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Works Manager

Job No: 89183
Location: St George, QLD

  • Fantastic opportunity for a driven and enthusiastic Works Manager!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $80,000 – $85,000 PLUS a great benefits package!
  • Work in the gorgeous Balonne Shire with 5 weeks’ annual leave to explore your surrounds! 

About the Opportunity

The Balonne Shire Council is looking to welcome a driven Works Manager to join their dedicated team in St George, QLD, on a full-time basis. 

Reporting to the Director of Infrastructure Services you will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day management of Council's construction and maintenance programs (roadworks, drainage, parks and gardens, recreation and public facilities, depots, workshops and Department of Transport & Main Roads project works). You will also be responsible for managing the Council's day labour workforce, plant fleet, and contractors. 

More specifically, your duties will include (but will not be limited to);

  • Delivering Infrastructure Construction to agreed scope, cost, schedule, and quality;
  • Delivering Infrastructure Maintenance to conform to Asset Management Plans;
  • Assisting with planning, directing and providing leadership, including coordination of operations and performance;
  • Providing leadership to eight direct reports and a total team of 40 - 45; and
  • Taking all practical measures to ensure that your workplace is safe and without risk to health or property.

The successful candidate will have hands-on experience in civil construction work and experience managing a large outdoor workforce (including scheduling and procurement) engaged in delivering construction and maintenance services with a focus on productivity and safety.

You will be able to demonstrate experience managing construction and maintenance projects and programs and a record of delivering projects on time and on budget.

Candidates with a Certificate IV in Civil Construction, Frontline Management, Leadership and Management or equivalent will be highly regarded, as will previous experience in a regional local government context.

Balonne Shire Council is looking for an effective leader who can provide direction and transmit knowledge to direct report employees. You will also display a high-level of customer service and communication skills with the ability to liaise with stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment.

This is a great opportunity to hit the ground running and join a collaborative and enthusiastic team who have a real passion and dedication for their work.

Please note: To be eligible for this role, you must have sound computer literacy skills using Microsoft Office suite. Previous experience with MS Project will be highly regarded.

To view the full position description and selection criteria click here - applications close May 19. 

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $80,000 – $85,000 dependent on skills and qualifications, plus a great package of benefits including:

  • Relocation assistance;
  • Accommodation;
  • Fully maintained company vehicle; 
  • Mobile phone; and
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave with 17.5% leave loading.

About the Organisation

The Balonne Shire Council services a population of just under 5,000 residents and is located around 500 km's from Brisbane on the New South Wales border. The region is supported by the towns of Dirranbandi, Bollon, Thallon, Mungindi, Hebel, Nindigully and Boolba, with the town of St. George acting as the shire’s business centre. 

The region is surrounded with gorgeous rivers, all of which are hot spots for Yellowbelly and Murray Cod fishing. The Balonne Shire also plays host to a number of fantastic annual events, including fishing competitions, golf carnivals, motorbike endurance rallies, country shows and rodeos and wool, craft and flower shows.



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