Program Leader Property Infrastructure Services

Job No: MEL536
Location: Melton

Full Time Permanent Position

Salary Range $96,640 to $108,020 per annum + 10.5% Super + RDO

About Melton City Council

The City of Melton is a community where everyone belongs. Ours is a vibrant and diverse municipality—one of the fastest developing in Australia. Our organisation strives to provide our community with state-of-the-art amenity and facilities, engaging health and wellbeing options, and support to become active members of our Lifelong Learning City.

We invest in innovation, offering professional and personal development, and generous leave and flexibility to staff, while also fostering a collaborative and inclusive culture. You’ll be able to work close to home in a dynamic setting featuring cafes and retail options set amongst heritage buildings and open green spaces.

The Opportunity

With unprecedented growth in the municipality, Melton has committed significant investment in the construction of new building assets utilised to deliver Councils’ services to the Community as well as those from third party and other providers. In addition, significant renewal and minor upgrade works are being carried out or planned for Council’s existing portfolio of Building and allied Structure assets.

This role provides an opportunity to lead the ongoing development and growth of the infrastructure services program tasked with the responsibility to deliver minor capital projects, establish and maintain process, procedures, support and oversight of Councils facility infrastructure build quality. In addition, review industry research and advice on best practice-built environment quality standards and project delivery success.

The position reports to the Property Services Coordinator working as part of the Operations Service Unit under the Planning and Development directorate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the creation, implementation and maintenance of a collaborative model for accessing and assuring construction quality.
  • Provide and facilitate advice, process, tools, direction and approval to ensure Community access to high quality-built facility infrastructure.
  • Conduct review and analysis of local and industry wide trends, to contribute to a body of knowledge of best practice design and material palettes relating to quality standards for construction and component performance.
  • Implement processes with supporting procedures and tools to review and improve the build quality of Council's Built form facility infrastructure.
  • Supervise, assist and support Project officers in the successful delivery of minor capital projects.
  • Contribute to, and assist with the development of 5 and 10 year Building Component renewal planning.

About you

 To be successful in this role you will have the following:

  • Tertiary qualification at degree or diploma level with several years of relevant work experience in Project Management with either Facility Management, Building design, Facility maintenance or other allied field commensurate with the requirements of the role.
  • Ability to capture and analyse data, reports and research to identify salient issues and trends, with particular understanding and experience with Council service delivery from built form infrastructure.
  • Understanding and ability to implement and manage the performance development of the program staff, including contributing to developing requirements and planning for long term staffing strategies of the Service.
  • Ability to motivate and develop program staff and establish an environment that motivates and supports colleagues and associates to achieve high levels of performance in the pursuit of specific and set objectives.
  • Experience with regular oversight of financial performance, monitoring and adherence to expenditure targets for minor capital works and component renewal projects.

Culture and Values

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there’s a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

We are Vibrant MELTON. Our values are:

  • Motivate
  • Empower
  • Lead
  • Trust
  • Open
  • Nurture 


There are a number of great reasons why our people love working at Melton City Council: 

  • 19 Day Month
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Extensive Career Development & Leadership Programs
  • 16 weeks Paid Parental Leave
  • 3 weeks Paid Secondary Carer Leave
  • Family Room available including Breastfeeding Facilities (Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace accredited)
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Subsidised Uniforms

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How To Apply

If you require further information about the position, please contact Brendan Sell, Manager Operations 9747 5450 or Darren Gray, Property Services Coordinator phone 9747 7124.

To view the Position Description, click here.

Applications must include a Resume and address the Key Selection Criteria outlining your suitability to the role .

We encourage you to use the STAR approach when writing your responses to the selection criteria.

Situation (Task) – provide a brief outline of the situation or task?

Action – what did you do in response to the situation or task?

Result – what was the result of your action?

To address the Key Selection Criteria you will need to write short statements explaining how you meet the criteria, or how you demonstrate the capability. We encourage you to keep your responses concise. 

Applications submitted via email, after the closing date and/or that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.

Applicants will need to undertake pre-employment requirements, dependent on the position.

Successful applicants must comply with COVID-19 Public Health Orders applicable to Local Government employees and Council’s COVID-19 vaccination policy which require employees to provide documentary evidence of their vaccination status before attending the workplace.


Applications close 5.00pm Friday 9 September 2022


To be eligible for employment at Melton City Council you must be an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or be legally entitled to work in Australia.

We strongly encourage job applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, LGBTIQA+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds. 

Melton City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and has Zero tolerance for child abuse. Melton City Council is committed to creating and maintaining a child safe organisation where protecting children and preventing and responding to child abuse is at the centre of our everyday thinking and service delivery. Please note, we undertake several screening process to ensure this commitment is upheld, this includes ensuring the successful candidate to this position holds a valid employee working with children/vulnerable people check and satisfactory criminal history record check.




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Shaping a City for the future

It's never been a better time to make your home in Melton. Work with Melton City Council and you'll be able to work close to home, away from the traffic on a day-to-day basis but still within easy reach of the city for the big weekend events like the footy, the theatre, or just a night on the town.

You can have the lifestyle you always wanted in Melton with large green areas of open space, heritage listed architecture in our Town Centre, and more and more cafes, restaurants, schools and services moving in every day. It's a great place to live and an even better place to work.

Our vision for our community is to be: "A vibrant, safe and liveable city accessible to all" and that means there's a place here for you too. Our organisational values represent us as an established growth Council and the values are reflected in everything we do; our decision-making, our actions and our service provision to the community. Council has a diverse and vibrant organisation and we’d love to have you join us to help shape a city for the future.

Our future is going to be big and bright. We are set to become the fastest growing municipality in Melbourne so we're getting ahead of the game by advocating for the provision of state-of-the-art educational facilities, health infrastructure, public transport and roads. There are many exciting opportunities at the City of Melton and we'd love to welcome you to our team.

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About Us

In 2018, the City of Melton was named the fastest growing economy for over a decade.


Perks of the job

Staff at Melton City Council are committed to excellence in a stimulating, supportive and diverse work environment.

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You must address each of the Key Selection Criteria. You will need to write short statements that clearly show how your personal values, knowledge, skills and experience meet each of the criteria.