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National Asset Manager

Bureau of Meteorology Posted: 14/10/2020
Location: Melbourne Type:  Full Time
Disciplines:  Management, Other
Remuneration: $136,614 - $145,847 per annum
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The National Asset Manager is responsible for the establishment and development of the Bureau's new asset management capability, bringing together the Bureau's considerable organisational and technical knowledge and developing it in line with industry best practice standards, frameworks, practices and tools. As part of this uplift, the Bureau is implementing a structured approach including processes, knowledge sharing and short and long-term planning. This cultural shift requires the support and leadership of the newly appointed National Asset Manager.

The National Asset Manager is responsible for the Bureau's asset management practices and standards, including advising the Bureau Executive on replacement and investment plans, sustainment planning, and the long-term strategic management of assets within the organisation. They will build and sustain a small expert team of asset management professionals and provide leadership across the organisation where teams need to contribute to the asset management lifecycle.

This position will be the business owner of the Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) and play a significant role in defining the operationalisation and acceptance into service of the system.

The products and services of the Bureau are supported by a diverse and significant asset base, including observing network instrumentation, property and facilities, ICT, software and intangible assets.

The initial focus of this position will be the Bureau's observing network assets portfolio. This includes, but is not limited to Radars, Automatic Weather Stations, Tsunami Boys, Rain Gauges etc. which are distributed across 12,500 sites across all states and territories of Australia.  As a member of the Observing Systems Operations team, the National Asset Manager provides a key role in establishing the asset plans in line with the Bureau's needs. The role co-ordinates, engages, and leads staff across the business to develop sound plans and ensure that the Bureau's assets deliver maximum value to our customers.

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