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Senior Project Manager - Project Delivery

Apply now Job No:508683
Area:Office of Chief Operating Officer
Salary (FTE):Snr Gen Staff 01 (HEW 10 no EB inc)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Property and Facilities

The Property and Facilities Division (P&F) is responsible for delivering comprehensive facilities operations to the University community by using integrated systems and services to support the University's teaching and learning, research endeavours and strategic objectives. To achieve this, and to further improve the environment in which members of the University community study, work and live, P&F provide a range of services of Campus Operations, Infrastructure and Sustainability, Planning and Property and Project Delivery. 

The Project Delivery section is responsible for managing construction projects, minor works and refurbishment projects from inception to completion. This team is also responsible for managing works programs, large and complex special projects, preparing feasibility studies on potential construction projects and office relocations. Find out more about the projects and initiatives the Project Delivery team are currently working on here

About This Opportunity

As the Senior Project Manager - Project Delivery you will provide strategic and technical advice and prepare feasibility studies for complex, innovative and high risk capital works projects. In this role you will be responsible for managing the University’s most complex and high value projects and ensure they are completed to schedule whilst managing the risk throughout the lifecycle of the project. You will lead and mentor a small team of Project Managers and Project Officers and lead, oversee and ensure the successful delivery and management of assigned capital works projects within prescribed quality, scope, safety and budget constraints. You will have the opportunity to apply your high level knowledge of project and construction contract management principles in a complex environment.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, you should possess relevant postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical/construction field, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training in construction, building or architecture.

You will have extensive knowledge of building and construction methodologies as applied to buildings and building services, including laboratories or similar complex technical facilities. You will be a strong leader with experience in managing and mentoring a diverse group of staff with the ability to inspire and motivate others to build a client centric culture within the team. You will have the ability to interpret and critically analyse complex technical specifications as well as experience preparing and managing large project budget allocations and cashflows for complex infrastructure projects.

You will have excellent communication skills and will be able to cultivate productive and influential working relationships with a wide range of senior stake-holders, service providers and the wider UQ community. The ability to work with a high degree of autonomy, with outstanding organisational and time management skills whilst maintaining a high level of quality and consistency, is essential.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

There are three, full-time, five year fixed term positions available. An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

Position Description

Download File SPM_RecruitmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Bill Boyd Law, Associate Director Project Delivery, Construction (Property and Facilities) on or + 61 (7) 3365 3442.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement addressing the key selection criteria (ideally 2-4 pages)
  • Resume

Please note that shortlisting and interviews for this recruitment process will take not place until late January 2020. 

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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