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Flinders University

Flinders University is recognised as a progressive and innovative institution, highly regarded in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment.  With more than 2,000 staff, multiple campuses and a Goods and Services spend circa $170m, it enjoys a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, with a long standing commitment to enhancing educational opportunities for all.  Flinders’ bold vision is captured by their Strategic Plan Making a Difference – The 2025 Agenda, and includes a commitment to deliver a diverse $40m annual capital works program.

Reporting to the Director, Property, Facilities and Development, this senior role is responsible for the overall management, delivery and outcomes of the University’s significant and diverse renewal and enhancement Capital Works Program.  This includes a strong focus on team leadership, strategic procurement, governance, compliance, financial reporting at program level, effective stakeholder management and exceptional customer service leadership.  Key responsibilities include:

  • driving the delivery of the University’s capital works program and investments from concept to post implementation review;
  • establishing methodologies, systems, reporting and processes to enable efficient project delivery, good project governance and agreed outcomes;
  • leading the dedicated and high-performing project team in the delivery of the University’s annual Capital and Infrastructure Plan;
  • developing and maintaining effective relationships with key internal and external stakeholders;
  • overseeing the development of a comprehensive suite of reports and providing project finance and delivery progress.

Applications are encouraged from appropriately qualified senior leaders with demonstrated experience in the delivery of significant capital works programs in a large, complex environment.  Extensive building program experience, highly developed people and change leadership, stakeholder engagement, financial and commercial analysis, program management and service review skills are essential.  Absolutely essential to this role is the ability to communicate clearly and unambiguously in writing and verbally to a diverse range of key stakeholders.  Resilience, pragmatism, energy, credibility and drive are all critical qualities sought.

An attractive remuneration package including 17% superannuation is offered to secure a genuinely dynamic and capable individual keen to add value to this critical service for the University.  Great learning happens in great spaces.  Enquire to get involved.

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Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call (08) 8100 8827.

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