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Director Capital Works

Date: 02-Jan-2019

Location: Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs, QLD, AU

Company: Mater


  • Pivotal role supporting and reporting to the Director of Built Environment
  • Non for profit organisation
  • Permanent, full time opportunity


About the role

Mater Built Environment currently has a rewarding opportunity for an experienced Director Capital Works to join the team. This role reports to the Director Built Environment and will be offered as full time, permanent position, and based at our South Brisbane campus.


You will provide executive level leadership, planning, management, budget responsibility and overall responsibility for the delivery of capital works projects.

This represents a career defining opportunity to join a market leader in healthcare and a proudly values led organisation. You will bring a wealth of commercial acumen and success in building relationships at a senior level.


Salary range: Commensurate with experience


What you’ll be doing


  • Responsible for the delivery of Capital Works Projects on behalf of the Mater that can range in value from $20,000 to several hundred Million dollars;
  • Program Coordination of multiple project managers and projects with a wide range of complexity;
  • Management of both building and infrastructure records, drawings and documents;
  • Management of Space Allocations and Space Planning for a complex that has in excess of 310,000m2 of floor space;
  • Management of Complex Way finding systems and signage;
  • Management of Built Heritage Assets and alignment to the Heritage Conservation Management Plan;
  • Provide input and advice to strategic planning related to facilities and assets of the organisation;
  • Manage high level collaboration, negotiation and communications with a range of internal and external stakeholders as well as  and key authorities related to Capital Developments;
  • Provide high level strategic and professional leadership for the Capital Works Departments Portfolio in alignment with Maters Strategic Direction.


About you

To be successful in this role you will have demonstrated success in a similar role in a large and complex organisation. You will possess the following:


  • Formal Qualification in either Project Management or Construction Management (minimum undergraduate degree).
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within major Capital Development programs in a Healthcare setting, including significant leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated successful project management of health care building and infrastructure projects.
  • Demonstrated successful management of budgets and financial planning.


Experience within a healthcare setting would be considered advantageous.


Why join us?

In return for your skills you will have the opportunity to work for an Australian leader in the field of Health, Education and Research and work with a team who make a real difference to the lives of our patients.


Mater provides benefits not offered in other workplaces. In addition to being part of a workplace that offers compassionate care in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy, pioneers in the provision of healthcare to Queensland for over 100 years, you will have opportunities to increase your take-home pay with our salary packaging options.


For further information or to request the position description, please contact the Mater Recruitment Team at


Closing date for applications is Monday 21 January 2019


*Please note we will be reviewing and contacting applicants prior to closing date so please ensure you submit your application as soon as possible.

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At Mater, you'll find we live and breathe our values. We are a health care leader that provides care to more than 500,000 patients each year as a private, benevolent not-for-profit organisation - what profit we make goes back in to our business which is why we offer state of the art facilities and the resources to advance your career and provide exceptional care to our patients.

Mater is also committed to environmental sustainability and draws on our recognition of the link between health, climate and the environment which ensures we optimise our position as responsible corporate citizens.

Come and join us; as a Mater employee you'll find the benefits you deserve and the opportunity to be part of a healthcare community unlike any other.

Applicants from recruitment agencies will not be considered at this time.

Posting Notes: South Brisbane || QLD || Australia (AU) || Corporate Services ||