Lead Engineer Peter Doherty Institute

at University of Melbourne

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, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

The purpose of this position is to lead and contribute to the expertise of a shared engineering team which supports the operations of the Doherty Institute. This new position has been created to ensure the facility is operating at its full potential and supporting the objectives of the Joint Venture Agreement which governs the operations of the Institute. This includes providing technical expertise to a team of mixed engineering and maintenance personnel from both partners, in accordance with University Services policies and procedures and other compliance responsibilities of each partner.

About you

  • You will have tertiary qualifications in a relevant engineering discipline and extensive experience in a relevant field.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and multi-disciplinary team building capability.

  • Management experience enabling operation under broad direction and a high degree of autonomy.

  • Demonstrated expertise with a broad range of building, laboratory and engineering services enabling the ability to identify and diagnose faults with mechanical, electrical, and other essential services, and document risk management processes.

  • Excellent interpersonal and stakeholder management skills, especially the capacity to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a strong team of engineering professionals, researchers and administrators.

  • Competence with use of Direct Digital Control Systems and Information Management Systems for Facilities, Research, Environmental and Engineering Services.

  • Knowledge of High Containment Facilities, associated Regulatory bodies, compliance, environmental and Health & Safety issues.

  • 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 http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/working/benefits


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.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/search/info/selection-criteria

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