Senior Electrical Infrastructure Engineer - Tenders Global

Senior Electrical Infrastructure Engineer

The University of Queensland

  • Property and Facilities Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world’s top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

About UQ

As part of the UQ community, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Discounted parking (from just $5 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

About This Opportunity  

An exceptional opportunity has emerged within this division for an accomplished subject matter expert Senior Electrical Infrastructure Engineer to join the team. Reporting to the Associate Director, Infrastructure Engineer – Electrical. The successful candidate is responsible for the strategic asset management, campus infrastructure planning and augmentation of all electrical engineering systems across the University.

This position is Lead the strategic, electrical engineering, asset management for the University and take responsibility for updating the electrical engineering portion of the Strategic Asset Management Plan SAMP and developing and cost estimating the annual asset replacement program of works.  This will also require technical oversight and lifecycle management to ensure stability and high levels of availability of electrical infrastructure. Proactively seek out and instigate opportunities for the improvement or optimisation of campus electrical infrastructure.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the electrical engineering systems infrastructure planning, forecasting utilisation and augmentation for each University campus and site

  • Work with team members to establish individual development plans focused on building customer service capability and technical skills and to support career planning

  • Provide expertise and technical leadership relating to the University’s electrical infrastructure as the subject matter expert

  • Establish, document, and promulgate electrical engineering design standards, policies and procedures for the University

  • Work with project managers to coordinate and plan project tasks and resources within the Asset Replacement program

  • Collaborate with and provide technical support to the Energy and Sustainability Office’s Energy Management, Environment and Sustainability Programs plus electrical metering

  • Provide direction on the Sections electrical, communication, and external lighting minor works and contribute to the Site Works and Site Services programs and budgets

  • Provide expert, high level support to the University’s capital works program and Soft Landings Framework including project briefing, design review, construction inspections, handover, aftercare and lessons learnt

  • Participate in relevant committees and working groups to ensure UQ’s electrical infrastructure objectives are being championed

  • Liaise, negotiate and collaborate with government agencies and other external stakeholders with regard to electrical infrastructure issues on behalf of the University

  • Maintain and enhance your professional knowledge to continuously improve the University soft landing process and procedures

  • Any other duties as reasonably directed by your supervisor.

This is a Full-time, Fixed-term position through to December 2026.  At HEW Level 9, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $123,496.74 to $130,685.52 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $144,491.19 to $152,902.06 per annum.  

About You


  • Qualifications and training equivalent to Bachelor of engineering degree in Mechanical, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Demonstrable experience in strategic asset management of electrical engineering infrastructure with the ability to: forecast utilisation; plan for lifecycle replacement/augmentation and determine a program of work

  • Demonstrable knowledge of electrical engineering systems at subject matter expert level with the ability to prepare briefs, carry out design review, construction inspections and problem solve electrical issues that arise

  • Proven ability to work autonomously, to show initiative, be proactive, willing to work flexibly, prioritise work under pressure plus being able to work in a team to form strong working relationships with the P&F Sections and with internal and external stakeholders

  • Extensive practical knowledge, understanding and application of relevant Workplace Health and Safety legislation

  • Proven financial planning and management skills with the ability to prepare, monitor and manage budgets

  • Demonstrable knowledge of energy management systems and other electrical Facilities Management computer systems

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to explain/present complex information, influence others, consult and coordinate across multiple groups

  • Demonstrable experience of successful leadership to coordinate multiple stakeholders with the ability to motivate, develop and lead performance in others and be able to negotiate and influence at project level


  • Professional membership and/or registration of an appropriate professional body/board (e.g. Engineers Australia, BPEQ)

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits. 


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Matt Douglas (Associate Director, Infrastructure Engineer – Electrical) at [email protected]

For application queries, please contact [email protected]  stating the job reference number in the subject line.  

Want to Apply? 

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You’ section  

  • Resume 

Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information 

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion .  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]  

If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

Applications close 11 December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-32613)

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