Asset Project Officer

  • Adelaide SA, Australia
  • 08 Jan, 2021
Full time Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services Project Officer

Job Description

Full-Time, 12 Month Contract

At the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.

The Asset Project Officer will assist in the design, implementation and optimisation of an organisation- wide asset management framework in consultation with SAHMRI business units. The Asset Project Officer will formulate accompanying policies and procedures and work with stakeholders to ensure quality and compliance is achieved in the management of SAHMRI’s organisational assets. The role will also participate in the delivery of a new Asset Inventory Management System, lending assistance to the design, user training, troubleshooting and communication of the project to stakeholders.

Reporting to the Research Infrastructure Manager, the role will also interact with a range of internal employees including research and operational staff. The role will also interact with service providers and SAHMRI’s asset management systems.

About the Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement an asset management framework including policies and procedures in consultation with SAHMRI business units (including but not limited to Research, Facilities, Finance, HR and ICT).
  • Advise the project team in the development and effectual implementation of asset management system changes, and as required asset audits and user training in line with organisational objectives.
  • Work with stakeholders across the organisation to achieve quality/compliance outcomes in relation to assets.
  • Facilitate audits of asset inventory and introduce robust processes based on best practice to ensure the quality of data in real time.
  • Define and train roles within SAHMRI to support effective asset management practice.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:

  • Relevant experience in asset management and logistics or tertiary qualifications in a related discipline is desirable.
  • Prior experience in a similar role is desirable (preferably within a Research environment).
  • A strong working knowledge and understanding of asset management principles and practices.
  • Experience in the use of corporate asset management systems.
  • Ability to review processes and procedures applied to improve service delivery.
  • Proactive and flexible approach to problem solving.
  • Knowledge in the use of database applications.
  • Proficient administrative and computer skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Systems thinker with good attention to detail and able to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective solutions to identified gaps.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and be resourceful.

Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of Excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Yi Ng at


Applications close: - 1 February 2021, 5pm


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.