Technical Manager Job at Edith Cowan University – in Joondalup WA

Job Description

The School of Engineering offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a broad range of engineering disciplines, and has a strong research profile and track record. In alignment with the University’s vision to be recognised for our world ready graduates and leading-edge research, the School is continually expanding its teaching and research infrastructure and facilities. With three custom-designed engineering buildings on the Joondalup Campus constructed over the last few years, the School enjoys some of the best equipped laboratory and workshop infrastructure of its kind for its teaching and research programs.

We are seeking a highly skilled Technical Manager to lead a team of technical staff to provide exceptional technical support to our teaching and research facilities, students and staff.

The position plays a critical role in the provision of specialist research support, as well as the ongoing planning and development of technical capabilities for the School’s research and teaching programs. The role has a strong focus on Occupational Safety and Health requirements and compliance, taking a strategic role in the management of risk.

The successful candidate will have:
A bachelor’s degree in engineering, preferably in electrical or mechanical engineering;

Experience in engineering design and development;

Experience in project management;

Significant management experience in a comparable engineering environment;

Substantial experience with risk assessment and risk management as would be relevant to ECU’s multidisciplinary engineering laboratories and workshops;

Proven ability to empower staff and lead a high performing team through good leadership, mentoring and professional development;

Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders, including staff, students, and industry bodies.

Applicants will need to demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry, Personal Excellence and Courage.

As a proud member of the Athena SWAN Charter, Women in STEM Decadal Plan Champion and an WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, ECU is committed to removing barriers to gender equity in the workplace. We aim to attract and retain those who have chosen a pathway in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM); qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.

ECU is a smoke-free environment.


Interested applicants are encouraged to contact the Executive Dean, Professor Daryoush Habibi [email protected] for more information on this job opportunity.

Closing Date

Applications close on Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 11.30pm (AWST).

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ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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