About the Opportunities
We are looking to fill a range of exciting roles to support various functions across the Property and Construction Division (Full Time and Part Time opportunities available)
Whole of Government (WoG) Property Services
Join a dynamic and fun team that works closely with over 70 agencies across the Australian Government, the property sector and with other jurisdictions to implement the WoG Property Services Coordinated Procurement (PSCP) Arrangements. You will have varied and interesting opportunities to utilise and further hone your skills, while enjoying new and challenging experiences to further develop your capability and career, including:
- Developing and fostering excellent stakeholder relationships with other Australian Government agencies to understand how property supports their business, and to assist them implement their strategic property plans through the PSCP Arrangements
- Contract and performance management of commercial Property Service Providers (PSPs), including two large property management companies (JLL and Ventia) and an Indigenous majority-owned property management company (Evolve FM); the focus of which is on achieving the best property management (including leasing and facilities management) outcomes for agencies and the Australian Government as a whole
- Working with the Strategic Property Adviser (Deloitte), agencies and PSPs to develop and implement long-term leasing strategies for the Australian Government
- Exploring how the PSCP Arrangements can be enhanced
- Undertaking a major procurement exercise to appoint PSPs when the current contract expires (2024).
To be successful in this role, you would work as part of a team responsible for whole of lifecycle strategic property asset management and related advice to Australian Government agencies. This may include management of Finance’s national property portfolio of critical infrastructure, in conjunction with commercial Property Service Provider (PSP) and partner tenant agencies; asset creation through acquisitions and major capital works planning and delivery as requested by Government; and divestment of property consistent with the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy.
Roles for management of the Finance’s property portfolio involve:
- Strategic asset management planning and delivery
- Contract and vendor management
- Management of relevant building compliance including heritage aspects
- Management of remediation projects
- The provision of proactive stakeholder and issues management, all in close partnership with commercial PSPs.
Roles for major capital projects involve the development of business cases for future projects, including in close collaboration with partner agencies, engaging with public and private sector partners as part of planning and delivery phases, project and contract management and stakeholder engagement.
About the Division
The Property and Construction Division employs staff with a variety of career backgrounds and skillsets and supports ongoing development through mentoring and professional learning. The work of the Division provides exposure to a wide range of stakeholders across the Australian Government and state and territory governments and private sector, with opportunities to work closely with commercial partners.
There is diverse work within the Division ranging from property projects (such as remediation, conservation, and capital works), property policy, legislation, data and Whole-of-Australian-Government property leasing and facilities management. An outstanding team culture fostered by high achieving, supportive, and diverse staff in the division, allows for a positive workplace with flexibility and many different opportunities.
Specifically, the Division:
- Works across Government and the private sector to provide policy, regulatory and commercial analysis, advice and guidance to support value for money decisions on property-related policy issues and management, including through the use of strong data and analytical capability
- Administers the Lands Acquisition Act 1989, the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the Commonwealth Property Disposal Policy and National Land
- Manages the Whole-of-Australian-Government Coordinated Procurement Arrangements for property-related services including leasing and facilities management
- Maximises value for money from the Commonwealth’s significant leased footprint through the Commonwealth Leasing Strategy
- Delivers major capital works and land remediation projects for Government
- Manages an extensive property portfolio, including divesting surplus properties.
Detailed Vacancy Information
For detailed information about these roles, including the job specific capabilities, please refer to the downloadable job pack, available on the Finance Careers page, which can be accessed by clicking the apply button.
- To be eligible for employment with the Department of Finance (Finance), applicants must be an Australian Citizen at the time of this vacancy closing.
- Successful applicants will be required to undergo the process to obtain and maintain, or continue to hold the required security clearance level for the role as indicated. All Finance staff are required to have a minimum baseline security clearance prior to commencement.
How to Apply
For more information about the role, including job specific requirements and to apply please visit the Department of Finance Careers website – https://financejobs.nga.net.au/cp/.
Applications close on Monday 11 July 2022 at 11:30pm AEST.