recognised for their contribution to fundamental research. It has a number of well-established industry linkages and international partnerships. It is building a vibrant profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry with an aim to contribute to society.

About the role:

You will play a leading role in contributing to the teaching and research program in the Department of Infrastructure Engineering, and to enhance interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and the University in collaboration with external organisations.

The objective of this role is to develop strong relationships with industry to ensure our Engineering Management curriculum is aligned to contemporary industry practice. This will enhance the experience of our students and ensure their skills and knowledge post-graduation are aligned to industry expectations. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop the next generation of project managers and provide them the education they need to deliver projects that are both high value and sustainable, providing positive outcomes not only for industry but for the community.

The University would be open to a joint appointment with industry, structured in a manner to be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, for example a part-time position for a fixed period.

Responsibilities include:

  • Build and foster partnerships with industry, government, collaborators at other Universities and other stakeholders that contribute to the engagement of teaching and research in the wider community engagement.
  • Teaching subjects to a standard that delivers an enriched learning experience for students in the Master of Engineering Management and other Engineering Masters and undergraduate programs.
  • Provide a significant degree of scholarly research initiative and collaboration in the discipline of Engineering Project Management.
  • Take a leading role in the department/school to actively foster and participate in industry liaison activities consistent with the Faculty business plan.

About You

Ideally we are seeking engineers with a strong industry background and prior experience in an academic role, with highly-developed knowledge of topics within end-to-end project management such as contract management, sustainable infrastructure procurement and engineering asset management.

You are a confident leader with excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to engage a diverse range of stakeholders and manage personnel, timelines and budget. You have prior experience in teaching and developing educational programs across a range of subjects.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Civil Engineering with Engineering Management or relevant discipline; significant relevant industry experience combined with a relevant qualification may also be considered.
  • A track record in sustainable infrastructure procurement and/or engineering asset management, demonstrated by evidence such as publications in leading journals and conferences or through significant industry experience.

For specific responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

You will be supported to pursue achievement in all pillars of an academic career:

  • Research & Research Training
  • Contribution to Teaching and Learning
  • Engagement
  • Service and Leadership

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including your CV and a cover letter addressing your suitability for the role and how you would approach achieving its objectives. PLEASE NOTE you are not required to provide responses to key selection criteria.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at hr-talent@unimelb.edu.au.

While we review your application, get to know us by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-feit

Please Note: This position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Position description: 0056672_PD_B-D Engineering Project Management.pdf

Applications close: 5 September 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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