Lecturer / Lecturer in Engineering Project Management job with UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE

Location: Parcville

Role Type: Full time; Continue

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology

Department/School: School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering

Salary: Level B – $110,236 – $130,900 per year, Level C – $135,032 – $155,698 per year, Level D – $162,590 – $179,123 per year plus 17% super

Appointment will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

  • Play a leadership role in contributing to teaching and research and building relationships with industry
  • Developing the next generation of project managers to deliver projects that are both high value and sustainable
  • Open to a joint appointment with industry, strong industry experience will be highly appreciated

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and honor the traditional owners of the lands on which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples, the Yorta Yorta nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung people. We recognize that the land on which we meet and learn was the site of centuries-old ceremonies, celebration, initiation and renewal, and that local indigenous peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the lives of these lands.

The Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a premier research center.

School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering (EMI) The School of Electrical, Mechanical and Infrastructure Engineering undertakes teaching and research activities in a range of disciplines that are internationally recognized for their contribution to fundamental research. It has a number of well-established industry links and international partnerships. It builds a dynamic profile of interdisciplinary research, working with industry with the aim of contributing to society.

About the role:

You will play a leading role in contributing to the teaching and research program of the Department of Infrastructure Engineering and in enhancing interdisciplinary research within the Faculty and the University in collaboration with external organizations.

The objective of this role is to develop strong relationships with industry to ensure that our Engineering Management curriculum is aligned with contemporary industry practice. This will enhance our students’ experience and ensure their post-graduation skills and knowledge are aligned with industry expectations. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop the next generation of project managers and provide them with the training they need to deliver projects that are both high value and sustainable, delivering positive results not only for industry but also for the community.

The University would be open to a cross-appointment with industry, structured to be considered on a case-by-case basis, for example a part-time term position.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establish and foster partnerships with industry, government, collaborators from other universities and other stakeholders that contribute to the engagement of teaching and research in broader community engagement.
  • Teach subjects to a standard that provides an enriched learning experience for students in the Master of Engineering Management and other master’s and undergraduate engineering programs.
  • Provide a significant degree of scholarly research initiative and collaboration in the discipline of engineering project management.
  • Play a leadership role in the department/school to foster and actively participate in industry liaison activities in accordance with the Faculty business plan.

About you

Ideally, we are looking for engineers with a strong industry background and previous experience in an academic role, with in-depth knowledge of end-to-end project management topics, such as contract management, procurement in sustainable infrastructure and engineering asset management.

You are a confident leader with excellent communication and relationship building skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and manage staff, timelines and budget. You have prior experience in teaching and developing educational programs in a range of subjects.

You will also have:

  • A PhD in Civil Engineering with Engineering Management or relevant discipline; significant relevant industry experience combined with a relevant qualification may also be considered.
  • Experience in sustainable infrastructure procurement and/or engineering asset management demonstrated by evidence such as publications in leading journals and conferences or significant industry experience.

For the specific responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached job description.

You will be supported to pursue your achievements in all pillars of an academic career:

  • Research and research training
  • Contribution to teaching and learning
  • Commitment
  • Service and management

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world. We are proud of our staff, our commitment to excellence in research and teaching, and our global engagement.

Benefits of working with us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and meet challenges, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our employees enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible work arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leaves
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary package and leave loading
  • Free and subsidized health and wellness services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services, including Myki and Qantas Club cards
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To learn more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those who identify as LGBTQIA+, women, people of all ages, people with disabilities, and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our goal is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join us!

If you think this role is right for you, please submit your application, including your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and how you would approach achieving its objectives. PLEASE NOTE that you are not required to provide answers to the main selection criteria.

We are committed to ensuring barrier-free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].

While we review your application, get to know us by visiting http://www.eng.unimelb.edu.au/about/join-feit

Please Note: This position requires the incumbent to hold a valid and current working with children verification.

Job description: 0056672_PD_B-D Engineering Project Management.pdf

Closing of applications: September 5, 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time