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Building Operations Manager

  • 555947
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Jun 2 2024 at 23:55 AEST

Classification:  Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $125,186 - $131,167 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

Position overview
The mission of Facilities and Services Division is to "Enable academic excellence at ANU through integrated and innovative facilities and project delivery." The three key portfolios are Infrastructure & Planning, Operations and Corporate.

The Maintenance portfolio has responsibility for the delivery of all maintenance activities at the ANU.  This encompasses the management and delivery of all statutory, preventative and corrective maintenance, asset management initiatives and capital renewal programmes.

The Facilities and Services Division seeks to engage a Building Operations Manager to move the focus of maintenance services to a preventative service model through its people and enhancing business processes and supporting systems.

The Building Operations Manager reports to the Associate Director Operations and is a key member of the leadership group within the Maintenance Portfolio. The Building Operations Manager is responsible for the coordination and management of cleaning and waste contracts across the University, they are also a key liaison between the maintenance manager and the client in the delivery of statutory, preventative and corrective maintenance, minor capital works and back log maintenance by the Service Delivery team.

The Building Operations manager will need to demonstrate a strong systems background, as the custodian of maintenance and asset data for the University and with the division embarking on a complete revamp of its facilities management system, the operations manager will take a key role as custodian of that data, providing data driven recommendations to facilities executive as it carves its path to a leader in the facilities management space across the University sector.

To be successful in this position you will possess postgraduate qualifications (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and/or relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.  Experience in the higher education sector or similarly complex facilities management environment would be highly regarded.

You will have extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of building services and infrastructure management and their related data sets and a proven track record managing staff and contractors within a facilities maintenance services environment.

Key aspects of the role include: leadership, customer service, data analysis, work health and safety, risk management, financial management and compliance. 

For more information, contact Peter Geerdink, Associate Director Infrastructure & Planning, Facilities and Services on T: 0438 648 639 or E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information
In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 




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