University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Director, Development and Project Delivery


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About UQ

For more than a century, The University of Queensland has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. Across our 4 campuses, UQ's 7,410 staff and 55,000+ students deliver and experience unparalleled teaching, learning and research excellence that creates positive change globally. UQ ranks among the world's top universities and this role plays a pivotal part in creating and maintaining a world class campus to support their reputation.

About This Opportunity

We are currently searching for an experienced Director, Development & Project Delivery to implement and manage the University's capital and general building programs. With a current development pipeline in excess of $750mil, this role will have a strong focus on driving development outcomes across 4 major new build projects, whilst also developing a strong team culture. Leading the delivery team, you will provide strategic leadership in the management of all building and infrastructure projects from inception to completion in order to support the operational and strategic goals of the University.

About You

The successful candidate will be a commercially astute executive leader with demonstrated experience in a similar role. You will be able to demonstrate the ability to successfully deliver high value construction projects and show a high level of understanding across all construction and design related professions and the inter-relations in construction delivery. Your technical experience will be complimented by the ability to drive outcomes and the successful demonstration of the ability to negotiate, consult and resolve conflict.

Other Information

All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check.

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 identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability.


The University of Queensland is partnering with Capstone Recruitment for the appointment of the Director, Development & Project Delivery.

For more information, or to apply please reach out to:

Adrian de la Nougerede - 0401403101 / [email protected] Daniel Gonsalves - 0411298439 / [email protected]


Job details


Director, Development and Project Delivery


University of Queensland




February 06, 2024

Application deadline

March 07, 2024

Job type



Architecture and Design,Education,Social Science

About the employer

The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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