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As part of this, our employment practices include the provision of reasonable adjustments/flexible working arrangements as required, particularly for staff with disability or carer responsibilities.

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Project Manager, Physical Works Project

Job no: 852076
Campus: Berwick or Mt Helen Campus
Categories: Professional/General
School/Area: Property and Infrastructure

  • Property and Infrastructure – Mt Helen or Berwick Campus
  • Full-time, continuing appointment
  • HEW 8 - $102,035 p.a. plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Project Manager, Physical Works Projects, is responsible for guiding and developing projects from loosely defined concepts through design and overseeing delivery of a wide range of capital works delivery.

You will:

  • analyse physical infrastructure requirements through research and evaluation;
  • provide strategic advice and support to the Associate Director, Asset Services and Program Manager, Projects;
  • implementing and managing procurement processes; and
  • develop and implement a record of physical works projects.

About Federation University

At Federation University, we are driven to make a real difference to the lives of every student, and to the communities we serve.

Across our University and TAFE campuses in Ballarat, Berwick, Brisbane, Gippsland, and the Wimmera, we deliver world-class education and facilities. With the largest network of campuses across Victoria, as well as a growing Brisbane base, we are uniquely positioned to provide pathways from vocational education and skills training at Federation TAFE through to higher education.

Federation University’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025 outlines our ambition to be Australia’s leading regional university. Our University and TAFE provide integrated lifelong learning, skills, and impactful research enabling people and communities to prosper locally, regionally, and globally.

We are the number one ranked university in Australia for First Generation Student Enrolments (Good Universities Guide 2022). Along with top rankings in Victoria around student support, social equity, skills and employment.

About you

Reporting to the Program Manager, Projects, you will have comprehensive knowledge and applied experience of project management. You will be known for your strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to liaise with a wide range of stake holders.

You will possess:

  • a detailed understanding of the requirements for public construction including ministerial directions, policies and procedures;
  • the ability to manage concurrent complex tasks, shifting priorities and timelines;
  • ability to provide strategic advice and support to a broad audience; and
  • a formal qualification in project management would be advantageous.


How to apply

Please apply by Sunday, 26 March 2023

Applicants are required to submit a resume and a suitability statement.

To view the position description, please click here: 852076.pdf

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please email the Recruitment team or phone 03 5327 9756.  Our position descriptions also list a contact person for job specific enquiries.

A workplace for remarkable people

For 150 years we have been reaching out to new communities, steadily building a generation of independent thinkers united in the knowledge that they are greater together.
We are committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best talent in the regions in which we operate. From our academic and research staff to those working in student experience, we are all part of a collaborative culture that inspires the highest levels of excellence, innovation, integrity and respect. We are proud of our SAGE Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation in 2019 for recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEM disciplines in higher education and research.

At Federation University Australia we value diversity, embrace difference and nurture a connected, safe and respectful community. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people of all cultures, abilities, sexualities and genders. Should you require additional support please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

Find out more about our Aboriginal and Torres Islander Employment Strategy. For support or queries relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment please email Organisational Development and Diversity.

What we offer

We foster a positive culture shaped by our values of inclusion, innovation, excellence, empowerment and collaboration as outlined in Federation’s Living Values Charter.

You will be able to take advantage of our UniSports Health and Fitness Centre in Mt Helen, in addition to benefits such as purchased leave, annualised hours, flexible work options, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare (Mt Helen and Gippsland), discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, wellness programs, professional development programs and many other benefits. For further information visit our LinkedIn Life page or our leave and work-life balance webpage.

For more information on a career with us, please visit our website or let our staff tell you more.


Federation University is committed to The Circle Back Initiative program, whereby we will respond to every applicant.

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