Director, Facilities & Services

Canberra, Australia
07 Oct 2016
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11 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Australian National University is a large and complex environment, where staff and students are part of an on-campus community. The Campus features beautiful natural landscapes and over 200 buildings that include offices, laboratories, workshops, libraries, learning spaces, retail and extensive student accommodation.

The Director, Facilities and Services, leads the Division, with oversight of the development and maintenance of all University facilities in Acton, Canberra and the University's other campuses at Mount Stromlo, Siding Spring Observatory, Kioloa and Darwin.

Reporting to the Executive Director (Administration and Planning), you will lead a team of over 100 staff involved in planning, project delivery, operations and maintenance activities, and oversee the delivery of services provided by external consultants and contractors; including campus wide services such as maintenance, cleaning, waste management and security operations.

As Director, you will have a proven ability to influence and deliver upon the strategic direction of the division, while contributing to the strategic outcomes of the University. You will have oversight of the significant capital works program, and substantive minor works, both new construction and refurbishment projects, providing support to internal clients, and key advice to the University Executive.  

Your relevant Business, Construction or Property degree qualification, and extensive experience in contemporary leadership of large teams managing complex facilities, should be complemented by strong financial management skills and excellent stakeholder engagement. Ideally you will have some exposure to social, economic and ecological sustainability building practices.

For confidential enquiries about this exciting position, and to obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet, please contact KPMG Executive Search and Selection's Kate Robinson on +61 7 3233 9604 or via quoting reference no 10568.  Applications close 11 November 2016.

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