Director, Estates and Infrastructure

Suva, Fiji
28 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Estates & Infrastructure

The Section

The Section is a vital part of the University working to maintain the USP’s standards of excellence through the implementation of design standards and guidelines for the University’s physical estate. This includes delivering excellent standards of maintenance, repair and enhancement works through robust contract management and emergency response. In addition, the Section manages the University’s Occupational Health and Safety, campus sustainability initiatives, provision facilities related services such as utilities, fire safety, signage, furniture, equipment relocation, room and transport bookings, waste management, landscaping and events set up.

The Opportunity

The Director Estates & Infrastructure (E&I)will lead the Estates & Infrastructure section and will be responsible for the strategic management of the physical structures and environs in USP's 14 campuses located in its 12 member countries.  The Director E&I will also be responsible for the operations of the Estates and Infrastructure Section at Laucala Campus. He/she will also serve as an advisor to the 14 Campus Directors, the University Senior Management Team, the Vice President Regional Campuses, Estates & Infrastructure, the Vice Chancellor & President and various Council Committees as required for decision making around master planning, space management, maintenance, OHS and proposed Capital Projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic and long-term space and facility planning, leasing and lease management, space allocation management and building services maintenance including a deferred maintenance schedule. This includes planning building enhancements to accommodate changing pedagogical needs, management of large construction projects, budget planning and management of E&I activities in Laucala including capital projects approved by the University’s Financial and Investments Committee.

The appointee will oversee the management of Section staff including the managers, coordinators, and suppliers, contractors and consultants in the area of expertise related to construction and planning, maintenance, grounds and landscape management that are conducive to the needs of students and staff.

The Director will also be responsible for the maintenance of procedures and policies which promote a safe, productive, comfortable and a cost effective work and learning environment for members of the USP community. These include the University Building Maintenance Policy, Space Management Policy, Capital Building Projects Policy, Energy Management Policy and Disaster Management Plan.

In addition, the Director Estates & Infrastructure will also be jointly responsible, along with Human Resources Department, for all areas related to staff and student Health and Safety, and Workmen’s Compensation, with Assurance and Compliance for risk management and shares responsibility with Information Technology Services for the development, planning and implementation of ICT related infrastructure impacting on structural and physical environs of the University.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A Postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas: Engineering, Architecture, building/construction or a discipline related to facilities management with experience in a supervisory role in a similar organisation;
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, design and implementation of capital works projects and knowledge and experience in master and facilities planning and assets management principles and practices, including the efficient utilisation and operation of facilities;
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

Preference will be given to applicants with: Professional Certification in area of expertise and experience in the tertiary education sector.


The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary: Level 5 FJ $106,423 to FJ $130,373 (Inclusive of 15% Gratuity)

An inducement allowance may be offered to an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries:  Ms. Renuka Singh; tel.: (679) 32 31999; email:

Closing date for applications: 18 February 2018

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at   Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email:  or Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.