Operations Manager, Engineering Services

Operations Manager, Engineering Services

Job Title: Operations Manager, Engineering Services
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Western Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH686_1594022046
Contact Name: Briaan Llorente
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 13, 2020 11:44

Job Description

About Western Health

Our workforce of over 7,500 employees are driven by our values of 'Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety' (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and solutions driven Operations and Engineering specialist to join an organisation providing critical health care to Melbourne's western suburbs. The Operations Manager will provide pivotal support to the organisation during a period of rapid change and the development of large-scale engineering projects, as well as:

  • Contribute to the delivery of the Operational Plan requirements of the Department through efficient and effective utilisation of time, resources and equipment:
  • Ensure the responsible use and management of resources and equipment to for the provision of a timely and efficient Engineering service
  • Prepare capital and operational budgets for consumables, equipment and labour resources, and maintain costs within the established budgets.
  • Lead innovation in the Department with the aim of building a sector leading Engineering and Communicationsservice.

Reporting to the Divisional Director Health Support Services the Operations Manager will have responsibility for a range of critical functions, including Biomedical Engineering, Facilities Management, Plant Management as well as a Communications team. The successful appointee will play a key role in managing a range of complex projects and initiatives across the organisation, leading a large cross functional team and engaging with key internal and external stakeholders.

In addition to the essential criteria outlined, the successful appointee will demonstrate a proactive, methodical approach to managing projects and unforeseen challenges and will have extensive stakeholder management and relationship building experience. There are a range of high profile, large scale projects ongoing or upcoming and the Operations Manager will need to hit the ground running in a fast paced, complex organisational environment

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children's Check.

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Briaan Llorente of The Orchard Talent Group on (02) 9157 6212or email