University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Senior Manager, Space



  • 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 $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    An exceptional opportunity has emerged within this division for a Senior Space Manger to join the team. Reporting to the Director, Campus Planning, the successful candidate will provide expert advice to the Division on all matters relating to the University's space requirements. This includes management of all relevant systems and procedures to allow proper monitoring, evaluation and reporting on space, including its allocation and utilisation.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading the development of strategic policies and procedures to deliver effective and efficient space use across all UQ campuses and sites.

  • Ensuring optimal utilisation of space at strategic and operational levels in accordance with statutory requirements and UQ objectives.

  • Management of the University's space inventory database and maintenance of records on space allocation and utilisation.

  • Consulting with stakeholders throughout the University to deliver efficient outcomes that align with space management policies and relevant strategic plans.

  • Provision of advice on future space requirements based on growth forecasts and assessment of needs.

  • Benchmarking and comparisons with other tertiary institutions and industry best practice.

  • Driving business improvement through development and implementation of innovative systems and technologies to assist with planning and optimisation of space.

  • Leadership of a small team including coaching, performance management and fostering a culture of client-focused service delivery.

  • This is a Full-time , Continuing position. At HEW Level 9 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $127,496.67 to $134,829.23 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $149,171.11 to $157,750.20 per annum.

    About You
  • Qualifications in architecture, interior design, facilities management or a related field with relevant space management experience in a large institutional environment.

  • Highly developed communication and negotiation skills with demonstrated ability to present and explain complex information, influence others, overcome challenges and deliver change.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

  • Experience in development and implementation of a program of initiatives to meet space management objectives and achieve continuous improvement of policy, procedures and systems.

  • Familiarity with the Archibus integrated facilities management platform, or similar software.

  • Demonstrated experience in the management, mentoring and performance management of a diverse team.

  • Knowledge of best practice and emerging trends in use and management of space.

  • 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.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Tim Sweeney (Director, Campus Planning) 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 identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal 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 22 May 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-38323)

    Job details


    Senior Manager, Space


    University of Queensland




    May 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 22, 2024

    Job type



    Architecture and Design,Business and Economics,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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