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Senior Development Manager

La Trobe University - Melbourne, VIC

Executive & Strategic Management
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Senior Development Manager

Job No.:560587

Work type:Fixed Term

  • Full time, Fixed term 3 year contract
  • Competitive salary plus 17% superannuation
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus- flexible working options available
About the role

The role is responsible for assisting the Director of Property & Economic Development to implement development projects identified within the University City of the Future (Uni City) program. This position has a strong commercial focus and will be required to identify and drive commercial development opportunities from inception through planning, approval to procurement and delivery.

The role involves working closely with the Director of Property & Development I&O, the Executive Director of I&O, and other senior University and I&O staff who have the day-to-day responsibility for managing University related projects or corresponding roles identified under the Uni City program.

You will be responsible for;
  • identifying marketing strategies to attract key commercial stakeholders to the range of commercial developments as well as projects identified at other campuses;
  • managing and overseeing the successful co-ordination and delivery of a diverse range of complex projects;
  • participating in the development of feasibility studies and business cases associated with the University's commercial property developments including the identification of problems, benefits and strategic options along with detailed cost benefits analyses;
  • managing negotiations in consultation with the Director of Property & Economic Development on project outcomes with development partners, contractors and officers of Government agencies and establish effective working relationships and, where appropriate, strategic alliances and partnerships with selected government, commercial and community stakeholders with an interest in La Trobe University' s commercial developments.
Skills & Experience

To be successful you will have:
  • Considerable experience in identifying and taking commercial development opportunities from inception, through feasibility, design, documentation, tender and delivery
  • Experience in innovative property solutions relating to retail, commercial, residential, health and community developments
  • Excellent negotiation skills with the ability to articulate issues at senior level
  • Experience in coordinating the work of supporting and advisory consultants.
  • Ability to work on several different projects concurrently
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to demonstrate leadership and manage a team of professionals with the ability to articulate issues at senior levels within both the public and private sector and produce comprehensive reports and briefs.

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits

How to Apply

Closing date: Tuesday the 16th of February 2021 @ 11:55pm

Position Enquiries: Karina Eppelstun, Director Property & Economic Development T 03 9479 1228

Position Description below:

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


Closing Date:16/2/2021

La Trobe University

Melbourne, VIC

Executive & Strategic Management


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