General Manager, Works - North Burnett Regional Council

Job No: LGAQ172
Location: Gayndah, Qld

 About the Position


  • Strategic Leadership role focused on community outcomes
  • Munduberra Based location 
  • Salary $137K + Super + Motor Vehicle + Subsidized Accommodation + Professional Development Package


Closing Date 31st October at 10pm

Are you an innovative person who lives and breathes infrastructure and strategy? Are you renowned for your inspirational leadership? With over 4000km of rural roads, 7 water treatment plants, 5 sewerage plants and 200 km reticulated mains, are you up for a challenge? If so, we want YOU!

 As the result of recent staff movements and the development of an exciting new Corporate Plan, council has been presented with an opportunity to realign its core functions and as a result this senior leadership roles has become available.

 The purpose of the position is to lead the works division in managing the Council’s Infrastructure and technical systems in pursuit of Council’s vision, through the Council’s Councils’ Corporate and Operations Plans.

 The person we seek for the role will possess the following: -

 Qualifications in relevant engineering or related disciplines

  • Experience in Local Government (desirable) or relevant experience in delivering infrastructure services.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in developing strategy for infrastructure departments and anticipating further needs or direction in rapidly changing and complex environment
  • Experience in mentoring and providing constructive feedback on performance to a department’s management and supervisory teams to improve capability and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to work towards Continuous Improvement by working collaboratively with the Senior Executive team, contributing to the corporate plan and reviewing and analysing the organisation’s policies and process to improve community outcomes.

About the Organisation

The North Burnett region takes its name from the Burnett River that flows through the area. The region has a picturesque environmental beauty and an abundance of natural resources that support the diverse agricultural industries and a healthy country lifestyle.   

 The North Burnett Region covers 19,708 square kilometres with the topography of the region being diverse from fertile farmland to rugged geographical formations. The Shire is located two hours from the Queensland coast and three and half hours from the Brisbane airport.

 The Council came into existence on the 15 March 2008 following the Queensland local government reform process which resulted in the amalgamation of 6 Shires – Monto, Eidsvold, Mundubbera, Gayndah, Perry and Biggenden, into the new North Burnett Regional Council. The Council consists of the Mayor and 6 Councillors.  It currently has an operating budget of $33 million and has over 200 employees.

 As the result of recent staff movements and the development of an exciting new Corporate Plan, council has been presented with an opportunity to realign its core functions and as a result this senior leadership role has become available.

Position Details

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Peak Services  is working in conjunction with North Burnett Regional Council., exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  You will also be asked to attach your current resume which should include two recent employment related referees. Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

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Application will close on 21 August 2017 at 10:00 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete you application before the closing date and time. 


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