Unit Manager – District Engineer

About Shoalhaven Council
Shoalhaven City Council is a dynamic organisation serving a large and diverse community; limitless opportunity exists for an exciting and rewarding career. The Shoalhaven is located just 2 hours from Sydney and 2.5 hours from Canberra. The Shoalhaven is home to 104,000 people and comprises of 49 unique towns and villages. It is a place of great natural beauty and offers an enviable lifestyle and positive work-life balance.

About the role
This is a permanent, full time, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm position working 35 hours per week. The position is located at the Bomaderry Works Depot.

Reporting directly to the Department Manager – Works and Services, the focus of this position is to:

  • To provide progressive leadership to a multi-disciplinary team to ensure the on-time, within budget, delivery of asset construction and maintenance programs.  Key assets include, but not limited to, roads, bridges, carparks, jetties, parks, drainage, pathways and related infrastructure.
  • Contribute to Shoalhaven City Council’s management of change program and build the Council’s corporate capacity to take these initiatives forward so that the organization continues to improve and focus on its missions.
  • Lead and manage the day to day operations of the Unit staff, finances and assets in accordance with the organisation’s objectives, unit’s functional responsibilities, accountabilities, structure and resources as approved by the Council and articulated in the Annual operational Plans, to ensure optimal triple bottom line returns to the Council and the community.
  • Ensure processes and protocols are in place for the Unit’s compliance with all relevant legislation, technical specifications, Council policies and ensure that risks are managed.
  • Support Council’s engineering operations in response to emergency events.

Skills & Experience
In order to be successful in the position, you will be/ possess:

  • University Degree in Civil Engineering or related discipline.
  • Not less than 5 years’ experience in the delivery of a wide range of civil infrastructure projects and maintenance programs, including allocation and management of resources.
  • Demonstrated experience in the interpretation and application of relevant legislation, standards and guidelines.
  • Class C Driver’s License
  • Workcover General Induction Card (or willing to obtain)
  • Proof of Australian residency or citizenship

We are committed to creating a positive culture and strong team environment, and offer a range of benefits:

  • Generous Leave Entitlements
  • Long Service Leave After 5 Years
  • 9 Day Fortnight for Outdoor Staff
  • Flexitime for Indoor Staff
  • Fitness Passport
  • Novated Lease Arrangements
  • Discounted Private Health Insurance
  • Training and Development Programs

The advertised salary includes up to $350 per week above the base salary for an outstanding candidate.

How to Apply
You will be required to submit an online application by attaching your resume (please ensure you submit in Word or PDF format) and respond to questions regarding general information about you.

In addition, you will be required to demonstrate how you satisfy the requirements of the position by answering the below questions relevant to the essential criteria as outlined in the job advertisement.

For more information on the application process, please visit how to apply on Councils website.

  1. At Shoalhaven City Council our corporate core values are: Collaboration, Adaptability, Integrity and Respect. Please choose one value and advise how you have enacted this value in a professional setting.
  2. Please list the relevant qualifications and experience you hold.
  3. Briefly describe your experience supervising and supporting teams, how do you approach leadership tasks?
  4. How do you deal with pressure or stressful situations?

Contact:  Trevor Dando - Department Manager – Works and Services - 02 4429 3302

Applications Close: Wednesday, 12 October 2022 (at Midnight) 

Shoalhaven City Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds 

When your application has been submitted completely, you will receive a confirmation email

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