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Associate Director, Campus Planning

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$147,828 – $153,559 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Lead the Estate Planning and Design of the physical estate and play a key role in the successful stewardship of the world class facilities at the University
  • Full-time appointment on a 5-year fixed term basis
  • Base salary range: Level 10 Grade 2 $147,828 – $153,559 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About the team

Campus Management is responsible for planning, designing, developing, and managing the University’s campus and property portfolio to support teaching, research, and campus life. Campus Management delivers a range of University-wide services including strategic planning, property management, facilities operations, major projects and developments, sustainability, landscape, security, and transport.  As part of the team the role has accountability for setting the framework for University estate wide Planning and Governance policies, procedures, standards and for ensuring compliance to the Campus Plan.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, lead the effective and efficient estate planning and design of the physical estate.  The position will play a key role in the successful stewardship of world class facilities at the University.  The role provides leadership within the Campus Management team to identify, strategically plan, utilise, reallocate and continually improve the physical estate to align with the University’s Strategic Directions and achieve National and International excellence in teaching and research. You will be responsible for engaging with key UWA internal and external stakeholders to define changes required to the physical estate in an integrated way that realises the value of UWA assets.

You will develop and implement the UWA Masterplan, including all associated strategic development plans and design standards, and provide a strategic view of estate and facility use planning.  You will define the scope of change to the physical estate and provide design expertise and input into the development of the University's strategic assets management and capital works program, particularly providing quality assurance of capital works design deliverables to ensure the scope of change meets all stakeholder requirements. You will be responsible for stakeholder engagement, monitoring and controlling internal and external planning resources, and status reporting on planned physical capital works outcomes in accordance with the Physical Capital Works Projects Planning and Delivery Framework.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Architecture or demonstrated equivalent competency in campus architecture and planning.
  • Extensive experience in the identification, planning and management of major capital funding submissions aligned with the strategic direction of a large complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing strategic and operational advice to senior management.
  • Extensive experience managing professional teams to deliver against performance objectives within budget and time frames in a complex environment.
  • Extensive creative, conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret and advise on capital works, design, documentation and construction.
  • Proven ability to consult and negotiate with multiple and diverse stakeholders in complex environments to achieve outcomes, preferably in an institutional or University environment.
  • Extensive knowledge of building and infrastructure services, physical resources and environments in a relevant industry in order to develop creative strategies for the initiation of key educational and research infrastructure initiatives.
  • Extensive knowledge and application of legislative and regulatory requirements in the areas of Australian Building Codes and Standards, Occupational Safety & Health, Equal Opportunity, and principles of universal access, and how these impact on design and heritage of the building stock, sustainability, service delivery, employment and people management.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION [Associate Director Campus Planning].pdf  

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday, 9 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Trevor Humphreys at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

How to apply 

Please apply online via the Apply Now button and the content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.


  • Flexible working arrangements considered.
  • 4 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase more. 12.5 days paid personal/carer’s leave with eligible staff receiving 13 weeks long service leave after seven years. 
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave after one year and 36 weeks after five years continuous service for primary caregiver.
  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation, with the option to reduce to the minimum super guarantee. 
  • 25% off UWA full fee courses, discounted health insurance, and convenient on-campus childcare options. 

About The University 

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


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