Portfolio Manager, Research

Brisbane, Australia
28 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Advanced Water Management Centre

The Advanced Water Management Centre (AWMC) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence in innovative water technology and management. The Centre has established an outstanding worldwide reputation in urban water management and related fields. An award winning multidisciplinary team delivers practical technological solutions underpinned by fundamental scientific discoveries. 

The Centre recognises and values equity and diversity, and encourages applications from any individual who meets the requirements of this position irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, age or other protected attributes. The Centre strives to provide an inclusive working environment, and along with the University is committed to supporting staff with family and caring responsibilities by providing policies, programs and initiatives to help balance work and family responsibilities.

Information about the Centre may be accessed on the Faculty’s web site at http://www.awmc.uq.edu.au/  

The national Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities (CRCWSC) brings together the inter-disciplinary research expertise and thought-leadership to undertake research that will revolutionise water management in Australia and overseas. In collaboration with over 80 research, industry and government partners, the CRCWSC will deliver the socio-technical urban water management solutions, education and training programs, and industry engagement required to make towns and cities water sensitive.

Further details on the CRCWSC can be found at www.watersensitivecities.org.au.

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for supporting the research activities of the CRC for Water Sensitive Cities. The role will work closely with the Chief Research Officer to deliver the CRCWSC Research Program, which includes active interactions and collaboration with the Project Leaders and research teams, Project Steering Committees, CRCWSC staff and executives, CRCWSC advisory committees/panels and the CRCWSC Board.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant area (e.g. engineering, science, planning, social science) and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training.  You should have project planning and organisational skills with the ability to plan and prioritise tasks effectively, work independently to meet tight deadlines, and excellent attention to detail. Demonstrated experience in business and/or project management including financial/budget functions, and reporting to a diverse range of stakeholdersis essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (http://www.uq.edu.au/equity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $81,256 - $87,561 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File 501566_3040124_Portfolio Manager_Research.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Jurg Keller on +61 412 123 913 or j.keller@uq.edu.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below (do not send applications by email). All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applicants must have work rights.