Mechanical Systems Facilities Manager in Facilities Management

Randwick, Australia
18 Oct 2017
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17 Nov 2017
Contract Type
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) is a large non-academic unit at UNSW and provides a range of services and advice to Faculties, Schools and Departments on the Kensington campus as well as the regional subcampuses. It does this by providing campus master planning, infrastructure planning, asset development, construction, refurbishment, engineering, operations, maintenance and environmental management. EM also provides a wide range of operational, logistics and associated general services to ensure a safe and secure campus environment. The Estate Management Teams have a large degree of autonomy in determining how the EM budget allocation is prioritised and how EM services should be delivered. This extends to the engagement of consultants and the use of contractors as deemed appropriate.

About the role

  • $117K - $124K per year (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The mechanical building systems serving UNSW includes extensive mechanical and HVAC systems found in a wide and diverse range of building services including laboratory process infrastructure and support equipment, specialist exhaust and gas management systems, vacuum systems, PC laboratories and clean rooms, bio-research facilities, hazardous materials exhaust systems, high temp steam systems and gas reticulation systems. There is also an extensive and diverse range of automated control systems, condition monitoring, alarm and reporting systems.

The Mechanical Systems Facilities Manager provides holistic facilities management for all mechanical building systems for the University’s built assets. These built assets are large, complex and diverse and include a significant number of technical installations, research laboratories and integrated building services. This position is responsible for the delivery of the full range of facilities management maintenance services for mechanical and HVAC building systems together with the provision of high level specialist technical advice. This will be achieved through the effective management of the University’s external service providers and the coordination of building services maintenance, repairs and improvements with the University’s clients, stakeholders and staff.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent facilities management qualifications.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in building maintenance and FM service delivery management, planning, budgeting and financial management.
  • Demonstrated experience in contract and contractor management, service contract procurement including developing and maintaining professional working relationships.
  • Extensive operational and facilities management experience with building services and infrastructure in a large and complex property portfolio.
  • Experience in building services project management, financial management, budget setting, work prioritisation and performance tracking.
  • Excellent leadership qualities, interpersonal and communication skills with strong commitment to providing excellent customer service.
  • Excellent negotiation and problem solving skills with a proven capacity to exercise initiative and develop solutions.
  • Excellent management, organisational and reporting skills.
  • A strong understanding of FM as a value-added service, including the ability to work in a collaborative effort to create opportunities and develop solutions.
  • Willingness and capacity to implement required WHS policies and safe work practice and ability to implement equal opportunity and diversity policies and programs.
  • Working knowledge of relevant building standards, such as NSW Codes of Practice, AS1668, AS3666, Australian Standards, WHS 2011, BCA etc.
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and relevant computer applications applicable to a facilities and building management environment.

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


Paul Bulman

Business Director, Hays Facilities Management

T: +61 (0) 2 9249 2222


Applications close: 3 November 2017

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