Director Estates & Infrastructure

University of the South Pacific - Estates & Infrastructure

The Opportunity

The Director Estates & Infrastructure (E&I) will lead the Estates & Infrastructure section and will be responsible for the strategic management of the physical structures and environs in USP's 14 campuses located in its 12 member countries. The Director E&I will also be responsible for the operations of the Estates and Infrastructure Section at Laucala Campus. He/she will also serve as an advisor to the 14 Campus Directors, the University Senior Management Team, the Vice President Regional Campuses, Estates & Infrastructure, the Vice Chancellor & President, and various Council Committees as required for decision making around master planning, space management, maintenance, OHS, and proposed Capital Projects.

The successful candidate will be responsible for strategic and long-term space and facility planning, leasing and lease management, space allocation management, and building services maintenance including a deferred maintenance schedule. This includes planning building enhancements to accommodate changing pedagogical needs, management of large construction projects, budget planning, and management of E&I activities in Laucala including capital projects approved by the University’s Financial and Investments Committee.

The appointee will oversee the management of Section staff including the managers, coordinators and suppliers, contractors and consultants in the area of expertise related to construction and planning, maintenance, grounds and landscape management that are conducive to the needs of students and staff.

The Director will also be responsible for the maintenance of procedures and policies which promote a safe, productive, comfortable and a cost effective work and learning environment for members of the USP community.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in any of the following areas: Engineering, Architecture, building/construction, or a discipline related to facilities management with experience in a supervisory role in a similar organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in the planning, design, and implementation of capital works projects, and knowledge and experience in master and facilities planning and assets management principles and practices, including the efficient utilisation and operation of facilities.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills.

Preference will be given to applicants with Professional Certification in area of expertise and experience in the tertiary education sector.

Remuneration

The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary: Level 5 FJ$106,423 to FJ$130,373 (inclusive of 15% Gratuity).

An inducement allowance may be offered to an exceptionally well qualified candidate.

In addition to the above benefits, the University contributes 10% of basic salary to an approved superannuation scheme, provides airfare and relocation costs where appropriate.

Enquiries:  Ms Renuka Singh (tel.: (679) 32 31999; email: renuka.singh@usp.ac.fj).

Closing date for applications: 18 February 2018.

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office (tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj). Manual applications are no longer accepted.

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria; academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

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