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Executive Manager Infrastructure Services

Job No: 107898
Location: Gununa, Mornington Island

  • Executive leadership opportunity driving housing and infrastructure services growth within a remote Local Government organisation
  • Lucrative remuneration package circa $170,000, negotiable with experience
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave and 2 flights a year to point of engagement!
  • Relocation Assistance + travel costs to Mornington Island so you can explore the magnificent sights of the Top End! 

Are you looking for a new adventure?

Mornington Shire Council now has a newly created opportunity for an Executive Manager Infrastructure Services to join their team based in Gununa, Mornington Island. This is a 2 year, full-time contract position. 

This position is responsible for the planning, delivery and growth of infrastructure service programs for Council across 4 key areas:

  • Housing Program;
  • Mechanical Workshop;
  • Infrastructure Services (including batch plant, concreting and fencing programs); and
  • Special Projects (ie one-off infrastructure projects funded by state or federal government).

You will provide direct leadership to the Managers of each of the above divisions, as well as overseeing the activities of approximately 48 FTE indirect reports within these teams, with the majority of these sitting within the Housing Program.

Key deliverables/accountabilities will include:

  • Overseeing Council's housing and infrastructure construction repairs and maintenance programs ensuring delivery of the programs are on time and within budget;
  • Development of a strategic financial plan to align with Council's strategic planning processes and focuses on revenue generating activities for the Infrastructure Services Team;
  • Analysing new project budgets to ensure viability and provide advice to the CEO on the financial sustainability of projects;
  • Providing advice to the Chief Executive Officer on Infrastructure Services matters including recommended strategies to promote community improvement; and
  • Driving the productivity, engagement, inter-team cooperation and culture of the Infrastructure Service team, in a way that facilitates cooperation, trust and respect.

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What you need to succeed

To be considered for this position you will hold tertiary qualifications in Engineering or similar, with demonstrated experience providing operational leadership to a large team in the housing, infrastructure, construction or similar industries. Post graduate qualifications in Business and/or Management would also be desirable.

You will need to demonstrate the ability to plan at a strategic level to coordinate a range of departmental activities across a number of teams. You will have a focus on revenue generating growth, with a strong commercial mindset and a high-level of analytical and innovative skills, which you will use to make a contribution to determining the goals and objectives of Council as a whole.

Local Government experience is not mandatory for this position but you will need to have a technical aptitude in order to provide effective direction to middle management.

Critical to your success in this role will be the willingness and resilience to live and work in a highly remote location. You will be comfortable living and working with people from all different cultural backgrounds, including Indigenous Australians, and will be unbiased, hardworking, honest and respectful in all of your dealings with employees and relevant stakeholders. 

About the Benefits

This is a unique administrative management position in a highly un-traditional location! If you are looking for a change of lifestyle, a new adventure, or to take the next step in your leadership career, this is the role for you. You'll get the chance to see and experience more of the world-famous Gulf of Carpentaria region than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

You will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary circa $170,000 + super (negotiable with experience and qualifications) plus an excellent range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Relocation Assistance (negotiable)
  • Fully furnished, highly subsidised accommodation
  • Professional development
  • 2 return flights per year to point of recruitment

If you are bored in your current 9-5 city job or simply want the chance to make a real difference with the work you are doing everyday - Apply Now to learn more.

About Mornington Shire Council and Mornington Island

Mornington Shire Council provides a range of services to twenty two islands of the Wellesley Group in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the State of Queensland. Mornington Island is the largest island in the group with the main township of Gununa, housing the majority of the population. Mornington Island is located 125kms north-west of Burketown, 200kms west of Karumba and 444kms from Mount Isa. 

The islands are renowned for their windswept beaches lined with sea-oak trees, rocky outcrops and mangroves. The surrounding sea is abundant with fish and marine life, such as turtle and dugong. The Lardil, Kaiadilt and Yangkaal people manage a number of land and sea management projects aimed at maintaining the unique natural environment and supporting future generations to live off the land.

Please note: A current, Class C Driver's License with a manual driving capacity is required for this role. Prior to employment you must also hold/obtain the following:

  • Undertake a new criminal history check;
  • Hold a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card), with renewal every two years through the HR department; and
  • Be an Australian resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

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