Works Coordinator - Building Services/ Facility

  • Support the delivery of world-class medical research
  • Herston location
  • Attractive salary packaging & superannuation options

About QIMR Berghofer:

QIMR Berghofer is a world-leading translational medical research institute focused on improving health by developing new diagnostics, better treatments and prevention strategies, specifically in the areas of cancer, infectious diseases, mental health and complex disorders. Based in Herston, Brisbane and working in close collaboration with clinicians and other research institutes, QIMR Berghofer is home to more than 600 scientists, students and support staff.

About the team:

Building Services manages the utilities and internal essential services (incl. air conditioning, waste, electricity, steam/ boiler) within three buildings. This includes Maintenance Services, Minor Works Services, grounds maintenance, energy management, technical advice, and project delivery.

Role Purposes / Responsibilities:

In this role you will:

  • Plan, coordinate, monitor and report on building services and maintenance contracts for the buildings, major plant and equipment with minimal disruption to research;
  • Ensure that building services and maintenance contracts are operating according to appropriate regulations, guidelines and standards and institute performance requirements;
  • Provide technical advice on maintenance of buildings, major plant and equipment;
  • Develop systems and procedures for the acquisition, management and maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment, in line with operational and regulatory requirements; and
  • Work with the procurement team for the management of essential services contracts, such as HVAC Services and Fire Services.
In this role, you will be required to work flexibly to facilitate critical maintenance work is completed and be required to participate in the on-call roster.

About You:

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Extensive experience in the delivery of building services, maintenance services or engineering services in a medical research, higher education, healthcare or similar environment
  • Experience in a facilities management role, including the co-ordination, supervision and management of technical/trades staff and contractors
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse and solve complex problems
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence, with demonstrated high-level communication, consultation and interpersonal skills
  • High level organisational skills and attention to detail with the ability to complete multiple complex activities at the same time
  • Sound understanding of the various services within a building and the potential impact of modifications
  • Sound knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, Australian Standards and industry practices
  • Ability to work autonomously with limited supervision
Although not essential, a Certificate IV in a building services related discipline or equivalent would be beneficial.

What we offer:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Bonus Superannuation
  • State of the art facilities
  • Stimulating work setting focussed on cutting edge medical research
  • Supportive/collaborative team environment

Salary range is $82,337-$89,577 per annum. This is a full-time, permanent appointment.

Click on the “Apply” button on the positions vacant page.

Applications should address the selection criteria and include curriculum vitae, proof of qualifications, and the names and contact details of three professional referees.

17 September 2017
Contact Chris Darbyshire, Building Service Manager on 3362 0150 or email