School Manager, Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering

Randwick, Australia
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
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.

The Faculty of Engineering at UNSW is a national and international leader in engineering research and education and is the University’s premier research Faculty.  It is the largest Engineering Faculty in Australia, graduating the largest number of engineers and with the largest research expenditure. Through excellence in fundamental and applied research the Faculty aims to be placed in the top 20 internationally by 2025.

Based within the Faculty of Engineering, the School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering is internationally recognised for research in photovoltaics and renewable energy with interests extending to biomass, wind energy, tidal power generation and sustainable use of conventional electricity. The school and its research centres have held the world record in high performance silicon solar cell for most of the last 32 years.

About the role

  • $119K - $126K plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The School Manager works closely with the Head of School (HOS) and is responsible for providing extensive senior executive advice to the HOS and the School Executive Team. The School Manager is key to supporting the School across all of its key academic and operational objectives. The position contributes to the development and implementation of Faculty-wide policy, procedures and systems in line with University directions and requirements.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Appropriate degree and extensive relevant management experience or equivalent in an academic or similarly large and complex environment (or equivalent competency gained through another combination of education, training and experience).
  • Excellent consultation, influencing and negotiation skills and proven ability to engage effectively with diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience in financial management and proven ability to interpret financial data to provide strategic advice.
  • Proven skills and experience in strategic and resource planning, goal setting and project management.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Meredith Lowe, Deputy General Manager, UNSW Engineering


T: (61 2) 9385 6135

Applications close: Sunday 18 February 2018