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Property Business Partner

Job no: 595366
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Facilities Management, Project Management, Property, Construction & Project Management

  • Full-time, ongoing position 
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About You

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Campus Planning, you will be the primary point of contact for the provision of all planning and project-related property services for designated University stakeholders. You will collaboratively work with the stakeholder leadership team to develop and deliver on the property agenda priorities.

You will proactively identify and analyse client needs and develop or source solutions to deliver on business objectives; driving outcomes for stakeholders, connecting necessary activities across multiple Property Services teams and providing effective communication with key stakeholders.

You will lead the strategic assessment and planning components of projects including concept planning, options development, feasibility assessments and brief delivery.  

Success in this position will include:

  • Substantial relevant experience in a similar Higher Educational Institution.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, with the proven ability to build effective and productive relationships with a diverse range of people internal and external to the University.
  • Ability to deliver and support results-oriented client service, demonstrated through successful experience in partnering with senior stakeholders to achieve business objectives through the strategic property agenda.
  • Demonstrated high level understanding of space allocation, planning and management activities.
  • Demonstrated project initiation experience in complex environments, including the ability to translate strategy into tangible projects and contribute to the planning, options development, feasibility assessment and brief development of significant strategy, infrastructure and operational elements.
  • Demonstrated high-level understanding of a property project lifecycle from conception to final delivery.


  • Qualifications in architecture (highly desirable), planning engineering, project management or a related field preferred.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check. 

About the Group

Property Services is located in the Operations portfolio which is the services nucleus of RMIT and the focus for the development of the finance, people development infrastructure and systems that provide administrative capacity to the University.

Property Services has approximately 100 staff and has the responsibility to operate, maintain and enhance the buildings owned and leased by RMIT University, oversee construction projects and ensure the provision of physical facilities services.

The Group has an operating budget in excess of $80M and prospective capital projects of over $50M per annum for the next few years in Melbourne and Vietnam. RMIT's built environment involves approximately 110 buildings in Melbourne spread across all of RMIT's campuses and sites.

Property Services consists of the following branches:

  • Facilities and Asset Management
  • Capital Works
  • Campus Planning and Services (including Timetable Services)
  • Reporting & Compliance

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Rebecca Pearce via email

Download File HEW 8 - Property Business Partner (PBP).pdf

Applications close on Sunday, 23rd May at 11.55pm. 

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

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