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Executive Director Estates

Massey University
Palmerston North
Full Time

Applications close 2 April 2023

Massey University is a world-leading university in many academic disciplines and fields of research. Our point of difference is that our research is connected to community and industry. Working together across disciplines and locations, we solve national and global problems through fundamental, applied, and interdisciplinary research, while culturally and artistically enriching our world.

We are constantly challenging the way we work and learn through the calculated adoption of emerging technologies to allow us to best support our staff and students across a range of complex environments and multiple locations. Significant programmes exist for Capital works, provision of space that will embed new workforce and pedagogical models, and most importantly the strategic planning and alignment of the land and buildings footprint with the strategic direction and needs of the University.

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About the role
We are seeking an inspiring, innovative, and commercially focused people and business leader to join us in the role of Executive Director Estates, to make a significant strategic contribution to the future of the university’s Estate and operational management, ensuring our financial and environmental goals are achieved. Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor University Services, the Executive Director Estates will provide leadership and strategic direction to a portfolio comprised of a wide range of service areas with 6 direct reports and around 100 staff.

The team works to support all facets of the University environment and is comprised of Campus and Commercial Services, Estates Project Management, Operational Support, Information, Systems and Space as well as Sustainability, Policy and Communications. The role will drive positive Estates-related results while also being pivotal in connecting vision to culture and leading innovation and engagement.

As Executive Director Estates you will be instrumental in developing what Massey’s three campuses will look like in the future and leading change in terms of the estate, land holdings, campus facilities and infrastructure.

As the successful candidate, you will:
• have significant experience at a senior leadership level in a large organisation in the area of estates, infrastructure and capital development. Experience with high value, complex projects and construction management or building services would be preferable
• have significant operational experience, with appropriate tertiary and technical qualifications e.g. Post-graduate degree in property, engineering, design, construction, facilities management, business or similar disciplines
• be an innovative and inspirational leader – one who can demonstrate their ability to lead and develop high performing teams of professionals and create an environment that supports professional growth and personal development
• have a proven ability to build mana-enhancing customer centric, collaborative teams
• demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the benefits of operating as a Te Tiriti-led organisation.

In addition to a competitive salary, Massey also offers:
• up to 6.75% employer contribution to the UniSaver Superannuation Scheme
• five university holidays per year in addition to your annual leave
• subsidised Southern Cross Healthcare plan for you and your family
• discounted membership to our fully equipped recreation centre and gym facilities
• staff purchasing privileges and discounts at many commercial and retail businesses across NZ
• access to a wonderful on-Campus crèche/daycare facilities for dependents of staff on our Manawatū and Auckland campuses
• comprehensive professional development and training programmes.

This position will be based at the Manawatū campus in Palmerston North but some flexibility in base location may be afforded to the ideal candidate.

Please note, we do reserve the right to appoint prior to the closing date if the ideal candidate is identified.

If you would like to discuss this exciting opportunity further, please contact Caren Bailey, Staff Recruitment Advisor: c.bailey@massey.ac.nz or +64 6 951 7678.

Closing date: 2 April 2023
Reference number: US_EM_337_03/23

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz

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Manager – Campus Services (Manawatu)

Massey University
Palmerston North
Full Time

Applications close 15 March 2023

Massey University operates a significant Estates portfolio across three campuses. The portfolio is diverse in its age and condition with over 500 buildings and a value in excess of $1.5B. Each campus has its own identity and character and is supported by a local Campus Services team and a national Estates Management team. Together we plan, deliver and maintain the physical environment in which learning, teaching and research success is achieved.

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We are looking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Facilities Management Professional to lead our established and high performing Campus Services team in the Manawatū. You will use your experience and knowledge of people, facilities management, operations, security, energy management and building management systems to lead the team in delivering high quality, fully compliant, estates related outcomes and services to meet the needs of our staff and student stakeholders.

You will also participate and contribute to the future direction of Estates Management at Massey and support broader University and Chief Property Officer’s Office initiatives. For example, you will work closely with colleagues across the University to contribute to the reduction of energy consumption and carbon emissions, in support of the University’s commitment to being Net Zero Carbon by 2030.

The attributes you will bring include the following:
• You are an experienced FM practitioner with a related qualification in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, facilities management, or building services
• You will have excellent problem-solving skills and be methodical in reporting on progress against a variety of targets
• You will be comfortable with people and be able to build rapport and trust quickly
• You will be a capable leader with a focus on delivering excellent service
• Excellent oral and written skills are essential to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
• An organised, detailed and thorough approach to routine tasks and project management
• Ability to produce quality work at a high level both as an individual and as part of a team
• Advanced level of computer skills and capable of learning new applications
• A willingness to learn to develop new skills and knowledge

If you want to grow your career and become part of our team, we would love to hear from you!

Closing date: 15 March 2023

Reference number: US_CSMW_1486_12/22

For further information and to apply online, visit: http://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz

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