Senior Development Manager

Job title : Senior Development Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Ewan Ogilvie
Contact email :
Job reference : 1273464
About La Trobe University
La Trobe is a university known for making a positive difference in the lives of our students, partners and communities. Ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, La Trobe is Victoria’s only true state-wide university with campuses located in Melbourne (Bundoora), Melbourne (CBD), Bendigo, Albury-Wodonga, Mildura and Shepparton.

About University City of the Future

La Trobe University's Melbourne Campus at Bundoora with its substantial landholdings and location at the gateway to Melbourne's growing north, provides unparalleled opportunities for the University and the wider community. Over the next decade, La Trobe University is evolving into a world-class University City of the Future (UCOF) at our 235-hectare Melbourne campus in Bundoora. The new infrastructure will turn our campus 'inside out' and welcome the local community onto the campus as a place to live, learn, work, socialise and stay healthy.

It will transform our campus into exciting new precincts:
  • A major Health and Wellbeing Hub will improve access to health services and include a private hospital, aged care facilities and additional childcare
  • A world-class Sports Park for teaching, research, community participation and elite sport
  • A transformed Research and Innovation Precinct focussing on our world-class strengths in:
    • Agribioscience and Food and Fibre
    • Health and Wellbeing
    • Digital Technology and Cyber
  • Better transport links to further boost economic activity on campus and in Melbourne's north
  • A new town centre for Melbourne's north with extra commercial, retail and cultural space and hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment opportunities
  • Environmental corridor and green spaces for students and the community
For further information on the University City of the Future:
The Role 
Reporting to the Director of Property & Economic Development, you will be responsible for:
  • Participate in the development of feasibility studies and business cases associated with the University’s commercial property developments
  • Manage and oversee the successful co-ordination and delivery of a diverse range of complex UCOF projects
  • Identify marketing strategies to attract key commercial stakeholders to the range of commercial developments opportunities across LTU campuses
  • Drive optimal outcomes through participation in campus masterplanning
  • Lead and coordinate the statutory planning process, including rezoning and alignment with the UCOF masterplanning process and masterplanning of other campuses
  • Contribute and/or lead outcomes of commercial agreements including overseeing delivery against Groundleases and Development Agreements
  • Build excellent relationships with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders including senior University Executives, State and Local Government departments, Community Stakeholders, Industry and Private partners  
About You
Successful applicants for this role will be Property Development Professionals with the following skills and experience:
  • Tertiary qualifications in Property or a related field
  • Proven ability to initiate and deliver mixed use commercial development projects from town planning through to completion
  • Sound commercial management skills, including experience in undertaking feasibility studies, business cases and developing and managing budgets.
  • Strong understanding of Town Planning, ideally with exposure to large scale master planning and statutory planning.
  • Collaborative approach and ability to build strong relationships with diverse stakeholder groups.
  • High level of emotional intelligence with the ability to engage and influence outcomes in a complex environment
  • Flexible approach, with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing project needs
  • Ability to work across projects at different life cycle stages
Next Steps
Sharp & Carter Property recruitment have been retained to recruit this exciting opportunity that will shape the future direction of La Trobe University.

This position offers a three-year fixed term contract with an attractive salary package and associated benefits.
Why work at La Trobe:

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact:
Ewan Ogilvie on 0498637330 or e-mail
James Shiells on 0411256983 or e-mail
All direct and third party applications will be sent to Sharp & Carter for assessment.