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Senior Manager, Engineering

Bundoora, Australia
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

About the position

The Senior Manager, Engineering leads, directs and oversees strategic delivery of asset management associated with infrastructure to effectively support the achievement of University goals. This includes the provision of strategic engineering advice and approvals, assessment of compliance to relevant Australian Standards and verifying adherence to operations and maintenance requirements.

The Senior Manager demonstrates engineering leadership within building services, more specifically, across electrical and mechanical infrastructure. This role coordinates a team of contractors who work on campus.  It is anticipated that this role will be based on campus at least nine days per fortnight, or as required.

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have

  • Demonstrated high level of theoretical and applied knowledge in professional area of expertise.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in liaising with staff at all levels of an organisation, negotiating effective outcomes, consultation and facilitation of group discussions.
  • Proven ability to deal with concepts, decisions and complex information or situations in an efficient and effective manner. Capable, agile, flexible and patient with process, and the ideas of others.
  • Proven record of managing and controlling substantial budget/resources/funding and an understanding of financial management procedures.
  • Highly developed knowledge of the principles, theory and practice of the area of responsibility and an awareness of broader developments relevant to the University.
  • Awareness and understanding of the activities, objectives and strategic direction of the University, both current and future, in a global context.
  • Technically competent and experienced in the operation of infrastructure and engineering services including proven knowledge and application of standards and codes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the legislative and statutory requirements relevant to and impacting on facilities management activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff and contractors, develop collaborative teams to deliver programs of work, and experience in reporting on contracted services including key performance indicators.
  • Current Victorian drivers licence (car).

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

Welcome to Bundoora campus – Please click on the video link below:


  • 17% employer contributed superannuation
  • On site child care facilities
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Discounts for staff and their family members to study a range of La Trobe courses

How to apply

Closing date:  By 11:55pm on Sunday 16th June 2024

Position Enquiries: Sam Wishart - Director, Facilities Assets and Services E.

Recruitment Enquiries: Jacqueline Lava - Talent Acquisition Consultant E.

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Senior Manager, Engineering.pdf

Only candidates with Full Working Rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume

Please scroll down to apply.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants 

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

La Trobe University is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We take an intersectional approach by actively supporting and encouraging people of all backgrounds and abilities to submit an application and aim to ensure that the recruitment and employee experience is as accessible and inclusive as possible. Flexibility in interview format will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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