First listed on: 19 January 2019

CBIS Manager - Contracts and Compliance 

The Opportunity

  • Lead and provide expert advice in building maintenance Contract and Contractor management.
  • Work with key stakeholders to develop, implement and maintain a building services related compliance program for CSIRO
  • Be a part of Australia’s premier research organisation

The Position

CSIRO has a complex property portfolio of owned and leased facilities that comprises over 1,000 buildings spread across 59 locations within Australia and in three countries overseas. These scientific research, (including National Research Infrastructure) and office/administration facilities are diverse in ownership, type of property, age and condition. The property portfolio is managed by CSIRO’s Business and Infrastructure Services unit (CBIS) which has offices in each state.

We are seeking a CBIS Manager – Contracts and Compliance for each of our regions: North East and South West.

Your responsibilities in this role will include contributing to the provision of a safe, well-maintained and compliant-built environment for the staff and clients of the CBIS Region that delivers optimal asset performance and value for money; facilitating the transition of new assets and services from construction/refurbishment projects to operational duty; and providing contract/contractor management and compliance auditing services. 

Your duties will include

  • Acting as a trusted advisor to understand the client’s Business Unit and/or seek information about underlying needs of the client.
  • Identify building services equipment maintenance, compliance requirements and creating effective preventative maintenance regimes and systems to respond to these requirements.
  • Developing, implementing and maintaining a building services related compliance program for CSIRO in collaboration with CBIS Manager Portfolio Management and the alternate CBIS Region’s CBIS Manager – Contracts & Compliance that ensures compliance with all relevant standards and legislation, ensuring records of testing and compliance are maintained and aligning services to comply with all relevant Standards, Building Codes, accreditation and legislative requirements
  • Leading the development of specialised maintenance contracts for critical assets by engaging with stakeholders, identifying requirements, developing specifications and determining/managing suitable procurement methods to enable the delivery of specialised maintenance services
  • Implementing and managing specialised maintenance contracts through the contract life cycle process
  • Collaborating with the CBIS State Offices, lead the preparation of scope of works and business cases for building related projects including cost and resource impacts to deliver positive outcomes.

Location:  Negotiable – NE Region: capital cities in QLD, NSW, ACT; SW Region:  capital cities in VIC, TAS, SA, WA
Salary: AU$111K - AU$130K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Reference:  60055

To be successful you will need

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant area (e.g. building, engineering, asset management, facilities maintenance, construction) or demonstrated equivalent experience in contract/contractor management.
  • Extensive knowledge of facilities maintenance, asset management, building principles & standards and environmental and heritage issues, with expertise in the technical aspects of plant and building services maintenance and experience in effective preventative maintenance systems.
  • Advanced capabilities in enabling the business areas of contract management, procurement and project management and in delivering results.

For details about who to contact and for more information please view the relevant position description:

CBIS Manager - Contracts and Compliance SW Region

CBIS Manager - Contracts and Compliance NE Region

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Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

11th February 2019

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