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Employment of Strategic Campus Space Planner with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:

Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

Availablity:
Fixed term until May 2024 | Full time

Compensation:
Higher Education Officer Level 8

Wage scale:
$100,238 – $110,971 per year

Pertaining to:
Manager, Space Facilities and Planning
Properties, facilities and development

The Strategic Campus Space Planner provides services that meet the space needs of colleges and professional portfolios. This position will be responsible for providing high-level advice and detailed analysis relating to space management and space planning. The Strategic Campus Space Planner will also be responsible for the development of capital infrastructure projects including scope, funding requests, project briefs and transition planning as per the master plan. campus area and other relevant strategic plans.

Reporting to the Manager, Space and Facilities Planning and working under general direction, the Strategic Campus Space Planner will be a liaison with colleges and professional portfolios and broker discussions regarding space and facilities. projects with key stakeholders, as needed.

Main responsibilities of the position

  • Act as a key partner and liaison with their assigned college and professional portfolio and provide transparent, responsive and consistent customer-focused services for all matters related to strategic and operational space planning needs.
  • Undertake background investigation, assessment and reporting to provide strategic advice to collegiate and professional portfolio managers.
  • Work closely with colleges and professional portfolios to understand their business needs and translate them into space solutions.
  • Provide initial planning and scope support for projects requiring implementation, including working with the Senior Project Manager to develop a project and design brief, define the scope of work, prepare concept plans and coordinate with consultants, key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all projects comply with key plans and guidelines that govern space development, including campus master plans and space management guidelines.
  • Actively consult with project managers, engineers, architects and other technical departments to ensure design intentions and functional requirements are met.
  • Assist the Space Planning and Facilities Manager in developing and implementing a space planning framework that ensures the efficient use of university space.
  • Responsible for campus wayfinding and signage planning.
  • Undertake a range of space analyses, including space allocations, validation of space audits, occupancy and utilization reports and assessments, and post-occupancy reviews.
  • Examine and research current space management trends and design principles relevant to the higher education sector.
  • Any other responsibilities corresponding to the level of the role assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Professional qualification in town planning, project management and progression to postgraduate qualifications or in-depth skills and experience in a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand a group’s business needs, assess space needs, analyze their existing space constraints and undertake a gap analysis to identify a work program that meets their needs.
  • Demonstrated experience working at all levels of an organization and with various stakeholders to interpret their requirements into a project summary by undertaking initial planning and scoping activities and helping to prepare business cases, setting timelines and realistic milestones for delivery.
  • Extensive demonstrated experience in infrastructure planning, stakeholder management, business case development and project planning documentation in the education, research or related sectors.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess design proposals and concepts to ensure they comply with appropriate standards and guidelines, including the Building Code of Australia, Occupational Health and Safety Principles and statutory standards related.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills, including being an effective listener and negotiator, being able to ask clear questions about issues and requirements, and experience writing quality reports and recommendations for complex and sensitive issues .
  • Demonstrated experience working within a high performing team and using initiative and independent judgment to resolve issues.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian higher education sector.
  • Experience with sustainable building design solutions.
  • Experience using the Auto Cad design system and graphics programs.

Prescribed conditions of employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all new staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions

Information for applicants:

You must provide a declaration of aptitude of no more than three pages, addressing the core capabilities of the position, as outlined above. Additionally, you need to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence this position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply. Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

June 20, 2022

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