Thank you for your interest in employment at the Singapore campus of James Cook University.

We take exceptional pride in recruiting and developing outstanding individuals who share our vision to be the leading Australian provider of higher education in Asia. At the Singapore campus of James Cook University, we believe in the importance of providing a great place for our employees to grow and develop professionally. We have a culture that values mutual respect, integrity, creativity and teamwork.

Join us as we continue our development as a vibrant, multicultural and excellent organisation in education and research.

Senior Manager/Associate Director Administration & Facilities

Job no: 492827
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Singapore


  • Oversee the management of Administration & Facilities service delivery, including the workforce planning initiatives to optimise service delivery and ensure all activities align with University objectives and are consistent with University strategic goals.
  • Oversee the development, management and implementation of the Administration and Facilities strategic and operational plans including Operating, Maintenance, Minor Repair Works and Overheads Budgets, KPI and OPT development and reporting. 
  • Investigate, conceptualise, develop, facilitate and advise Management in relation to their areas of influence and programs to assist the University to achieve its strategic goals 
  • Plan, prioritise, manage and monitor the Administration & Facilities department budget, measuring performance and ensuring the best outcomes are achieved. 
  • Provide high-level strategic advice, support and analysis to the Chief Operating Officer on strategic direction and management of the University’s built environment to manage a diverse array of financial, strategic, operational, student experience and administrative issues towards service delivery. 
  • Promote, develop and maintain collaborative and effective working relationships with key stakeholders both within and external to the University, using high level effective strategic communication, diplomacy and negotiation to enable efficient service delivery. 
  • First point of contact of the Singapore Campus commercial lease managing with Singapore Land Authority (SLA) and other government agencies, included but not limited to Land Transport Authority (LTA), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Building & Construction Authority (BCA) and National Environment Agency (NEA).
  • Ensure the University’s Health Safety and Environment System is operated in accordance to Singapore Land Authority, Committee for Private Education, Ministry of Manpower, Ministry of Health and other agencies regulations and continuous review and improvement towards the best practice, efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Develop energy management programs and initiatives and oversee the outcome to support best financial and environment outcomes and drive University sustainability. 
  • The active contributor to Compliance & Operations Committee and in Sustainability, Critical Incident Management, Risk Management, Business Continuity and Student Experience. 
  • Maintain effective and collaborative network and utilising networking opportunities to keep abreast of best practice in Facilities management and student experience. 
  • Provide effective leadership, management, strategic direction making in contractors management, both on and off campus, including the performance reviews to ensure a culture of high performance,high standard of customer services, teamwork and collaboration throughout the University. 
  • Management of the Services agreement with all contractors, including the contract negotiation, headcount, KPIs and performance delivery.

Key selection criteria:

  • Degree in Building Services/Space Management/Architecture or other relevant field
  • Preferably to have Certificate in Fire Safety
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferably in supervisory role
  • Experience in Building Development or A&A Projects is preferred
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, and ability to manage staff
  • Able to multi-task and deliver under tight deadlines
  • Able to work independently and under pressure
  • Pro-active attitude and constantly strive to improve work efficiency
  • An interest in evaluating, exploiting and pushing the use of new technologies

Closing Date: 31st May 2022

Associate Director: SGD$91,000- SGD$150,000 per annum
Senior Manager: SGD$70,000- SGD$104,000 per annum

We regret to inform you only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We thank you for your effort in submitting your application.

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The Singapore campus of James Cook University (registered as James Cook University Pte Ltd in Singapore) is a wholly owned company of James Cook University Australia.  The University offers Bachelor & Master Programs in Business, Psychology, Information Technology & Education at the Singapore campus of James Cook University. March

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Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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