Business Development Manager, Engineering

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime


  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary HEW 10A + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University

About the Role

This is an exciting new position developed within the STEM College’s Business Development and Partnerships portfolio, specifically aimed at growing the School of Engineering’s portfolio of industry engagement and partnership activities.

The School of Engineering is one of the largest Engineering Schools in Australia and has a strong commitment to driving innovation and collaboration through our industry partnerships. Our industry partners range from small companies to multinational organisations and we work together on translating our research into impact for our partners and the wider community.

In the role, you will identify business development opportunities and deliver new strategic relationships that will grow our external engagement with industry. You will play a key part in establishing new Industry Innovation Hubs at RMIT. The Hubs are a key strategic initiative for the School, supporting an expansion in teaching and research activities.

To be successful in this position, we are looking for key soft and technical skills:

  • Demonstrated business development and stakeholder management experience with industry government, and universities, particularly major program and project attraction, will be highly valued.

  • Excellent communication, persuasion, and facilitation skills will be key in building strong relationships and driving successful outcomes.

  • The ability to thrive in dynamic, and complex environments, and you're ready to take on challenging and exciting opportunities.

  • With your relevant discipline and industry knowledge, you will have the unique ability to identify, understand, and position RMIT University as a partner and collaborator to industry.

Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

About the College

The STEM College holds a leading position and expertise in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and health (STEM) fields. We are uniquely positioned to influence and partner with industry, as never before.

STEM College is a community of exceptional STEM researchers, teachers, inventors, designers and game-changers, supported by talented professional staff. We offer higher education programs across all STEM disciplines at the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels, and ensure our students experience an education that is work-aligned and life-changing.

To Apply 

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page.

For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Jessica Bernardo (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor) via email [email protected]

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Applications Close:
18 Feb 2024 11.59 pm

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 Isla n der community.  

At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - .

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