Senior Project Manager

Randwick, Australia
06 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

Estate Management (EM) provides a range of services and advice to all Faculties and Divisions on all campuses (excluding Canberra). It does this by providing campus planning, infrastructure planning, development, construction, refurbishment, maintenance and environmental management. EM also provides a wide range of logistic and associated services to ensure a safe and secure campus environment.

About the role

  • $117K - $124K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading )
  • Fixed term until October 2020
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Senior Project Manager, Campus Improvement, Property Management will undertake independent management and coordination of substantial and broad ranging capital projects (small to large size projects) generated from within the portfolio of Property Management. They will also provide detailed project reporting and engagement with internal and external stakeholders.

The Senior Project Manager will liaise with development planners to ensure all projects are completed in accordance with the approved brief, budget and program and align with UNSW and Estate Management (EM) strategic intent. This role also calls for the provision of high level research, analysis and written advice to both the Associate Director, Property Management and Manager Delivery, Campus Improvement, and the provision of effective communication between the Manager and Development Planners.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree in Building/Project Management or related discipline including demonstrated experience in managing projects in a complex diverse environment;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in complex and demanding planning and project management work with strict time/budget constraints, particularly within a major corporate or institutional environment;
  • Sound knowledge of and experience in contract administration, resulting in the ability to form concise judgments concerning contract variations, time claims, contractor performance and other related issues;
  • Outstanding organisational skills and demonstrated ability to define and manage project timelines, actions and critical paths to keep projects moving forward productively and efficiently;
  • Demonstrated high level communication, negotiation and issue resolution skills and the capacity to exercise initiative in respect of project management issues and team management;
  • Experience in researching, analysing and preparing succinct reports, including detailed programme development and analysis;
  • Outstanding demonstrated experience in business case development and financial analysis;
  • Financial management experience on complex projects including budget management;
  • Effective leadership capabilities in a team environment and a demonstrated capacity to establish and build relationships;
  • Proficiency in relevant computer applications applicable to the planning, reporting and delivery of development projects;
  • Desirable – Master Degree in Project Management and demonstrated previous experience in a tertiary education or health environments.

To apply, contact Paul Bulman at Hays Recruitment (contact details listed below).


Paul Bulman, Hays Recruitment


T: (02) 9249 2222

Applications close: COB, 27 October 2017

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