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Campus Planning Portfolio Manager

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$123,330 – $130,504 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

Campus Management - UWA

  • Have a strong impact in defining the scope of change to the UWA physical estate in two key areas of Teaching & Learning and Research while using your expertise in place making, planning and building design resulting in robust design solutions in an urban environment
  • Two positions available
  • Full-time appointment on a permanent basis
  • Base salary range: Level 9, $123,330 – $130,504 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
  • Salary increase of 5% after 1 July 2024 as per the Enterprise Agreement

About the team

Campus Management is responsible for planning, developing and managing the University’s campus and property portfolio to support teaching, research and campus life. Campus Management delivers a comprehensive range of University-wide services.

About the opportunity

The Campus Planning team leads the planning and design of the physical estate.  The Campus Planning Portfolio Manager is responsible for engaging with the key stakeholders to define changes required to the physical estate to support their strategic business requirements. Each portfolio manager will be responsible for one of the two key portfolio areas namely;

  • Education (Teaching & Learning): Stakeholder orientated, working closely with College of Schools and Uni IT
  • Research: Using technical experience to understand external partnerships with a sharp commercial understanding

The Campus Planning Portfolio Manager will define the scope of change to the physical estate as it relates to the specific portfolio area, taking account of the UWA Masterplan (and all associated strategic development plans and design standards), and other relevant UWA stakeholder requirements.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary experience or demonstrated equivalent
  • Extensive relevant experience in capital works projects associated with urban spaces, research and/or teaching facilities; or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training.
  • Highly developed creative, conceptual, and analytical skills, including the ability to interpret and advise on capital works, design, documentation, and construction.
  • Demonstrated practical application of place making, planning, and building design resulting in robust design solutions, and outcomes in an urban environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand project data and architectural drawings.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of building and infrastructure services, physical resources, and environments in the higher education sector and /or financial capital or building and construction industry to develop creative strategies for the initiation of key educational infrastructure initiatives.
  • Demonstrated 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 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 Campus Planning Portfolio Manager - Level 9.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 18 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Danicia Quinlan at

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

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

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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