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Principal Facilities Contracts Manager

Flinders University

Position Details

  • Fixed term until Jan 2025 Full-Time

  • Higher Education Officer Level 10 $129,628 – $137,389 p.a.

  • Location: Bedford Park

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About Property, Facilities and Development

The Property, Facilities and Development (PFD) team works across all of Flinders’ places, spaces, and physical infrastructure. Working across four key areas: Strategic Planning and Sustainability; Capital Development; Customer and Site Services; and Strategic Projects, we are responsible for the planning, development, capital delivery, management, and maintenance of university spaces to ensure they are fit for purpose and support Flinders to deliver its strategic objectives. The PFD team is leading the planning, development, and delivery of four major strategic projects as the University strives to achieve its bold ambitions.

About the Role

As the Principal Facilities Contracts Manager, you will manage all phases of contract delivery to ensure commercial outcomes and value for Flinders University. This will involve leading and proactively developing contract strategy, procurement, and managing already established contracts. You will work within the wider Property, Facilities and Development team to identify areas where contract management frameworks could be developed, cultivating an environment of continuous improvement.  You will also be responsible for implementing audit plans for service providers and serve as a key point-of-escalation where disputes arise, resolving matters successfully within agreed contract terms.  

The role will also support the evaluation of tenders and bids from service providers as well leads the development and preparation of tailored commercial instruments to facilitate services with the support of management and other relevant university stakeholders, including the legal team.

You will also take on the monitoring of all financial aspects of contracts within the portfolio of responsibilities and through regular financial and non-financial data analysis, identify and investigate spend patterns providing formal recommendations to address issues.

About You

To be successful as the Principal Facilities Contracts Manager you will be an experienced and strategic contract manager, with a proven record of achieving sustainable outcomes and cost reductions through management and continually improving practices. You are an excellent communicator, negotiator, and collaborator, specifically when required to exercise judgment for disputes in a complex environment. You place high importance on developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders to understand their needs. You can demonstrate experience in a similar business landscape, recognising the need to adapt, manage multiple priorities and use lateral thinking to effectively mitigate risks.  An ideal candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in procurement and contract management, law, or other relevant degree qualifications (or demonstrate a combination of extensive relevant experience and/or education and/or training).

Life at Flinders

We’re transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don’t just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description.

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Peter Keys

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Please note, the University will be operating on limited staff over the Christmas period, returning to full capacity in the New Year. We appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair review of all applications during this time and will endeavour to provide an update as soon as possible.

Applications to be submitted before 11.59pm:

18 Jan 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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