Position Details
Reference Number 35006
Position Title Operations Manager - Engineering
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Location Western Health
Position Summary

About Us

Western Health manages three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. It also operates the Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a culturally diverse population of more than 1 million people. We have 7,000 employees who are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES).

Our continued growth has seen the addition of a new purpose built, multi-storey Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital.

About the Role

Continue building your Engineering career within Health sector leading employer.

You will oversee and manage the engineering, bio-medical engineering and communication functions at all Western Health sites becoming a key driver of the business performance with an emphasis upon improving the performance of our assets and development of our staff.  In this role you will be required to motivate, direct and measure the performance of all Engineering related requirements within the business. This position requires a strong focus on delivering sustainable engineering solutions across the business with special attention on people management and obtaining commercial outcomes from both an operational and budget perspective. The role will also require an ability to drive a preventative maintenance program whilst working alongside the Chief Engineer to develop the longer-term Capital investment program with a strong focus on operational excellence and automation.

We need someone who is passionate about staff and their professional development.

Your 'can-do' and open customer centred approach makes you approachable to work with. You are passionate about finding simple solutions to complex problems and are restless about finding the optimal approach.


  • Experience and knowledge of commercial and contract management processes in a healthcare environment
  • Proven understanding of financial management and development of cost saving strategies
  • Strong written and verbal skills with the demonstrated ability to be able to effectively influence, negotiate and consult with a range of stakeholders
  • Ability to develop effective teams and a team environment


  • Experience with service delivery across a multiple campus health organisation.
  • Experience in a management role in large scale engineering operation
  • Tertiary qualifications at Bachelor level for Engineering or Graduate level in Business or Healthcare stream


We offer a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Work-life balance
  • Professional development and career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Onsite fitness clubs
  • Culturally safe and respectful environment
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program


At Western Health, we value our employees 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 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.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies

Selection Criteria
Contact Person Christine Neumann-Neurode
Contact Number 83451145
Closing Date 19/06/2019
Position Description PD_Operations Manager Engineering Services _ HSS 110518.docx
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