Project Manager (Capital Works)

at University of Melbourne

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Project Services, University Services

Salary: An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated. Employer superannuation contribution of 17% applies

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Project Manager - Capital Works is a member of the Construction, Planning and Delivery Team which sits within the Project Services portfolio.

About the role

The Project Manager - Capital Works will provide project day-to-day planning, coordination and control of building projects and alterations projects of medium size and complexity within University properties for projects generally up to $50M within University properties and tenancies.

Management of project relationship including clients, project owners, project teams and all other stakeholders as well as provide end to end financial and logistical management of facilities projects.

About you

  • A postgraduate qualification or progress towards a postgraduate qualification in Project Management/Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or similar and/or extensive relevant project management and cost control experience

  • On-site experience in the commercial/industrial area of the building industry as a project manager, contracts administrator or similar, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  • Extensive experience in the management of projects designed by consultants and trade contractors and extensive experience in project management of multiple building projects simultaneously

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organisational, team and time management skills including excellent client management and liaison skills, preferably in a tertiary education environment.

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to our website.


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 28 August 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria: Download File 0026278.pdf

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