Director Engineering Services

Full Time
Posted 2 weeks ago
  • 3-year performance-based contract
  • Generous salary and benefits

The Position:
You will be responsible for effectively managing the daily operations of the Engineering Services Department, which encompasses roads, drainage, water supply, sewerage, parks, buildings, structures and the airport. Working from a newly built depot, this role presents an excellent opportunity to deliver and maintain critical services for the wider community.

Experience and Qualifications: 

Council is seeking a hands-on leader with an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and a commitment to increasing the engagement of local workers in the Engineering Services Department. Additionally, you must possess:

  • Extensive experience in the development of specifications and management of infrastructure and maintenance programs.
  • Exceptional time management and coordination capabilities with proven experience delivering capital works projects within stipulated timeframes.
  • Experience with tendering, cost estimation for works and services, purchasing of equipment and the overall preparation and monitoring of budgetary requirements.
  • Provision of technical advice and the ability to liaise and build relationships with agencies, including the Department of Transport and Main Roads, Q-Build and the Department of Housing and Public Works.
  • Well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills including effective leadership and mentoring in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • Ability to manage the preparation and testing of Council’s Local Disaster Management Plan and in times of a natural disaster, coordinating Council’s response.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Civil Engineering and/or a minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role, managing civil construction and maintenance works in a remote location.
  • Current ‘C’ class Drivers Licence, Australian Permanent Residency and willingness to undergo a Criminal History check.

The Benefits:

  • Base salary: $160,000 plus superannuation.
  • Vehicle for full private use.
  • Furnished air-conditioned accommodation provided.
  • Utilities: phone, internet, gas, electricity and pay TV expenses covered.
  • Travel: $10,000 for travel within Queensland.
  • Professional development.
  • Relocation assistance.
  • Locality allowance.

To be considered for the position, applicants must address the selection criteria as detailed in the Information Package.

Job Features

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  • To obtain an Information Package contact Faith Della Sabina:
  • Phone: (07) 5477 5433
  • Applications close Monday, 2nd November at 5.00pm