Precinct Manager Place, Innovation & Activation

at University of Melbourne

About Fishermans Bend

Fishermans Bend is Australia's largest urban renewal project. The University of Melbourne recently purchased 7.2 hectares of land within the Fishermans Bend Employment Precinct with the intention of developing a new campus. As a member of the Fishermans Bend team, you will contribute to the transformation of our campuses and supporting the University's strategic goals.

The new campus will catalyse an innovation ecosystem, bringing together researchers, established industry and start-up companies in one location to solve global problems and create highly skilled employees.

About the role

The Precinct Manager (PM) - Place, Innovation & Activation plays a fundamental role, assisting the Executive Director and team with project development start-up, initiation and implementation, planning and administration activities. The PM will have strengths in developing strategies to maximise the value of property developments, ensuring innovation, operational effectiveness and commercial competitiveness whilst minimising risk and maximising service quality. As PM, you will work closely with the Project Team, Project Sponsors and stakeholders on a day-to-day basis, drawing on resources within the Property group, the broader University, consultants and external stakeholders to the University.

You will be responsible for developing the operational and letting strategies as well as coordinating other crucial elements of the project including innovation and activation planning, business case development, and producing high quality project documentation on a consistent basis. Effective stakeholder engagement is essential to your success in this role. You will be responsible for providing accurate and timely information on behalf of the University.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline or an equivalent mix of education and relevant experience

  • Demonstrated creative precinct making experience including the ability to develop and translate property and operational strategy into tangible property and operational activities.

  • Ability to contribute to the planning, options analysis, feasibility assessment and business case development activity of projects with significant property, infrastructure and operational elements.

  • Strong business acumen, including the ability to develop procurement strategies; negotiate commercial property and operational contracts; and manage budgets and financial administration.

  • Commitment to building and maintaining relations with a wide range of stakeholders and the ability to operate in a highly complex matrix organisational structure


  • 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

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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.

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