First listed on: 17 October 2018

MNF Facilities Manager

  • The Marine National Facility is growing!
  • An exciting opportunity to apply your expertise in facillities management.
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's premier research organisation.

The position

CSIRO’s Marine National Facility (MNF) seeks to appoint an experienced and motivated Facilities Manager to lead the Facilities Team.  The Team is responsible for managing the contract with the ship management provider and—working closely with multiple teams in the Engineering and Technology Program—for procuring, coordinating maintenance, and ensuring the science readiness of a suite of multi-disciplinary scientific instruments and equipment, including a number of containerised laboratories. As the Facilities Manager you will work positively and collaboratively across internal and external stakeholder groups to ensure the consistently high performance of the MNF vessel and the scientific assets in support of successful and safe marine science missions.

The role will require interstate and, occasionally, overseas travel and there may be opportunity to go to sea as part of providing support more broadly in the MNF.

More specifically you will:

  • Oversee the effective and efficient use and ongoing management and maintenance of MNF physical facilities, including the vessel and the associated suite of scientific equipment and instrumentation.
  • Maintain oversight and high level engagement in the management of the ship contract, through budget development and monitoring, quarterly reporting and performance assessment.
  • Oversee the implementation and regular review of the Memorandum of Understanding with the Engineering and Technology Program and foster a culture of collaboration and shared goals.

For further information about the Marine National Facility, visit our website at

Location:           Hobart, TAS
Salary:               $111K - $130K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:              Indefinite
Job reference:  58904

To be successful you will need:

  • Proven leadership in the management of complex research-related programs, science technology operations and/or facilities, requiring harnessing of specialist knowledge and expertise from a range of disciplines and coordination across multiple and diverse groups and competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated experience in high level internal and external stakeholder engagement.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective and efficient work teams through fostering an environment that promotes collaboration, individual responsibility and new ideas.
  • Demonstrated experience in project management, management of budgets and contracts and complex procurement processes and in allocating and monitoring resources to achieve outcomes.

Before you apply please view the full position details and selection criteria here:  Position description

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)  We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

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.  Find out more here!  Balance

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

The Marine National Facility operates Australia’s only blue-water research vessel dedicated to marine research throughout Australia’s vast ocean territories.

How to apply:  If you wish to apply for this position, please upload 1 document only containing your cover letter and CV/resume that best demonstrates your ability to meet the requirements of the role as defined in the position description document.   

Applications close:  11:59pm AEDT, 15 Nov. 2018

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